A Dowry of Blood

A Dowry of Blood Review

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.

Title:A Dowry of Blood
Edition Language:English

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  • chai ?

    I hear “queer reimagining of Dracula’s brides, ft. sapphic yearning at the opera and tangled polyamorous relationships” and my serotonin levels immediately skyrocket....

  • Robin

    ↠ 5 starsI heard "sapphic yearning at the opera” and smashed that want to read button. An exquisite reimagining of Dracula's Brides in the form of an open letter from his first bride Constanta; A ...

  • Ellie (faerieontheshelf)

    This is a darkly lush and blood-soaked gothic novella about a heroine who embraces monstrosity, written like a final love letter addressed to her abuser who she ✨murders✨. It is stunningly written...

  • anna ( of readsrainbow)

    the author said on twt: "sapphic yearning at the opera / whirlwind tours of Europe / bi rep for days / tangled polyamorous relationships / kisses in cathedrals / gothic abandoned chateaus / vengeance"...

  • Silvia

    I was sent this book as an advance copy by author for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. This book is many things, but it's mostly a book about monsters. The kind of monsters who suck...

  • S.T. Gibson

    Hello everyone! I wanted to add a quick note about content warnings for this book. It winds through some dark places on its way to a triumphant ending, and I want folks to be able to opt in or opt out...

  • Nenia ?? I yeet my books back and forth ?? Campbell

    LGBT+ vampires??? Oh my God, NEED...

  • Kahlia

    A Dowry of Blood is the sapphic, polyam Dracula retelling I didn’t know I needed until I saw the synopsis. And thankfully, it lived it up to the premise. This is a relatively short book, at about 25...

  • Miranda

    If you’re asking yourself if you should read this book, the answer is hell yes. This was just *chefs kiss* Full RTC...

  • literarylesbian

    This book was phenomenal. The unique narrative and storytelling had me hooked from the first page. The beautiful portrayal of love, both true and manipulative was enlightening. The progression of each...