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Dr. Frankenstein's Daughtersby Suzanne Weyn
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… See more details below
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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.
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Praise for Suzanne Weyn's Distant Waves:
* "Weyn's take on the infamous disaster is wholly original."
- Booklist, starred review
"Told in gripping first-person narrative, this novel features interesting characters and creates a strong sense of time and place, while exploring the mysteries of the spirit world."
- School Library Journal
"Weyn weaves fantasy together with factual threads of the Spiritualist movement, Nikola Tesla's inventions and the celebrity-studded passenger list of the doomed ocean liner....A page-turner."
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This was a good book with a nice twist on the Dr. Frankenstein tale. Some of the dialogue was a bit strange, but I still enjoyed it.
This is a great book everyone should try it out i love it. It deals with heartbreak adventure and more hope you like it! Sincerely, Anonomous
The main part of the book was very entertaining and perfectly paced. I could not put it down! This was a twist on a classic tale for a younger generation. However, I found the ending to be unsatisfying. It does not tell you what you really want to know. That aside, I enjoyed this book overall!
his story follows the identical twin daughters of Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein, the man who created a creature from spare body parts. (Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley) As teens, they discover their birthright, inherit a castle owned by the late scientist they never knew. Deep under the castle, the girls find his laboratory. The story is cleverly written in the form of journal entries made by each twin, using the manner of writing for the 19th century, giving the story even more depth! Giselle is the more socially adept of the two girls, the one who primps, worries about appearances and is the more fragile twin. She is also the twin with night terrors of an unknown origin. Ingrid is equally as beautiful as her sister, but chooses to rely more on her intelligence. She is down-to-earth, and completely enthralled by the sciences and medicine. Her father's journals fascinate her. As characters enter and exit the story, the reader sees there is more going on than meets the eye! There is some age-appropriate romance which doesn't overtake the plot, although it is because of Ingrid's love for Walter, a war veteran, that we see her possibly repeating her father's mistakes in the laboratory. This is fast read, full of detail and imagination without getting too deep or creepy! This is NOT Mary Shelley's book redone! It is an original take on the 'what ifs,' written for a younger audience! This review copy was provided by NetGalley and Scholastic Press in exchange for an honest review!
This was a fun read. Twin teenage sisters, Ingrid and Giselle, are the offspring of Dr. Frankenstein. They show up at his castle as their legacy and make themselves at home, though with decidedly different interest. As a fan of Frankenstein, Dracula, and other creatures of the night, it's always nice to see a new twist to these old themes. Recommended along with the entertaining young adult vampire novel, COUNT DRACULA'S TEENAGE DAUGHTER, by R. Barri Flowers.