The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

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 he Elizabeth Lavenza hasn't had a proper meal in weeks. Her thin arms are covered with bruises from her "caregiver," and...

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Title:The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
Author:Kiersten White
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein Reviews

  • Victoria Schwab
    Apr 09, 2018

    Sometimes we were strangers even to ourselves. For the first two thirds, I thought this book was pretty good. Frankenstein is one of my favourite books, and I like it when authors give a voice - and different perspective - to a side character. But it is in the final third when this ...

    Well that was dark and delicious. ...

  • Melanie
    Jun 26, 2018

    Sometimes we were strangers even to ourselves. For the first two thirds, I thought this book was pretty good. Frankenstein is one of my favourite books, and I like it when authors give a voice - and different perspective - to a side character. But it is in the final third when this ...

    Well that was dark and delicious. ...

    you know what?s really fun and in style right now? retellings of old famous tales but focusing the spotlight on the lives of the women in them and carving more spaces for their stories. I?m so excited to read this book!! ...

    You are mine, Elizabeth Lavenza, and nothing will take you from me. Not even death. I do not think I expected one of the best books I read this year to be a retelling of Frankenstein where it?s not just about the nature of monstrousness, but about the power of women working toge...

    ARC provided by Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?Some nights, when even my child?s heart knew that what I had been asked to endure was too much, I would stand on the edge of the lake, lift my face to the stars, and scream. Nothing ever called back. Even among ...

  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Sep 27, 2018

    Sometimes we were strangers even to ourselves. For the first two thirds, I thought this book was pretty good. Frankenstein is one of my favourite books, and I like it when authors give a voice - and different perspective - to a side character. But it is in the final third when this ...

    Well that was dark and delicious. ...

    you know what?s really fun and in style right now? retellings of old famous tales but focusing the spotlight on the lives of the women in them and carving more spaces for their stories. I?m so excited to read this book!! ...

    You are mine, Elizabeth Lavenza, and nothing will take you from me. Not even death. I do not think I expected one of the best books I read this year to be a retelling of Frankenstein where it?s not just about the nature of monstrousness, but about the power of women working toge...

    ARC provided by Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?Some nights, when even my child?s heart knew that what I had been asked to endure was too much, I would stand on the edge of the lake, lift my face to the stars, and scream. Nothing ever called back. Even among ...

    ?Elizabeth,? he said, his tone firm and chiding. He lifted my chin and fixed my eyes with his. ?You are mine. You have been since the first day we met. You will be mine forever. My absence should not have caused you to doubt the firmness and steadfastness of my attachment to you...

    I'm so goddamn disappointed. I really thought I would love this. I really enjoyed the first 150 pages or so (even though most people who disliked this seem to think it was the boring part of the book lol) but it just went downhill after this. Everything happened so fast and was ...

    "I thought to puncture heaven and instead I discovered hell." Everything about this book screams READ ME. And yes, it does so in caps lock. It is so promisingly creepy and twisted, exactly what a perfect book sounds like to me. I am a big fan of Penny Dreadful (it's on Netflix an...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?For everyone made to feel like a side character in their own story? ? I like the dedication of this book very much as I always think of people as main or secondary characters. I myself am a s...

    this book was a Ride so creepy, so entertaining, so messed up. the characters are really deep and flawed and terrifying. and those plot twists, hashtag ? RTC ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ my brain: you're already reading a kiersten white book and it's not going so hot so wh...

    I finished it! But I can?t really decide how I want to rate it yet. I liked it, but I don?t think I was in the right mood to read it. But the writing was quite good, it was definitely creepy and interesting. And if you like the source material, you?ll probably find a lot to enjoy...

    This is intriguing. ...

    I'm super conflicted on this. I loved the characters so much. Elizabeth is one of the best protagonists I have read from. She's my slytherin queen. But this was so boring. The pacing was all over the place. There were really long stretches where nothing happened and then the action s...

    i would die for elizabeth and mary (view spoiler)[and adam (hide spoiler)] . RTC. __________________ i... have never read frankenstein, but i will read anything kiersten white writes. // buddy read with a babe ? ...

    Some things I loved: -These characters were REALLY twisted. I loved how obsessive, and calculating these characters were throughout the novel. Very intriguing and so interesting to see how their minds worked (especially victor) - The many nods to the original. I loved how much this ...

    *SCREAMS IN 80 LANGUAGES* I'd read anything historical by Kiersten white ...

    Plot ~ Concept: ????? ~ Execution: ????? Pacing: ????? Writing style: ????? Characters: ????? World: ????? Enjoyment: ????? Cover: ????? Pros: ? This book is dark, twisted and eerie, and the...

    "What perfection can you hope to find in death?" I've read only one book by Kiersten White and since it turned out to be the worst book I've read in my life, I was determined not to read anything else by her ever again. I'm glad I am such a nice person and gave her second chance, ...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein is quite an unusual book that will haunt your dreams long after you finished it. I am a goner for dark morally ambiguous stories that make you reconsider things you never questioned before, or in the case of thi...

    I struggled with this book and it legitimately breaks my heart. I liked Elizabeth. I like how devoted and well meaning she is. Victor was intriguing and somehow I was rooting for both of them. There are a few other characters, but I don?t want to say anything else here. Plot ...

    Oh god whyyyy is this not in my hands yet?! I need ALL of the Kiersten White hist-fic ...

    Thank you Penguin Random House International for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Trigger warning: This book contains graphic scenes such as abuse, violence and gore. Timely it's Halloween season, it's the perfect time I step away from contemporary...

    I will read anything by this author. A. NY. TH. IN. G. ...

    RECENSIONE QUI: https://thereadingslove.blogspot.com/... Siamo nel periodo giusto per dedicarci alla lettura di uno Young Adult gotico che la rivisitazione del famoso romanzo intitolato Frankenstein dell?autrice Mary Shelley. Elizabeth Lavenza una ragazza orfana che ha sub...

    That was creepy and enjoyable. I really didn't connect with Elizabeth but that didn't bother me, most of the characters were very interesting. I really loved how feminism was effortlessly disscussed, it wasn't forced at all. It just showcased the reality of women being dependent on o...

    Dark descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein ?Elizabeth was presented to Victor as his special friend.? I think its cute. This was how Elizabeth came to be and how she in a sense helped Victor become The Victor Frankenstein. That ending though! ...

    Got an arc in SDCC! ...

    I am happy to announce that I, Bitchin' Reads, ended up liking this book much more than my one update would lead you to believe. :) The update I mention ranted about believability of Elizabeth piecing together previous moments to realize (view spoiler)[that Victor had stolen away Ju...

    This review can also be found on my blog! DNF at 61% I?m not listing any content warnings because I didn?t catch any. Not that I?m doubting there are some, just that I was so. bored. that I didn?t make any mental note of them like I usually do. And, I?m not joking wh...

    A marvelous retelling and homage to a timeless classic. *Review to come* ...

  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
    Sep 27, 2018

    Sometimes we were strangers even to ourselves. For the first two thirds, I thought this book was pretty good. Frankenstein is one of my favourite books, and I like it when authors give a voice - and different perspective - to a side character. But it is in the final third when this ...

    Well that was dark and delicious. ...

    you know what?s really fun and in style right now? retellings of old famous tales but focusing the spotlight on the lives of the women in them and carving more spaces for their stories. I?m so excited to read this book!! ...

    You are mine, Elizabeth Lavenza, and nothing will take you from me. Not even death. I do not think I expected one of the best books I read this year to be a retelling of Frankenstein where it?s not just about the nature of monstrousness, but about the power of women working toge...

    ARC provided by Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?Some nights, when even my child?s heart knew that what I had been asked to endure was too much, I would stand on the edge of the lake, lift my face to the stars, and scream. Nothing ever called back. Even among ...

    ?Elizabeth,? he said, his tone firm and chiding. He lifted my chin and fixed my eyes with his. ?You are mine. You have been since the first day we met. You will be mine forever. My absence should not have caused you to doubt the firmness and steadfastness of my attachment to you...

  • Beatrice ~ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic
    Oct 02, 2018

    Sometimes we were strangers even to ourselves. For the first two thirds, I thought this book was pretty good. Frankenstein is one of my favourite books, and I like it when authors give a voice - and different perspective - to a side character. But it is in the final third when this ...

    Well that was dark and delicious. ...

    you know what?s really fun and in style right now? retellings of old famous tales but focusing the spotlight on the lives of the women in them and carving more spaces for their stories. I?m so excited to read this book!! ...

    You are mine, Elizabeth Lavenza, and nothing will take you from me. Not even death. I do not think I expected one of the best books I read this year to be a retelling of Frankenstein where it?s not just about the nature of monstrousness, but about the power of women working toge...

    ARC provided by Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?Some nights, when even my child?s heart knew that what I had been asked to endure was too much, I would stand on the edge of the lake, lift my face to the stars, and scream. Nothing ever called back. Even among ...

    ?Elizabeth,? he said, his tone firm and chiding. He lifted my chin and fixed my eyes with his. ?You are mine. You have been since the first day we met. You will be mine forever. My absence should not have caused you to doubt the firmness and steadfastness of my attachment to you...

    I'm so goddamn disappointed. I really thought I would love this. I really enjoyed the first 150 pages or so (even though most people who disliked this seem to think it was the boring part of the book lol) but it just went downhill after this. Everything happened so fast and was ...

    "I thought to puncture heaven and instead I discovered hell." Everything about this book screams READ ME. And yes, it does so in caps lock. It is so promisingly creepy and twisted, exactly what a perfect book sounds like to me. I am a big fan of Penny Dreadful (it's on Netflix an...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?For everyone made to feel like a side character in their own story? ? I like the dedication of this book very much as I always think of people as main or secondary characters. I myself am a s...

    this book was a Ride so creepy, so entertaining, so messed up. the characters are really deep and flawed and terrifying. and those plot twists, hashtag ? RTC ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ my brain: you're already reading a kiersten white book and it's not going so hot so wh...

    I finished it! But I can?t really decide how I want to rate it yet. I liked it, but I don?t think I was in the right mood to read it. But the writing was quite good, it was definitely creepy and interesting. And if you like the source material, you?ll probably find a lot to enjoy...

    This is intriguing. ...

    I'm super conflicted on this. I loved the characters so much. Elizabeth is one of the best protagonists I have read from. She's my slytherin queen. But this was so boring. The pacing was all over the place. There were really long stretches where nothing happened and then the action s...

    i would die for elizabeth and mary (view spoiler)[and adam (hide spoiler)] . RTC. __________________ i... have never read frankenstein, but i will read anything kiersten white writes. // buddy read with a babe ? ...

    Some things I loved: -These characters were REALLY twisted. I loved how obsessive, and calculating these characters were throughout the novel. Very intriguing and so interesting to see how their minds worked (especially victor) - The many nods to the original. I loved how much this ...

    *SCREAMS IN 80 LANGUAGES* I'd read anything historical by Kiersten white ...

