Monday, August 30

Review: IDrakula by Bekka Black

Title: IDrakula
By: Bekka Black
Level: Young Adult Paranormal Fiction
Publisher: Sourcebooks
My Copy: ARC providered by publisher
BookWhisperer Rating:

Book Description:
The classic vampire story that started it all gets new life for a generation of connected teens.

18-year-old Jonathan Harker is diagnosed with a rare blood disorder after visiting a Romanian Count. His girlfriend Mina and a pre-med student named Van Helsing team up to investigate the source of the disease. The teenagers discover a horrifying truth: the Count is a vampire. The harrowing events unfold through emails, text messages, web pages, Twitter feeds, and instant messaging-the natural modernization of Bram Stoker's original Dracula, which was written in letters, diary entries, and news clippings.

IDrakula is a very unique book written through emails, text, webpages, new, etc. This is the story of a young man with a rare blood disorder that he soon finds is not a blood disorder at all. I was anxious at reading this book with the uniqueness in its method of delivery. Although, I quickly discovered that this is not the easiest way to read a story. It is especially difficult to follow when you are learning the story from one person talking to another in email or text. Confusing is the best word that I can describe this book. As for the actual storyline I am torn and find myself lacking any definte pros or cons. I rated this book with a three and feel that this is the perfect rating for it was not a horrible book, but it was not something that I can see myself revisiting. If you are interested in reviewing this for yourself look for it to be a Second Chance Giveaway here on The BookWhisperer.


Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

hmmmm I'm not sure this is for me, simply because it sounds too jumbled...great honest review though!

Nina said...

Yeah, I don't know about this one either. It does sounds interesting and unique. Love the cover. ;)
Great review!

Unknown said...

Hey, I just read this one too! Found it a bit confusing too. I think it wouldn't have been so bad, but I had never read Bram Stoker's Dracula. Check out my review at!