Ahh, the first “first-impressions” post in what feels like absolutely ages! I think the last book I read (that was not for educational purposes) was back in March and was Jane Eyre? Which is absolutely ridiculous but at least I know I worked as hard as I possibly could for my exams and don’t have much room for fretting there haha 🙂
To be honest I do understand those people who say that they can’t go by without reading but it is also such a time-consuming hobby, and for those of you who still have exams going: trust me, I feel you, it is so hard to not read during exam season, but in my opinion I think it’s worth it because then I’m able to fully focus on the exams. (anyways onto the book haha)
Okay so I read Frankenstein earlier this year and fell absolutely and totally IN LOVE with EVERYTHING about this book. I cannot even express to you how much I loved this book and how I highlighted countless passages and whizzed through it faster than I probably should have considering I remember I had a bunch of other stuff to get to back then but PRIORITIES! haha
I feel like I highlighted 50 passages in that book and one day I’m going to go through them all and write them all down because precious things should be treasured. Anyway, after reading Frankenstein and absolutely loving it, after seeing all the buzz about this retelling I knew I absolutely (count how many times I’ve said that lol) HAD to read it.
I wasn’t sure if I’d like it or not, like whether it was too different to the book, but let me tell you: this book is nothing like the original, at least so far it isn’t. It takes a completely different turn on the book that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE!!! Note the title is “Elizabeth” Frankenstein so this book is so far focused on Elizabeth and not Frankenstein, which I honestly love because although Frankenstein is such an interesting character, believe me, Elizabeth is more interesting in this one.
I’m thoroughly enjoying it so far! Elizabeth is so much more different in this book than the original. Although she is very beautiful, inside her mind is very calculating, and she is someone very smart and has an iron strong sense of determination. I am very interested to see what happens to Elizabeth throughout the story.
Also, the writing is gorgeous?!! I don’t think anyone in any of the reviews I read mentioned how beautiful the writing was so I was kind of taken aback in the most loveliest way possible. I do have to say that it has gotten a bit dark, but so far I’m loving it. Let’s see if this book is as disturbing as it’s said to be 🙂
How have you found this book and if you haven’t are you considering reading it? Those of you who have read this and Frankenstein, how similar (or different) are they?
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