Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Review: My Frankenstein by Michael J. Lee

Title:               My Frankenstein
Author:          Michael J. Lee 
Pages:             408 (on my e-reader)
Catagory:      Fantasy, Horror

The story:

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.
( Taken from Amazon )

The view of a book addict:

I loved this story, from the first page to the last. You se a human side to the creature that is created. I really fell in love with this character, you want him to survive everything he is going through. The story has a really creepy feel to it and on the other hand tells the heartbreaking story of Eva and her Frankenstein.
Throughout the book Eva turns from a girl into a woman, she starts out naïve but she learns a lot in the book. The ending was both beautiful and hearthbreaking.

The verdict of a book addict:

This was an amazing book, I’m so glad I read it. As a fan of horror books and a huge fan of classic literature this book was the perfect combination for me.

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  1. Thank you very much! I'm overjoyed you liked it!

    Thanks for hosting me on your lovely blog!

  2. I loved the book, like you I have always loved the original story. So when I saw the title of your book I just knew I had to read it.


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