Let’s blow up the blogosphere with great new reads!
This is a really cool feature I've seen on Ciara Knight's blog, so I wanted to get in on this blogfest.
The book I've chosen to highlight ascribes to my love of (read: weird obsession with) Frankenstein fiction, anything inspired by Mary Shelley's classic novel Frankenstein. (Also, kind of works for the current October season, doesn't it?)
So, I chose My Frankenstein by Michael J. Lee. I have not read this novel, yet, but I do own it. As far as I can tell it is a self-published retelling of the Frankenstein story and geared towards the YA, paranormal romance-loving crowd with some horror elements, obviously.
And, this cover is TO DIE FOR. *dies*
Synopsis: In a small village in early 19th Century young Eva is enthralled by the new young baron, Viktor Frankenstein. Viktor promises to transform the traditional little town into a beacon of science and gives the book loving Eva access to his fantastic library. Eva becomes his student and assists him in a secret experiment, though she is kept in the dark about its ultimate aim. Soon after that Viktor introduces Eva to his “cousin” Adam. Adam is horribly disfigured with stitches running across his face. Viktor claims he is mute and simpleminded, but Eva takes pity on him and sets out to teach him to speak.…
What follows is a combination of tragic romance and classic horror as Eva is pulled between Viktor, who grows jealous and takes murderous steps to ensure his secret, and Adam, who possess tremendous strength and rage yet deep inside is innocent and vulnerable.
In his debut fantasy novel, Michael J. Lee retells the classic story by Mary Shelley as a dark romance with steampunk overtones.
Praise for My Frankenstein: "I would highly recommend giving this a read, probably more than once, and if you love Frankenstein, then this is an absolute must for your reading collection."
-Eric Swett, My Writer's Cramp
Know of any novels you feel need more love?