Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa @ Wishful Endings. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, which was hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. Can’t Wait Wednesday is a chance to cast a spotlight on books we haven’t read yet, in particular ones that have yet to be published.
This week, I can’t wait for…
A lyrical and dreamy reimagining of Dracula’s brides, A Dowry of Blood is a story of desire, obsession, and emancipation.
Saved from the brink of death by a mysterious stranger, Constanta is transformed from a medieval peasant into a bride fit for an undying king. But when Dracula draws a cunning aristocrat and a starving artist into his web of passion and deceit, Constanta realizes that her beloved is capable of terrible things. Finding comfort in the arms of her rival consorts, she begins to unravel their husband’s dark secrets.
With the lives of everyone she loves on the line, Constanta will have to choose between her own freedom and her love for her husband. But bonds forged by blood can only be broken by death.
January 31, 2021
Why I Can’t Wait
I had been meaning to read Bram Stoker’s Dracula during October last year, but ended up running out of time (as per usual with my more ambitious monthly TBRs). I’m very curious about this book, though — what really caught my eye is the word “emancipation” in the title. This sounds very feminist, and potentially also sapphic, and I want to know Constanta’s thoughts as she disentangles herself from Dracula’s web. Will she fly free, or is her fate going to end on a darker note?