Merrie Destefano describes Shade as “A Re-imagining of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.” (Kindle Location 29). When was the last time you read the original Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein? Are you worried that this novel would make comparisons that you would not have the knowledge to refute or confirm? No problem, this is a good novel on its own. It is, however, the first novel in a three-book series so you should not expect a complete all-bases-covered ending. If you are concerned about historical accuracy, Destefano writes a section at the end of this novel which delivers a lot of facts. As claimed, this novel is a re-imagining. This seems to be a good idea for aspiring writers who find it hard to start. Just take an actual event and spin it, something like politicians do every day.