The Impossible Girl

The Impossible Girl

Two hearts. Twice as vulnerable. Manhattan, 1850. Born out of wedlock to a wealthy socialite and a nameless immigrant, Cora Lee can mingle with the rich just as easily as she can slip unnoticed into the slums and graveyards of the city. As the only female resurrectionist in New York, she?s carved out a niche procuring bodies afflicted with the strangest of anomalies. Anatom Two hearts. Twice as vulnerable. Manhattan, 1850. Born out of wedlock to a wealthy socialite and a nameless immi...

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Title:The Impossible Girl
Author:Lydia Kang
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:1503903389
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:364 pages pages

The Impossible Girl Reviews

  • Mai
    Jun 17, 2018

    "The impossible girl with two hearts." One of the most controversial, grim and fascinating aspects of the Victorian era was the exhumation and selling of corpses for medical purposes. The advancing need for therapies over a multitude of ailments made the demand of knowledge of the...

    Looking for something a bit darker to read for the fall season? How about some grave robbing and human anomalies? The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang just might be that book you are searching for then. A historical fiction tale with a bit of mystery this one is certainly fitting for the ...

    WOW! This book had me more hooked than any other I've read in a long while! It is a brilliant, original novel that looks into grave robbing and body snatchers in the mid 1800s. It follows the story of Cora, the only female resurrectionist in New York, as she and her team dig up recent...

    "The girl with two hearts, too impossible to have truly been born." The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang is listed as Adult General Fiction/Women's Fiction which is why I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it is a mystery book more than anything. And a stellar mystery book at th...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Hello friends, I'd like to introduce you to the book that I've been secretly obsessing over these last couple days. It's adult historical fiction, which I know might seem off-putting to some who have neatly filed "historic...

    "A heart doesn't have to stop beating to be dead." (Unknown) Lydia Kang invites us into a small, ramshackled house on Long Island. It's January of 1830 and the frigid winter winds almost forecast the future existence of the tiny child born this day. Her mother is of the high societa...

    4/5 stars First of all - look at the cover! Look at it! It's so beautiful. Was the cover the reason this book caught my eye? Absolutely, I am a cover whore after all. And then I read the description and I was completely sold! When I was reading this book a thought sprang to min...

    Wow! Finally, an original idea for a story that is executed perfectly. Lydia Kang is a helluva writer! Her prose is beautiful but it also flows well from page-to-page, making it an absolute pleasure to read. I would describe this as an historical medical mystery in terms of genre, it s...

    First and foremost, I would like to thank NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for my first ever ARC. ''Many things are possible. The human body's mysteries are finite but not yet solved.'' I can wait the day Goodreads will change it's rating system, because it's so hard to put ...

    "I?m not ashamed of who I am, Leah. It?s everyone else that has trouble with it." Review also on my blog. The Impossible Girl takes an interesting, almost fantastical premise ? does Cora Lee, the protagonist, really have two hearts? ? and then firmly grounds it in rich ...

    This review can also be found at Pure Textuality PR. This was quite good. I became aware of this book from a few positive reviews and once I read the book?s summary, I knew that I would have to give it a try as well. This was one of those books that I liked more and more as I read...

    I have always had a fascination with the macabre, the "freaks", the strange and different. Probably why Freak Show is still my favorite season of American Horror Story, partly why I loved The Greatest Showman and why I absolutely adore this book. Cora is the girl with two hearts - ...

    4.5 ?Anatomy is the equalizer, isn?t it? Shows we?re all just clay and water, in the end, no matter if you?re highborn or not.? New York. About 1850. A peculiar girl. A peculiar work. A peculiar world. As the darkness descended, Broadway became a bright, jeweled marv...

    The wealthy Cutter family of Manhattan will not stand for the shame and embarrassment of heirs born out of wedlock. When Elizabeth Cutter finds herself unmarried and pregnant, she's sent away to live with her cousin Charlotte who had also found herself in the same predicament but l...

    (free review copy) HOLY MOTHER OF MACABRE. You guys know I?m obsessed with medical history AND that I love New York City history, so this book was on my TBR when I first heard about it. @tlcbooktours was gracious enough to send me a free review copy, and oh my goodness am I glad they...

