Friday 20 January 2012

Sissi: Die Vampirejaegerin by Claudia Kern - Book Review

Title: Sissi: Die Vampirejaegerin (Sissi: the Vampire Huntress)
Author: Claudia Kern
Publisher: Panini Verlags GmbH
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 317
Format: Paperback
Genre: Alternate History / Paranormal
Source: Xmas Gift

This book was good fun to read. It took me a while as I read slower in German, but it always brought a smile to my face.

This is another book along the lines of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Sissi of Austria, a famous historical figure, is actually a vampire hunter! And the Kaiser, who she falls in love with and is set to marry, is... a vampire! You can probably guess the rest.

This was a very amusing retelling and I loved the idea behind it. It became particularly good fun when Sissi and Franz-Joseph have to put aside their mistrust and work together to defeat the evil head vampire.

There's not much more I can say without giving away vital plot information, but I can highly recommend this to German speakers looking for a light-hearted read with a paranormal theme.

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