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Such Wicked Intent: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, Book 2

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Wicked creepy, wicked good horror sequel.

Book Kenneth Oppel Horror 2012
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The one and only complaint about this incredibly satisfying sequel is that maybe a few too many occult themes are in play at once. It's ancient evil reborn meets 300-year-old-ancestor evil meets teens building giant Oujia boards, visiting the dead, and growing humans out of mud like you would a golem. It's a lot. But SUCH WICKED INTENT actually does come together and build to a jaw-dropping, surprise-filled finish.

Victor, Elizabeth, and Henry remain fascinating characters whose baser instincts are enhanced in the spirit world. Their human desires and failings are examined with the kind of care you wouldn't expect from young-adult horror. Here's hoping a much wider range of readers -- beyond those who like things that go bump in the night -- discover this delightfully creepy and intelligent series.

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