    Plot ~ Concept: ????? ~ Execution: ????? Pacing: ????? Writing style: ????? Characters: ????? World: ????? Enjoyment: ????? Cover: ????? Pros: ? This book is dark, twisted and eerie, and the...

    "What perfection can you hope to find in death?" I've read only one book by Kiersten White and since it turned out to be the worst book I've read in my life, I was determined not to read anything else by her ever again. I'm glad I am such a nice person and gave her second chance, ...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein is quite an unusual book that will haunt your dreams long after you finished it. I am a goner for dark morally ambiguous stories that make you reconsider things you never questioned before, or in the case of thi...

    I struggled with this book and it legitimately breaks my heart. I liked Elizabeth. I like how devoted and well meaning she is. Victor was intriguing and somehow I was rooting for both of them. There are a few other characters, but I don?t want to say anything else here. Plot ...

    Oh god whyyyy is this not in my hands yet?! I need ALL of the Kiersten White hist-fic ...

    Thank you Penguin Random House International for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Trigger warning: This book contains graphic scenes such as abuse, violence and gore. Timely it's Halloween season, it's the perfect time I step away from contemporary...

  • Emily May
    Mar 19, 2018

    Sometimes we were strangers even to ourselves. For the first two thirds, I thought this book was pretty good. Frankenstein is one of my favourite books, and I like it when authors give a voice - and different perspective - to a side character. But it is in the final third when this ...

  • Stacee
    Aug 19, 2018

    Sometimes we were strangers even to ourselves. For the first two thirds, I thought this book was pretty good. Frankenstein is one of my favourite books, and I like it when authors give a voice - and different perspective - to a side character. But it is in the final third when this ...

    Well that was dark and delicious. ...

    you know what?s really fun and in style right now? retellings of old famous tales but focusing the spotlight on the lives of the women in them and carving more spaces for their stories. I?m so excited to read this book!! ...

    You are mine, Elizabeth Lavenza, and nothing will take you from me. Not even death. I do not think I expected one of the best books I read this year to be a retelling of Frankenstein where it?s not just about the nature of monstrousness, but about the power of women working toge...

    ARC provided by Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?Some nights, when even my child?s heart knew that what I had been asked to endure was too much, I would stand on the edge of the lake, lift my face to the stars, and scream. Nothing ever called back. Even among ...

    ?Elizabeth,? he said, his tone firm and chiding. He lifted my chin and fixed my eyes with his. ?You are mine. You have been since the first day we met. You will be mine forever. My absence should not have caused you to doubt the firmness and steadfastness of my attachment to you...

    I'm so goddamn disappointed. I really thought I would love this. I really enjoyed the first 150 pages or so (even though most people who disliked this seem to think it was the boring part of the book lol) but it just went downhill after this. Everything happened so fast and was ...

    "I thought to puncture heaven and instead I discovered hell." Everything about this book screams READ ME. And yes, it does so in caps lock. It is so promisingly creepy and twisted, exactly what a perfect book sounds like to me. I am a big fan of Penny Dreadful (it's on Netflix an...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?For everyone made to feel like a side character in their own story? ? I like the dedication of this book very much as I always think of people as main or secondary characters. I myself am a s...

    this book was a Ride so creepy, so entertaining, so messed up. the characters are really deep and flawed and terrifying. and those plot twists, hashtag ? RTC ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ my brain: you're already reading a kiersten white book and it's not going so hot so wh...

    I finished it! But I can?t really decide how I want to rate it yet. I liked it, but I don?t think I was in the right mood to read it. But the writing was quite good, it was definitely creepy and interesting. And if you like the source material, you?ll probably find a lot to enjoy...

    This is intriguing. ...

    I'm super conflicted on this. I loved the characters so much. Elizabeth is one of the best protagonists I have read from. She's my slytherin queen. But this was so boring. The pacing was all over the place. There were really long stretches where nothing happened and then the action s...

    i would die for elizabeth and mary (view spoiler)[and adam (hide spoiler)] . RTC. __________________ i... have never read frankenstein, but i will read anything kiersten white writes. // buddy read with a babe ? ...

    Some things I loved: -These characters were REALLY twisted. I loved how obsessive, and calculating these characters were throughout the novel. Very intriguing and so interesting to see how their minds worked (especially victor) - The many nods to the original. I loved how much this ...

    *SCREAMS IN 80 LANGUAGES* I'd read anything historical by Kiersten white ...

    Plot ~ Concept: ????? ~ Execution: ????? Pacing: ????? Writing style: ????? Characters: ????? World: ????? Enjoyment: ????? Cover: ????? Pros: ? This book is dark, twisted and eerie, and the...

    "What perfection can you hope to find in death?" I've read only one book by Kiersten White and since it turned out to be the worst book I've read in my life, I was determined not to read anything else by her ever again. I'm glad I am such a nice person and gave her second chance, ...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein is quite an unusual book that will haunt your dreams long after you finished it. I am a goner for dark morally ambiguous stories that make you reconsider things you never questioned before, or in the case of thi...

    I struggled with this book and it legitimately breaks my heart. I liked Elizabeth. I like how devoted and well meaning she is. Victor was intriguing and somehow I was rooting for both of them. There are a few other characters, but I don?t want to say anything else here. Plot ...

  • Bitchin' Reads
    Jun 28, 2018

    Sometimes we were strangers even to ourselves. For the first two thirds, I thought this book was pretty good. Frankenstein is one of my favourite books, and I like it when authors give a voice - and different perspective - to a side character. But it is in the final third when this ...

    Well that was dark and delicious. ...

    you know what?s really fun and in style right now? retellings of old famous tales but focusing the spotlight on the lives of the women in them and carving more spaces for their stories. I?m so excited to read this book!! ...

    You are mine, Elizabeth Lavenza, and nothing will take you from me. Not even death. I do not think I expected one of the best books I read this year to be a retelling of Frankenstein where it?s not just about the nature of monstrousness, but about the power of women working toge...

    ARC provided by Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?Some nights, when even my child?s heart knew that what I had been asked to endure was too much, I would stand on the edge of the lake, lift my face to the stars, and scream. Nothing ever called back. Even among ...

    ?Elizabeth,? he said, his tone firm and chiding. He lifted my chin and fixed my eyes with his. ?You are mine. You have been since the first day we met. You will be mine forever. My absence should not have caused you to doubt the firmness and steadfastness of my attachment to you...

    I'm so goddamn disappointed. I really thought I would love this. I really enjoyed the first 150 pages or so (even though most people who disliked this seem to think it was the boring part of the book lol) but it just went downhill after this. Everything happened so fast and was ...

    "I thought to puncture heaven and instead I discovered hell." Everything about this book screams READ ME. And yes, it does so in caps lock. It is so promisingly creepy and twisted, exactly what a perfect book sounds like to me. I am a big fan of Penny Dreadful (it's on Netflix an...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?For everyone made to feel like a side character in their own story? ? I like the dedication of this book very much as I always think of people as main or secondary characters. I myself am a s...

    this book was a Ride so creepy, so entertaining, so messed up. the characters are really deep and flawed and terrifying. and those plot twists, hashtag ? RTC ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ my brain: you're already reading a kiersten white book and it's not going so hot so wh...

    I finished it! But I can?t really decide how I want to rate it yet. I liked it, but I don?t think I was in the right mood to read it. But the writing was quite good, it was definitely creepy and interesting. And if you like the source material, you?ll probably find a lot to enjoy...

    This is intriguing. ...

    I'm super conflicted on this. I loved the characters so much. Elizabeth is one of the best protagonists I have read from. She's my slytherin queen. But this was so boring. The pacing was all over the place. There were really long stretches where nothing happened and then the action s...

    i would die for elizabeth and mary (view spoiler)[and adam (hide spoiler)] . RTC. __________________ i... have never read frankenstein, but i will read anything kiersten white writes. // buddy read with a babe ? ...

    Some things I loved: -These characters were REALLY twisted. I loved how obsessive, and calculating these characters were throughout the novel. Very intriguing and so interesting to see how their minds worked (especially victor) - The many nods to the original. I loved how much this ...

    *SCREAMS IN 80 LANGUAGES* I'd read anything historical by Kiersten white ...

    Plot ~ Concept: ????? ~ Execution: ????? Pacing: ????? Writing style: ????? Characters: ????? World: ????? Enjoyment: ????? Cover: ????? Pros: ? This book is dark, twisted and eerie, and the...

    "What perfection can you hope to find in death?" I've read only one book by Kiersten White and since it turned out to be the worst book I've read in my life, I was determined not to read anything else by her ever again. I'm glad I am such a nice person and gave her second chance, ...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein is quite an unusual book that will haunt your dreams long after you finished it. I am a goner for dark morally ambiguous stories that make you reconsider things you never questioned before, or in the case of thi...

    I struggled with this book and it legitimately breaks my heart. I liked Elizabeth. I like how devoted and well meaning she is. Victor was intriguing and somehow I was rooting for both of them. There are a few other characters, but I don?t want to say anything else here. Plot ...

    Oh god whyyyy is this not in my hands yet?! I need ALL of the Kiersten White hist-fic ...

    Thank you Penguin Random House International for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Trigger warning: This book contains graphic scenes such as abuse, violence and gore. Timely it's Halloween season, it's the perfect time I step away from contemporary...

    I will read anything by this author. A. NY. TH. IN. G. ...

    RECENSIONE QUI: https://thereadingslove.blogspot.com/... Siamo nel periodo giusto per dedicarci alla lettura di uno Young Adult gotico che la rivisitazione del famoso romanzo intitolato Frankenstein dell?autrice Mary Shelley. Elizabeth Lavenza una ragazza orfana che ha sub...

    That was creepy and enjoyable. I really didn't connect with Elizabeth but that didn't bother me, most of the characters were very interesting. I really loved how feminism was effortlessly disscussed, it wasn't forced at all. It just showcased the reality of women being dependent on o...

    Dark descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein ?Elizabeth was presented to Victor as his special friend.? I think its cute. This was how Elizabeth came to be and how she in a sense helped Victor become The Victor Frankenstein. That ending though! ...

    Got an arc in SDCC! ...

    I am happy to announce that I, Bitchin' Reads, ended up liking this book much more than my one update would lead you to believe. :) The update I mention ranted about believability of Elizabeth piecing together previous moments to realize (view spoiler)[that Victor had stolen away Ju...

  • Nastassja
    Feb 03, 2018

    Sometimes we were strangers even to ourselves. For the first two thirds, I thought this book was pretty good. Frankenstein is one of my favourite books, and I like it when authors give a voice - and different perspective - to a side character. But it is in the final third when this ...

    Well that was dark and delicious. ...

    you know what?s really fun and in style right now? retellings of old famous tales but focusing the spotlight on the lives of the women in them and carving more spaces for their stories. I?m so excited to read this book!! ...

