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July 2015

Victorian debutantes meet the Draculas

By Jessica Day George
Decked out in the latest Parisian fashions for 1897, New York City debutantes and cousins Dacia and Lou are traveling on the Orient Express to their mothers’ native country, Romania. They should be thrilled, as everyone knows Bucharest is the vacation spot for wealthy Europeans. But why are there so many behind-closed-door arguments after the teens arrive?
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Decked out in the latest Parisian fashions for 1897, New York City debutantes and cousins Dacia and Lou are traveling on the Orient Express to their mothers’ native country, Romania. They should be thrilled, as everyone knows Bucharest is the vacation spot for wealthy Europeans. But why are there so many behind-closed-door arguments after the teens arrive?

Dacia and Lou capture the attention of many eligible bachelors—particularly that of Prince Mihai of the Dracula family—but instead of a season of high-society socializing, the cousins discover their family’s supernatural abilities and a prophecy their relatives hope they will fulfill. Their new shapeshifting talents give them independence and courage, and they are expected to use these powers to help the Dracula family depose the current king and put Prince Mihai on the throne. Articles, diary entries and telegrams add to the surprises. 

Silver in the Blood is far from your typical Dracula story.

 

This article was originally published in the July 2015 issue of BookPage. Download the entire issue for the Kindle or Nook.

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Silver in the Blood

Silver in the Blood

By Jessica Day George
Bloomsbury
ISBN 9781619634312

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