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Daughters of Dracula (The Stoker Sisters #1)

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  249 Ratings  ·  40 Reviews

Award-winning Finalist in Women's Literature (2011 International Book Awards) Author Kailin Gow Won 7 Global Book Awards in 6 categories in the 2nd Annual International Book Awards, Winning the Most Awards in Fiction, including Horror Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Multicultural Fiction, and Multi-genre Fiction.
Two Sisters, born in the time of Jane Austen, now vampires in
Kindle Edition, 270 pages
Published (first published August 30th 2010)
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Alex Bennett
I was pretty excited when I discovered Daughters of Dracula, along with the rest of Kailin Gow’s books. She writes so much young adult fiction that I thought all of it must be fantastically awesome, right? This being my first experience with her work, it wasn’t everything I wanted it to be, but it definitely wasn’t a total letdown.

Despite the fact that Sadie and Alexis are polar opposites, both sisters have a level of relatability to them. Sadie was kind and innocent, while Alexis was dark and d
Nina Life of a Bookworm
A, recimo kao neki prosijek 3.7... malo sam vise ocekivala. Sama ideja je oke, ali nedostaje dosata toga i opisa i dogadaja, ima mi praznina. Ovdje kao da se prica obrnula: u VD-u Damona i Stefana zavede Kathrine, a u ovoj prici na pocetku Alexis i Sadie zavede Lord A. (vec sam i zaboravila kako se zove -.-) i pretvori ih u vampirice te ga nakon toga ljudi ubiju. Onda se u sadasnjosti Sadie zaljubi u tog nekog decka na kojega je oko bacila i Alexis i onda se one ''kefaju''oko njega. Totalni VD z ...more
A wonderful take on Dracula's story, based on the author's personal experience. Imaginative and complex, this story of two sisters who become vampires during Victorian times England and end up in modern-day America is a fascinating mix of old and new. The story starts off in Jane Austen's time where the sisters are being brought up as proper young ladies, set to marry for social advancement. They meet a dashing gentleman who changes literally. This vampire awakening is like a symbolism of their ...more
Teen Book Reviewer (Shannon)
Daughters of Dracula, the first book in The Stoker Sisters series is aptly named. Based on Romanian mythology of vampires combined with a tale of two sisters who lived within Victorian constraints during Jane Austen's England,The Stoker Sisters is at once gothic, yet modern. The book starts off during Jane Austen's time period with the Sisters, who are avid readers, meeting an incredibly intriguing and mysterious young lord, Lord Ashwin, who reminds them of Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. As ...more
Sep 06, 2010 Yvonne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Daughters Of Dracula, Sadie and Alexis Stoker are the last human relatives of Vlad Dracule. The sisters are complete opposites. Sadie has always been quiet and reserved, while Alexis has always been wild and carefree. The girls' sheltered lives are changed forever with the arrival of Lord Ashwin.

Lord Ashwin is a handsome, mysterious traveler claiming to be in town on business. In truth, he brings darkness and death to their peaceful English town. On one faithful night, he turns both girls int
I wholeheartedly agree with another reviewer this book is like the "Girl Version of Vampire Diaries". This is my third book from Ms. Gow, and one Gow fans should not miss. Typical of Ms. Gow's teen fiction, her women characters are always strong. The vampire sisters in The Stoker Sisters will make you proud of the complex strength these characters have. Sadie and Alexis are two sides of the same coin, but both are descendants of the Dracule line. One is good, the other has a natural penchant for ...more
Mar 25, 2011 Safae rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 100, english
I started this book a while ago and i just couldn't finish it despite the fact of it being an easy read . The story started out so promising and exciting however the more i read the more it become boring and predictable . I expected some action some thrilling and this book in my opinion lacked both . The two sisters are amazingly different and each of them is incomplete all alone but together they make the perfect woman , a wild and loving female at the same time , i liked their relationship , A ...more
Pamela Rose
Having read the books from Gow's other vampire series, Pulse 1 and 2, I jumped to reading Daughters of Dracula. I don't know which is my favorite vampire Gow series. Pulse is fun, fast-paced, and full of hot vampire men. Daughters of Dracula has hot vampires, too. But there's a sister rivalry. There's Jane Austen, there's Twilight discussions, there's Dracula. Strigois, too! Gow brings them all together in this marvelous retelling of Dracula through these two sister vampires. The characterizatio ...more
Katt M
Apr 11, 2012 Katt M rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Completely awful. I thought the plot had potential to begin with, but I was so, so wrong. The story was disjointed and full of holes. Not in the good way like omg-what-a-surprise-hole but in a wtf-is-this-hole. The characters are flat. They have absolutely zero depth. And I'm sad to say the the author writes like a fanfiction poster. And not the good wow-I-can't-believe-they-aren't-published kind. I even tried to give the author a chance to redeem herself by starting the second one. I got 5 chap ...more
Aug 17, 2010 Kailin rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
The Stoker Sisters won Finalist in Women's Literature/Chick Lit in the 2011 International Book Awards.
Oct 14, 2010 April rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yet another amazing and perfect story from Kailin Gow!