    You are mine, Elizabeth Lavenza, and nothing will take you from me. Not even death. I do not think I expected one of the best books I read this year to be a retelling of Frankenstein where it?s not just about the nature of monstrousness, but about the power of women working toge...

    ARC provided by Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?Some nights, when even my child?s heart knew that what I had been asked to endure was too much, I would stand on the edge of the lake, lift my face to the stars, and scream. Nothing ever called back. Even among ...

    ?Elizabeth,? he said, his tone firm and chiding. He lifted my chin and fixed my eyes with his. ?You are mine. You have been since the first day we met. You will be mine forever. My absence should not have caused you to doubt the firmness and steadfastness of my attachment to you...

    I'm so goddamn disappointed. I really thought I would love this. I really enjoyed the first 150 pages or so (even though most people who disliked this seem to think it was the boring part of the book lol) but it just went downhill after this. Everything happened so fast and was ...

    "I thought to puncture heaven and instead I discovered hell." Everything about this book screams READ ME. And yes, it does so in caps lock. It is so promisingly creepy and twisted, exactly what a perfect book sounds like to me. I am a big fan of Penny Dreadful (it's on Netflix an...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?For everyone made to feel like a side character in their own story? ? I like the dedication of this book very much as I always think of people as main or secondary characters. I myself am a s...

    this book was a Ride so creepy, so entertaining, so messed up. the characters are really deep and flawed and terrifying. and those plot twists, hashtag ? RTC ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ my brain: you're already reading a kiersten white book and it's not going so hot so wh...

    I finished it! But I can?t really decide how I want to rate it yet. I liked it, but I don?t think I was in the right mood to read it. But the writing was quite good, it was definitely creepy and interesting. And if you like the source material, you?ll probably find a lot to enjoy...

    This is intriguing. ...

    I'm super conflicted on this. I loved the characters so much. Elizabeth is one of the best protagonists I have read from. She's my slytherin queen. But this was so boring. The pacing was all over the place. There were really long stretches where nothing happened and then the action s...

    i would die for elizabeth and mary (view spoiler)[and adam (hide spoiler)] . RTC. __________________ i... have never read frankenstein, but i will read anything kiersten white writes. // buddy read with a babe ? ...

    Some things I loved: -These characters were REALLY twisted. I loved how obsessive, and calculating these characters were throughout the novel. Very intriguing and so interesting to see how their minds worked (especially victor) - The many nods to the original. I loved how much this ...

    *SCREAMS IN 80 LANGUAGES* I'd read anything historical by Kiersten white ...

    Plot ~ Concept: ????? ~ Execution: ????? Pacing: ????? Writing style: ????? Characters: ????? World: ????? Enjoyment: ????? Cover: ????? Pros: ? This book is dark, twisted and eerie, and the...

    "What perfection can you hope to find in death?" I've read only one book by Kiersten White and since it turned out to be the worst book I've read in my life, I was determined not to read anything else by her ever again. I'm glad I am such a nice person and gave her second chance, ...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein is quite an unusual book that will haunt your dreams long after you finished it. I am a goner for dark morally ambiguous stories that make you reconsider things you never questioned before, or in the case of thi...

  • Nitzan Schwarz
    Aug 06, 2018

    Sometimes we were strangers even to ourselves. For the first two thirds, I thought this book was pretty good. Frankenstein is one of my favourite books, and I like it when authors give a voice - and different perspective - to a side character. But it is in the final third when this ...

    Well that was dark and delicious. ...

    you know what?s really fun and in style right now? retellings of old famous tales but focusing the spotlight on the lives of the women in them and carving more spaces for their stories. I?m so excited to read this book!! ...

    You are mine, Elizabeth Lavenza, and nothing will take you from me. Not even death. I do not think I expected one of the best books I read this year to be a retelling of Frankenstein where it?s not just about the nature of monstrousness, but about the power of women working toge...

    ARC provided by Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?Some nights, when even my child?s heart knew that what I had been asked to endure was too much, I would stand on the edge of the lake, lift my face to the stars, and scream. Nothing ever called back. Even among ...

    ?Elizabeth,? he said, his tone firm and chiding. He lifted my chin and fixed my eyes with his. ?You are mine. You have been since the first day we met. You will be mine forever. My absence should not have caused you to doubt the firmness and steadfastness of my attachment to you...

    I'm so goddamn disappointed. I really thought I would love this. I really enjoyed the first 150 pages or so (even though most people who disliked this seem to think it was the boring part of the book lol) but it just went downhill after this. Everything happened so fast and was ...

    "I thought to puncture heaven and instead I discovered hell." Everything about this book screams READ ME. And yes, it does so in caps lock. It is so promisingly creepy and twisted, exactly what a perfect book sounds like to me. I am a big fan of Penny Dreadful (it's on Netflix an...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?For everyone made to feel like a side character in their own story? ? I like the dedication of this book very much as I always think of people as main or secondary characters. I myself am a s...

    this book was a Ride so creepy, so entertaining, so messed up. the characters are really deep and flawed and terrifying. and those plot twists, hashtag ? RTC ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ my brain: you're already reading a kiersten white book and it's not going so hot so wh...

    I finished it! But I can?t really decide how I want to rate it yet. I liked it, but I don?t think I was in the right mood to read it. But the writing was quite good, it was definitely creepy and interesting. And if you like the source material, you?ll probably find a lot to enjoy...

    This is intriguing. ...

    I'm super conflicted on this. I loved the characters so much. Elizabeth is one of the best protagonists I have read from. She's my slytherin queen. But this was so boring. The pacing was all over the place. There were really long stretches where nothing happened and then the action s...

    i would die for elizabeth and mary (view spoiler)[and adam (hide spoiler)] . RTC. __________________ i... have never read frankenstein, but i will read anything kiersten white writes. // buddy read with a babe ? ...

    Some things I loved: -These characters were REALLY twisted. I loved how obsessive, and calculating these characters were throughout the novel. Very intriguing and so interesting to see how their minds worked (especially victor) - The many nods to the original. I loved how much this ...

    *SCREAMS IN 80 LANGUAGES* I'd read anything historical by Kiersten white ...

    Plot ~ Concept: ????? ~ Execution: ????? Pacing: ????? Writing style: ????? Characters: ????? World: ????? Enjoyment: ????? Cover: ????? Pros: ? This book is dark, twisted and eerie, and the...

    "What perfection can you hope to find in death?" I've read only one book by Kiersten White and since it turned out to be the worst book I've read in my life, I was determined not to read anything else by her ever again. I'm glad I am such a nice person and gave her second chance, ...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein is quite an unusual book that will haunt your dreams long after you finished it. I am a goner for dark morally ambiguous stories that make you reconsider things you never questioned before, or in the case of thi...

    I struggled with this book and it legitimately breaks my heart. I liked Elizabeth. I like how devoted and well meaning she is. Victor was intriguing and somehow I was rooting for both of them. There are a few other characters, but I don?t want to say anything else here. Plot ...

    Oh god whyyyy is this not in my hands yet?! I need ALL of the Kiersten White hist-fic ...

    Thank you Penguin Random House International for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Trigger warning: This book contains graphic scenes such as abuse, violence and gore. Timely it's Halloween season, it's the perfect time I step away from contemporary...

    I will read anything by this author. A. NY. TH. IN. G. ...

    RECENSIONE QUI: https://thereadingslove.blogspot.com/... Siamo nel periodo giusto per dedicarci alla lettura di uno Young Adult gotico che la rivisitazione del famoso romanzo intitolato Frankenstein dell?autrice Mary Shelley. Elizabeth Lavenza una ragazza orfana che ha sub...

    That was creepy and enjoyable. I really didn't connect with Elizabeth but that didn't bother me, most of the characters were very interesting. I really loved how feminism was effortlessly disscussed, it wasn't forced at all. It just showcased the reality of women being dependent on o...

    Dark descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein ?Elizabeth was presented to Victor as his special friend.? I think its cute. This was how Elizabeth came to be and how she in a sense helped Victor become The Victor Frankenstein. That ending though! ...

    Got an arc in SDCC! ...

  • Caidyn (SEMI-HIATUS; BW Reviews; he/him/his)
    Oct 07, 2018

    Sometimes we were strangers even to ourselves. For the first two thirds, I thought this book was pretty good. Frankenstein is one of my favourite books, and I like it when authors give a voice - and different perspective - to a side character. But it is in the final third when this ...

    Well that was dark and delicious. ...

    you know what?s really fun and in style right now? retellings of old famous tales but focusing the spotlight on the lives of the women in them and carving more spaces for their stories. I?m so excited to read this book!! ...

    You are mine, Elizabeth Lavenza, and nothing will take you from me. Not even death. I do not think I expected one of the best books I read this year to be a retelling of Frankenstein where it?s not just about the nature of monstrousness, but about the power of women working toge...

    ARC provided by Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?Some nights, when even my child?s heart knew that what I had been asked to endure was too much, I would stand on the edge of the lake, lift my face to the stars, and scream. Nothing ever called back. Even among ...

    ?Elizabeth,? he said, his tone firm and chiding. He lifted my chin and fixed my eyes with his. ?You are mine. You have been since the first day we met. You will be mine forever. My absence should not have caused you to doubt the firmness and steadfastness of my attachment to you...

    I'm so goddamn disappointed. I really thought I would love this. I really enjoyed the first 150 pages or so (even though most people who disliked this seem to think it was the boring part of the book lol) but it just went downhill after this. Everything happened so fast and was ...

    "I thought to puncture heaven and instead I discovered hell." Everything about this book screams READ ME. And yes, it does so in caps lock. It is so promisingly creepy and twisted, exactly what a perfect book sounds like to me. I am a big fan of Penny Dreadful (it's on Netflix an...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?For everyone made to feel like a side character in their own story? ? I like the dedication of this book very much as I always think of people as main or secondary characters. I myself am a s...

    this book was a Ride so creepy, so entertaining, so messed up. the characters are really deep and flawed and terrifying. and those plot twists, hashtag ? RTC ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ my brain: you're already reading a kiersten white book and it's not going so hot so wh...

    I finished it! But I can?t really decide how I want to rate it yet. I liked it, but I don?t think I was in the right mood to read it. But the writing was quite good, it was definitely creepy and interesting. And if you like the source material, you?ll probably find a lot to enjoy...

    This is intriguing. ...

    I'm super conflicted on this. I loved the characters so much. Elizabeth is one of the best protagonists I have read from. She's my slytherin queen. But this was so boring. The pacing was all over the place. There were really long stretches where nothing happened and then the action s...

    i would die for elizabeth and mary (view spoiler)[and adam (hide spoiler)] . RTC. __________________ i... have never read frankenstein, but i will read anything kiersten white writes. // buddy read with a babe ? ...

    Some things I loved: -These characters were REALLY twisted. I loved how obsessive, and calculating these characters were throughout the novel. Very intriguing and so interesting to see how their minds worked (especially victor) - The many nods to the original. I loved how much this ...

