Thursday, April 25, 2013

Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn

Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publish Date:  January 1, 2013
Pages: 250

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Victor Frankenstein had twin daughters and he abandoned them at birth to keep the monster from finding and killing them.  Their mother died delivering them.  They've been raised in Germany by their grandfather.  Upon their father's death, they are notified and leave Germany, against their grandfather's wishes, to travel with their uncle to Orkney Isle to take their titles as Barness and to live in their castle.

Ingrid is really interested in what their father was doing, she's all about the science.  She becomes friends with a recluse on the isle and tries to help him using her father's diaries.

Giselle is more girly and is set on renovating the castle and taking her place in society as a Baroness.

The story is told through the girls diairies and their father's diaries.  The story is definitely slow, but it's worth reading, it gets better as it goes along.  Although I wasn't thrilled with the ending, I understand why it went that way.

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