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  • Published: 3 December 2018
  • ISBN: 9780525707936
  • Imprint: RH USA Kids Trade
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $21.99

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein




The Frankenstein legend as you've never seen it before, as told by New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White! You will not be able to put down this stunning and dark reimagining of the Mary Shelley classic told from the point of view of Elizabeth, Victor Frankenstein's adopted sister, timed for the 200th anniversary.

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.

THE DARK DESCENT OF ELIZABETH FRANKENSTEIN is a stunning reimagination of the classic, speaking to the fears we all bury deep inside.

  • Pub date: 3 December 2018
  • ISBN: 9780525707936
  • Imprint: RH USA Kids Trade
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $21.99

About the Author

Kiersten White

KIERSTEN WHITE is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels for teens. She lives with her family near the ocean in San Diego, which, in spite of its perfection, spurs her to dream of faraway places and even further away times.

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Praise for The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

“PRAISE FOR THE AND I DARKEN SERIES: “A dark and twisty fantasy. . . . Think Game of Thrones . . . but with teens.”—Seventeen, on AND I DARKEN “Sinister, suspenseful, and unapologetically feminist.”—Buzzfeed, on AND I DARKEN “Will completely spin you into another time and place.”—Bustle, on AND I DARKEN “Takes no prisoners, offering up brutal, emotional historical fiction.”—NPR.org, on AND I DARKEN “Gleams with fierce, cunning characters—absolutely riveting.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Bracken, on AND I DARKEN “As richly complex and glittering as the Ottoman Empire itself.” —Robin LaFevers, on AND I DARKEN “Kiersten White is a genius.”—Justine Larbalestier, author of MY SISTER ROSA and LIAR, on NOW I RISE “This complex historical fiction offers a gender-switched take on the story of Vlad the Impaler, and Lada is as cold and bloodthirsty as her real-life male counterpart. . . . Readers will find her and (perhaps even more so) Radu relatable and human, flawed and engaging.” —VOYA, on AND I DARKEN “Lush and ominous . . . teens will be entranced.”—SLJ, on AND I DARKEN”


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