    *SCREAMS IN 80 LANGUAGES* I'd read anything historical by Kiersten white ...

    Plot ~ Concept: ????? ~ Execution: ????? Pacing: ????? Writing style: ????? Characters: ????? World: ????? Enjoyment: ????? Cover: ????? Pros: ? This book is dark, twisted and eerie, and the...

    "What perfection can you hope to find in death?" I've read only one book by Kiersten White and since it turned out to be the worst book I've read in my life, I was determined not to read anything else by her ever again. I'm glad I am such a nice person and gave her second chance, ...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein is quite an unusual book that will haunt your dreams long after you finished it. I am a goner for dark morally ambiguous stories that make you reconsider things you never questioned before, or in the case of thi...

    I struggled with this book and it legitimately breaks my heart. I liked Elizabeth. I like how devoted and well meaning she is. Victor was intriguing and somehow I was rooting for both of them. There are a few other characters, but I don?t want to say anything else here. Plot ...

    Oh god whyyyy is this not in my hands yet?! I need ALL of the Kiersten White hist-fic ...

    Thank you Penguin Random House International for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Trigger warning: This book contains graphic scenes such as abuse, violence and gore. Timely it's Halloween season, it's the perfect time I step away from contemporary...

    I will read anything by this author. A. NY. TH. IN. G. ...

    RECENSIONE QUI: https://thereadingslove.blogspot.com/... Siamo nel periodo giusto per dedicarci alla lettura di uno Young Adult gotico che la rivisitazione del famoso romanzo intitolato Frankenstein dell?autrice Mary Shelley. Elizabeth Lavenza una ragazza orfana che ha sub...

    That was creepy and enjoyable. I really didn't connect with Elizabeth but that didn't bother me, most of the characters were very interesting. I really loved how feminism was effortlessly disscussed, it wasn't forced at all. It just showcased the reality of women being dependent on o...

    Dark descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein ?Elizabeth was presented to Victor as his special friend.? I think its cute. This was how Elizabeth came to be and how she in a sense helped Victor become The Victor Frankenstein. That ending though! ...

    Got an arc in SDCC! ...

    I am happy to announce that I, Bitchin' Reads, ended up liking this book much more than my one update would lead you to believe. :) The update I mention ranted about believability of Elizabeth piecing together previous moments to realize (view spoiler)[that Victor had stolen away Ju...

    This review can also be found on my blog! DNF at 61% I?m not listing any content warnings because I didn?t catch any. Not that I?m doubting there are some, just that I was so. bored. that I didn?t make any mental note of them like I usually do. And, I?m not joking wh...

  • destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
    Oct 25, 2017

    Sometimes we were strangers even to ourselves. For the first two thirds, I thought this book was pretty good. Frankenstein is one of my favourite books, and I like it when authors give a voice - and different perspective - to a side character. But it is in the final third when this ...

    Well that was dark and delicious. ...

    you know what?s really fun and in style right now? retellings of old famous tales but focusing the spotlight on the lives of the women in them and carving more spaces for their stories. I?m so excited to read this book!! ...

    You are mine, Elizabeth Lavenza, and nothing will take you from me. Not even death. I do not think I expected one of the best books I read this year to be a retelling of Frankenstein where it?s not just about the nature of monstrousness, but about the power of women working toge...

    ARC provided by Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?Some nights, when even my child?s heart knew that what I had been asked to endure was too much, I would stand on the edge of the lake, lift my face to the stars, and scream. Nothing ever called back. Even among ...

    ?Elizabeth,? he said, his tone firm and chiding. He lifted my chin and fixed my eyes with his. ?You are mine. You have been since the first day we met. You will be mine forever. My absence should not have caused you to doubt the firmness and steadfastness of my attachment to you...

    I'm so goddamn disappointed. I really thought I would love this. I really enjoyed the first 150 pages or so (even though most people who disliked this seem to think it was the boring part of the book lol) but it just went downhill after this. Everything happened so fast and was ...

    "I thought to puncture heaven and instead I discovered hell." Everything about this book screams READ ME. And yes, it does so in caps lock. It is so promisingly creepy and twisted, exactly what a perfect book sounds like to me. I am a big fan of Penny Dreadful (it's on Netflix an...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?For everyone made to feel like a side character in their own story? ? I like the dedication of this book very much as I always think of people as main or secondary characters. I myself am a s...

    this book was a Ride so creepy, so entertaining, so messed up. the characters are really deep and flawed and terrifying. and those plot twists, hashtag ? RTC ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ my brain: you're already reading a kiersten white book and it's not going so hot so wh...

    I finished it! But I can?t really decide how I want to rate it yet. I liked it, but I don?t think I was in the right mood to read it. But the writing was quite good, it was definitely creepy and interesting. And if you like the source material, you?ll probably find a lot to enjoy...

    This is intriguing. ...

    I'm super conflicted on this. I loved the characters so much. Elizabeth is one of the best protagonists I have read from. She's my slytherin queen. But this was so boring. The pacing was all over the place. There were really long stretches where nothing happened and then the action s...

    i would die for elizabeth and mary (view spoiler)[and adam (hide spoiler)] . RTC. __________________ i... have never read frankenstein, but i will read anything kiersten white writes. // buddy read with a babe ? ...

    Some things I loved: -These characters were REALLY twisted. I loved how obsessive, and calculating these characters were throughout the novel. Very intriguing and so interesting to see how their minds worked (especially victor) - The many nods to the original. I loved how much this ...

    *SCREAMS IN 80 LANGUAGES* I'd read anything historical by Kiersten white ...

    Plot ~ Concept: ????? ~ Execution: ????? Pacing: ????? Writing style: ????? Characters: ????? World: ????? Enjoyment: ????? Cover: ????? Pros: ? This book is dark, twisted and eerie, and the...

    "What perfection can you hope to find in death?" I've read only one book by Kiersten White and since it turned out to be the worst book I've read in my life, I was determined not to read anything else by her ever again. I'm glad I am such a nice person and gave her second chance, ...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein is quite an unusual book that will haunt your dreams long after you finished it. I am a goner for dark morally ambiguous stories that make you reconsider things you never questioned before, or in the case of thi...

    I struggled with this book and it legitimately breaks my heart. I liked Elizabeth. I like how devoted and well meaning she is. Victor was intriguing and somehow I was rooting for both of them. There are a few other characters, but I don?t want to say anything else here. Plot ...

    Oh god whyyyy is this not in my hands yet?! I need ALL of the Kiersten White hist-fic ...

  • Riley
    Oct 15, 2018

    Sometimes we were strangers even to ourselves. For the first two thirds, I thought this book was pretty good. Frankenstein is one of my favourite books, and I like it when authors give a voice - and different perspective - to a side character. But it is in the final third when this ...

    Well that was dark and delicious. ...

    you know what?s really fun and in style right now? retellings of old famous tales but focusing the spotlight on the lives of the women in them and carving more spaces for their stories. I?m so excited to read this book!! ...

    You are mine, Elizabeth Lavenza, and nothing will take you from me. Not even death. I do not think I expected one of the best books I read this year to be a retelling of Frankenstein where it?s not just about the nature of monstrousness, but about the power of women working toge...

    ARC provided by Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?Some nights, when even my child?s heart knew that what I had been asked to endure was too much, I would stand on the edge of the lake, lift my face to the stars, and scream. Nothing ever called back. Even among ...

    ?Elizabeth,? he said, his tone firm and chiding. He lifted my chin and fixed my eyes with his. ?You are mine. You have been since the first day we met. You will be mine forever. My absence should not have caused you to doubt the firmness and steadfastness of my attachment to you...

    I'm so goddamn disappointed. I really thought I would love this. I really enjoyed the first 150 pages or so (even though most people who disliked this seem to think it was the boring part of the book lol) but it just went downhill after this. Everything happened so fast and was ...

    "I thought to puncture heaven and instead I discovered hell." Everything about this book screams READ ME. And yes, it does so in caps lock. It is so promisingly creepy and twisted, exactly what a perfect book sounds like to me. I am a big fan of Penny Dreadful (it's on Netflix an...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?For everyone made to feel like a side character in their own story? ? I like the dedication of this book very much as I always think of people as main or secondary characters. I myself am a s...

    this book was a Ride so creepy, so entertaining, so messed up. the characters are really deep and flawed and terrifying. and those plot twists, hashtag ? RTC ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ my brain: you're already reading a kiersten white book and it's not going so hot so wh...

    I finished it! But I can?t really decide how I want to rate it yet. I liked it, but I don?t think I was in the right mood to read it. But the writing was quite good, it was definitely creepy and interesting. And if you like the source material, you?ll probably find a lot to enjoy...

    This is intriguing. ...

    I'm super conflicted on this. I loved the characters so much. Elizabeth is one of the best protagonists I have read from. She's my slytherin queen. But this was so boring. The pacing was all over the place. There were really long stretches where nothing happened and then the action s...

  • Nick
    Sep 14, 2018

    Sometimes we were strangers even to ourselves. For the first two thirds, I thought this book was pretty good. Frankenstein is one of my favourite books, and I like it when authors give a voice - and different perspective - to a side character. But it is in the final third when this ...

    Well that was dark and delicious. ...

    you know what?s really fun and in style right now? retellings of old famous tales but focusing the spotlight on the lives of the women in them and carving more spaces for their stories. I?m so excited to read this book!! ...

    You are mine, Elizabeth Lavenza, and nothing will take you from me. Not even death. I do not think I expected one of the best books I read this year to be a retelling of Frankenstein where it?s not just about the nature of monstrousness, but about the power of women working toge...

    ARC provided by Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?Some nights, when even my child?s heart knew that what I had been asked to endure was too much, I would stand on the edge of the lake, lift my face to the stars, and scream. Nothing ever called back. Even among ...

    ?Elizabeth,? he said, his tone firm and chiding. He lifted my chin and fixed my eyes with his. ?You are mine. You have been since the first day we met. You will be mine forever. My absence should not have caused you to doubt the firmness and steadfastness of my attachment to you...

    I'm so goddamn disappointed. I really thought I would love this. I really enjoyed the first 150 pages or so (even though most people who disliked this seem to think it was the boring part of the book lol) but it just went downhill after this. Everything happened so fast and was ...

    "I thought to puncture heaven and instead I discovered hell." Everything about this book screams READ ME. And yes, it does so in caps lock. It is so promisingly creepy and twisted, exactly what a perfect book sounds like to me. I am a big fan of Penny Dreadful (it's on Netflix an...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?For everyone made to feel like a side character in their own story? ? I like the dedication of this book very much as I always think of people as main or secondary characters. I myself am a s...

    this book was a Ride so creepy, so entertaining, so messed up. the characters are really deep and flawed and terrifying. and those plot twists, hashtag ? RTC ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ my brain: you're already reading a kiersten white book and it's not going so hot so wh...

