What did we think of Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match by Sally Thorne? Read on and you’ll find out our thoughts, feelings and judgements about this unique take on paranormal romance mashed with historical romance.
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Who doesn’t love a good reimagining of a horror classic around Halloween? When I saw this book was releasing I put some of my reservations aside when it comes to Sally Thorne and jumped right in. And I have to report back that I have some mixed feelings.
Angelika Frankenstein is Dr. Frankenstein’s sister and she wants to make her own monster. Except what she wants is to make her perfect man. All at once proving herself and her capability to stand her own but also to find love and not be left a spinster. She decides to bring life back into one particular man at the morgue, with a few minor changes here and there. But instead of immediately finding a devoted mate, he comes back to life in search for his old life. Angelika then embarks on the task of trying to figure out what happened to him and finding his family.
Like I said, I have some mixed feelings with this one. Starting out with the fact that I felt so much contradiction reading this between finding it entertaining and being slightly put off. I think if you try to keep logic at bay you may be ok enjoying the ride of this book. But I found that I didn’t like Angelika enough to do that. Her actions as well as her attitude and personality made me feel uncomfortable about the situation the hero found himself in.
Angelika felt at times like she saw Will as a possession. In fact, from the very beginning! As she’s browsing through the morgue looking for just the right man to be her compliant and willing partner. I just didn’t like her!
While this has that small touch of paranormal, it reads a lot more like a historical romantic comedy. Which can be fun and at times reminded me of Soulless by Gail Carriger. This is a particular niche subgenre that I do tend to enjoy and I just wish I would’ve found the heroine and the execution a bit more tasteful.
Now when it comes to the mystery and the sleuthing of finding out more about Will’s past life, I loved every part of those. When it comes to that I think this was done really well and actually fun!
Will this book be a good fit to read this Halloween season? Absolutely! Will I rush to pick up a book by Sally Thorne? Sadly, no. This is now my third and I can’t say we seem to be a good fit.
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