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Friday, April 13, 2018

Review: Cadaver & Queen by Alisa Kwitney

Title: Cadaver & Queen
Author: Alisa Kwitney
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Saskia Maarleveld
Release Date: February 27th, 2018
Length: Novel (320 pages/9.3 hours)
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Source: Library
Buy: Audible, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 2.0-stars

Melissa's Review:

Cadaver & Queen is a standalone book that is a Frankenstein retelling. I saw a promo of this book and had to try it. It didn't quite work out for me, but I do have YA/NA issues sometimes so don't let that stop you from giving this a try if it looks interesting!

Lizzie Lavenza is the first female medical student at Ingold, a well known medical school in England. She decided to skip the American medical schools and head across the pond so she could have experience with bio-mechanicals. She's a rather ingenious young woman and isn't afraid to say her piece even though we're set in the 1800's and all the doctors and peers are male and don't believe in her. Anyway, Lizzie winds up crossing paths with Victor Frankenstein, a former medical student at Ingold who was turned into a bio-mechanical against his will. Victor is different from all the other bio-mechanicals though, he has more human tendencies and with Lizzie's help they're going to unwravel what was done to him and the sinister plot in their school.

Cadaver & Queen is a whole different take on Frankenstein and such a unique read. Lizzie had to be a strong character for that time since she was in a heavily male industry. I was really hopeful that I'd love this novel but it just didn't resonate with me. I feel like this book would work for a lot of people though so give it a try if you're interested in it!

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