    I finished it! But I can?t really decide how I want to rate it yet. I liked it, but I don?t think I was in the right mood to read it. But the writing was quite good, it was definitely creepy and interesting. And if you like the source material, you?ll probably find a lot to enjoy...

    This is intriguing. ...

  • Korrina  (OwlCrate)
    Mar 18, 2018

    Sometimes we were strangers even to ourselves. For the first two thirds, I thought this book was pretty good. Frankenstein is one of my favourite books, and I like it when authors give a voice - and different perspective - to a side character. But it is in the final third when this ...

    Well that was dark and delicious. ...

    you know what?s really fun and in style right now? retellings of old famous tales but focusing the spotlight on the lives of the women in them and carving more spaces for their stories. I?m so excited to read this book!! ...

    You are mine, Elizabeth Lavenza, and nothing will take you from me. Not even death. I do not think I expected one of the best books I read this year to be a retelling of Frankenstein where it?s not just about the nature of monstrousness, but about the power of women working toge...

    ARC provided by Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?Some nights, when even my child?s heart knew that what I had been asked to endure was too much, I would stand on the edge of the lake, lift my face to the stars, and scream. Nothing ever called back. Even among ...

    ?Elizabeth,? he said, his tone firm and chiding. He lifted my chin and fixed my eyes with his. ?You are mine. You have been since the first day we met. You will be mine forever. My absence should not have caused you to doubt the firmness and steadfastness of my attachment to you...

    I'm so goddamn disappointed. I really thought I would love this. I really enjoyed the first 150 pages or so (even though most people who disliked this seem to think it was the boring part of the book lol) but it just went downhill after this. Everything happened so fast and was ...

    "I thought to puncture heaven and instead I discovered hell." Everything about this book screams READ ME. And yes, it does so in caps lock. It is so promisingly creepy and twisted, exactly what a perfect book sounds like to me. I am a big fan of Penny Dreadful (it's on Netflix an...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?For everyone made to feel like a side character in their own story? ? I like the dedication of this book very much as I always think of people as main or secondary characters. I myself am a s...

    this book was a Ride so creepy, so entertaining, so messed up. the characters are really deep and flawed and terrifying. and those plot twists, hashtag ? RTC ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ my brain: you're already reading a kiersten white book and it's not going so hot so wh...

    I finished it! But I can?t really decide how I want to rate it yet. I liked it, but I don?t think I was in the right mood to read it. But the writing was quite good, it was definitely creepy and interesting. And if you like the source material, you?ll probably find a lot to enjoy...

  • clara
    Sep 25, 2018

    Sometimes we were strangers even to ourselves. For the first two thirds, I thought this book was pretty good. Frankenstein is one of my favourite books, and I like it when authors give a voice - and different perspective - to a side character. But it is in the final third when this ...

    Well that was dark and delicious. ...

    you know what?s really fun and in style right now? retellings of old famous tales but focusing the spotlight on the lives of the women in them and carving more spaces for their stories. I?m so excited to read this book!! ...

    You are mine, Elizabeth Lavenza, and nothing will take you from me. Not even death. I do not think I expected one of the best books I read this year to be a retelling of Frankenstein where it?s not just about the nature of monstrousness, but about the power of women working toge...

    ARC provided by Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?Some nights, when even my child?s heart knew that what I had been asked to endure was too much, I would stand on the edge of the lake, lift my face to the stars, and scream. Nothing ever called back. Even among ...

    ?Elizabeth,? he said, his tone firm and chiding. He lifted my chin and fixed my eyes with his. ?You are mine. You have been since the first day we met. You will be mine forever. My absence should not have caused you to doubt the firmness and steadfastness of my attachment to you...

    I'm so goddamn disappointed. I really thought I would love this. I really enjoyed the first 150 pages or so (even though most people who disliked this seem to think it was the boring part of the book lol) but it just went downhill after this. Everything happened so fast and was ...

    "I thought to puncture heaven and instead I discovered hell." Everything about this book screams READ ME. And yes, it does so in caps lock. It is so promisingly creepy and twisted, exactly what a perfect book sounds like to me. I am a big fan of Penny Dreadful (it's on Netflix an...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?For everyone made to feel like a side character in their own story? ? I like the dedication of this book very much as I always think of people as main or secondary characters. I myself am a s...

    this book was a Ride so creepy, so entertaining, so messed up. the characters are really deep and flawed and terrifying. and those plot twists, hashtag ? RTC ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ my brain: you're already reading a kiersten white book and it's not going so hot so wh...

    I finished it! But I can?t really decide how I want to rate it yet. I liked it, but I don?t think I was in the right mood to read it. But the writing was quite good, it was definitely creepy and interesting. And if you like the source material, you?ll probably find a lot to enjoy...

    This is intriguing. ...

    I'm super conflicted on this. I loved the characters so much. Elizabeth is one of the best protagonists I have read from. She's my slytherin queen. But this was so boring. The pacing was all over the place. There were really long stretches where nothing happened and then the action s...

    i would die for elizabeth and mary (view spoiler)[and adam (hide spoiler)] . RTC. __________________ i... have never read frankenstein, but i will read anything kiersten white writes. // buddy read with a babe ? ...

  • Kai
    Aug 24, 2018

    Sometimes we were strangers even to ourselves. For the first two thirds, I thought this book was pretty good. Frankenstein is one of my favourite books, and I like it when authors give a voice - and different perspective - to a side character. But it is in the final third when this ...

    Well that was dark and delicious. ...

    you know what?s really fun and in style right now? retellings of old famous tales but focusing the spotlight on the lives of the women in them and carving more spaces for their stories. I?m so excited to read this book!! ...

    You are mine, Elizabeth Lavenza, and nothing will take you from me. Not even death. I do not think I expected one of the best books I read this year to be a retelling of Frankenstein where it?s not just about the nature of monstrousness, but about the power of women working toge...

    ARC provided by Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?Some nights, when even my child?s heart knew that what I had been asked to endure was too much, I would stand on the edge of the lake, lift my face to the stars, and scream. Nothing ever called back. Even among ...

    ?Elizabeth,? he said, his tone firm and chiding. He lifted my chin and fixed my eyes with his. ?You are mine. You have been since the first day we met. You will be mine forever. My absence should not have caused you to doubt the firmness and steadfastness of my attachment to you...

    I'm so goddamn disappointed. I really thought I would love this. I really enjoyed the first 150 pages or so (even though most people who disliked this seem to think it was the boring part of the book lol) but it just went downhill after this. Everything happened so fast and was ...

    "I thought to puncture heaven and instead I discovered hell." Everything about this book screams READ ME. And yes, it does so in caps lock. It is so promisingly creepy and twisted, exactly what a perfect book sounds like to me. I am a big fan of Penny Dreadful (it's on Netflix an...

  • Rissa
    Sep 28, 2018

    Sometimes we were strangers even to ourselves. For the first two thirds, I thought this book was pretty good. Frankenstein is one of my favourite books, and I like it when authors give a voice - and different perspective - to a side character. But it is in the final third when this ...

    Well that was dark and delicious. ...

    you know what?s really fun and in style right now? retellings of old famous tales but focusing the spotlight on the lives of the women in them and carving more spaces for their stories. I?m so excited to read this book!! ...

    You are mine, Elizabeth Lavenza, and nothing will take you from me. Not even death. I do not think I expected one of the best books I read this year to be a retelling of Frankenstein where it?s not just about the nature of monstrousness, but about the power of women working toge...

    ARC provided by Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?Some nights, when even my child?s heart knew that what I had been asked to endure was too much, I would stand on the edge of the lake, lift my face to the stars, and scream. Nothing ever called back. Even among ...

    ?Elizabeth,? he said, his tone firm and chiding. He lifted my chin and fixed my eyes with his. ?You are mine. You have been since the first day we met. You will be mine forever. My absence should not have caused you to doubt the firmness and steadfastness of my attachment to you...

    I'm so goddamn disappointed. I really thought I would love this. I really enjoyed the first 150 pages or so (even though most people who disliked this seem to think it was the boring part of the book lol) but it just went downhill after this. Everything happened so fast and was ...

    "I thought to puncture heaven and instead I discovered hell." Everything about this book screams READ ME. And yes, it does so in caps lock. It is so promisingly creepy and twisted, exactly what a perfect book sounds like to me. I am a big fan of Penny Dreadful (it's on Netflix an...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?For everyone made to feel like a side character in their own story? ? I like the dedication of this book very much as I always think of people as main or secondary characters. I myself am a s...

    this book was a Ride so creepy, so entertaining, so messed up. the characters are really deep and flawed and terrifying. and those plot twists, hashtag ? RTC ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ my brain: you're already reading a kiersten white book and it's not going so hot so wh...

    I finished it! But I can?t really decide how I want to rate it yet. I liked it, but I don?t think I was in the right mood to read it. But the writing was quite good, it was definitely creepy and interesting. And if you like the source material, you?ll probably find a lot to enjoy...

    This is intriguing. ...

    I'm super conflicted on this. I loved the characters so much. Elizabeth is one of the best protagonists I have read from. She's my slytherin queen. But this was so boring. The pacing was all over the place. There were really long stretches where nothing happened and then the action s...

    i would die for elizabeth and mary (view spoiler)[and adam (hide spoiler)] . RTC. __________________ i... have never read frankenstein, but i will read anything kiersten white writes. // buddy read with a babe ? ...

    Some things I loved: -These characters were REALLY twisted. I loved how obsessive, and calculating these characters were throughout the novel. Very intriguing and so interesting to see how their minds worked (especially victor) - The many nods to the original. I loved how much this ...

    *SCREAMS IN 80 LANGUAGES* I'd read anything historical by Kiersten white ...

    Plot ~ Concept: ????? ~ Execution: ????? Pacing: ????? Writing style: ????? Characters: ????? World: ????? Enjoyment: ????? Cover: ????? Pros: ? This book is dark, twisted and eerie, and the...

    "What perfection can you hope to find in death?" I've read only one book by Kiersten White and since it turned out to be the worst book I've read in my life, I was determined not to read anything else by her ever again. I'm glad I am such a nice person and gave her second chance, ...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein is quite an unusual book that will haunt your dreams long after you finished it. I am a goner for dark morally ambiguous stories that make you reconsider things you never questioned before, or in the case of thi...

    I struggled with this book and it legitimately breaks my heart. I liked Elizabeth. I like how devoted and well meaning she is. Victor was intriguing and somehow I was rooting for both of them. There are a few other characters, but I don?t want to say anything else here. Plot ...

    Oh god whyyyy is this not in my hands yet?! I need ALL of the Kiersten White hist-fic ...

    Thank you Penguin Random House International for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Trigger warning: This book contains graphic scenes such as abuse, violence and gore. Timely it's Halloween season, it's the perfect time I step away from contemporary...

    I will read anything by this author. A. NY. TH. IN. G. ...