    I absolutely loved Cora, who lives both as a young man named Jacob and as his sister Cora. She is a shrewd businesswoman with an extensive knowledge of medicine, anatomy andapporapthy. Kang gave us a delightful glimpse of New York, its immigrants, and the seedy side of medical advanc...

    I was surprised by this book. I tend to stay away from historical fiction as it's not my cup of tea, but this book has a premise that after reading the synopsis I couldn't resist. It's very easy to read and it offers a captivating story. I enjoyed how well the characters were written,...

    Thank you Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for the ARC. I'm always on the lookout for some macabre historical fiction and when offered the chance to review this book, my expectations reached the gothic spires. I wasn't disappointed. Come, let's enter the morbid world of grav...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com 'So, thirteen-year old Cora had shivered and cried, wondering if her numbed left arm and leg would work again, or her garbled speech would right itself. And they did- only a few hours later. It never happened again, but the incident r...

    This was a book that I was excited about when I got the pitch and then I kind of forgot about it until closer to the review date. I wasn?t entirely excited to read it when the time came to start it, but that slight was rectified almost immediately when I started this one. This boo...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Manhattan, 1850. Born out of wedlock to a wealthy socialite and a nameless immigrant, Cora Lee is born with two hearts. Now, her life is in danger and she must find the person who is killing people with strange anomalies ...

    Enjoyable! Lydia Kang?s story reminded me of favorites I read in high school, like Madeleine Brent?s Moonraker?s Bride. And narrator Saskia Maarleveld brought the characters to life so well. A great find on Kindle Unlimited. ...

    Well, that was interesting... Truly an interesting and rather unexpected read. A tale of a young woman determined to make a life for herself during a time where women are regarded as the inferior gender by society - filled with murder, mystery and twisted family hierocracy. In some ...

    If you don't try to analyze or make sense of some of the characters' actions, this makes for an entertaining historical mystery-thriller. It takes place in 1850s NYC, during an interesting period in history, when medical schools needed cadavers for their anatomy classes and research, w...

    After Lydia Kang?s novel A Beautiful Poison changed my mind about historical fiction last year, I couldn?t wait to dig into her latest offering. The scene is New York City, 1850. Cora is a resurrectionist--a polite-sounding word for ?grave robber.? She negotiates deals with ana...

    Thank you so much Lake Union Publishing for this gorgeous, free copy of THE IMPOSSIBLE GIRL by Lydia Kang - all opinions are my own. This is an intriguing, macabre novel with an original plot, strangeness, intrigue, and yes, grave robbing. Set in the mid-1800s, we follow Cora, the g...

    I received a copy from Lake Union Publishing through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Cora Lee is one of the top resurrectionists in New York. Anatomists are desperate for cadavers and are willing to pay a pretty penny for the newly dead. Living a double life, she scouts ...

    I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley - thank you! All opinions are my own. The Impossible Girl is the story of Cora, who was born with two hearts. As a resurrectionist procuring bodies with strange anomalies to anatomists she takes us on a mysterious and weird journey ...

  • Lolly K Dandeneau
    Aug 29, 2018

    "The impossible girl with two hearts." One of the most controversial, grim and fascinating aspects of the Victorian era was the exhumation and selling of corpses for medical purposes. The advancing need for therapies over a multitude of ailments made the demand of knowledge of the...

    Looking for something a bit darker to read for the fall season? How about some grave robbing and human anomalies? The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang just might be that book you are searching for then. A historical fiction tale with a bit of mystery this one is certainly fitting for the ...

    WOW! This book had me more hooked than any other I've read in a long while! It is a brilliant, original novel that looks into grave robbing and body snatchers in the mid 1800s. It follows the story of Cora, the only female resurrectionist in New York, as she and her team dig up recent...

    "The girl with two hearts, too impossible to have truly been born." The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang is listed as Adult General Fiction/Women's Fiction which is why I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it is a mystery book more than anything. And a stellar mystery book at th...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Hello friends, I'd like to introduce you to the book that I've been secretly obsessing over these last couple days. It's adult historical fiction, which I know might seem off-putting to some who have neatly filed "historic...

    "A heart doesn't have to stop beating to be dead." (Unknown) Lydia Kang invites us into a small, ramshackled house on Long Island. It's January of 1830 and the frigid winter winds almost forecast the future existence of the tiny child born this day. Her mother is of the high societa...

