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The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein | Kiersten White
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reading_rainbow
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already the atmosphere of this book is dark and uneasy ⛈🥀😖🔪

TheBookAddict Ooooh sounds good! 3d
BillBlume One of my favorite reads of 2019. 3d
reading_rainbow @BillBlume @TheBookAddict it is fantastic so far! 17h
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LokiDokey
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I absolutely loved this book. I couldn't put it down and I didn't want it to end. I highly recommend it.
Book 4/100 for 2020

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LokiDokey
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"I sought to puncture Heaven and instead discovered Hell."

BillBlume Love this book! 1w
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LokiDokey
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Reading past my bedtime 😴

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LokiDokey
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I've been MIA for awhile with family, holidays, road trips, snow days and stressful life stuff. Things seem to have calmed a bit so hopefully I can get on a regular posting schedule. I did read while away and the family listened to some audiobooks while on a 24 hour road trip (each way) 🙄 I also picked up these books today from the library. I'm diving into the Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein first.
#libraryhaul

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ConnerCuriosity
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This was like, the third time I started it. Thanks to #booked2020 I actually got through it this time. I‘m glad I did. Elizabeth is a bada**. #millennialauthor #girlsrock

4thhouseontheleft Three times a charm? 😃 2w
LeticiaToraci Good to know that Kiersten is a millenial author, I'll pick another book by her. I read "The Dark Descent..." last year 2w
ConnerCuriosity @LeticiaToraci yep! Born 1983! 2w
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AriThomas
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First book of 2020! This one was actually quite disturbing and the atmosphere reminded me of Megan Shepard's retellings of classic horror like Jekyl and Hyde and Frankenstein.

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reading_rainbow
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✨ book haul ✨💕 this sounds so so cool i might actually start this next

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Tiltedwhirled
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This retelling of Frankenstein is dark and the monsters here are all human

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Tiltedwhirled
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I had worked so hard to be Victor‘s Elizabeth, and I had failed

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Tiltedwhirled
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Willfully ignoring and erasing truths about myself

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MaleficentBookDragon
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One of my #jolabokaflodswap packages arrived today along with the next #HGPBC #TeamCthulhu pick. @the readingmermaid I finally sent you the first two books from this rotation. I'm sorry. I have no excuse other than I've been behind on everything in my life the past few months. I apologize and understand completely if you all want to drop me.

BookishMarginalia Big hug. 1mo
BookwormAHN Don't be so hard on yourself. Relax and read some. This book was really good 😺 1mo
Judybskt That isn‘t one of your #jolabokaflodswap packages 😉Just a little #litsylove mail. Thanks for doing such a fun swap!! 🎅🏻💚☃️❤️🎄 1mo
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MaleficentBookDragon @Judybskt thank you! That was so sweet of you. 1mo
MaleficentBookDragon @BookishMarginalia Thanks. I don't know how you did it all this time. A big swap is easy to lose control of. I'm not inherently that organised. 1mo
BookishMarginalia I don‘t know either! I got burned out, though — the tiny fraction of matches with issues just drained the life out of me. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
Judybskt @MaleficentBookDragon did you open your surprise package from me?! 🎅🏻🎄☃️ 1mo
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Eggbeater
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I have always loved the original Frankenstein and I thought this re-telling really did the story justice. It poses the very good question of what the experience would have looked liked from the perspective of a woman. I was impressed by the insight into the real narcissistic horror here. I think Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley would be proud and I will look further into this author.

amanda__reads__horror Loved this one!! 2mo
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Lanie411
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I would lie silent and still, like a corpse, as he studied me. His careful, delicate hands explored all the bones and tendons, the muscles and tracings of veins that make up a person. “But where is Elizabeth?” he would ask, his ear against my heart. “Which part makes you?” I had no answer, and neither did he.

