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This book started out quite weak and didn't really strengthen as the story went on. By page 16 we'd had Victor fall off a balcony and then Harry, Ron and Hermione discovers a secret room a couple of days later. Oh sorry, I meant Victor, Konrad and Elizabeth. My bad. Oh yeah, there's Henry too. I forgot about him. Apparently so did the blurb. There were a couple of inconsistencies between this and the original Frankenstein, which is a bit weird as this is supposed to be a prequel. My knowledge of Frankenstein does come from Wikipedia like but it mentions that Victor's mother dies when Victor is at a 'young age' but she's alive and well in this. I don't think 16 is a young age but I'm guessing the author is saving that for another book... the other is Konrad himself. Victor Frankenstein never had a twin and if you Google 'Victor Frankenstein twin' you only get results talking about this book. It's not really a prequel if the story doesn't match up with the original.
There were better parts of this story. Hang on while I try and remember what the were. I suppose the adventure was pretty interesting despite having a heavy fantasy feel to the whole story when Frankenstein was science fiction in my opinion. Victor himself is an intriguing character and his personality really did make me decide to download Frankenstein. I don't know if it will ever get reviewed but I'm going to have a good go at reading it. Victor had his bad moments though. Quite a lot of them/ He was obsessive, rude, jealous, slightly insane and above all, very, very spoilt. I wanted to slap him sometimes.
The adventure itself comes in the form of the gang trying to find three items which with help make THE PHILOS- ahem. THE ELIXIR OF LIFE, because Konrad's dying of a weird blood disease and stuff and Victor's all, 'I WILL SAVE HIM!' and secretly he's thinking, 'I WILL STEAL ALL THIS GLORY FOR MYSELF MWAHAHAHAHA'. Basically.
The reason I did give this 3 whole stars is because I'm still thinking of the book. I have no idea why. It really wasn't that great. And the sequel sounds even worse, they find a magic portal. It's so sci-fi I'm expecting Spock to show up. Not. But I know I will will probably buy this and read it and point out all the things I hate about it but still think about it anyway and buy the third book if there is one. Again, I have no idea why.