    4/5 stars First of all - look at the cover! Look at it! It's so beautiful. Was the cover the reason this book caught my eye? Absolutely, I am a cover whore after all. And then I read the description and I was completely sold! When I was reading this book a thought sprang to min...

    Wow! Finally, an original idea for a story that is executed perfectly. Lydia Kang is a helluva writer! Her prose is beautiful but it also flows well from page-to-page, making it an absolute pleasure to read. I would describe this as an historical medical mystery in terms of genre, it s...

    First and foremost, I would like to thank NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for my first ever ARC. ''Many things are possible. The human body's mysteries are finite but not yet solved.'' I can wait the day Goodreads will change it's rating system, because it's so hard to put ...

    "I?m not ashamed of who I am, Leah. It?s everyone else that has trouble with it." Review also on my blog. The Impossible Girl takes an interesting, almost fantastical premise ? does Cora Lee, the protagonist, really have two hearts? ? and then firmly grounds it in rich ...

    This review can also be found at Pure Textuality PR. This was quite good. I became aware of this book from a few positive reviews and once I read the book?s summary, I knew that I would have to give it a try as well. This was one of those books that I liked more and more as I read...

    I have always had a fascination with the macabre, the "freaks", the strange and different. Probably why Freak Show is still my favorite season of American Horror Story, partly why I loved The Greatest Showman and why I absolutely adore this book. Cora is the girl with two hearts - ...

    4.5 ?Anatomy is the equalizer, isn?t it? Shows we?re all just clay and water, in the end, no matter if you?re highborn or not.? New York. About 1850. A peculiar girl. A peculiar work. A peculiar world. As the darkness descended, Broadway became a bright, jeweled marv...

    The wealthy Cutter family of Manhattan will not stand for the shame and embarrassment of heirs born out of wedlock. When Elizabeth Cutter finds herself unmarried and pregnant, she's sent away to live with her cousin Charlotte who had also found herself in the same predicament but l...

    (free review copy) HOLY MOTHER OF MACABRE. You guys know I?m obsessed with medical history AND that I love New York City history, so this book was on my TBR when I first heard about it. @tlcbooktours was gracious enough to send me a free review copy, and oh my goodness am I glad they...

    I absolutely loved Cora, who lives both as a young man named Jacob and as his sister Cora. She is a shrewd businesswoman with an extensive knowledge of medicine, anatomy andapporapthy. Kang gave us a delightful glimpse of New York, its immigrants, and the seedy side of medical advanc...

    I was surprised by this book. I tend to stay away from historical fiction as it's not my cup of tea, but this book has a premise that after reading the synopsis I couldn't resist. It's very easy to read and it offers a captivating story. I enjoyed how well the characters were written,...

    Thank you Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for the ARC. I'm always on the lookout for some macabre historical fiction and when offered the chance to review this book, my expectations reached the gothic spires. I wasn't disappointed. Come, let's enter the morbid world of grav...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com 'So, thirteen-year old Cora had shivered and cried, wondering if her numbed left arm and leg would work again, or her garbled speech would right itself. And they did- only a few hours later. It never happened again, but the incident r...

  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Nov 17, 2018

    "The impossible girl with two hearts." One of the most controversial, grim and fascinating aspects of the Victorian era was the exhumation and selling of corpses for medical purposes. The advancing need for therapies over a multitude of ailments made the demand of knowledge of the...

    Looking for something a bit darker to read for the fall season? How about some grave robbing and human anomalies? The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang just might be that book you are searching for then. A historical fiction tale with a bit of mystery this one is certainly fitting for the ...

    WOW! This book had me more hooked than any other I've read in a long while! It is a brilliant, original novel that looks into grave robbing and body snatchers in the mid 1800s. It follows the story of Cora, the only female resurrectionist in New York, as she and her team dig up recent...

    "The girl with two hearts, too impossible to have truly been born." The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang is listed as Adult General Fiction/Women's Fiction which is why I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it is a mystery book more than anything. And a stellar mystery book at th...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Hello friends, I'd like to introduce you to the book that I've been secretly obsessing over these last couple days. It's adult historical fiction, which I know might seem off-putting to some who have neatly filed "historic...

  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Sep 20, 2018

    "The impossible girl with two hearts." One of the most controversial, grim and fascinating aspects of the Victorian era was the exhumation and selling of corpses for medical purposes. The advancing need for therapies over a multitude of ailments made the demand of knowledge of the...

