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The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

(2018)
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New year, new you! Don't miss this monster of a New York Times best-seller, a stunning and dark reimagining of Frankenstein that internationally best-selling author Stephanie Garber raves is "exquisitely disturbing".

Elizabeth Lavenza hasn't had a proper meal in weeks. Her thin arms are covered with bruises from her "caregiver," and she is on the verge of being thrown into the streets . . . until she is brought to the home of Victor Frankenstein, an unsmiling, solitary boy who has everything--except a friend.

Victor is her escape from misery. Elizabeth does everything she can to make herself indispensable--and it works. She is taken in by the Frankenstein family and rewarded with a warm bed, delicious food, and dresses of the finest silk. Soon she and Victor are inseparable.

But her new life comes at a price. As the years pass, Elizabeth's survival depends on managing Victor's dangerous temper and entertaining his every whim, no matter how depraved. Behind her blue eyes and sweet smile lies the calculating heart of a girl determined to stay alive no matter the cost . . . as the world she knows is consumed by darkness.

An NPR best book of the year. A Chicago Public Library best book of the year.

"A masterful and monstrous retelling." (Stephanie Garber, number-one New York Times and internationally best-selling author of Caraval and Legendary)

"Inescapably compelling." (Victorial Schwab, number-one New York Times best-selling author of This Savage Song)

"An inventive, grotesque, and completely unexpected reimagining of Frankenstein. Mary Shelley would be proud." (Mackenzi Lee, New York Times best-selling author of The Gentlemen's Guide to Vice and Virtue)

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Exquisitely disturbing. The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein is a beautiful tapestry of horror, sewn together with threads of madness, obsession, and murder. Kiersten White has written a masterful and monstrous retelling." - Stephanie Garber

"In the hands of master storyteller Kiersten White, the bones of a familiar story are reconstructed to form an inventive, grotesque, and completely unexpected reimagining of Frankenstein. Mary Shelley would be proud." - Mackenzi Lee

"Visceral, sinister, and inescapably compelling, The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein feels at once reverent of its inspiration, and entirely new. White's skill is scalpel-sharp." - Victoria Schwab

"Kiersten White has breathed fresh life into a much-loved classic. Even Mary Shelley herself would be riveted by the dark lengths Elizabeth Lavenza would go to in order to survive. A dark and lovely midnight read." - Megan Shepherd


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Hardback Editions

September 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
Author(s): Kiersten White
ISBN: 0-525-57794-7 / 978-0-525-57794-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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September 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
Author(s): Kiersten White
ISBN: 0-525-57797-1 / 978-0-525-57797-3 (USA edition)
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October 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
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Title: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
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Title: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
Author(s): Kiersten White
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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