Sunday, October 4, 2015

Book Review: Such Wicked Intent by Kenneth Oppel

Title: Such Wicked Intent
Author: Kenneth Oppel
Series/Novel: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 213
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Year Published: 2012
First Line: "The books flew open like startled birds trying to escape the flames."

"When his grieving father orders the destruction of the Dark Library, Victor retrieves a book in which he finds the promise of not just communicating with the dead, but entering their realm, and soon he, Elizabeth, and Henry are in the spirit world of Ch√Ęteau Frankenstein creating a growing a body."

My Rating: 5/5

This book is the first one I've really taken the time to read while being in college, and I certainly do not regret it. This instalment in the Victor Frankstein's life was ridiculously good. It was entertaining as well as thrilling. I found it difficult to put this book down once I had the time to pick it up, and was shocked around every corner. I thought frequently back to what was happening in the book (surprisingly not that helpful in class), and fantasized about the characters. I thought frequently of the relationships that were growing between characters in the novel and how they would manage to overcome the impossible, by simply reading a book.
Books like this one simply do not go out of style or out of date. There is no technology that is semi current as there are in some current novels (for example reading about IMing now might make us giggle), rather this book creates a world of it's own. One prior to the world in which the Monster as we know comes alive. Rather it features one man's love for his brother and how love can make one do wild and crazy things.
The mixture of this with alchemy is astounding and truly magical. Or should I say clearly a science.

Thank you for reading,
Sidny xoxo

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