    Looking for something a bit darker to read for the fall season? How about some grave robbing and human anomalies? The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang just might be that book you are searching for then. A historical fiction tale with a bit of mystery this one is certainly fitting for the ...

    WOW! This book had me more hooked than any other I've read in a long while! It is a brilliant, original novel that looks into grave robbing and body snatchers in the mid 1800s. It follows the story of Cora, the only female resurrectionist in New York, as she and her team dig up recent...

    "The girl with two hearts, too impossible to have truly been born." The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang is listed as Adult General Fiction/Women's Fiction which is why I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it is a mystery book more than anything. And a stellar mystery book at th...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Hello friends, I'd like to introduce you to the book that I've been secretly obsessing over these last couple days. It's adult historical fiction, which I know might seem off-putting to some who have neatly filed "historic...

    "A heart doesn't have to stop beating to be dead." (Unknown) Lydia Kang invites us into a small, ramshackled house on Long Island. It's January of 1830 and the frigid winter winds almost forecast the future existence of the tiny child born this day. Her mother is of the high societa...

    4/5 stars First of all - look at the cover! Look at it! It's so beautiful. Was the cover the reason this book caught my eye? Absolutely, I am a cover whore after all. And then I read the description and I was completely sold! When I was reading this book a thought sprang to min...

    Wow! Finally, an original idea for a story that is executed perfectly. Lydia Kang is a helluva writer! Her prose is beautiful but it also flows well from page-to-page, making it an absolute pleasure to read. I would describe this as an historical medical mystery in terms of genre, it s...

    First and foremost, I would like to thank NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for my first ever ARC. ''Many things are possible. The human body's mysteries are finite but not yet solved.'' I can wait the day Goodreads will change it's rating system, because it's so hard to put ...

    "I?m not ashamed of who I am, Leah. It?s everyone else that has trouble with it." Review also on my blog. The Impossible Girl takes an interesting, almost fantastical premise ? does Cora Lee, the protagonist, really have two hearts? ? and then firmly grounds it in rich ...

    This review can also be found at Pure Textuality PR. This was quite good. I became aware of this book from a few positive reviews and once I read the book?s summary, I knew that I would have to give it a try as well. This was one of those books that I liked more and more as I read...

    I have always had a fascination with the macabre, the "freaks", the strange and different. Probably why Freak Show is still my favorite season of American Horror Story, partly why I loved The Greatest Showman and why I absolutely adore this book. Cora is the girl with two hearts - ...

    4.5 ?Anatomy is the equalizer, isn?t it? Shows we?re all just clay and water, in the end, no matter if you?re highborn or not.? New York. About 1850. A peculiar girl. A peculiar work. A peculiar world. As the darkness descended, Broadway became a bright, jeweled marv...

    The wealthy Cutter family of Manhattan will not stand for the shame and embarrassment of heirs born out of wedlock. When Elizabeth Cutter finds herself unmarried and pregnant, she's sent away to live with her cousin Charlotte who had also found herself in the same predicament but l...

    (free review copy) HOLY MOTHER OF MACABRE. You guys know I?m obsessed with medical history AND that I love New York City history, so this book was on my TBR when I first heard about it. @tlcbooktours was gracious enough to send me a free review copy, and oh my goodness am I glad they...

    I absolutely loved Cora, who lives both as a young man named Jacob and as his sister Cora. She is a shrewd businesswoman with an extensive knowledge of medicine, anatomy andapporapthy. Kang gave us a delightful glimpse of New York, its immigrants, and the seedy side of medical advanc...

    I was surprised by this book. I tend to stay away from historical fiction as it's not my cup of tea, but this book has a premise that after reading the synopsis I couldn't resist. It's very easy to read and it offers a captivating story. I enjoyed how well the characters were written,...

    Thank you Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for the ARC. I'm always on the lookout for some macabre historical fiction and when offered the chance to review this book, my expectations reached the gothic spires. I wasn't disappointed. Come, let's enter the morbid world of grav...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com 'So, thirteen-year old Cora had shivered and cried, wondering if her numbed left arm and leg would work again, or her garbled speech would right itself. And they did- only a few hours later. It never happened again, but the incident r...

