Tuesday Teaser: This Monstrous Thing

Posted August 4, 2015 by Stormi in Memes / 17 Comments

BMR,TeaserTuesdayHere are the rules:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a page
3. Pick out 2 lines that are SPOILER FREE
4. Name the title, author, etc

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This Monstrous Thing

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…

And she laughed. “You’ve got to let it slice the bread.”

“What?” The automaton took another step forward, knees cracking against mine and I flinched.

“It wants to serve you-that’s what it’s made for. It won’t back off until you let it cut the bread”

“Are you certain that’s all it’s keen on cutting? I asked.

Clemence flopped down beside the fire and raised her hands to the flames. “Never mind. Let it break your fingers if you want.”

So this is a bit of a different retelling of Frankenstein with using mechanical parts to make him half clockwork man which is not a good thing as people hate those people. Not real sure how I feel about this book yet but I am only 26% into it, but I am curious. This teaser was taken from the eARC.

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17 responses to “Tuesday Teaser: This Monstrous Thing

    • Stormi

      You know I am not sure, I don’t think it has mentioned Switzerland, just Geneva. :)I would think that might be where it suppose to be since you all have a Frankenstein statue and which is so cool and I now want to make that a place I go on my bucket list, so I can see!!!! 🙂

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