Graveyard Rose is the first book in The Rose Chronicles. It is a quick read and is a really good story for someone who likes fairy-tale retellings.
This one seems to be based on Beauty and the Beast with some interesting added characters like vampires and werewolves added in. Lenara Garrickson comes from a family of Guardians. Now her father is retired and her young sister is ill, so it is up to Lenara to venture into the woods to get the ingredients needed for her sister's medicine. Meanwhile, the Guardians are fighting an infestation of werewolves.
There's some interesting backstory incorporating Vlad Dracula, or Drakian as he's known here. There's also Lenara's involvement with Stephan Jaegerson and her subsequent disillusionment. The author has blended different elements to make a new and interesting retelling of the old fairy tale.
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