Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “We Shall Be Monsters” as Want to Read:
We Shall Be Monsters
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

We Shall Be Monsters

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  14 ratings  ·  5 reviews
"It is true, we shall be monsters, cut off from all the world; but on that account we shall be more attached to one another." Mary Shelley, Frankenstein Mary Shelley’s genre-changing book Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus helped to shape the genres of science fiction and horror, and helped to articulate new forms for women’s writing. It also helped us to think about ...more
Published January 2019 (first published December 26th 2018)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about We Shall Be Monsters, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about We Shall Be Monsters

Community Reviews

Showing 1-39
Average rating 4.29  · 
Rating details
 ·  14 ratings  ·  5 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of We Shall Be Monsters
'Nathan Burgoine
Jan 13, 2019 is currently reading it
Shelves: anthologies, glbt
I'm trying to rekindle my "Sunday Shorts" reviews habit, and likely many of the tales from this collection will be part of that. This link will gather them as the year goes by. ...more
Margaret Hanson
The eternal problem of giving a star rating to an anthology. Overall, I really liked this collection. Frankenstein deals with a lot of fascinating themes and the writers just run with that, and introduce themes that the original wasn't ready to deal with but still speaks to. A couple of the stories got a smidge gory for my tastes, but this is a great book. ...more
Linda Heggs
I’m not big on short stories but the subject matter, Frankenstein, drew me to give this a go. A great collection of different takes on what a monster is. This book had me gagging, laughing and wanting to hug some characters. My favourite was The Solution by @coreyredekop. A must read for Mary Shelley fans. Might just have to buy for my personal library.
Nathan Frechette
An absolutely stellar collection which does a thorough job of exploring the many themes of Frankenstein.
Dec 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
I’m not sure that I’ve ever read an anthology that was SO singular in its focus, and it makes for a fascinating read, though I’m a bit on the fence of if that helps or hinders. Perhaps both at times!

“We Shall Be Monsters” is an anthology of stories that are overwhelmingly, though not uniformly, about Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, in some way, shape, or form. I would love to see the call for this one because some veer VERY SHARPLY off theme while others stick to it.

I don’t think it’s a secret that
Kirk DeMatas
rated it really liked it
Oct 19, 2019
rated it really liked it
May 25, 2020
Una Verdandi
rated it really liked it
Jan 31, 2020
Joshua Bartolome
Feb 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Randall Arnold
Feb 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
rated it did not like it
Jan 11, 2020
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
rated it really liked it
Jan 12, 2019
Derek Newman-Stille
rated it it was amazing
Dec 09, 2019
rated it it was amazing
Apr 22, 2020
Jan 10, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: owned-tbr-books
marked it as to-read
Jan 10, 2019
Chelsea Novak
marked it as to-read
Jan 21, 2019
marked it as to-read
Feb 04, 2019
added it
Feb 26, 2019
marked it as to-read
Mar 08, 2019
marked it as to-read
Apr 10, 2019
Laura Knight
marked it as to-read
Apr 10, 2019
marked it as to-read
Apr 12, 2019
is currently reading it
Apr 30, 2019
Samia Salah
marked it as to-read
May 13, 2019
marked it as to-read
May 19, 2019
Remi Akers
marked it as to-read
Jun 07, 2019
Tasha Lyn
marked it as to-read
Aug 11, 2019
Cait Gordon
Oct 10, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Jennifer Bradshaw
marked it as to-read
Oct 19, 2019
marked it as to-read
Dec 21, 2019
Avi Silver
marked it as to-read
Jan 14, 2020
Danny Helou
marked it as to-read
Feb 08, 2020
marked it as to-read
Feb 08, 2020
added it
Feb 08, 2020
marked it as to-read
Feb 09, 2020
marked it as to-read
Feb 09, 2020
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Turn to Ash Volume 1
  • The Tower of Nero (The Trials of Apollo, #5)
  • Postcards From The Void
  • E is for Exorcism
  • B is for Beasts
  • Legendborn (Legendborn, #1)
  • Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy
  • Nothing Without Us
  • The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness
  • Save the Cat! Writes a Novel
  • Restless: an anthology
  • Hot Head (Head #1)
  • Peasprout Chen, Future Legend of Skate and Sword (Peasprout Chen, #1)
  • The Space Between Worlds
  • The Triumphant (The Valiant, #3)
  • Son of a Trickster (Trickster, #1)
  • Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries, #2)
  • The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe #1)
See similar books…

News & Interviews

When it comes to the romance genre, second books can be a bit like second dates, can't they? You've had that great initial meet-cute with...
45 likes · 2 comments
“Berlin. You wouldn't believe it now, but during the 20s, Berlin was the capital city of laissez-faire. We had as much jazz as Chicago, nightclubs and cabarets down every other street, and the city smelled of freedom and poverty.” 0 likes
More quotes…