    This was a book that I was excited about when I got the pitch and then I kind of forgot about it until closer to the review date. I wasn?t entirely excited to read it when the time came to start it, but that slight was rectified almost immediately when I started this one. This boo...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Manhattan, 1850. Born out of wedlock to a wealthy socialite and a nameless immigrant, Cora Lee is born with two hearts. Now, her life is in danger and she must find the person who is killing people with strange anomalies ...

    Enjoyable! Lydia Kang?s story reminded me of favorites I read in high school, like Madeleine Brent?s Moonraker?s Bride. And narrator Saskia Maarleveld brought the characters to life so well. A great find on Kindle Unlimited. ...

    Well, that was interesting... Truly an interesting and rather unexpected read. A tale of a young woman determined to make a life for herself during a time where women are regarded as the inferior gender by society - filled with murder, mystery and twisted family hierocracy. In some ...

  • The Lit Bitch
    Sep 20, 2018

    "The impossible girl with two hearts." One of the most controversial, grim and fascinating aspects of the Victorian era was the exhumation and selling of corpses for medical purposes. The advancing need for therapies over a multitude of ailments made the demand of knowledge of the...

    Looking for something a bit darker to read for the fall season? How about some grave robbing and human anomalies? The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang just might be that book you are searching for then. A historical fiction tale with a bit of mystery this one is certainly fitting for the ...

    WOW! This book had me more hooked than any other I've read in a long while! It is a brilliant, original novel that looks into grave robbing and body snatchers in the mid 1800s. It follows the story of Cora, the only female resurrectionist in New York, as she and her team dig up recent...

    "The girl with two hearts, too impossible to have truly been born." The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang is listed as Adult General Fiction/Women's Fiction which is why I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it is a mystery book more than anything. And a stellar mystery book at th...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Hello friends, I'd like to introduce you to the book that I've been secretly obsessing over these last couple days. It's adult historical fiction, which I know might seem off-putting to some who have neatly filed "historic...

    "A heart doesn't have to stop beating to be dead." (Unknown) Lydia Kang invites us into a small, ramshackled house on Long Island. It's January of 1830 and the frigid winter winds almost forecast the future existence of the tiny child born this day. Her mother is of the high societa...

    4/5 stars First of all - look at the cover! Look at it! It's so beautiful. Was the cover the reason this book caught my eye? Absolutely, I am a cover whore after all. And then I read the description and I was completely sold! When I was reading this book a thought sprang to min...

    Wow! Finally, an original idea for a story that is executed perfectly. Lydia Kang is a helluva writer! Her prose is beautiful but it also flows well from page-to-page, making it an absolute pleasure to read. I would describe this as an historical medical mystery in terms of genre, it s...

    First and foremost, I would like to thank NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for my first ever ARC. ''Many things are possible. The human body's mysteries are finite but not yet solved.'' I can wait the day Goodreads will change it's rating system, because it's so hard to put ...

    "I?m not ashamed of who I am, Leah. It?s everyone else that has trouble with it." Review also on my blog. The Impossible Girl takes an interesting, almost fantastical premise ? does Cora Lee, the protagonist, really have two hearts? ? and then firmly grounds it in rich ...

    This review can also be found at Pure Textuality PR. This was quite good. I became aware of this book from a few positive reviews and once I read the book?s summary, I knew that I would have to give it a try as well. This was one of those books that I liked more and more as I read...

    I have always had a fascination with the macabre, the "freaks", the strange and different. Probably why Freak Show is still my favorite season of American Horror Story, partly why I loved The Greatest Showman and why I absolutely adore this book. Cora is the girl with two hearts - ...

    4.5 ?Anatomy is the equalizer, isn?t it? Shows we?re all just clay and water, in the end, no matter if you?re highborn or not.? New York. About 1850. A peculiar girl. A peculiar work. A peculiar world. As the darkness descended, Broadway became a bright, jeweled marv...

    The wealthy Cutter family of Manhattan will not stand for the shame and embarrassment of heirs born out of wedlock. When Elizabeth Cutter finds herself unmarried and pregnant, she's sent away to live with her cousin Charlotte who had also found herself in the same predicament but l...

    (free review copy) HOLY MOTHER OF MACABRE. You guys know I?m obsessed with medical history AND that I love New York City history, so this book was on my TBR when I first heard about it. @tlcbooktours was gracious enough to send me a free review copy, and oh my goodness am I glad they...

