Wishlist Wednesday: This Dark Endeavour, Kenneth Oppel

Wishlist Wednesday is a weeklies hosted by Pen to Paper. As I have enough wishes when it comes to books I decided to join this weekly and tell you about them. I am obviously curious about the books on your wish list too so feel free to leave a message.

This Dark Endeavour Kenneth Oppel cover
In this prequel to Mary Shelley’s gothic classic, Frankenstein, 16-year-old Victor Frankenstein begins a dark journey that will change his life forever. Victor’s twin, Konrad, has fallen ill, and no doctor is able to cure him. Unwilling to give up on his brother, Victor enlists his beautiful cousin Elizabeth and best friend Henry on a treacherous search for the ingredients to create the forbidden Elixir of Life. Impossible odds, dangerous alchemy and a bitter love triangle threaten their quest at every turn.
Victor knows he must not fail. But his success depends on how far he is willing to push the boundaries of nature, science, and love—and how much he is willing to sacrifice.
This book first caught my eye because of the cover. I like the looking trough a keyhole concept. Second I liked the idea of a prequel to Frankenstein. Though I am not very familiar with all the details surrounding the story I am curious how the author worked out his ideas. Next this book has received a few nominations for YA awards and it seems this author is very popular among YA readers. All this made me add this book to my shelves. I still need to get my hands on a copy though and hope I will be able to read it soon.
This book is the #1 of The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein series.
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26 December, 2012 delete

I heard about this one, great pick. I'd like to read it as well. :)

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26 December, 2012 delete

I have never read Frankenstein but a prequel does sound pretty interesting.I also like the cover. I hope you get to it soon!

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26 December, 2012 delete

This sounds really intriguing! I read Frankenstein so many years ago. I hope you read and review it soon!

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26 December, 2012 delete

This does sound pretty interesting. I haven't heard about it though! Awesome choice and thanks for stopping by My WW!

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Danica Page
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26 December, 2012 delete

Sounds really interesting. I haven't read Frankenstein, but a prequel does sound cool. Thanks for sharing.

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Danica Page
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26 December, 2012 delete

P.S. Thanks for stopping by my blog too.

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26 December, 2012 delete

I am a new follower, and this book does sound interesting.

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26 December, 2012 delete

Oh this sound wonderful! Gimme!

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Shelver 506
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26 December, 2012 delete

Be forewarned, you will be seriously creeped out.

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LunaMoth
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27 December, 2012 delete

interesting, it seems creepy!

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Sunny Duvall
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27 December, 2012 delete

Interesting and creepy, I like it :) Hope you enjoy it!

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Darlene
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27 December, 2012 delete

I want to read this one, too! Great pick!!

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