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The Blood Confession by Alisa M. Libby
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Jan 03, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: read-ya, read-goodreads-authors, read-historical-fiction
Read in January, 2010

This story was based on the life of Elizabeth Bathory, the female Dracula, who killed many young girls in order to bathe in their blood. Written in the first person, it tells the story of Erzebet from the age of puberty to adulthood, and the strange prophecy made at her birth which obsesses her and shapes all her thoughts and actions. The details of 16th-century Hungarian castle life and the psychology of Erzebet's particular madness were fascinating. I couldn't put it down! What made the story particularly effective is that the bottom of the pages in the book look like they've soaked up a pool of blood, more of it as the story progresses, and at certain points there are blood splatters at the end of chapters or sections. This would make a great book discussion pick for teens or adults. Highly recommended, and I look forward to reading more by this author.
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