Okay, I am going to do a bit of gushing. I was first introduced to Kailin Gow's work with The Phantom Diaries, which I instantly fell in love with. I then went on to read Bitter Frost, which I greatly enjoyed and now with her newest series, The Stoker Sisters, Ms. Gow has won a place in my heart and library as one of my absolute favorite authors. Her ability to take a well-known classic story (in this case Bram Stoker's Dracula) and create a
I had such high expectations for this series since I’ve always enjoyed Kailin’s other novels but somehow this book didn’t live up to my expectations. It wasn’t what I had expected – I had expected something grander since this was basically a novel about the daughters of Dracula. I mean, it’s Dracula! What couldn’t be more exciting than that? But alas, this series was not so.

Sadie, the younger sister, was the quiet and docile one. She was the one who always listened to her parents and her authori
Tiffany Holme
Mar 02, 2012 Tiffany Holme rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, paperback
I had to sit back and reflect a little to properly review this for you. Not that I didn't like it. I did trust me I have now ordered the second book because I don't want to wait. I don't want to wait even long enough for book 2 to get here!! This book took a completely different road than I expected. I know we have all read something at some point and time in our lives and then sat back and thought "Wow." Sometimes it's a good wow and others it's a wow because you just don't know what to think. ...more
Sep 28, 2010 Faye rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Is the ultimate vampire story! It's dangerous, dark and exciting!

I love the whole premise of this series. The sisters are the last remaining descendant of Vlad Dracule. This one really stood out, Although this isn't the first novel I've read about vampires, the story is definitely unique and well done. Plus it has that whole sible rivalry going on, which is something that I can't get enough of for some reason. Things definitely get heated when you add a cute guy.

I really like the elements in the
Jul 07, 2012 Edda rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gave-up-on
I read about half of this book (on and off, forcing myself to keep going) and then got impatient and skipped along to the end just to see what happens (not much). *sigh* I don't know why this book had so many good reviews. It's poorly written and badly edited. There's a very awkward jump in the beginning, where it seems like the author didn't know how to connect two scenes--so she just didn't. Despite this, I kept reading it, hoping it would get better. It just got very very cheesy. This is NOT ...more
Daughters of Dracula, the first of The Stoker Sisters series by Kailin Gow, an author who had personally visited Transylvania and Dracula's Castle as a journalist (this is in the Forward), turns Bram Stoker's Dracula and everything we think we know of Dracula upside down. Sadie and Alexis Stoker are some of the most realistic characters I have come across, as far as vampires can be. So engrossed with Sadie and Alexis' story, I forgot I was reading a book, and felt I knew Sadie and Alexis. They c ...more
Jun 13, 2011 Kate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2010
Meet Sadie and Alexis. Two sisters who could not be more different. Sadie, the calm, rational one, longs to be as much like a human as she can. Alexis, on the other hand, is Sadie's completely opposite. She adores the fact that she has been turned and does everything to live in the moment... which usually ends up costing her.

Daughters of Dracula is a highly addictive novel that completely took me by surprise. With its references to Romanian mythology and Victorian society, readers are introduced
Aug 19, 2010 Jodie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own

The first in the series, Kailin has taken a touch of Dracula and mixed it into The Stoker Sisters, creating a rather unique tale.
In Dorset England 1818, at the lovely and well known Stoker Manor lived Sadie and Alexis. Many came to visit and stay up until the mysterious fire. When the fire happened, Sadie didn't have a choice, she either died, or became a vampire. Alexis on the other hand, walked in on what was happening and begged to be turned.

