Hosted by Breaking the Spine
Written by: Mackenzi Lee
Release Date: September 22, 2015
Pages: 384, Hardcover
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In 1818 Geneva, men built with clockwork parts live hidden away from society, cared for only by illegal mechanics called Shadow Boys. Two years ago, Shadow Boy Alasdair Finch’s life shattered to bits.
His brother, Oliver—dead.
His sweetheart, Mary—gone.
His chance to break free of Geneva—lost.
Heart-broken and desperate, Alasdair does the unthinkable: He brings Oliver back from the dead.
But putting back together a broken life is more difficult than mending bones and adding clockwork pieces. Oliver returns more monster than man, and Alasdair’s horror further damages the already troubled relationship.
Then comes the publication of Frankenstein and the city intensifies its search for Shadow Boys, aiming to discover the real life doctor and his monster. Alasdair finds refuge with his idol, the brilliant Dr. Geisler, who may offer him a way to escape the dangerous present and his guilt-ridden past, but at a horrible price only Oliver can pay…
Mackenzi is probably one of the sweetest people, and I adore her, I can’t wait for this book to be out in the wild. I’ve already read an arc of this one and I can’t wait to get my hands on a finished copy, that’s what I’m really waiting on, a gorgeous hardcover! Because this half alternate universe, half retelling, really deserves a wonderful fanfair! And if this book isn’t on your radar then you really need to put it there! I think that this one’s got some pretty great storytelling in it that’s really quite exciting to see.
So what are you waiting to read? Sound off in the comments!
This Monstrous Thing sounds so wonderful! I can’t wait to read it 🙂 I got an ARC for it in the mail this week, so I think it will be very soon
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Ooh yes pick it up! It’s different, that’s for sure, but I really do love the book. (Not to mention the author haha)