Posts Tagged ‘Frankenstein’

Mary’s Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created ­Frankenstein

Written and illustrated by Lita Judge

ISBN 9781526360410

Wow.  Now this is what I call a cover.  It is dark, broody and mysterious and grabs your attention straight away. Mary’s Monster is a biography of Mary Shelley written in verse form. I have been a huge fan of verse novels for many years so this already has me keen. So keen in fact I have already pre-ordered it from my local library, although as it isn’t published until later this month I may have to wait a bit. However, from all I have seen I know this is one I will also be buying when it comes out. Take a look at the illustrations on her site and on the trailer below. Over 300 pages of verse and illustrations. A tortured soul and her monster, drawn in haunting, Gothic illustrations, this book has got to be at the top of my most eagerly awaited reads for the year.  Each illustration is a work of art on its own and would be fantastic to hang on any wall. I am so excited for this book. Simply cannot wait. Really, just can’t wait. Beautiful.

You can read some of the story on her website and while there do check out the gallery as there are some superb and beautiful illustrations from her picture books.

 

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Such wicked intent
By Kenneth Oppel

You might recall a previous post on This dark endeavour by Kenneth Oppel which was Book one in The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein series. Book two continues with Such wicked intent.

The gothic thriller continues but this time the desire to bring back the dead leaves eveyone in great danger. When does obsession become madness? And how can Victor ignore his feelings for his twin brother’s betrothed? This is a great one to get hold of with Halloween just around the corner. Scare yourself!

This dark endeavour
The apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein
By Kenneth Oppel

Simon & Schuster 2011

Victor and Konrad are twin borthers but Konrad is dying. Victor will stop at nothing to find the ingredients to create Elixir of Life and keep Konrad alive. His enlisits the help of his best friend Henry and his beautiful cousin, Elizabeth but their search is dangerous. This is a prequel to the famous book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. This is another book on my library order and I can’t wait.