Now, present day, living together in California,
The Stoker Sisters is the vampire story with a new bite! Vampires can walk in the sun and shift into animals. This is the tale of two sisters who are the descents of Dracula himself and turmoil this relation brings to their life. The closeness of the sister's age causes a realistic tension and competition. As the first book in the series and my first Kailin Gow book, I enjoyed the novel, but would actually rate it 3 and 1/2 stars. The beginning was a little slow for me and having two sisters of ...more
This is a FABULOUS new series. I LOVED so much about it. Sadie and Alexis are some of the best characters who has come along. They are from the repressed Victorian times, but they shine as independent young women in modern times. Sadie is a heart-of-gold vampire who will fight that bully for you in school. She's a protector of the weak and oppressed. Her sister Alexis is the exact opposite. She plays with humans, she loves to put down her little sister Sadie every chance she gets. Throw in a hot ...more
Jan 03, 2011 Bianca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own
To be completely honest I was not expecting much. I had previously read one of Kailins other books and was not impressed at all. However I was very surprised to find that I enjoyed this one. As a childrens specialist bookbuyer and seller I read alot of books along the vampire/faerie/werewolf line and most of them get quite tiresome, However I found this one quite refreshing and the plot as far as I have read is fairly original for a vampire book. It is a short read but the story and plot were we ...more
Laura's Book Addiction
A really enjoyable read. Kailin Gow best book so far. I loved the story line and the characters are all likeable I loved sadie and I really wanted to dislike alexis but I just couldn't there was something about her that made want to like her and keep Reading more about her. This book would have been a five star but I kind of wanted more of a better ending that being said I can't wait to read book 2!
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lots better than Bitter Frost, I could hardly stay focused enough to read a paragraph with that one, but still not great.
I gave this 2 stars because i really sympathised with Sadie. In fact, if it wasn't for Sadie, i probably would have given this 1 star. seems like Kailin Gow is not my kind of author.
Nov 30, 2012 Hannah rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Eckk, I guess I should have never read the Twilight series it has ruined Vampire books for me. I didn't even finish reading it I started it but by page fifty I was skimming pages and by 100 I just decided it wasn't my cup of tea and decided to give up trying to read it. It just seemed like so many other books, it didn't help that it was young adult, I guess I have no tolerance for them any more. I can see the why teenage girls would like it but I have outgrown it long ago.
Oct 18, 2011 Amy marked it as dnf  ·  review of another edition
*Sigh* I thought this would have been good. I mean sisters who become vampires to escape forced marriages? I liked the idea of this book, it just wasn't well executed, at least to me. I did not like the dialogue, the characters were one-note, everything was just bad.
Truly the ultimate vampire book for teens and up. If you love vampire books, you can't miss this one. Gow takes the idea of vampires as we know them, and turned it around. You're left wondering who is the greater monster, vampires or humans?
Sep 15, 2010 Jenny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, paranormal
Although I did like this book I'm trying not to really form an opinion until I've read the entire seris. Not sure how many it's going to could be years before I can officially form an opinion. :) It's interesting enough that I'll keep reading but it wasn't unputdownable.
Kaiti Stewart
Aug 16, 2011 Kaiti Stewart rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was excited when i found this book.when i was and i recommened this to a friend. She was mad/happy when i told her about it.Proubly had something to do with me telling her every single detail.But i give this 5 out of 5.and i would sooo recommend this to a friend=)
Brooke Kang
Sophisticated and satisfying vampire series. More review to come, but this is a must read for anyone who is into vampire novels. This one changes the entire Dracula mythology.
NisyKitty VA
I just want to kick Ashwin in the *beep* and Pull Alexis hair out her head. Wake up Sadie!!!
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Having sold over 5 million books, produced and hosted 4 television shows now playing or soon to be playing on Amazon Prime TV and other channels; ALA YALSA Award-winning international bestselling author Kailin Gow is one of the most prolific content creators in American and was called an "innovating author" and an "Author as Influencer" by Goodreads executives at Book Expo America 2014 in their sp ...more
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