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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

"Written in a very unique way." iFrankenstein by @bekka_black #thriller #review



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iFrankenstein

sequel to iDrakula

Written by Bekka Black


Genre(s): Sci-Fi Thriller




Frankenstein jolts to life for the wired generation! 

Following her critically-acclaimed iDrakula, award-winning author Bekka Black breathes life into a modern re-telling of iFrankenstein, using only text messages, web browsers, tweets, and emails.

Homeschooled teenager Victor Frankenstein is determined to write his own ticket to independence: a chatbot to win the prestigious Turing prize and admission to the high tech university of his choice. He codes his creation with a self-extending version of his own online personality and unleashes it upon the internet.

But soon he begins to suspect his virtual clone may have developed its own goals, and they are not aligned with Victor’s. The creature has its own plan, fed by a growing desire to win darker and more precious prizes: unfettered power and release from loneliness.

As the creature’s power and sentience grows and its increasingly terrible deeds bleed over from the online world into the real one, Victor must stop his creation before his friends and humanity pay the ultimate price. 





Sharon Stevenson's Review


'iFrankenstein' is a modernised version of the classic monster story, told in a cutting edge style that uses text messages and emails rather than a typical narrative.

When I started reading this I will admit I found it quite hard to get into, as I didn't find the format very engaging. It got interesting very quickly, however, and I was drawn in more and more as the story progressed, taken by surprise by the well written plot twists.

This is a brilliant story written in a very unique way. It's on the short side but captures the perfect, creepy tone for the tale. I was impressed by the author's creativity and ability to create a powerful story with such a limited format and will definitely be looking out for future works by her.

I would heartily recommend this book to fans of young adult novels. I also think it would be a perfect read to get teenagers who don't generally read more interested in books in general.


Disclaimer: Book provided by the author free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

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