Did a lot of reading events for DR. FRANKENSTEIN'S DAUGHTERS.
(Notice the red hair! It was fun for a while but after three years I went back to blonde.)
On a panel discussing DR. FRANKENSTEIN'S DAUGHTERS at the wonderful Books of Wonder, an independent book seller in New York City.
I had just returned from my trip to Edinburgh, Scotland, where I went to research the book. Much of the book takes place on the Orkney Islands in the north of Scotland, which was where Mary Shelley has Dr. Frankenstein go to create the monster's bride. But I also set some scenes in Edinburgh because the oldest medical school in Europe is there.
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Ages 12 and up
Publisher's Weekly Review
--In 1815, upon receiving news of the death of their distant father, Victor Frankenstein, 17-year-old twins Giselle and Ingrid travel to Castle Frankenstein in Scotland's Orkney islands to live with their uncle and receive their inheritance. Though the castle is a "fearful place," surrounded by damp weather and superstition, Giselle plans a grand party while Ingrid buries herself in her father's notebooks and begins a romance with their neighbor, retired Lieutenant Walter Hammersmith, who suffers from "a disease of the nervous system." Strange events soon occur: Giselle starts sleepwalking and sees a "bad man" threatening to take them away, and someone has been committing murders in the vicinity. Ingrid begins to resemble her father in an obsessive quest to restore health to one she loves. Weyn (Invisible World: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials) has created an atmospheric and dramatic mystery, which incorporates many historical details and thematic elements from Shelley's gothic tale. The girls' alternating journal entries will keep readers equally invested in both of their stories in this psychological thriller with a dash of romance.
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Dr. Frankenstein's DAughters
Doctor Victor Frankenstein left behind a legacy of horror...as well as beautiful twin daughters. Now 17, they've come to Frankenstein's castle to claim it as their own. Giselle and Ingrid couldn't be more different. Giselle wants to turn Frankenstein's castle into a center of high society. Ingrid, meanwhile, is drawn to the mysterious scientific notebooks her father left behind...