Why I really wrote the book:
From the librian blog The Half Time Blog — “Just last week, an eighth grade girl returned the latest teen vampire novel, idrakula, which includes updated iphone texts and other new technologies. “Miss, this is the second book I’ve ever finished.” (They never say it’s the first). “I haven’t finished a book since Junie B. Jones.”
Three years after publication, iDrakula is still getting great reviews and making “Halloween Best of” lists!
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IDRAKULA on Booklist’s Top 10 Horror Fiction for Youth list! They said: “The gimmick—Bram Stoker’s tale retold entirely via smart phones, text messages, PDFs, etc.—results in a surprisingly upsetting one-shock-per-page pulse. And all those auto-rejected e-mails from Dracula’s lair? Shudder.”
Bloody love for IDRAKULA at Vampire Empire!
IDRAKULA tops “Funny Paranormal Teen Reads” at Kirkus Reviews.
Another award! IDRAKULA wins a silver Publisher’s West Design Award!
Terrific interview at GetFanged.com.
Lovely mention of iDrakula on Publisher’s Weekly today in Today’s YA Scene.
iDrakula has been nominated for an Appy award for best book app. It’s pretty elite company, and the Drak is honored.
iDrakula mentioned in the School Library Journal Teen newsletter.
iDrakula featured on the front page of the Book section at girlslife.com!
Did a five minute spot on FOX in Denver talking about iDrakula. It was very fun!
iDrakula is recommended by School Library Journal. As someone who grew up in libraries, this is very close to my heart.
New York Journal of Books did a great review, plus put up the audio clips (only place you can hear them if you don’t have access to an iPhone or iPodTouch). I love those guys!
iDrak is number one! It’s the number on most downloaded book on the app store TODAY!!!!
iDrakula is featured in the Apple App Store, behind the Halloween button and just below R.L. Stine. Wow!
Wonderful article in the San Francisco Chronicle about iDrakula!
Enthusiasm from the Publisher’s Weekly blog too!
Fun guest blog over at Janice Gable Bashman’s blog about “Where I Like to Write”
Great reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, and NY Journal of Books, plus the blogging community are all here.
Kirkus Reviews says “Black brings Bram into the modern age with e-mails, smart phones and websites, all while preserving the brooding heart and vicious nature of Dracula, the literary ur-vampire…” For more, see the Books page.
iDrakula chosen as a selection by the Junior Library Guild!
iDrakula a featured book for Sourcebooks at BEA
Bekka Black spotted at Sourcebooks Fire launch
Dark Faerie Tales likes the cover