    RECENSIONE QUI: https://thereadingslove.blogspot.com/... Siamo nel periodo giusto per dedicarci alla lettura di uno Young Adult gotico che la rivisitazione del famoso romanzo intitolato Frankenstein dell?autrice Mary Shelley. Elizabeth Lavenza una ragazza orfana che ha sub...

    That was creepy and enjoyable. I really didn't connect with Elizabeth but that didn't bother me, most of the characters were very interesting. I really loved how feminism was effortlessly disscussed, it wasn't forced at all. It just showcased the reality of women being dependent on o...

    Dark descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein ?Elizabeth was presented to Victor as his special friend.? I think its cute. This was how Elizabeth came to be and how she in a sense helped Victor become The Victor Frankenstein. That ending though! ...

  • Merphy Napier
    Oct 15, 2018

    Sometimes we were strangers even to ourselves. For the first two thirds, I thought this book was pretty good. Frankenstein is one of my favourite books, and I like it when authors give a voice - and different perspective - to a side character. But it is in the final third when this ...

    Well that was dark and delicious. ...

    you know what?s really fun and in style right now? retellings of old famous tales but focusing the spotlight on the lives of the women in them and carving more spaces for their stories. I?m so excited to read this book!! ...

    You are mine, Elizabeth Lavenza, and nothing will take you from me. Not even death. I do not think I expected one of the best books I read this year to be a retelling of Frankenstein where it?s not just about the nature of monstrousness, but about the power of women working toge...

    ARC provided by Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?Some nights, when even my child?s heart knew that what I had been asked to endure was too much, I would stand on the edge of the lake, lift my face to the stars, and scream. Nothing ever called back. Even among ...

    ?Elizabeth,? he said, his tone firm and chiding. He lifted my chin and fixed my eyes with his. ?You are mine. You have been since the first day we met. You will be mine forever. My absence should not have caused you to doubt the firmness and steadfastness of my attachment to you...

    I'm so goddamn disappointed. I really thought I would love this. I really enjoyed the first 150 pages or so (even though most people who disliked this seem to think it was the boring part of the book lol) but it just went downhill after this. Everything happened so fast and was ...

    "I thought to puncture heaven and instead I discovered hell." Everything about this book screams READ ME. And yes, it does so in caps lock. It is so promisingly creepy and twisted, exactly what a perfect book sounds like to me. I am a big fan of Penny Dreadful (it's on Netflix an...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?For everyone made to feel like a side character in their own story? ? I like the dedication of this book very much as I always think of people as main or secondary characters. I myself am a s...

    this book was a Ride so creepy, so entertaining, so messed up. the characters are really deep and flawed and terrifying. and those plot twists, hashtag ? RTC ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ my brain: you're already reading a kiersten white book and it's not going so hot so wh...

    I finished it! But I can?t really decide how I want to rate it yet. I liked it, but I don?t think I was in the right mood to read it. But the writing was quite good, it was definitely creepy and interesting. And if you like the source material, you?ll probably find a lot to enjoy...

    This is intriguing. ...

    I'm super conflicted on this. I loved the characters so much. Elizabeth is one of the best protagonists I have read from. She's my slytherin queen. But this was so boring. The pacing was all over the place. There were really long stretches where nothing happened and then the action s...

    i would die for elizabeth and mary (view spoiler)[and adam (hide spoiler)] . RTC. __________________ i... have never read frankenstein, but i will read anything kiersten white writes. // buddy read with a babe ? ...

    Some things I loved: -These characters were REALLY twisted. I loved how obsessive, and calculating these characters were throughout the novel. Very intriguing and so interesting to see how their minds worked (especially victor) - The many nods to the original. I loved how much this ...

  • Em (RunawayWithDreamthieves)
    Sep 23, 2018

    Sometimes we were strangers even to ourselves. For the first two thirds, I thought this book was pretty good. Frankenstein is one of my favourite books, and I like it when authors give a voice - and different perspective - to a side character. But it is in the final third when this ...

    Well that was dark and delicious. ...

    you know what?s really fun and in style right now? retellings of old famous tales but focusing the spotlight on the lives of the women in them and carving more spaces for their stories. I?m so excited to read this book!! ...

  • Fables&Wren
    Feb 15, 2018

    Sometimes we were strangers even to ourselves. For the first two thirds, I thought this book was pretty good. Frankenstein is one of my favourite books, and I like it when authors give a voice - and different perspective - to a side character. But it is in the final third when this ...

    Well that was dark and delicious. ...

    you know what?s really fun and in style right now? retellings of old famous tales but focusing the spotlight on the lives of the women in them and carving more spaces for their stories. I?m so excited to read this book!! ...

    You are mine, Elizabeth Lavenza, and nothing will take you from me. Not even death. I do not think I expected one of the best books I read this year to be a retelling of Frankenstein where it?s not just about the nature of monstrousness, but about the power of women working toge...

    ARC provided by Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?Some nights, when even my child?s heart knew that what I had been asked to endure was too much, I would stand on the edge of the lake, lift my face to the stars, and scream. Nothing ever called back. Even among ...

    ?Elizabeth,? he said, his tone firm and chiding. He lifted my chin and fixed my eyes with his. ?You are mine. You have been since the first day we met. You will be mine forever. My absence should not have caused you to doubt the firmness and steadfastness of my attachment to you...

    I'm so goddamn disappointed. I really thought I would love this. I really enjoyed the first 150 pages or so (even though most people who disliked this seem to think it was the boring part of the book lol) but it just went downhill after this. Everything happened so fast and was ...

    "I thought to puncture heaven and instead I discovered hell." Everything about this book screams READ ME. And yes, it does so in caps lock. It is so promisingly creepy and twisted, exactly what a perfect book sounds like to me. I am a big fan of Penny Dreadful (it's on Netflix an...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?For everyone made to feel like a side character in their own story? ? I like the dedication of this book very much as I always think of people as main or secondary characters. I myself am a s...

    this book was a Ride so creepy, so entertaining, so messed up. the characters are really deep and flawed and terrifying. and those plot twists, hashtag ? RTC ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ my brain: you're already reading a kiersten white book and it's not going so hot so wh...

    I finished it! But I can?t really decide how I want to rate it yet. I liked it, but I don?t think I was in the right mood to read it. But the writing was quite good, it was definitely creepy and interesting. And if you like the source material, you?ll probably find a lot to enjoy...

    This is intriguing. ...

    I'm super conflicted on this. I loved the characters so much. Elizabeth is one of the best protagonists I have read from. She's my slytherin queen. But this was so boring. The pacing was all over the place. There were really long stretches where nothing happened and then the action s...

    i would die for elizabeth and mary (view spoiler)[and adam (hide spoiler)] . RTC. __________________ i... have never read frankenstein, but i will read anything kiersten white writes. // buddy read with a babe ? ...

    Some things I loved: -These characters were REALLY twisted. I loved how obsessive, and calculating these characters were throughout the novel. Very intriguing and so interesting to see how their minds worked (especially victor) - The many nods to the original. I loved how much this ...

    *SCREAMS IN 80 LANGUAGES* I'd read anything historical by Kiersten white ...

    Plot ~ Concept: ????? ~ Execution: ????? Pacing: ????? Writing style: ????? Characters: ????? World: ????? Enjoyment: ????? Cover: ????? Pros: ? This book is dark, twisted and eerie, and the...

    "What perfection can you hope to find in death?" I've read only one book by Kiersten White and since it turned out to be the worst book I've read in my life, I was determined not to read anything else by her ever again. I'm glad I am such a nice person and gave her second chance, ...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein is quite an unusual book that will haunt your dreams long after you finished it. I am a goner for dark morally ambiguous stories that make you reconsider things you never questioned before, or in the case of thi...

    I struggled with this book and it legitimately breaks my heart. I liked Elizabeth. I like how devoted and well meaning she is. Victor was intriguing and somehow I was rooting for both of them. There are a few other characters, but I don?t want to say anything else here. Plot ...

    Oh god whyyyy is this not in my hands yet?! I need ALL of the Kiersten White hist-fic ...

    Thank you Penguin Random House International for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Trigger warning: This book contains graphic scenes such as abuse, violence and gore. Timely it's Halloween season, it's the perfect time I step away from contemporary...

    I will read anything by this author. A. NY. TH. IN. G. ...

  • Nadhira Satria
    Oct 31, 2017

    Sometimes we were strangers even to ourselves. For the first two thirds, I thought this book was pretty good. Frankenstein is one of my favourite books, and I like it when authors give a voice - and different perspective - to a side character. But it is in the final third when this ...

    Well that was dark and delicious. ...

    you know what?s really fun and in style right now? retellings of old famous tales but focusing the spotlight on the lives of the women in them and carving more spaces for their stories. I?m so excited to read this book!! ...

    You are mine, Elizabeth Lavenza, and nothing will take you from me. Not even death. I do not think I expected one of the best books I read this year to be a retelling of Frankenstein where it?s not just about the nature of monstrousness, but about the power of women working toge...

    ARC provided by Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?Some nights, when even my child?s heart knew that what I had been asked to endure was too much, I would stand on the edge of the lake, lift my face to the stars, and scream. Nothing ever called back. Even among ...

    ?Elizabeth,? he said, his tone firm and chiding. He lifted my chin and fixed my eyes with his. ?You are mine. You have been since the first day we met. You will be mine forever. My absence should not have caused you to doubt the firmness and steadfastness of my attachment to you...

    I'm so goddamn disappointed. I really thought I would love this. I really enjoyed the first 150 pages or so (even though most people who disliked this seem to think it was the boring part of the book lol) but it just went downhill after this. Everything happened so fast and was ...

    "I thought to puncture heaven and instead I discovered hell." Everything about this book screams READ ME. And yes, it does so in caps lock. It is so promisingly creepy and twisted, exactly what a perfect book sounds like to me. I am a big fan of Penny Dreadful (it's on Netflix an...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?For everyone made to feel like a side character in their own story? ? I like the dedication of this book very much as I always think of people as main or secondary characters. I myself am a s...

    this book was a Ride so creepy, so entertaining, so messed up. the characters are really deep and flawed and terrifying. and those plot twists, hashtag ? RTC ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ my brain: you're already reading a kiersten white book and it's not going so hot so wh...

    I finished it! But I can?t really decide how I want to rate it yet. I liked it, but I don?t think I was in the right mood to read it. But the writing was quite good, it was definitely creepy and interesting. And if you like the source material, you?ll probably find a lot to enjoy...

    This is intriguing. ...

    I'm super conflicted on this. I loved the characters so much. Elizabeth is one of the best protagonists I have read from. She's my slytherin queen. But this was so boring. The pacing was all over the place. There were really long stretches where nothing happened and then the action s...

    i would die for elizabeth and mary (view spoiler)[and adam (hide spoiler)] . RTC. __________________ i... have never read frankenstein, but i will read anything kiersten white writes. // buddy read with a babe ? ...

