Anatomy by Dana Schwartz
Came for the cover, stayed for the book. The gothic, rebellious love child of Frankenstein, Anatomy is a YA release I honestly didn’t expect to enjoy as much as I did.
Set in the 1800s, we follow 17 year old Elizabeth, the eldest daughter of an aristocratic Edinburgh family, who yearns for a life beyond the dresses and social engagements of her future. She wants to be a surgeon but as a woman it’s beyond the realms of imagination for many.
When she is given a singular opportunity to sit the surgeons exam without being allowed to attend lectures, she does the unthinkable and begins to study bodies obtained from a rather personable resurrection man.
I raced through this, it’s very easy and balanced with short paced chapters and a plot that keeps you interested. Verging on fantasy by the end, the focus isn’t on a burgeoning romance but on Elizabeth’s tenacity to succeed which was great.
@danaschwartzzz was able to create a vivid, mist filled environment very quickly, bringing to life the time and place with ease. This gave me all the dark winter feels ~ C
Ad:PR Copy ~ Thank you @littlebrownbookgroup_uk for sending over a review copy
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