Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Desperately Wanting Wednesday #1

Desperatly Wanting Wednesday, hosted by Parajunkee's View

For my DWW I am anticipating reading This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel --

Goodreads Description:

Victor and Konrad are the twin brothers Frankenstein. They are nearly inseparable. Growing up, their lives are filled with imaginary adventures... until the day their adventures turn all too real. 

They stumble upon The Dark Library, and secret books of alchemy and ancient remedies are discovered. Father forbids that they ever enter the room again, but this only peaks Victor’s curiosity more. When Konrad falls gravely ill, Victor is not be satisfied with the various doctors his parents have called in to help. He is drawn back to The Dark Library where he uncovers an ancient formula for the Elixir of Life. Elizabeth, Henry, and Victor immediately set out to find assistance in a man who was once known for his alchemical works to help create the formula. 

Determination and the unthinkable outcome of losing his brother spur Victor on in the quest for the three ingredients that will save Konrads life. After scaling the highest trees in the Strumwald, diving into the deepest lake caves, and sacrificing one’s own body part, the three fearless friends risk their lives to save another.

Why I'm excited to read this book --
The answer is simple - I LOVE Frankenstein. Yes, I do. It's probably my favorite book, or at least tied with Fantastic Mr. Fox (which is a pretty big deal). I have this book on my bookshelf, but have yet to read it. I'm very excited to see what Oppel does with Mary Shelley's classic story. Hopefully it's good!!

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