If you are looking for a new way to get the of the old Letters to Drakula, you should check out iDrakula by Bekka Black. The story of this vampire unfolds on your iPhone.
iDrakula is kind of a modern day abridged version of Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula which, if you think about it, was kind of different for its time as the plot unfolded in letters. However, instead of being told through diary entries, newspaper articles and personal letter excerpts, iDrakula for your iPhone is presented in text messages, voice mail, emails and web site screen shots.
The dialog takes place between a few under-age kids. There are three protagonists; Jonathan Harker, Lucy Westenra and Mina Murray. Judging from the casual dialog, its not hard to imagine these young adults as typical high school students next door -only probably better looking, more self assured and well rounded. (How many high school students travel to Romania to meet a count?)
iDrakula is perfect for those with a short attention span. Teens and young adults who don’t have the patience for verbose dialog and descriptions will enjoy eavesdropping on the drama of this vampire story. It’s not a long story so you probably won’t get too attached to the characters. Expect to be entertained for a couple of hours or so if you scroll straight through the text messages and emails.
iDrauka is available in the iTunes Store .
The cost is $1.99.
Review by April Lentini