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
    Well that was dark and delicious. ...
  • Melanie
    Jun 26, 2018
    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 ...
  • Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
    Dec 01, 2018
    ?You are mine, Elizabeth Lavenza, and nothing will take you from me. Not even death.? I really enjoyed this. The character of Elizabeth receives a backbone and an unconventional retelling. Smiles, dimples and sweet curls are the face behind a manipulative mind in more control t...
  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
    Sep 27, 2018
    ?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...
  • 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 ...
  • Natalie Monroe
    Oct 25, 2018
    ?You are mine, Elizabeth Lavenza, and nothing will take you from me. Not even death.? I have a confession to make. Even though I'm getting an MPhil in Victorian literature, I have never read Frankenstein. gasps all around Yeah, yeah, yeah. Get back to your hidey-hole...
  • Carol
    Oct 29, 2018
    "The border between life and death had fascinated Victor for so long." How she met him......Elizabeth Lavenza, a little five year old beauty lived a life of fear and brutality before being rescued to serve as playmate and companion to a young, intense and mysterious Victor. Judge and M...
  • ✨    jamieson   ✨
    Oct 24, 2018
    actual rating: 2.5 stars I just want to make a disclaimer before I start this review. I'm extremely picky about retellings and probably need to stop reading them because of it. So there's that. ?You are mine, Elizabeth Lavenza, and nothing will take you from me. Not even deat...
  • Nastassja
    Feb 03, 2018
    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...
  • Lola
    May 10, 2019
    I am so glad I finally got around to reading this book, after months of deliberation (and a bit of procrastination), because Kiersten White develops her ideas in interesting ways. Granted, this is a retelling, so credit must be given to Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley as well, as the autho...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Nov 04, 2018
    I don't know how I feel yet. Going with the middle road for now Mel ???? ...
  • Vani
    Apr 08, 2019
    The author's note on this is SO GOOD that it's making me wonder if I like the book as much as I think I do or if I now love the author so much that I can't separate the two things. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein means so so so much to me. I don't trust people who claim for a classic t...
  • Riley
    Oct 15, 2018
    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...
  • MeaganCM
    May 31, 2018
    Elizabeth was deliciously flawed ?. loved her character and the growth she experienced. I loved the message of this book: Be you! Be your gloriously flawed self. Do not try and change who you are for others. And last, but most importantly, create your own future. Do not let other...
  • Nick
    Sep 14, 2018
    This is intriguing. ...
  • Korrina  (OwlCrate)
    Mar 18, 2018
    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
    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
    "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...
  • Merphy Napier
    Oct 15, 2018
    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 ...
  • Chaima ✨ شيماء
    Sep 23, 2018
    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!! ...
  • Nadhira Satria
    Oct 31, 2017
    ?What?s disappointment?? They asked. This book apparently. ?Who?s disappointed?? They also asked. Me, bitch. ...
  • may ❀
    Sep 27, 2018
    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...
  • Alaina
    Nov 28, 2018
    I LOVED THIS BOOK! ELIZABETH IS MY GIRL! I think I read the OG of frankenstein last year?? Might've been this year (super awk if it was but then again, I read a TON of books!). Either way, I was geeking out about this book. Ever since I saw this beautiful cover on GR, I desperately ...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Oct 25, 2017
    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
    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...
  • ✨Tamara
    Oct 29, 2018
    Whoa!!!! ? A fabulously reimagined retelling of the famous novel of Victor Frankenstein and his monster creation. However this story is told from the point-of-view of Elizabeth Victor's adopted sister and eventually his wife. I don't say this lightly and I mean it when I say this...
  • Sylvie
    Oct 19, 2018
    The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White 2.75/5 Stars! Buddy read with Karima This was my first experience with Kiersten White?s book, although she has many famous books that I have no intention to read at the moment, for a reason I seemed interested ...
  • Beverly
    May 08, 2019
    I was really looking forward to this, but perhaps my expectations were too high. It was very slow going for me, even though it is not a long book. There are aspects of it that I loved, like making Elizabeth the focus of the story and getting to hear her thoughts about her being all...
  • Kayla Dawn
    Oct 14, 2018
    I'm so disappointed oh my 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 unnecessarily rushed. Why not write a l...
  • Johann (jobis89)
    Apr 16, 2019
    ?I sought to puncture Heaven and instead discovered Hell.? The story of an orphan, Elizabeth Lavenza, who is taken in by the Frankenstein family and forms a close relationship with Victor. I?m gonna be honest here... I?ve never understood the point of retellings. Why woul...