Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match by Sally Thorne – Book Review

Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match by Sally Thorne – Book Review

Angelika Frankenstein by Sally Thorne

Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match

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For generations, every Frankenstein has found their true love and equal, unlocking lifetimes of blissful wedded adventure. Clever, pretty (and odd) Angelika Frankenstein has run out of suitors and fears she may become the exception to this family rule. When assisting in her brother Victor’s ground-breaking experiment to bring a reassembled man back to life, she realizes that having an agreeable gentleman convalescing in the guest suite might be a chance to let a man get to know the real her. For the first time, Angelika embarks upon a project that is all her own.

When her handsome scientific miracle sits up on the lab table, her hopes for an instant romantic connection are thrown into disarray. Her resurrected beau (named Will for the moment) has total amnesia and is solely focused on uncovering his true identity. Trying to ignore their heart-pounding chemistry, Angelika reluctantly joins the investigation into his past, hoping it will bring them closer. But when a second suitor emerges to aid their quest, Angelika wonders if she was too hasty inventing a solution. Perhaps fate is not something that can be influenced in a laboratory? Or is Will (or whatever his name is!) her dream man, tailored for her in every way? And can he survive what was done to him in the name of science, and love?

Review by Stacey

Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match is a historical, sci-fi(ish) romantic retelling of the classic novel Frankenstein – Yes, you read that correctly.

Angelika, sister of Victor (yes, the doctor) is trying to find herself a partner but is having no luck as she scares them all away. She decides to use the scientific skills and knowledge of her brother to make herself a suitor so she can get married and live happily ever after.

This is one unusual book. It is strange, imaginative, and fairly out there. If you are not a lover of weird, gothic books that has a few dead bodies and body parts within then I’m not sure you are going to like this, but if you like to give something different a try then grab yourself a copy.

I love seeing a strong, powerful woman in historical fiction and Angelika is certainly that, she is also completely bonkers. I also adored a book with plenty of wit and humour and Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match definitely has some comedic moments.

Overall, the book is far-fetched, off the scales weird, but it works so well and it suspended reality for me whilst I was reading. I do think this is going to be a Marmite book though, but for me, it was a decent read with well-constructed characters and a wacky plot which I loved.

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Sally Thorne

Sally Thorne

Sally Thorne is the USA Today bestselling author of the office rom-com The Hating Game (2016). It is her debut novel that has sold in over twenty-five countries and is being made into a major motion picture, directed by Peter Hutchings and starring Lucy Hale and Austin Stowell. Filming wrapped in December 2020. It was named in the top 20 romance novels of 2016 by the Washington Post and was a top ten finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards romance category. The Hating Game has been cited as a book that has reinvigorated the romantic comedy genre.

Sally’s much anticipated second novel, 99 Percent Mine, was released on 29 January 2019 by William Morrow Books and debuted at #37 on the USA Today Bestseller List.

Sally lives in Canberra, Australia, with her husband- plus a pug called Delia and a horse called Louie.

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