Waiting on Wednesday [270] – PRIDE AND PROMETHEUS by John Kessel

Waiting on Wednesdays is the brainchild of Jill at Breaking the Spine, and because Jill isn’t hosting it any more, I’m now linking up with Can’t Wait Wednesday at Wishful Endings. Stop over there and link up your “Can’t Wait” book of the week!

I’m always curious when I see a Pride and Prejudice retelling, and this one merges Jane Austen’s story with Frankenstein! How can I resist?

“Dark and gripping and tense and beautiful.” —Karen Joy Fowler, New York Times bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club and Pulitzer Prize finalist for We Are All Completely Besides Ourselves

Pride and Prejudice meets Frankenstein as Mary Bennet falls for the enigmatic Victor Frankenstein and befriends his monstrous Creature in this clever fusion of two popular classics.

Threatened with destruction unless he fashions a wife for his Creature, Victor Frankenstein travels to England where he meets Mary and Kitty Bennet, the remaining unmarried sisters of the Bennet family from Pride and Prejudice. As Mary and Victor become increasingly attracted to each other, the Creature looks on impatiently, waiting for his bride. But where will Victor find a female body from which to create the monster’s mate?

Meanwhile, the awkward Mary hopes that Victor will save her from approaching spinsterhood while wondering what dark secret he is keeping from her.

Pride and Prometheus fuses the gothic horror of Mary Shelley with the Regency romance of Jane Austen in an exciting novel that combines two age-old stories in a fresh and startling way.

Pride and Prometheus by John Kessel. Releases in February 2018 from Saga Press. This sounds so good! I love that the story is about Mary and Kitty, who are almost side characters in the original story. The moody cover does a great job of setting the tone. I’m very excited to read this!

Let me know what you’re waiting on this week:-D

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Posted October 18, 2017 by Tammy in Waiting on Wednesday / 22 Comments


22 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday [270] – PRIDE AND PROMETHEUS by John Kessel

  1. Ooo… *drools unbecomingly* i LOVE the sound of this one… So long as Mary and Kitty aren’t slugging it out for the attentions of the rather grim-looking man!

    • Tammy

      Oh yes, that would make this a love triangle, I guess. Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that:-)

    • Tammy

      Me too, I have read some really good Austen retellings, so that’s probably the main draw for me:-)