Incarnation - Emma Cornwall I was a little skeptical about how Incarnation would turn out. I had a feeling it would either turn out good or bad. Thankfully, it was on the good side of the line and I enjoyed it. It’s been years since I’ve read the original Dracula, but I remember it and it’s been one of my life-long favorites. I just knew I had to read this book and see where Cornwall was going to go with Lucy and this story line. She did a fabulous job. There was a bit of a slow-moving start, but once it picked up, I couldn’t put it down. I sympathized with Lucy immediately. I was moved by the amazing details. This is more than just a vampire novel, though. This is steampunk and Victorian, edgy, and supernatural. I love the whole premise of Lucy seeking out Bram Stoker for answers as to why he not only messed up her name, but published some crack-pot story that was eerily similar to her own. She ends up getting a lot more on her plate, and has quite the adventure seeking out her sire. The story is amazingly crafted. The prose is stunning and the characters pop from the pages. I most particularly loved Lucy’s charm and determination. At times, I felt like I was reading a true classic book, rather than a new modern one, and being a classics lover--I adored that. I have to admit that I’m not a huge fan of the cover after reading it. I don’t think it’s as fitting as it could have been, but it’s pretty either way. I wouldn’t call this a YA read. It’s more fitting for New Adult/Adult, but light on the romance. It has mature elements and some graphic details that I wouldn’t recommend to younger audiences. I’d say 16 and over probably. Even if you’ve decided to swear off everything vampire, I’d suggest you give this one a try. It really is quite wonderful.