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review 2017-04-20 11:53
A Slightly Feminist Installment in Project Frankenstein in the form of My Frankenstein by Michael J. Lee.
My Frankenstein - Frauke Spanuth,Michael J. Lee

 

 

 

So far, I've read about Frankenstein's twin brother whom he tried to save but couldn't, which lead to the events of the original version.

 

I have also come across his twin daughters, one of whom was curious enough to continue with his work.

 

And, this last book that I read mentioned him to be a champion of Industrial Revolution, trying to force a small town into the modern world.

 

What is evident in the Frankenstein family tree is there is a dark thread running through it, which appears in all its members!

 

What I Liked About My Frankenstein

 

The refreshing way Frankenstein acted to Eva's intelligence. It didn't matter to him if she was a girl. What made her beautiful to him was her mind. In fact, there was one scene where he sees Eva and her very beautiful friend together. Even then, Eva's beauty calls out to him while the friend he dismisses as an Amazon. That isn't to say that Amazons weren't awesomesauce. It is simply how Victor thinks because to him, brute strength is for mentally inferior people.

 

The "monster", Adam, is as innocent as the original monster. He also retained the stubborn nature and had a way with words. All of it kept the true spirit of the original alive.

 

Some of the words that stood out to me:

 

It's in that moment you discover that you never really cared about benefiting mankind. What you did, you did for yourself. To stand on the mountaintop and look down on mankind. The mortal sin of pride.

 

These words were spoken by Igor who assisted Victor in his quest and later came to regret it.

 

Maybe I feel nothing because I am nothing. Or am I nothing because I feel nothing?

 

Spoken by Adam, these words made me sad. They stem from all the brainwashing that Victor had done on the poor creature, even going as far as to tell him he wasn't even a thing, let alone a man!

 

What I didn't Like About My Frankenstein

 

There wasn't any depth to the story. I don't know why it felt that way to me. It could be the sequence of events, which wasn't surprising at all. It could also be how Eva behaved towards Frankenstein, which was again no surprise. It might be the ending as well, which doesn't fit in with the rest of the novel.

 

So, this is how the project stands now

 

 

 

I'm now reading, Undead and Unworthy, by MaryJanice Davidson.

 

 

Undead & Unworthy is a part of the Undead series, which is a whole lot of fun. Give it a try, if you like Vampire Queens who have a killer sense of fashion and not much brains! I still love how she deals with being easily distracted and doesn't let it stop her from doing the right thing. It awes me that people constantly underestimate her and yet she just does her thing.

 

 

Because Tor has a re-read going on and I've been meaning to read it for a long time:

 

 

I will end this post with a Frankenstein joke:

 

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review 2016-01-31 06:10
Make room for the Queen of Vampires, that has a soft spot for Louboutin
Undead and Unwed - MaryJanice Davidson

Yes you read the post title right.

You have vampires and Louboutin. Kinda like Meg Cabot meets Sex and the City.

 

This is the first book of a rather long book series (13 and counting) about Elizabeth Taylor.. oh not that Elizabeth. Betsy as she prefers to be called, narrates this light, cute series: on her birthday, she dies and comes back as a vampire. But alas, her quirky personality is not lost in the underworld. Her obsession with shoes, in particular, will carry her to eternity. I had to roll my eyes at how swallow she sounded at times. But I need sometimes this kind of reads. You know? It was funny at times, and she does grow on you. You have been warned. I devoured the first 8 books and then declared that I got enough of her. But now I want to get back to her story: it's been a year since the 9th book has been in my currently-reading shelf...

 

So, in the first book, Betsy comes to terms with her new life. Because not only is she a vampire now, one that has amazing hair, complexion and superpowers, but she is also highly powerful. As a newborn vampire, she has a weird resistance to blood and the fact that her human personality is still there, is important - I won't reveal anymore.

Betsy also meets her male match (you didn't think there wasn't any romance,did you now?) in the face of Eric Sinclair. A very old vampire that is charming and is drawn to our heroine as a vampire to blood. And this is not a random comparison, as he is very possessive at times. I liked Eric more as the series progressed and their romance wasn't dragged out.

 

If you want a quick, funny (and even hot at some scenes) read and you are not tired by all the vampire books out there, hop along!

 

The story even features the devil herself (!) with some killer shoes *cue evil laugh*

 

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review 2013-09-13 16:47
Kerrelyn Sparks: Love at Stake #4 — The Undead Next Door [#Reseña]
The Undead Next Door - Kerrelyn Sparks
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review 2013-06-20 00:00
WANTED: Dead or Undead (The Zombie West ... WANTED: Dead or Undead (The Zombie West Series, #1) - Angela Scott Zombies and Cowboys what more can you ask for?? This was a great little gem of a book. I read it in one day. I really enjoyed it. The perfect amount of adventure, romance, action and Zombies!!! I look forward to continuing with the series, and seeing where it goes.
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review 2013-06-01 00:00
Undead and Unwed (Betsy Taylor Series #1)
Undead and Unwed (Betsy Taylor, #1) - MaryJanice Davidson,Nancy Wu Harmless fluff and mindless fun.
It's a book that goes down easy and doesn't require any thinking on your part so if that's what you're looking for pick it up. I mean there is a vampire queen named Betsy... What more do you need to know really?
I enjoyed it and I like how everyone keeps pointing out Betsy's vanity and her twisted priorities.
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