Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Dacia and Lou have a privileged life in New York City toward the end of the 1800’s. They really have no curiosity about their Romanian family and prefer to dwell on their clothing and talk about the people in their social circle. Now they are seventeen years old and have been told they must return to Romania to meet their relatives and maybe even find a husband for each of them. But their family has more secrets than could have been anticipated and as the girls uncover the truth about The Claw, The Wing and The Smoke they must decide if or how they are willing to use their newly discovered powers.
Silver in the Blood is the first book in a new fantasy series by the same title. The secrets presented in Stoker’s Dracula seem to have only scratched the surface of these supporting beings. The girls are juggling the need for romance in a prim and proper time period, yet they are being thrown into the deep waters of shape-shifters without any advance knowledge of its existence. George has created a dark world with the possibility of many books to come. This is an enjoyable read for those who like this genre, but if this is your first try at an historical fantasy, there are other books to try first.
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