This Dark Endeavor

It’s Wednesday! Time for more Frankenstein!

Whether you’ve read Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein or not, I’d like to believe that all this talk of the classic tale has put you in the mood for a retelling. And so today I present to you a YA gothic retelling of Frankenstein by Kenneth Oppel, This Dark Endeavor.


This Dark Endeavor (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein #1) by Kenneth Oppel

Victor and Konrad are the twin brothers Frankenstein and inseparable until Konrad falls gravely ill. In the forbidden Dark Library, Victor finds an ancient formula, and seeks an alchemist to recreate the Elixir of Life. With friends Elizabeth and Henry, he scales highest trees in the Strumwald, dives deepest lake caves, and each sacrifices a body part.


Such Wicked Intent (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein #2) by Kenneth Oppel

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 Château Frankenstein, creating and growing a body.


Have you read it?


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  • Kathy Palm
    February 25, 2015

    Have not read it or heard of it… but OOOOHHHH!

  • Kissed by Ink
    February 26, 2015

    I’ve heard of this one and we actually have it in our school library. I just haven’t had time to read it. Hopefully soon:)

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