A new generation is creating a monster….
When Doctor Victor Frankenstein died, he left behind a legacy of horror…as well as two unacknowledged, beautiful twin daughters. Now these girls are seventeen, and they’ve come to Frankenstein’s castle to claim it as their inheritance.
Giselle and Ingrid are twins, but they couldn’t be more different. Giselle is a glamorous social climber who plans on turning Frankenstein’s castle into a center of high society. Ingrid, meanwhile, is quiet and studious, drawn to the mysterious notebooks her father left behind…and the experiments he went mad trying to perfect.
As Giselle prepares for lavish parties and Ingrid finds herself falling for the sullen, wounded naval officer next door, a sinister force begins to take hold in the castle. Nobody’s safe as Frankenstein’s legacy leads to a twisted, macabre journey of romance and horror.–Description from Amazon.com
- Reading level: Ages 12 and up
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Scholastic Press (January 1, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0545425336
- ISBN-13: 978-0545425339
My Review of Dr. Frankenstein’s Daughters
When the Identical twin daughters of the infamous Victor Frankenstein inherit the family castle, they never expect for life to change as drastically as it does. With horror, suspense and romance all in the same story, this is one to read for a real adventure.
Somehow I didn’t expect to like this book as much as I did. I was not only surprised by the accuracy of the references the author made to the original work, but also delighted with her ability to tell a compelling story based on said work.
The twin girls that are the main protagonists are as different as night and day. One of them is concerned with fashion and her appearance and how society views her, while the other is intelligent, simple and rather introspective. These differences made this an interesting book. Rather than only seeing things through the eyes of one character, the reader gets the opportunity to view the story through both of the main character’s points of view.
This book had enough suspense to keep me reading, wondering what would happen next. For a young adult book, I thought the love story was actually pretty complex and the characters had a lot of depth. The author, Suzanne Weyn, used descriptive language that provided me with vibrant imagery.
The dialogue was very well written and believable, sounding appropriate for the historical period of the setting.
I would certainly recommend this book to others. I think early teens and younger adults would easily become lost in this intelligently written and entertaining novel.
This review is based on a digital ARC from the publisher.