Books On Our Radar: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White sounds absolutely creepy. Elizabeth is taken in to be a companion to Victor Frankenstein, where she is given a better life than she had before. I am really curious to read this semi-retelling and get lost into the world of the 18th century minds of a girl who will do anything to survive and a boy who has some strange secret laboratories and experiments going on. Check out Christy’s coverage on the Frankenstein Anniversary Panel at SDCC for more! Be sure to grab a copy now for the September 25th release or just add it to your never ending TBR!
Elizabeth Lavenza hasn’t had a proper meal in weeks. Her thin arms are covered with bruises from her “caregiver,” and she is on the verge of being thrown into the streets . . . until she is brought to the home of Victor Frankenstein, an unsmiling, solitary boy who has everything–except a friend.
Victor is her escape from misery. Elizabeth does everything she can to make herself indispensable–and it works. She is taken in by the Frankenstein family and rewarded with a warm bed, delicious food, and dresses of the finest silk. Soon she and Victor are inseparable.
But her new life comes at a price. As the years pass, Elizabeth’s survival depends on managing Victor’s dangerous temper and entertaining his every whim, no matter how depraved. Behind her blue eyes and sweet smile lies the calculating heart of a girl determined to stay alive no matter the cost . . . as the world she knows is consumed by darkness.