When I heard the premise for Bram Stokers Summer Sublet, I was intrigued. A modern twist on Bram Stokers Dracula. I found the book to be a delightful palate cleanser between dark thrillers which are my regular genre. It’s a creative, light read that is fun.
After her fiancé cheats on her, Willie agrees to pet sit in her friend’s apartment for the summer in New York City. She spends the summer taking care of a talkative bird and a thirteen year old dog while working through her break up. During her time in her sublet, she focuses in on her mysterious neighbor who she believes to be a vampire. She feels it is her mission to rid the city of this vampire. What happens now? You’ll have to read it for yourself! I won’t ruin the story for you by telling you everything that happens before you read it for yourself. The names are all familiar, the story a twist on the vampire story. It’s not what you would expect. Willie works out her break up issues and the book ends well.
Not living in a city myself, I found myself envious of the convenience and character of the urban experience Willie enjoyed. It made me want to find a similar gig. This is what I love about books; they can broaden your world and add experiences to your bucket list. Somehow I think the sublet is attainable, the vampire, well maybe not. I mean, there’s no such thing as vampires, right?
Do not let the low price of the book phase you, it is worth paying more. It has been priced to attract more readers. This is a case where you can’t judge the worth of the book by its price. There will be other books that twist the traditional story and I look forward to reading those as well. Bram Stoker’s Summer Sublet is worth the time to read. It’s thoroughly enjoyable.