September 28, 2023

Novel Lives

Book Publicity, Reviews, Author Interviews, and Discussion Posts by Susan Crosby

Can't Wait Wednesday: Blood Countess by Lana Popovic Harper #CWW #WOW

This meme is hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you’re continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well! Find out more here.

Goodreads and Pre-Order Links In Description Below

So way back when I first ran into In the Hall with the Knife by Diana Peterfreund on Edelweiss, I also stumbled in to Blood Countess (RUN DON’T WALK TO GOODREADS AND ADD IT TO YOUR SHELVES).  And geeked out AGAIN. Abrams must think I’m some kinda loser geek- not they are wrong, really, but beside the point.
Anywho, I’ve been waiting for what feels like FOREVER to get this

Historical YA horror novel based on the infamous real-life inspiration for Countess Dracula

Authored by Lana Popovic Harper, who previously penned the Hibiscus Daughter Series. This is sure to be an exercise in making reading a combat sport!
Before showing you the bloody lovely cover and all the information needed, let me take a minute to thank Abrams for listing me as an ARC recipient once they are ready to go!

Blood Countess

Title:  Blood Countess
By: Lana Popović
Release Date:  January 28, 2020
Publisher: Amulet/Abrams Books

In 17th century Hungary, Anna Darvulia has just begun working as a scullery maid for the young and glamorous Countess Elizabeth Báthory. When Elizabeth takes a liking to Anna, she’s vaulted to the dream role of chambermaid, a far cry from the filthy servants’ quarters below.
She receives wages generous enough to provide for her family, and the Countess begins to groom Anna as her friend and confidante. It’s not long before Anna falls completely under the Countess’s spell—and the Countess takes full advantage.
Isolated from her former friends, family, and fiancé, Anna realizes she’s not a friend but a prisoner of the increasingly cruel Elizabeth. Then come the murders, and Anna knows it’s only a matter of time before the Blood Countess turns on her, too
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