Blood Countess

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

In 16th century Hungary, Anna Darvulia has just begun working as a scullery maid for the young and glamorous Countess Elizabeth Báthory. 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 fiancé, 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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Title:Blood Countess
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  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Did somebody say “a dark horror book based on Elizabeth Bathory a.k.a. “Blood Countess”? And I’m not dreaming right? This book is on my shelf! My fairy God mothers a.k.a. Amazing NetGalley cre...

  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)

    THIS IS GAY. ALERT ALERT THIS IS F/F. WOW THE GAYS STAY WINNING....

  • megs_bookrack

    When Anna Darvulia, daughter of a peasant midwife and a healer herself, gets summoned in the night to attend to the Countess Elizabeth Bathory, she learns a dark secret that she promises to keep. In t...

  • Candace Robinson

    Did someone say blood?...

  • Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm Myrtle Beach

    I feel like I kept waiting for something big to happen, and it never really did. About halfway through, I thought maybe, but it just kind of "blahed" out. I know this is YA book, but I was expecting m...

  • christina

    true rating: 3.5 stars I received an ARC by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This story is darkkkk, but very intriguing - and started out really strong! I LOVED the MC Ann...

  • ? h a d e e r ?

    oh my god, 13 year old me, who was so obsessed with elizabath bathory she wrote an entire report on her for english class (a report that landed her in the guidance counselor's office) is so excited ri...

  • Nursebookie

    I really enjoyed this fascinating Historical Fiction 17th century Young Adult read about the infamous countess Dracula Elizabeth Bathory. The story was written well that describes in rich detail the h...

  • Emily

    This book just really worked for me from start to finish. It was creepy and tense and sexy and dark, and most importantly (to me) well told. I've always been fascinated by Elizabeth Bathory but even s...

  • Lauren Stoolfire

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Blood Countess by Lana Popovic is a YA horror novel about Elizabeth Bathory, aka history's Blood Countess. Honestly, that's entirely w...