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The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

By Kiersten White
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White digital book - Fable

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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
AN NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
A CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
 
"Inescapably compelling."VICTORIA SCHWAB, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Invisible Life of Addie Larue


"A masterful and monstrous retelling." —STEPHANIE GARBER, #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Caraval and Legendary

A stunning and dark reimagining of Frankenstein told from the point-of-view of Elizabeth Lavenza, who is taken in by the Frankenstein family.

Elizabeth Lavenza hasn't had a proper meal in weeks. Her thin arms are covered with bruises from her "caregiver," and she is on the verge of being thrown into the streets . . . until she is brought to the home of Victor Frankenstein, an unsmiling, solitary boy who has everything—except a friend.

Victor is her escape from misery. Elizabeth does everything she can to make herself indispensable—and it works. She is taken in by the Frankenstein family and rewarded with a warm bed, delicious food, and dresses of the finest silk. Soon she and Victor are inseparable. 

But her new life comes at a price. As the years pass, Elizabeth's survival depends on managing Victor's dangerous temper and entertaining his every whim, no matter how depraved. Behind her blue eyes and sweet smile lies the calculating heart of a girl determined to stay alive no matter the cost . . . as the world she knows is consumed by darkness. 

**Ebook exclusive: the full text of Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN**

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504 Reviews

3.5
Thumbs Up“To start with I wasn’t too interested in the book as I felt it was trying just a little too hard to be edgy and that it was more telling than showing, but as I kept reading I warmed up to it a bit more. In the end, it is a decent read.”
Characters change and growLikable charactersDescriptive writingEasy to read
Surprised Face with Open Mouth
Believable charactersMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenDescriptive writingSuspensefulBeautiful settingDark settingImmersive settingDark
Surprised Face with Open Mouth
Diverse charactersLikable charactersSuspensefulMagical settingDark
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“Frankenstein (1818) is one of my favourite Gothic novels and this book did such a good job of blending the thematic elements of Mary Shelley’s book but giving us a new twist on the book and its characters. Elizabeth’s journey is wonderful and heartbreaking, and seeing her discover dark truths about herself and those she loves was just phenomenally written. The book is such a love letter to Mary Shelley and you can tell.”
Characters change and growMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenDescriptive writingAddictiveTwistyUnpredictableDark settingDarkThought-provoking
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Descriptive writingSuspensefulDark settingDarkAnimal abuseMisogyny

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