The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

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.

Title:The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
Edition Language:English
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About Kiersten White

Kiersten White is the New York Times bestselling author of many books for teens and young readers, including And I Darken, Now I Rise, Bright We Burn, The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein, and Slayer. She lives with her family near the ocean in San Diego, where she perpetually lurks in the shadows. Visit Kiersten online at and follow @KierstenWhite on Twitter.

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    The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein Reviews

  • Emily May

    Sometimes we were strangers even to ourselves. For the first two thirds, I thought this book was pretty good. Frankenstein is one of my favourite books, and I like it when authors give a voice - and ...

  • Victoria Schwab

    Well that was dark and delicious. ...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    You are mine, Elizabeth Lavenza, and nothing will take you from me. Not even death. I do not think I expected one of the best books I read this year to be a retelling of Frankenstein where it’s n...

  • ????? ?

    you know what’s really fun and in style right now? retellings of old famous tales but focusing the spotlight on the lives of the women in them and carving more spaces for their stories.I’m so exci...

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  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies

    “Elizabeth,” he said, his tone firm and chiding. He lifted my chin and fixed my eyes with his. “You are mine. You have been since the first day we met. You will be mine forever. My absence shou...

  • Melanie

    ARC provided by Random House in exchange for an honest review. “Some nights, when even my child’s heart knew that what I had been asked to endure was too much, I would stand on the edge of the la...

  • Kayla Dawn

    I'm so goddamn disappointed fmlI really enjoyed the first 150 pages or so (even though most people who disliked this seem to think it was the boring part of the book lol) but it just went downhill aft...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    I don't know how I feel yet. Going with the middle road for now Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾...

  • ?    jamieson   ?

    actual rating: 2.5 starsI just want to make a disclaimer before I start this review. I'm extremely picky about retellings and probably need to stop reading them because of it. So there's that. “You...