Waiting on Wednesday [145] THIS MONSTROUS THING by Mackenzi Lee

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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and is a fun way to share upcoming books we’re excited about with other bloggers and readers. Let’s hear it for debut authors! This week I’m featuring:

This Monstrous Thing

This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee. Releases in September 2015 from Katherine Tegen Books. I do love me a good Frankenstein re-telling, and this one fits the bill perfectly! And check out the creepy and atmospheric cover. Here’s the Goodreads description:

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…


I love books about books. So the fact that this is a Frankenstein-inspired story and it references the book Frankenstein, just makes it more appealing.

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Posted April 22, 2015 by Tammy in Waiting on Wednesday / 15 Comments


15 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday [145] THIS MONSTROUS THING by Mackenzi Lee

    • Tammy

      Katherine Tegen books is a YA imprint of HarperCollins. I’ve read some of their books before and really enjoyed them. But I can’t think offhand which books!

  1. Ohh, an inspiration from Frankenstein, now that’s unique and interesting! I haven’t heard of this before but it does sound exciting! Thank you for putting it under my radar, I hope you enjoy this read once it comes out – great pick <3