‘Five Facts About TEEN FRANKENSTEIN’ by Chandler Baker {Guest Post + Goodreads Giveaway}


I can’t wait for Chandler Baker’s next novel, TEEN FRANKENSTEIN, to be released this January. This book (and series) sounds awesome. I loved her novel ALIVE and I have a feeling I’m going to love this series even more.

So of course I’m thrilled to be able to help spread the word that Fierce Reads is currently giving away 10 Advance Reader Copies via Goodreads. I am also happy to share a post provided by the author in which she reveals five behind-the-scenes secrets about TEEN FRANKENSTEIN.

If you haven’t yet heard about this upcoming release, be sure to check out its description below. Then scroll down for the post from Chandler Baker which will totally pique your curiosity for her book. And then, if you’re in the U.S. click the image to head over to Goodreads for a chance to win one of the ARCs the publisher is offering up.

Good luck in the giveaway! I’ve already added this one to my must buy list and can’t wait to read it!


Teen Frankenstein

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Title & Series: TEEN FRANKENSTEIN (High School Horror Story #1)
Release date: January 12, 2016
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 368
Formats: Hardcover, eBook


It was a dark and stormy night when Tor Frankenstein accidentally hits someone with her car. And kills him. But, all is not lost-Tor, being the scientific genius she is, brings him back to life…

Thus begins a twisty, turn-y take on a familiar tale, set in the town of Hollow Pines, Texas, where high school is truly horrifying.


The Guest Post

Five Behind-the-scenes Secrets About TEEN FRANKENSTEIN

by Chandler Baker

This week my publisher, Macmillan, is giving away TEN advanced copies of my newest book, Teen Frankenstein, the first in the High School Horror series, out January 12, 2016. I’m psyched to start sharing this book with readers and I want you to be, too. That’s why I’m sharing five behind-the-scenes secrets about the book.

If you’d like to be one of the first readers of the series, enter to win an advanced copy here. Spread the word and follow me on Twitter @chandlerbakerYA for more upcoming news on the books!


The first line of Teen Frankenstein is: “Yesterday I didn’t win a Nobel Prize.”


Originally, the main character, Tor’s, laboratory was in a tool shed near her house. My editors were having a hard time picturing Tor’s tool shed. I decided to change it to a storm cellar, which opened up a whole plot line in the book.


Tor has a lazy, scaredy-cat bulldog named Einstein, who has been in the book since the idea’s conception and who was one of my favorite parts of the story to write.


One of my editor’s notes was that if Tor were sorted into a house at Hogwarts, she would be in Slytherin. This was a major revelation to me!


I like to think of Teen Frankenstein as more of a re-imagining than a retelling. There is a distinction in my mind where the latter tries to hit distinct plot points in the classic story on which it is based.

The Goodreads Giveaway

Fierce Reads is giving away 10 ARCs of TEEN FRANKENSTEIN (US only). The giveaway is open until November 21st. Just head over to Goodreads by clicking the image below, and enter for a chance to win.


About Chandler Baker


Chandler Baker got her start ghostwriting novels for teens and tweens, including installments in a book series that has sold more than 1 million copies. She grew up in Florida, went to college at the University of Pennsylvania and studied law at the University of Texas. She now lives in Austin with her husband. Although she loves spinning tales with a touch of horror, she is a much bigger scaredy-cat than her stories would lead you to believe.

You can find Chandler as the books contributor on the YouTube channel Weird Girls.


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