    Some things I loved: -These characters were REALLY twisted. I loved how obsessive, and calculating these characters were throughout the novel. Very intriguing and so interesting to see how their minds worked (especially victor) - The many nods to the original. I loved how much this ...

    *SCREAMS IN 80 LANGUAGES* I'd read anything historical by Kiersten white ...

  • may ❀
    Sep 27, 2018

    Sometimes we were strangers even to ourselves. For the first two thirds, I thought this book was pretty good. Frankenstein is one of my favourite books, and I like it when authors give a voice - and different perspective - to a side character. But it is in the final third when this ...

    Well that was dark and delicious. ...

    you know what?s really fun and in style right now? retellings of old famous tales but focusing the spotlight on the lives of the women in them and carving more spaces for their stories. I?m so excited to read this book!! ...

    You are mine, Elizabeth Lavenza, and nothing will take you from me. Not even death. I do not think I expected one of the best books I read this year to be a retelling of Frankenstein where it?s not just about the nature of monstrousness, but about the power of women working toge...

    ARC provided by Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?Some nights, when even my child?s heart knew that what I had been asked to endure was too much, I would stand on the edge of the lake, lift my face to the stars, and scream. Nothing ever called back. Even among ...

    ?Elizabeth,? he said, his tone firm and chiding. He lifted my chin and fixed my eyes with his. ?You are mine. You have been since the first day we met. You will be mine forever. My absence should not have caused you to doubt the firmness and steadfastness of my attachment to you...

    I'm so goddamn disappointed. I really thought I would love this. I really enjoyed the first 150 pages or so (even though most people who disliked this seem to think it was the boring part of the book lol) but it just went downhill after this. Everything happened so fast and was ...

    "I thought to puncture heaven and instead I discovered hell." Everything about this book screams READ ME. And yes, it does so in caps lock. It is so promisingly creepy and twisted, exactly what a perfect book sounds like to me. I am a big fan of Penny Dreadful (it's on Netflix an...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?For everyone made to feel like a side character in their own story? ? I like the dedication of this book very much as I always think of people as main or secondary characters. I myself am a s...

    this book was a Ride so creepy, so entertaining, so messed up. the characters are really deep and flawed and terrifying. and those plot twists, hashtag ? RTC ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ my brain: you're already reading a kiersten white book and it's not going so hot so wh...

  • lucie
    Sep 30, 2018

    Sometimes we were strangers even to ourselves. For the first two thirds, I thought this book was pretty good. Frankenstein is one of my favourite books, and I like it when authors give a voice - and different perspective - to a side character. But it is in the final third when this ...

    Well that was dark and delicious. ...

    you know what?s really fun and in style right now? retellings of old famous tales but focusing the spotlight on the lives of the women in them and carving more spaces for their stories. I?m so excited to read this book!! ...

    You are mine, Elizabeth Lavenza, and nothing will take you from me. Not even death. I do not think I expected one of the best books I read this year to be a retelling of Frankenstein where it?s not just about the nature of monstrousness, but about the power of women working toge...

    ARC provided by Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?Some nights, when even my child?s heart knew that what I had been asked to endure was too much, I would stand on the edge of the lake, lift my face to the stars, and scream. Nothing ever called back. Even among ...

    ?Elizabeth,? he said, his tone firm and chiding. He lifted my chin and fixed my eyes with his. ?You are mine. You have been since the first day we met. You will be mine forever. My absence should not have caused you to doubt the firmness and steadfastness of my attachment to you...

    I'm so goddamn disappointed. I really thought I would love this. I really enjoyed the first 150 pages or so (even though most people who disliked this seem to think it was the boring part of the book lol) but it just went downhill after this. Everything happened so fast and was ...

    "I thought to puncture heaven and instead I discovered hell." Everything about this book screams READ ME. And yes, it does so in caps lock. It is so promisingly creepy and twisted, exactly what a perfect book sounds like to me. I am a big fan of Penny Dreadful (it's on Netflix an...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?For everyone made to feel like a side character in their own story? ? I like the dedication of this book very much as I always think of people as main or secondary characters. I myself am a s...

    this book was a Ride so creepy, so entertaining, so messed up. the characters are really deep and flawed and terrifying. and those plot twists, hashtag ? RTC ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ my brain: you're already reading a kiersten white book and it's not going so hot so wh...

    I finished it! But I can?t really decide how I want to rate it yet. I liked it, but I don?t think I was in the right mood to read it. But the writing was quite good, it was definitely creepy and interesting. And if you like the source material, you?ll probably find a lot to enjoy...

    This is intriguing. ...

    I'm super conflicted on this. I loved the characters so much. Elizabeth is one of the best protagonists I have read from. She's my slytherin queen. But this was so boring. The pacing was all over the place. There were really long stretches where nothing happened and then the action s...

    i would die for elizabeth and mary (view spoiler)[and adam (hide spoiler)] . RTC. __________________ i... have never read frankenstein, but i will read anything kiersten white writes. // buddy read with a babe ? ...

    Some things I loved: -These characters were REALLY twisted. I loved how obsessive, and calculating these characters were throughout the novel. Very intriguing and so interesting to see how their minds worked (especially victor) - The many nods to the original. I loved how much this ...

    *SCREAMS IN 80 LANGUAGES* I'd read anything historical by Kiersten white ...

    Plot ~ Concept: ????? ~ Execution: ????? Pacing: ????? Writing style: ????? Characters: ????? World: ????? Enjoyment: ????? Cover: ????? Pros: ? This book is dark, twisted and eerie, and the...

    "What perfection can you hope to find in death?" I've read only one book by Kiersten White and since it turned out to be the worst book I've read in my life, I was determined not to read anything else by her ever again. I'm glad I am such a nice person and gave her second chance, ...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Oct 25, 2017

    Sometimes we were strangers even to ourselves. For the first two thirds, I thought this book was pretty good. Frankenstein is one of my favourite books, and I like it when authors give a voice - and different perspective - to a side character. But it is in the final third when this ...

    Well that was dark and delicious. ...

    you know what?s really fun and in style right now? retellings of old famous tales but focusing the spotlight on the lives of the women in them and carving more spaces for their stories. I?m so excited to read this book!! ...

    You are mine, Elizabeth Lavenza, and nothing will take you from me. Not even death. I do not think I expected one of the best books I read this year to be a retelling of Frankenstein where it?s not just about the nature of monstrousness, but about the power of women working toge...

  • Hamad
    Sep 28, 2018

    Sometimes we were strangers even to ourselves. For the first two thirds, I thought this book was pretty good. Frankenstein is one of my favourite books, and I like it when authors give a voice - and different perspective - to a side character. But it is in the final third when this ...

    Well that was dark and delicious. ...

    you know what?s really fun and in style right now? retellings of old famous tales but focusing the spotlight on the lives of the women in them and carving more spaces for their stories. I?m so excited to read this book!! ...

    You are mine, Elizabeth Lavenza, and nothing will take you from me. Not even death. I do not think I expected one of the best books I read this year to be a retelling of Frankenstein where it?s not just about the nature of monstrousness, but about the power of women working toge...

    ARC provided by Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?Some nights, when even my child?s heart knew that what I had been asked to endure was too much, I would stand on the edge of the lake, lift my face to the stars, and scream. Nothing ever called back. Even among ...

    ?Elizabeth,? he said, his tone firm and chiding. He lifted my chin and fixed my eyes with his. ?You are mine. You have been since the first day we met. You will be mine forever. My absence should not have caused you to doubt the firmness and steadfastness of my attachment to you...

    I'm so goddamn disappointed. I really thought I would love this. I really enjoyed the first 150 pages or so (even though most people who disliked this seem to think it was the boring part of the book lol) but it just went downhill after this. Everything happened so fast and was ...

    "I thought to puncture heaven and instead I discovered hell." Everything about this book screams READ ME. And yes, it does so in caps lock. It is so promisingly creepy and twisted, exactly what a perfect book sounds like to me. I am a big fan of Penny Dreadful (it's on Netflix an...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?For everyone made to feel like a side character in their own story? ? I like the dedication of this book very much as I always think of people as main or secondary characters. I myself am a s...

  • Amira
    Oct 03, 2018

    Sometimes we were strangers even to ourselves. For the first two thirds, I thought this book was pretty good. Frankenstein is one of my favourite books, and I like it when authors give a voice - and different perspective - to a side character. But it is in the final third when this ...

    Well that was dark and delicious. ...

    you know what?s really fun and in style right now? retellings of old famous tales but focusing the spotlight on the lives of the women in them and carving more spaces for their stories. I?m so excited to read this book!! ...

    You are mine, Elizabeth Lavenza, and nothing will take you from me. Not even death. I do not think I expected one of the best books I read this year to be a retelling of Frankenstein where it?s not just about the nature of monstrousness, but about the power of women working toge...

    ARC provided by Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?Some nights, when even my child?s heart knew that what I had been asked to endure was too much, I would stand on the edge of the lake, lift my face to the stars, and scream. Nothing ever called back. Even among ...

    ?Elizabeth,? he said, his tone firm and chiding. He lifted my chin and fixed my eyes with his. ?You are mine. You have been since the first day we met. You will be mine forever. My absence should not have caused you to doubt the firmness and steadfastness of my attachment to you...

    I'm so goddamn disappointed. I really thought I would love this. I really enjoyed the first 150 pages or so (even though most people who disliked this seem to think it was the boring part of the book lol) but it just went downhill after this. Everything happened so fast and was ...

    "I thought to puncture heaven and instead I discovered hell." Everything about this book screams READ ME. And yes, it does so in caps lock. It is so promisingly creepy and twisted, exactly what a perfect book sounds like to me. I am a big fan of Penny Dreadful (it's on Netflix an...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?For everyone made to feel like a side character in their own story? ? I like the dedication of this book very much as I always think of people as main or secondary characters. I myself am a s...

    this book was a Ride so creepy, so entertaining, so messed up. the characters are really deep and flawed and terrifying. and those plot twists, hashtag ? RTC ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ my brain: you're already reading a kiersten white book and it's not going so hot so wh...

    I finished it! But I can?t really decide how I want to rate it yet. I liked it, but I don?t think I was in the right mood to read it. But the writing was quite good, it was definitely creepy and interesting. And if you like the source material, you?ll probably find a lot to enjoy...

    This is intriguing. ...

    I'm super conflicted on this. I loved the characters so much. Elizabeth is one of the best protagonists I have read from. She's my slytherin queen. But this was so boring. The pacing was all over the place. There were really long stretches where nothing happened and then the action s...

    i would die for elizabeth and mary (view spoiler)[and adam (hide spoiler)] . RTC. __________________ i... have never read frankenstein, but i will read anything kiersten white writes. // buddy read with a babe ? ...

    Some things I loved: -These characters were REALLY twisted. I loved how obsessive, and calculating these characters were throughout the novel. Very intriguing and so interesting to see how their minds worked (especially victor) - The many nods to the original. I loved how much this ...

