Blood Countess (Lady Slayers)

Blood Countess (Lady Slayers)

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


In
17th century Hungary, Anna Darvulia has just begun working as a
scullery maid for the young and glamorous Countess Elizabeth Ba thory.
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 fiance, 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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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 33.02mm | 430.91g
  • Amulet Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1419738860
  • 9781419738869
  • 64,180

Review quote

"Popovic balances lush, romantic language with gruesome imagery in this tale of innocence lost.Readers will likely be inspired to do actual research into Lady Bathory's murderous misdeeds."--Booklist "Popovic also touches on how a patriarchal society can drive women to extremes without letting the truly terrifying Bathory, or Anna, off the hook for their own actions. . . A lush and bloody historical thriller."--Kirkus Reviews "Hand to fans of dark historical fiction and powerful female characters."
--School Library Journal
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About Lana Popovic

Lana Popovic is the author of Wicked Like a Wild Fire and Fierce Like a Firestorm. Born in Serbia, she lived in Hungary, Bulgaria, and Romania before moving to the US, where she studied psychology and literature at Yale University, law at Boston University, and publishing and writing at Emerson College.
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Rating details

103 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
5 17% (17)
4 50% (52)
3 29% (30)
2 3% (3)
1 1% (1)
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