Friday, February 19, 2016

Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters

Title: Dr. Frankenstein’s Daughters
Author: Suzanne Weyn
Series: Standalone
Number of Pages: 250
Date Read: 2/19/16 
Genre: Historical Fiction, Paranormal 

Synopsis (Found on
A new generation is creating a monster...

When Doctor Victor Frankenstein died, he left behind a legacy of horror... as well as two unacknowledged, beautiful twin daughters. Now these girls are seventeen, and they've come to Frankenstein's castle to claim it as their inheritance.

Giselle and Ingrid are twins, but they couldn't be more different. Giselle is a glamorous social climber who plans on turning Frankenstein's castle into a center of high society. Ingrid, meanwhile, is quiet and studious, drawn to the mysterious notebooks her father left behind... and the experiments that he went mad trying to perfect.

As Giselle prepares for lavish parties and Ingrid finds herself falling for the sullen, wounded naval officer next door, a sinister force begins to take hold in the castle. Nobody's safe as Frankenstein's legacy leads to a twisted, macabre journey of romance and horror.

My Review: 

I really enjoyed reading this book. 

This book is about Frankenstein's twin daughters. After Frankenstein died his twin daughters inherited castle Frankenstein and his money in Scotland. Up until their inheritance they didn't know who their father was. The twins decide to go live at the castle and the book is about they settling in to the castle and figuring out the mystery of their father. 

The book is told in alternating povs between the twins Giselle and Ingrid in the form of a journal. 

The twins could not be more different. Giselle is the high society twin, who redecorated the castle to its former glory. She loves pretty things, reading romance novels, loves dresses and love parties. She is curious about her father but doesn't really think about or is interested in what he did with his life. Giselle is very sweet and she loves her sister dearly. Also based on events in this book I can say that she is definitely a fighter and survivor. She is definitely more care free about life and she is the kind of girl who would love to fall in love, have a husband, children and a household to run. While I did like her she was not my favorite twin. 

Ingrid is my favorite twin. She loves knowledge and loves to learn. She is very studious and especially interested in the sciences. But since she is a woman in the early 1800's she is not allowed to study to become a doctor. That doesn't stop her from sneaking into lectures dressed as a boy and seeing cadavers and real organs. Ingrid immediately finds her father's journals in the castle and is very interested in his life and his work. Ingrid is basically a scientific genius. She doesn't really care about parties and dresses comfortably instead of elaborately. She isn't concerned with getting married and if she does she wants a husband who she can have real conversations with ror she'd be bored. Ingrid is very invested in her father's journals.

There is also a bit of a mystery going on. There have been many murders occurring since the girls returned to the castle. There is also a bit of romance in the book between one of the twins and a man who lives there. I totally ship the relationship. 

I also love how the science of the time was dealt with in the book. There was plenty of information so that the readers know what the breakthroughs and theories of the time were. I don't really read many books with actual science in it and I was glad that this one included it. 

So all in all a great fast and easy read. 


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