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Nineteen-year-old Jake Margate has had terminal leukemia for five years and is ready to let go, but his mother has other ideas. She's found a rogue doctor pursuing radical treatments and takes her son to a remote institute where he does seem to get better...at first. But he can't find his pulse. When the treatment begins to fail in strange ways, just as Jake begins to fall for a boy who is another of patient at the clinic, Jake realizes he's been turned into something truly horrible. Two-time Lambda Literary Award-winning author Thornton has written a contemporary queer twist on the Frankenstein monster story.

©2018 Marshall Thornton (P)2019 Lethe Press

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  • Natalie Nicole
  • 27-07-20

A Halloween must listen for lovers of YA fiction!

Thanks to my mother, I fell in love with the old horrors monarchs-Dracula, the wolfman, the mummy are among my 'heroes' but there is nothing I like better than Dr. Victor Frankenstein's monster! I was especially intrigued when as a young girl in the 70s, I discovered that the book, also known as the Modern Prometheus, was written by a woman (Mary Shelley)! I thought she was totally badass! So I will always be partial to this kind of story and Marshall Thornton's take on it is INCREDIBLE! I LOVED it thoroughly and thought about it for days after finishing it! It creeped me out so deliciously! This book did NOT disappoint in ANY way and the audiobook incarnation was beautifully narrated by Jack Meloche! This made Halloween 2019 extra special for me!