    I absolutely loved Cora, who lives both as a young man named Jacob and as his sister Cora. She is a shrewd businesswoman with an extensive knowledge of medicine, anatomy andapporapthy. Kang gave us a delightful glimpse of New York, its immigrants, and the seedy side of medical advanc...

    I was surprised by this book. I tend to stay away from historical fiction as it's not my cup of tea, but this book has a premise that after reading the synopsis I couldn't resist. It's very easy to read and it offers a captivating story. I enjoyed how well the characters were written,...

    Thank you Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for the ARC. I'm always on the lookout for some macabre historical fiction and when offered the chance to review this book, my expectations reached the gothic spires. I wasn't disappointed. Come, let's enter the morbid world of grav...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com 'So, thirteen-year old Cora had shivered and cried, wondering if her numbed left arm and leg would work again, or her garbled speech would right itself. And they did- only a few hours later. It never happened again, but the incident r...

    This was a book that I was excited about when I got the pitch and then I kind of forgot about it until closer to the review date. I wasn?t entirely excited to read it when the time came to start it, but that slight was rectified almost immediately when I started this one. This boo...

  • ☕ Kimberly
    Sep 03, 2018

    "The impossible girl with two hearts." One of the most controversial, grim and fascinating aspects of the Victorian era was the exhumation and selling of corpses for medical purposes. The advancing need for therapies over a multitude of ailments made the demand of knowledge of the...

    Looking for something a bit darker to read for the fall season? How about some grave robbing and human anomalies? The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang just might be that book you are searching for then. A historical fiction tale with a bit of mystery this one is certainly fitting for the ...

    WOW! This book had me more hooked than any other I've read in a long while! It is a brilliant, original novel that looks into grave robbing and body snatchers in the mid 1800s. It follows the story of Cora, the only female resurrectionist in New York, as she and her team dig up recent...

    "The girl with two hearts, too impossible to have truly been born." The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang is listed as Adult General Fiction/Women's Fiction which is why I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it is a mystery book more than anything. And a stellar mystery book at th...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Hello friends, I'd like to introduce you to the book that I've been secretly obsessing over these last couple days. It's adult historical fiction, which I know might seem off-putting to some who have neatly filed "historic...

    "A heart doesn't have to stop beating to be dead." (Unknown) Lydia Kang invites us into a small, ramshackled house on Long Island. It's January of 1830 and the frigid winter winds almost forecast the future existence of the tiny child born this day. Her mother is of the high societa...

    4/5 stars First of all - look at the cover! Look at it! It's so beautiful. Was the cover the reason this book caught my eye? Absolutely, I am a cover whore after all. And then I read the description and I was completely sold! When I was reading this book a thought sprang to min...

    Wow! Finally, an original idea for a story that is executed perfectly. Lydia Kang is a helluva writer! Her prose is beautiful but it also flows well from page-to-page, making it an absolute pleasure to read. I would describe this as an historical medical mystery in terms of genre, it s...

    First and foremost, I would like to thank NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for my first ever ARC. ''Many things are possible. The human body's mysteries are finite but not yet solved.'' I can wait the day Goodreads will change it's rating system, because it's so hard to put ...

    "I?m not ashamed of who I am, Leah. It?s everyone else that has trouble with it." Review also on my blog. The Impossible Girl takes an interesting, almost fantastical premise ? does Cora Lee, the protagonist, really have two hearts? ? and then firmly grounds it in rich ...

    This review can also be found at Pure Textuality PR. This was quite good. I became aware of this book from a few positive reviews and once I read the book?s summary, I knew that I would have to give it a try as well. This was one of those books that I liked more and more as I read...

    I have always had a fascination with the macabre, the "freaks", the strange and different. Probably why Freak Show is still my favorite season of American Horror Story, partly why I loved The Greatest Showman and why I absolutely adore this book. Cora is the girl with two hearts - ...

    4.5 ?Anatomy is the equalizer, isn?t it? Shows we?re all just clay and water, in the end, no matter if you?re highborn or not.? New York. About 1850. A peculiar girl. A peculiar work. A peculiar world. As the darkness descended, Broadway became a bright, jeweled marv...

