Welcome to my stop in THIS MONSTROUS THING by Mackenzi Lee Blog Tour hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club. Today on my stop we have an awesome post with a Book Trailer, Deleted Scene, Teaser Quote, and a great Tour-Wide Giveaway!
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This Monstrous Thing
by Mackenzi Lee
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: September 22nd 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Horror, Steampunk, Retelling, Historical, Science Fiction, Paranormal, Fantasy
In 1818 Geneva, men built with clockwork parts live hidden away from society, cared for only by illegal mechanics called Shadow Boys. Two years ago, Shadow Boy Alasdair Finch’s life shattered to bits.
His brother, Oliver—dead.
His sweetheart, Mary—gone.
His chance to break free of Geneva—lost.
Heart-broken and desperate, Alasdair does the unthinkable: He brings Oliver back from the dead.
But putting back together a broken life is more difficult than mending bones and adding clockwork pieces. Oliver returns more monster than man, and Alasdair’s horror further damages the already troubled relationship.
Then comes the publication of Frankenstein and the city intensifies its search for Shadow Boys, aiming to discover the real life doctor and his monster. Alasdair finds refuge with his idol, the brilliant Dr. Geisler, who may offer him a way to escape the dangerous present and his guilt-ridden past, but at a horrible price only Oliver can pay…
When it was her turn to shoot, she would lean across the table, all elegant angles, one arm bent like she was drawing back a bowstring, with her chin turned up and eyes narrowing in concentration as she focused on the cue ball. The front of her dress dipped when she bent, and it took Oliver stepping hard on my foot before I realized I was staring at the pale triangle of exposed skin beneath it.
Mary won the first two games, Oliver the next, and I was so bad it was embarrassing. By the fourth I was growing weary of being beaten and announced I was going to sit it out, though Oliver wouldn’t hear it. “Don’t be sore just because you aren’t good,” he said as he scrubbed chalk over the top of his cue and grinned at me across the table.
I scowled at him in return. “Thanks for that. Now I’m really keen to stay in.”
“Come on, Ally, don’t quit. You might make a shot yet.”
“You aren’t helping.”
“Come on, Alasdair.” Mary stepped around the table so we were side by side and put her hands on the table. “Don’t sit out, it won’t be fun without you.”
I put my hands next to hers, flat with my fingers splayed. “I’m so bleeding awful.”
“It’s your first time. You’ll get better.”
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Mackenzi Lee holds a BA in history and an MFA from Simmons College in writing for children and young adults. She loves Diet Coke, sweater weather, and Star Wars. On a perfect day, she can be found enjoying all three. She currently lives in Boston, where she works as a bookseller and almost never reanimates corpses. Almost.
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