Waiting on Wednesday: This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. This meme spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly anticipating.
This Monstrous Thing 
Mackenzi Lee
Expected publication: September 22, 2015
Genre: YA Steampunk
In 1818 Geneva, men built with clockwork parts live hidden away from society, cared for only by illegal mechanics called Shadow Boys. Two years ago, Shadow Boy Alasdair Finch’s life shattered to bits.

His brother, Oliver—dead.

His sweetheart, Mary—gone.

His chance to break free of Geneva—lost.

Heart-broken and desperate, Alasdair does the unthinkable: He brings Oliver back from the dead.

But putting back together a broken life is more difficult than mending bones and adding clockwork pieces. Oliver returns more monster than man, and Alasdair’s horror further damages the already troubled relationship.

Then comes the publication of Frankenstein and the city intensifies its search for Shadow Boys, aiming to discover the real life doctor and his monster. Alasdair finds refuge with his idol, the brilliant Dr. Geisler, who may offer him a way to escape the dangerous present and his guilt-ridden past, but at a horrible price only Oliver can pay…
I haven't read Frankenstein. I know the premise and have  heard variations of It's alive! It's alive! Although I probably won't ever read Frankenstein, This Monstrous Thing intrigues me. It's different than my usual fare but I think it's time to read from a boy's perspective again.
Ayanami Faerudo


  1. YES! I need this!!! A steampunk Frankenstein...YEAH!! Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  2. I hope you enjoy the book! Check out my WoW!

  3. New follower. I read Frankenstein in high school. I enjoyed it more than I expected, but I think one version of that story is probably enough for me. I hope you enjoy this one though.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  4. That sounds like a great book!I am going to have to look into it. Great choice!
    Brittany @ Spare Time book blog
    My WOW: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2015/04/waiting-on-wednesday.html


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