#iliveforthedrama

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BookwormAHN
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@jillannjohn yesterday I mailed the next book for #TeamCthulhu to you 👾
@TheReadingMermaid @MaleficentBookDragon

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Carleneishere
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I have soooooo many abandoned DNFs I want to pick up but I‘ve been sucked into my Halloween read 🧟‍♂️

BillBlume I loved this book. One of my favs for 2019. 3mo
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Well-ReadNeck
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BookwormAHN
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I really loved this book. This is the retelling of Frankenstein through Elizabeth's eyes. The main focus is on her determination to save Victor from himself 👻
#TeamCthulhu @TheReadingMermaid
@MaleficentBookDragon @jillannjohn
#Scarathlon #TeamStoker #teamtheme
#Screamathon

TheReadingMermaid I'm so glad you liked it sweetie 😘 🧟‍♀️ 3mo
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sprainedbrain
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This gem is a retelling of Mary Shelley‘s Frankenstein, but it starts with what most readers of the original understand—who the real monster is—and takes it up a few giant notches.

My full (slightly spoilery) review is on my blog:

http://sprainedbrain.blog/2019/10/13/the-dark-descent-of-elizabeth-frankenstein-...

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

#screamathon

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BookwormAHN
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The next book for #TeamCthulhu came today. Nice pick @TheReadingMermaid this has been on my tbr for awhile. Thank you for the Halloween decorations my bookshelves were in need of some holiday decor 👻
@MaleficentBookDragon @jillannjohn

TheReadingMermaid You are very welcome sweetheart. Just a couple items I picked up while shopping for my swaps. I knew you could use them and would like them 🖤🎃🖤 4mo
Lauraandherbooks Sounds interesting!! 4mo
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GivenLemons
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This is such a fantastic book! I stayed up late to read it, because I just couldn‘t put it down! It‘s beautiful and creepy and twisty

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BillBlume
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The ebook for The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein is just $1.99 right now. I LOVE this book. It‘s brilliant for the lovers of the original Frankenstein and for anyone who wants a clever calloutb of blatant misogyny run amok. #bookdeal

Clwojick This was SOOOOO good on audio! 4mo
BillBlume @Clwojick yes! That‘s how I did this book. Such a good reader. 4mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Here is my stack to choose from for the #scarathlon #teamstoker.
It may change once I open my #screamathonswap 📦.

It also includes a trashy Holloween themed romance I bought years ago and never read. Maybe this year...

@TheReadingMermaid @Clwojick @mdm139

mcipher I love trashy holiday romances!! I usually do Xmas ones but Halloween sounds equally fun! 4mo
MaleficentBookDragon @mcipher it grabbed my attention when I saw it at Target. 4mo
mcipher Ooh! It‘s like a sexy Cinderella-y situation... plus the title is ❤️😆😆 4mo
Shakespearience I am waiting to see what is in my Screamathon box as well. 4mo
4thhouseontheleft I'm waiting to post my stack until I open my #Screamathon box, I can't wait!! 4mo
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TheReadingMermaid
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Okay girls I want everybody to be involved, so how about this one for our book club? 🧟‍♂️

#HGPBC #TeamCthulhu
@MaleficentBookDragon @jillannjohn @BookwormAHN

Skygoddess1 I‘ve read it and enjoyed it. Are you thinking of this instead of Dracula, or in addition to? 4mo
Skygoddess1 Whoops, sorry wrong book club. Lol 4mo
TheReadingMermaid @Skygoddess1 haha sorry to be confusing. Yes this is for a postal book club that I am a part of. It's not for Scarathlon 😉😘 4mo
BookwormAHN Sounds good to me 👻 4mo
MaleficentBookDragon Sounds good. I have it but haven't read it yet. 4mo
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OriginalCyn620
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I enjoyed this Frankenstein retelling which is partially set in #Switzerland. #letstravelaugust

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love the cover! 🇨🇭💗 5mo
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Booklover2
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Blasphemy!!!!!

A book that means so much to me for its prose, it‘s horrors and it‘s deep sadness, Frankenstein will forever hold a special place in heart ♥️ as one of the best classics ever written. That said, I had high hopes for a retelling from the perspective of Elizabeth and excited about being back in the Frankenstein universe.

