Mr. Shelley, who looked so deathly pale, was alive with ideas. Many times the characters are let off the hook much easier than a true horror story would have, but there's still plenty of tension. Felix prickled with excitement. And the way they sat: not upright and polite, but sort of draped across the furniture. #multiple-dfl-offers{border-radius:.3rem;border-color:#adb1b8 #a2a6ac #8d9096;border-style:solid;border-width:.1rem;position:relative;width:100%;padding:1rem 2.7rem 1rem 1rem}#multiple-dfl-offers .dfl-arrow{position:absolute;top:50%;right:16px;margin-top:-5.5px}#multiple-dfl-offers .currencyINR{background-position-x:0}#multiple-dfl-offers .dfl-widget.dfl-primary-peak-offer{height:60px}.dfl-primary-peak-offer{margin-left:45px;margin-right:10px}.dfl-primary-peak-offer.dfl-offer-content{height:40px;overflow:hidden}.dfl-special-offer{color:#b12704;font-weight:700}#dfl-more-offers{color:#0066c0;white-space:nowrap}.dfl-offer-footer{color:#0066c0;white-space:nowrap} Strange Star is the first book that I’ve had the pleasure of reading from Emma Carroll, and dear readers, I loved it from the first sentence. 9 The Book Of Soyga. Superb imagery - loved it. She recently graduated with distinction from Bath Spa University with an MA in Writing For Young People. He began to hope for better. Inside at the kitchen table Frau Moritz’s daughter, Agatha, was peeling potatoes. It's similar. writes with the supreme, almost casual confidence of … 'A tale to freeze the blood,' was the only rule. * Includes: jquery.ui.core.css, jquery.ui.accordion.css, jquery.ui.autocomplete.css, jquery.ui.button.css, jquery.ui.datepicker.css, jquery.ui.dialog.css, jquery.ui.menu.css, jquery.ui.progressbar.css, jquery.ui.resizable.css, jquery.ui.selectable.css, jquery.ui.slider.css, jquery.ui.spinner.css, jquery.ui.tabs.css, jquery.ui.tooltip.css It's a story that portrays the mystery of how Frankenstein came into being. . That stormy summer gave rise to assorted poems, The Vampyre, and most famously, Frankenstein. Ships from and sold by Blondee Wholesale. He blinked up at the sky. It’s meant all manner of extra work for us. I love getting my hands on a new Emma Carroll book. .qs-slider-button-group{width:112px}.qs-slider-atc-button{width:110px}.qs-slider-button-group>.qs-decrease-quantity{width:38px}.qs-slider-button-group>.qs-decrease-quantity .qs-decrease-quantity-text{pointer-events:none}.qs-slider-button-group>.qs-increase-quantity{width:38px}.qs-slider-button-group>.qs-increase-quantity .qs-increase-quantity-text{pointer-events:none}.qs-slider-button-group>.qs-qty-present-in-cart{width:36px;border-color:#adb1b8 #a2a6ac #8d9096!important}.qs-slider-button-group>.qs-qty-present-in-cart .qs-qty-present-in-cart-native{background-color:#fff}.qs-slider-spinner{position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;margin:auto;pointer-events:none}.a-no-js .qs-slider-button{display:none}.a-no-js .qs-add-to-cart-button{display:block!important;visibility:visible!important} .buynow-education-pointer{display:block;position:relative;height:.5rem;margin:.5rem 0;border-bottom:1px solid #D8D8D8}.buynow-education-pointer .caret{display:block;position:absolute;bottom:0;height:1rem;width:1rem;border:0 solid #D8D8D8;border-width:1px 1px 0 0;transform:rotate(-45deg) translate(-.7rem);transform-origin:center;background:#fff}.buynow-education-pointer .caret:not([data-position]){display:none}.buynow-education-pointer .caret[data-position=right]{left:75%}.buynow-education-pointer .caret[data-position=center]{left:50%} It doesn't get too scary, has great diverse characters (Felix is an African ex slave, and Lizzie, an English girl who becomes blind from a lightning strike. 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