    *SCREAMS IN 80 LANGUAGES* I'd read anything historical by Kiersten white ...

    Plot ~ Concept: ????? ~ Execution: ????? Pacing: ????? Writing style: ????? Characters: ????? World: ????? Enjoyment: ????? Cover: ????? Pros: ? This book is dark, twisted and eerie, and the...

    "What perfection can you hope to find in death?" I've read only one book by Kiersten White and since it turned out to be the worst book I've read in my life, I was determined not to read anything else by her ever again. I'm glad I am such a nice person and gave her second chance, ...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein is quite an unusual book that will haunt your dreams long after you finished it. I am a goner for dark morally ambiguous stories that make you reconsider things you never questioned before, or in the case of thi...

    I struggled with this book and it legitimately breaks my heart. I liked Elizabeth. I like how devoted and well meaning she is. Victor was intriguing and somehow I was rooting for both of them. There are a few other characters, but I don?t want to say anything else here. Plot ...

    Oh god whyyyy is this not in my hands yet?! I need ALL of the Kiersten White hist-fic ...

    Thank you Penguin Random House International for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Trigger warning: This book contains graphic scenes such as abuse, violence and gore. Timely it's Halloween season, it's the perfect time I step away from contemporary...

    I will read anything by this author. A. NY. TH. IN. G. ...

    RECENSIONE QUI: https://thereadingslove.blogspot.com/... Siamo nel periodo giusto per dedicarci alla lettura di uno Young Adult gotico che la rivisitazione del famoso romanzo intitolato Frankenstein dell?autrice Mary Shelley. Elizabeth Lavenza una ragazza orfana che ha sub...

    That was creepy and enjoyable. I really didn't connect with Elizabeth but that didn't bother me, most of the characters were very interesting. I really loved how feminism was effortlessly disscussed, it wasn't forced at all. It just showcased the reality of women being dependent on o...

  • ꧁ ℨαrα ꧂
    Sep 28, 2018

    Sometimes we were strangers even to ourselves. For the first two thirds, I thought this book was pretty good. Frankenstein is one of my favourite books, and I like it when authors give a voice - and different perspective - to a side character. But it is in the final third when this ...

    Well that was dark and delicious. ...

    you know what?s really fun and in style right now? retellings of old famous tales but focusing the spotlight on the lives of the women in them and carving more spaces for their stories. I?m so excited to read this book!! ...

    You are mine, Elizabeth Lavenza, and nothing will take you from me. Not even death. I do not think I expected one of the best books I read this year to be a retelling of Frankenstein where it?s not just about the nature of monstrousness, but about the power of women working toge...

    ARC provided by Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?Some nights, when even my child?s heart knew that what I had been asked to endure was too much, I would stand on the edge of the lake, lift my face to the stars, and scream. Nothing ever called back. Even among ...

    ?Elizabeth,? he said, his tone firm and chiding. He lifted my chin and fixed my eyes with his. ?You are mine. You have been since the first day we met. You will be mine forever. My absence should not have caused you to doubt the firmness and steadfastness of my attachment to you...

    I'm so goddamn disappointed. I really thought I would love this. I really enjoyed the first 150 pages or so (even though most people who disliked this seem to think it was the boring part of the book lol) but it just went downhill after this. Everything happened so fast and was ...

    "I thought to puncture heaven and instead I discovered hell." Everything about this book screams READ ME. And yes, it does so in caps lock. It is so promisingly creepy and twisted, exactly what a perfect book sounds like to me. I am a big fan of Penny Dreadful (it's on Netflix an...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?For everyone made to feel like a side character in their own story? ? I like the dedication of this book very much as I always think of people as main or secondary characters. I myself am a s...

    this book was a Ride so creepy, so entertaining, so messed up. the characters are really deep and flawed and terrifying. and those plot twists, hashtag ? RTC ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ my brain: you're already reading a kiersten white book and it's not going so hot so wh...

    I finished it! But I can?t really decide how I want to rate it yet. I liked it, but I don?t think I was in the right mood to read it. But the writing was quite good, it was definitely creepy and interesting. And if you like the source material, you?ll probably find a lot to enjoy...

    This is intriguing. ...

    I'm super conflicted on this. I loved the characters so much. Elizabeth is one of the best protagonists I have read from. She's my slytherin queen. But this was so boring. The pacing was all over the place. There were really long stretches where nothing happened and then the action s...

    i would die for elizabeth and mary (view spoiler)[and adam (hide spoiler)] . RTC. __________________ i... have never read frankenstein, but i will read anything kiersten white writes. // buddy read with a babe ? ...

    Some things I loved: -These characters were REALLY twisted. I loved how obsessive, and calculating these characters were throughout the novel. Very intriguing and so interesting to see how their minds worked (especially victor) - The many nods to the original. I loved how much this ...

    *SCREAMS IN 80 LANGUAGES* I'd read anything historical by Kiersten white ...

    Plot ~ Concept: ????? ~ Execution: ????? Pacing: ????? Writing style: ????? Characters: ????? World: ????? Enjoyment: ????? Cover: ????? Pros: ? This book is dark, twisted and eerie, and the...

  • The Reading's Love Blog
    Oct 15, 2018

    Sometimes we were strangers even to ourselves. For the first two thirds, I thought this book was pretty good. Frankenstein is one of my favourite books, and I like it when authors give a voice - and different perspective - to a side character. But it is in the final third when this ...

    Well that was dark and delicious. ...

    you know what?s really fun and in style right now? retellings of old famous tales but focusing the spotlight on the lives of the women in them and carving more spaces for their stories. I?m so excited to read this book!! ...

    You are mine, Elizabeth Lavenza, and nothing will take you from me. Not even death. I do not think I expected one of the best books I read this year to be a retelling of Frankenstein where it?s not just about the nature of monstrousness, but about the power of women working toge...

    ARC provided by Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?Some nights, when even my child?s heart knew that what I had been asked to endure was too much, I would stand on the edge of the lake, lift my face to the stars, and scream. Nothing ever called back. Even among ...

    ?Elizabeth,? he said, his tone firm and chiding. He lifted my chin and fixed my eyes with his. ?You are mine. You have been since the first day we met. You will be mine forever. My absence should not have caused you to doubt the firmness and steadfastness of my attachment to you...

    I'm so goddamn disappointed. I really thought I would love this. I really enjoyed the first 150 pages or so (even though most people who disliked this seem to think it was the boring part of the book lol) but it just went downhill after this. Everything happened so fast and was ...

    "I thought to puncture heaven and instead I discovered hell." Everything about this book screams READ ME. And yes, it does so in caps lock. It is so promisingly creepy and twisted, exactly what a perfect book sounds like to me. I am a big fan of Penny Dreadful (it's on Netflix an...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?For everyone made to feel like a side character in their own story? ? I like the dedication of this book very much as I always think of people as main or secondary characters. I myself am a s...

    this book was a Ride so creepy, so entertaining, so messed up. the characters are really deep and flawed and terrifying. and those plot twists, hashtag ? RTC ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ my brain: you're already reading a kiersten white book and it's not going so hot so wh...

    I finished it! But I can?t really decide how I want to rate it yet. I liked it, but I don?t think I was in the right mood to read it. But the writing was quite good, it was definitely creepy and interesting. And if you like the source material, you?ll probably find a lot to enjoy...

    This is intriguing. ...

    I'm super conflicted on this. I loved the characters so much. Elizabeth is one of the best protagonists I have read from. She's my slytherin queen. But this was so boring. The pacing was all over the place. There were really long stretches where nothing happened and then the action s...

    i would die for elizabeth and mary (view spoiler)[and adam (hide spoiler)] . RTC. __________________ i... have never read frankenstein, but i will read anything kiersten white writes. // buddy read with a babe ? ...

    Some things I loved: -These characters were REALLY twisted. I loved how obsessive, and calculating these characters were throughout the novel. Very intriguing and so interesting to see how their minds worked (especially victor) - The many nods to the original. I loved how much this ...

    *SCREAMS IN 80 LANGUAGES* I'd read anything historical by Kiersten white ...

    Plot ~ Concept: ????? ~ Execution: ????? Pacing: ????? Writing style: ????? Characters: ????? World: ????? Enjoyment: ????? Cover: ????? Pros: ? This book is dark, twisted and eerie, and the...

    "What perfection can you hope to find in death?" I've read only one book by Kiersten White and since it turned out to be the worst book I've read in my life, I was determined not to read anything else by her ever again. I'm glad I am such a nice person and gave her second chance, ...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein is quite an unusual book that will haunt your dreams long after you finished it. I am a goner for dark morally ambiguous stories that make you reconsider things you never questioned before, or in the case of thi...

    I struggled with this book and it legitimately breaks my heart. I liked Elizabeth. I like how devoted and well meaning she is. Victor was intriguing and somehow I was rooting for both of them. There are a few other characters, but I don?t want to say anything else here. Plot ...

    Oh god whyyyy is this not in my hands yet?! I need ALL of the Kiersten White hist-fic ...

    Thank you Penguin Random House International for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Trigger warning: This book contains graphic scenes such as abuse, violence and gore. Timely it's Halloween season, it's the perfect time I step away from contemporary...

    I will read anything by this author. A. NY. TH. IN. G. ...

    RECENSIONE QUI: https://thereadingslove.blogspot.com/... Siamo nel periodo giusto per dedicarci alla lettura di uno Young Adult gotico che la rivisitazione del famoso romanzo intitolato Frankenstein dell?autrice Mary Shelley. Elizabeth Lavenza una ragazza orfana che ha sub...

  • Kayla Dawn
    Oct 14, 2018

    Sometimes we were strangers even to ourselves. For the first two thirds, I thought this book was pretty good. Frankenstein is one of my favourite books, and I like it when authors give a voice - and different perspective - to a side character. But it is in the final third when this ...

    Well that was dark and delicious. ...

    you know what?s really fun and in style right now? retellings of old famous tales but focusing the spotlight on the lives of the women in them and carving more spaces for their stories. I?m so excited to read this book!! ...

    You are mine, Elizabeth Lavenza, and nothing will take you from me. Not even death. I do not think I expected one of the best books I read this year to be a retelling of Frankenstein where it?s not just about the nature of monstrousness, but about the power of women working toge...

    ARC provided by Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?Some nights, when even my child?s heart knew that what I had been asked to endure was too much, I would stand on the edge of the lake, lift my face to the stars, and scream. Nothing ever called back. Even among ...

    ?Elizabeth,? he said, his tone firm and chiding. He lifted my chin and fixed my eyes with his. ?You are mine. You have been since the first day we met. You will be mine forever. My absence should not have caused you to doubt the firmness and steadfastness of my attachment to you...

    I'm so goddamn disappointed. I really thought I would love this. I really enjoyed the first 150 pages or so (even though most people who disliked this seem to think it was the boring part of the book lol) but it just went downhill after this. Everything happened so fast and was ...