What a complete disappointment! Fan fiction at best! Can not recommend! Read the original and be wow‘d.

LibrarianRyan I agree. I didn't see what all the hoopla was over this book. 5mo
brit91 Cute dog!😍🐶 5mo
Booklover2 Thank you! She‘s my reading buddy. 5mo
LA_Mead Ok I‘m glad you said that about this book, because I really wanted to like it... but it just felt slow-paced and not quite right. 5mo
Booklover2 It was definitely off and it never captured the spirit of the original and best ever book 5mo
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Clwojick
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Another brilliant audiobook! I almost wished I saved this one for closer to Halloween, but I suppose there are always others to read. 🤷🏻‍♀️

I‘m currently on a bit of a cleaning freak out, so I managed to finish this in one sitting... and now I‘m starting another one. 😉 #AudioCleaning

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Readergrrl
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I read this book as a possible supplemental text for my students while we read Frankenstein together. I didn‘t hate it, but was left feeling kinda meh. I liked the premise very much but wished that Elizabeth‘s character was less 2-dimensional and more complex. The novel was plot driven and I wasn‘t surprised by very much. Typically, I love YALit but this felt contrived. Feeling badly to give it such a hohum review, but I just wanted more! 3/5⭐️

Readergrrl The acknowledgments section was my favorite part of the whole novel. In particular, "To Lord Byron and Percy Shelley, thanks for being insufferable and thinking there was no way Mary could write something better than you two could. Joke's on you." 6mo
SexyCajun I really enjoyed this book 6mo
Readergrrl @SexyCajun I am so sorry! I hate it when some disparages a book that I loved!! I think I had an idea in my head already of what I wanted Elizabeth to be like and nothing except that would have made my feverish little brain happy! I‘m still offering it to my students and I‘m sure they will set me right! 😊 6mo
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SexyCajun @Readergrrl no need to be sorry..I read the original Frankenstein and it was awesome especially for it's time period.. Having said that, I'm also a big fan of Y A books and going in, I knew this would be (and supposed to be) different.. I welcomed the different spin on it 🥰 6mo
LibrarianRyan I 100% agree. I didn‘t get the big deal and why everyone was so wow over this book. They talk about how “strong” Elizabeth was, but I didn‘t think she was strong at all. 6mo
StaceyKondla This one fell flat for me, too. I love Kiersten White and especially her And I Darken trilogy. This one didn‘t live up. Was just sort of okay 🤷‍♀️ I do love the dig at Percy though big time 😉 6mo
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Was not at all what I was expecting. Almost set this one aside as I strongly disliked Elizabeth from the start. But I soon came to understand why she was the way she was. This one will have you questioning who is the real monster(s).

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mirsophie
Mehso-so

I didnt like this book as much as i thought i would. I'm not sure why but I think it was a combination of high expectations and the writing. This was a collosal disappointment for me. this was my first book I've read by this author so maybe I'll give her other books a try.

LibrarianRyan I completely agree. It was touted so highly and it was a big let down for me as well.
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mirsophie @LibrarianRyan glad im not the only one 8mo
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mirsophie
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Currently reading

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IndyHannaJones
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Alright...what am I listening to on Audible next???? British accents preferred, baby. They lull me into a comfortable doze.

Eggbeater I just finished Deanna Raybourn's Veronica Speedwell series on audio. The narrator was excellent, British accent, historical mystery, Victorian era, I was obsessed with it. My dog also prefers British accents. 8mo
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I looved this although the ending was a bit ambiguous and I'm not sure I loved it overall (the end). The mind games between Elizabeth and Viktor left me breathless. Super creepy, atmospheric, and thought provoking. The audible version was PERFECT.

