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Dec. 26th, 2016


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Title: The Bathory Curse
Author: Renee Lake
Format: Epub
Rating: 2.5/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date: December 10 to 26, 2016
Book Summary: It is said that Vlad the Impaler's first wife jumped to her death rather than be with such a monster, however…

Princess Cneajna of Transylvania didn’t expect to be brought back from death’s door by an ancient Pagan Goddess. She certainly never asked to be made into an immortal witch. All she wanted was to live out her life the wife of Vlad the Impaler and mother of his two sons. However, now she has a new life, and with it comes the impossible task of breaking a centuries old curse placed on the women of her family. A curse that drives each one insane. To make matters even more complicated this is a family she didn’t even know she was related to: The Bathory’s.
Book Review: I actually have had this book on my Nook for some time. I had planned to read it earlier this year but my Nook died and I had to wait til the holidays when I picked up a new Nook.

The concept of the story really seemed to be interesting and I have always loved some retellings of famous stories but this one was not one of them.

Once the wife of Vlad the Impaler, Ceajna or Nea (as she is known for most part) is murdered. She is then resurrected by a goddess and becomes an immortal witch given the task to balance the power between good and evil. Unfortunately for Nea, her bloodline is a bit cursed by the Bathory Curse. Now Nea has to find a way break this curse upon her family.

I think what turned me off completely was the grammar issues, typos, awkward structuring. I did try several times to come back to the book before finally giving up and just leaving it as it was. Again the concept was interesting but the execution was just too flat for my tastes. Maybe I will find a better copy of this book later this year and pick it up and see if there are changes to it.