Monday, June 18, 2018

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White

Rating: 5-Stars

Summary on Goodreads.

Available on Amazon on September 25, 2018

"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..." [+ More].

Oh! How I liked this book. It didn't make cry like Us against you by Fredrik Backman, and it did not send me into deep thoughts or anything profound like that. I simple liked it because it was a damn good read and well written. The plot twists were on point!

I loved Elizabeth because she was deceiving character and I knew that from the very beginning. The story of Frankenstein from a different point of view... so refreshing! I mean, I never read the original book and I don't intend too; with Elizabeth's version of it is enough for me.

I loved the author's writing as well. Nothing here seemed odd or unbelievable; words seemed to sing together... I hope the books gets translated into Spanish so I can buy it for my mom.

Thank you NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this title.