This Monstrous Thing (Hardcover)

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One stormy night in Geneva, Alasdair Finch  watches his brother Oliver die...and vows to bring him back to life. But in a world where clockwork creations are illegal, Alasdair's actions have far-reaching consequences. When an incendiary book about reanimation stirs dangerous sentiment across Europe, Alasdair realizes that someone knows his secret...and that he and his brother will never be safe. This  innovative  Frankenstein reimagining (from a PSB bookseller!) is perfect for chilly autumn nights.


— From This Monstrous Thing


A wildly creative Gothic fantasy retelling of Frankenstein, This Monstrous Thing is a wholly new reimagining of the classic novel by Mary Shelley and is perfect for fans of retellings such as Cinder by Marissa Meyer, fantasy by Libba Bray and Cassandra Clare, and alternative history by Scott Westerfeld.

In an alternative fantasy world where some men are made from clockwork parts and carriages are steam powered, Alasdair Finch, a young mechanic, does the unthinkable after his brother dies: he uses clockwork pieces to bring Oliver back from the dead.

But the resurrection does not go as planned, and Oliver returns more monster than man. Even worse, the novel Frankenstein is published and the townsfolk are determined to find the real-life doctor and his monster. With few places to turn for help, the dangers may ultimately bring the brothers together--or ruin them forever.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062382771
ISBN-10: 0062382772
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: September 22nd, 2015
Pages: 384
Language: English