Published in 1818
Description via Puffin:
One of the best known horror stories ever. Victor Frankenstein, a Swiss scientist, has a great ambition: to create intelligent life. But when his first creature stirs, he realizes he has made a monster. A monster which, abandoned by its maker and shunned by everyone who sees it, dogs Dr Frankenstein with murder and horrors to the very ends of the earth....
Frankenstein turned out to be way better than I expected. I went into it figuring I might like it and at the very worst at least could say I've read it. I loved it though, from start to finish!
I think Mary Shelley's writing is magnificent and she really succeeded in drawing me into the world of Victor and the monster. I loved that it was stories within stories within stories yet it was still incredibly easy to follow who was talking when. I really enjoyed every single tale we were told and found it very hard to set the book down at night.
I really liked the story and all the characters. I thought Frankenstein had some very interesting thoughts and I adored hearing about how the Monster adapted to the world around him. I thought it was really sad how he wasn't really a monster to begin with and really frustrating watching him trying to stay nice when nobody was being nice to him.
Overall, I adored it and could totally see myself reading it again!