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Kiersten White with Stephanie Garber

  • Kepler's Books 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park CA 94025 (map)
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Fans of Kiersten White's New York Times bestselling And I Darken series rejoice - we're celebrating her fabulous new book, The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein, a clever reimagining of Mary Shelley’s classic told from the point of view of Elizabeth, Victor Frankenstein’s adopted sister. This is the Frankenstein legend as you’ve never seen it before.

Elizabeth Lavenza hasn’t had a proper meal in weeks. Her arms are covered with bruises from her caregiver, and she is on the verge of being thrown onto the streets . . . until she is brought to the home of Victor Frankenstein, an unsmiling, solitary boy who has everything—except a friend.  She is taken in by the Frankenstein family and rewarded with a warm bed, delicious food, and dresses of the finest silk. Soon she and Victor are inseparable.  But her new life comes at a price. As the years pass, Elizabeth’s survival depends on managing Victor’s dangerous temper and entertaining his every whim, no matter how depraved. Behind her blue eyes and sweet smile lies the calculating heart of a girl determined to stay alive no matter the cost, as the world around her is consumed by darkness. 

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Two hundred years ago Mary Shelley brought us the original story. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Kiersten White and talk about her breathtaking reimagining that is “an all around win” according to Kirkus.

Kiersten will be chatting with Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval and Legendary

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