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 piques Victor’s curiosity more. When Konrad falls gravely ill, Victor is not 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. With their friend Elizabeth, Henry and Victor immediately set out to find assistance from 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 Konrad’s 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.
My Thoughts: I didn't like this book very much. Ugh, I feel a bit bad for saying this but it was really disappointing and really went against all the things that I wanted with this book.
Victor was such an asshole. He never really did anything with communication even though most of the dumb crap that I had to read through could have been fixed with some old fashion communications. For one, when he found out that Elizabeth and Konrad had a thing going on, he tried to do something to get in between the two, creating the love triangle.
Elizabeth was my favourite character at the beginning of the novel, but than the love triangle happened and it ended up seeming like the only reason she was in the story, apart from the few random moments of her somehow knowing or having exactly what is needed for that moment. What a goddamn shame.
I feel like Konrad would have been really interesting to see like his exactly what his thoughts about everything that was going on. Also, I wish we didn't go from him being okay to oh, he is dead what a shame.
Henry, is a character that I want a series about. He was so interesting and his thoughts about different things was kind of unique compared to what the other characters are.
The love triangle, it was so out of place. It seemed forced and the book could have been completely removed and would have been perfect. Who would have imagine that a book could go without a love triangle, it is obviously not what I am doing with my story.