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glitterkitty459
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A great reimagining of Frankenstein!! Loved the main character!
Really creepy with interesting twists at the end.
#ya #retellings #frankenstein

Putting trigger warnings in comments ⬇️

glitterkitty459 Trigger warnings for child and animal abuse 8mo
ChimichangaJawa I‘m sooo excited to try this book! 7mo
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IndyHannaJones
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The Dark Descent of Ella Fuzz...she's a monster. At this moment she's plotting the demise of this innocent bone...anyways...
I am LOVING this book. The narrator's voice on audible is perfect. Unrelated...but related?...werewolf books? Suggestions?

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Krisjericho
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Some of the best fiction I‘ve read in a while. I love the original Frankenstein. It is a brilliant write. This is a nuanced, thoughtful tribute that is a great take, and using Elizabeth as the protagonist is a clever idea. She is a layered and complex character, and I thoroughly enjoyed this read.

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Not read anything for a few days, easing myself back in with a audiobook, hopefully I‘ll enjoy this one I‘ve got bad associations with Frankenstein after having a supply teacher in high school who had us read the same few chapters over and over for about a month 😫

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Felso
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Current ebook

Bookladylinda I saw this book on a Goodreads today and wondered about it. 🤔 10mo
Felso @Bookladylinda I‘m only at 11%, but so far the set up is good. Hopefully it will continue so, Frankenstein is one of my favorites. 10mo
Bookladylinda Cool! I like Frankenstein too! 10mo
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hmgbrdhart
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A different perspective from the original story. Unable to deal with their son Victor‘s fits, the Frankenstein family takes Elizabeth in as a ward. From an early age, she knows that Victor‘s emotional stability and happiness is all that keeps her safe. They form a weird codependency. When Victor leaves for school and does not correspond for a long time, she sets out to find him. She discovers his madness and goes to great lengths to cover it up.

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EmilyM
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I love books that tell a story from another character's point of view. This was a good companion to Frankenstein except with a strong female protagonist. Very imaginative yet true to the setting and events of the original Frankenstein. ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

Thanks for sending it my way @OriginalCyn620 ! I am thinking I will put it in my classroom library, unless you want it back--which I can totally do, too.

OriginalCyn620 No, no...definitely put it in your class library! 😁 11mo
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Melli
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Well I throughly enjoyed this book.. I am a big Fan of Keirsten White and love her work. This was a dark and chilling twist on the story of Frankenstein. I think Mary Shelley would approve!

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Melli
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What I‘m doing this Friday night.. #reading#readingissexy

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catielynn
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Seriously, so good. A wonderful retelling of one of my favorite classic novels; true to the voice of the OG story but with its own feminist, albeit creepy, twist.

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EmilyM
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Look what arrived @OriginalCyn620 ! Thank you so much! I love retellings, too, and I have had to read Frankenstein in high school, in college for my degree and I have taught it to my juniors. I am verrrry familiar with the original, so I am excited for this take on it.
👍💖

OriginalCyn620 I hope you enjoy! 😀 11mo
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LeticiaToraci
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This was a magnificent retelling. And the Audiobook was 5 stars too!

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Melli

**correction of title of book** my last post I chose the wrong title cause I wasn‘t paying attention **. So I was in the library yesterday waiting@to do my daughters passport for her 8th grade trip to Mexico and you know it‘s like being in the dmv so I decided hey I need something to read I saw this and I have been wanting to read it.. I was in there so long I got threw a quarter of the book. Well I was invested now so I checked it out..

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bookish_wookish
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Im book hopping! Ive settled on this one and so far so good!

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ninergrl6
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I had to take a break from reading this book to actually teach #Frankenstein. Go figure. The last 60ish pages took an unexpected-though-welcome turn. I particularly love the Author's Note at the end and this part in her Acknowledgements: "To Lord Byron and Percy Shelley, thanks for being insufferable and thinking there was no way Mary could write something better than you two could. Joke's on you." ? #teachersoflitsy #ya #scifi #reimaginedclassic

SmartBookaholicsIncBookstore Is that printable of your own creation or did you find it somewhere? 11mo
ninergrl6 @SmartBookaholicsIncBookstore The Frankenstein ch 1-4 quiz? I made it myself. 11mo
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