Book Reviews

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

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Author: Kiersten White

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“I sought to puncture Heaven and instead discovered Hell.”

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is one of my favourite books in the world. It was so beautifully crafted, so well-written, and posed such an extraordinary question that… threw me off (which I talk about more here). Many people might be quick to point out that it is indeed Victor who is the monster, as he was cruel enough to bring the creature into existence, but for a while I battled with that thought, because I felt immense empathy for Victor, seeing how he became so utterly depressed and miserable afterwards. But in the end, I did have to conclude that Victor was indeed the monster, that arrogance to think that you could imitate God’s creation, is one that can be unforgivable, if it leads to such catastrophic circumstances.

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First-Impressions: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

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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)

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