    The wealthy Cutter family of Manhattan will not stand for the shame and embarrassment of heirs born out of wedlock. When Elizabeth Cutter finds herself unmarried and pregnant, she's sent away to live with her cousin Charlotte who had also found herself in the same predicament but l...

    (free review copy) HOLY MOTHER OF MACABRE. You guys know I?m obsessed with medical history AND that I love New York City history, so this book was on my TBR when I first heard about it. @tlcbooktours was gracious enough to send me a free review copy, and oh my goodness am I glad they...

    I absolutely loved Cora, who lives both as a young man named Jacob and as his sister Cora. She is a shrewd businesswoman with an extensive knowledge of medicine, anatomy andapporapthy. Kang gave us a delightful glimpse of New York, its immigrants, and the seedy side of medical advanc...

  • Renee
    Sep 29, 2018

    "The impossible girl with two hearts." One of the most controversial, grim and fascinating aspects of the Victorian era was the exhumation and selling of corpses for medical purposes. The advancing need for therapies over a multitude of ailments made the demand of knowledge of the...

    Looking for something a bit darker to read for the fall season? How about some grave robbing and human anomalies? The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang just might be that book you are searching for then. A historical fiction tale with a bit of mystery this one is certainly fitting for the ...

    WOW! This book had me more hooked than any other I've read in a long while! It is a brilliant, original novel that looks into grave robbing and body snatchers in the mid 1800s. It follows the story of Cora, the only female resurrectionist in New York, as she and her team dig up recent...

    "The girl with two hearts, too impossible to have truly been born." The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang is listed as Adult General Fiction/Women's Fiction which is why I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it is a mystery book more than anything. And a stellar mystery book at th...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Hello friends, I'd like to introduce you to the book that I've been secretly obsessing over these last couple days. It's adult historical fiction, which I know might seem off-putting to some who have neatly filed "historic...

    "A heart doesn't have to stop beating to be dead." (Unknown) Lydia Kang invites us into a small, ramshackled house on Long Island. It's January of 1830 and the frigid winter winds almost forecast the future existence of the tiny child born this day. Her mother is of the high societa...

    4/5 stars First of all - look at the cover! Look at it! It's so beautiful. Was the cover the reason this book caught my eye? Absolutely, I am a cover whore after all. And then I read the description and I was completely sold! When I was reading this book a thought sprang to min...

    Wow! Finally, an original idea for a story that is executed perfectly. Lydia Kang is a helluva writer! Her prose is beautiful but it also flows well from page-to-page, making it an absolute pleasure to read. I would describe this as an historical medical mystery in terms of genre, it s...

    First and foremost, I would like to thank NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for my first ever ARC. ''Many things are possible. The human body's mysteries are finite but not yet solved.'' I can wait the day Goodreads will change it's rating system, because it's so hard to put ...

    "I?m not ashamed of who I am, Leah. It?s everyone else that has trouble with it." Review also on my blog. The Impossible Girl takes an interesting, almost fantastical premise ? does Cora Lee, the protagonist, really have two hearts? ? and then firmly grounds it in rich ...

    This review can also be found at Pure Textuality PR. This was quite good. I became aware of this book from a few positive reviews and once I read the book?s summary, I knew that I would have to give it a try as well. This was one of those books that I liked more and more as I read...

    I have always had a fascination with the macabre, the "freaks", the strange and different. Probably why Freak Show is still my favorite season of American Horror Story, partly why I loved The Greatest Showman and why I absolutely adore this book. Cora is the girl with two hearts - ...

    4.5 ?Anatomy is the equalizer, isn?t it? Shows we?re all just clay and water, in the end, no matter if you?re highborn or not.? New York. About 1850. A peculiar girl. A peculiar work. A peculiar world. As the darkness descended, Broadway became a bright, jeweled marv...

    The wealthy Cutter family of Manhattan will not stand for the shame and embarrassment of heirs born out of wedlock. When Elizabeth Cutter finds herself unmarried and pregnant, she's sent away to live with her cousin Charlotte who had also found herself in the same predicament but l...

    (free review copy) HOLY MOTHER OF MACABRE. You guys know I?m obsessed with medical history AND that I love New York City history, so this book was on my TBR when I first heard about it. @tlcbooktours was gracious enough to send me a free review copy, and oh my goodness am I glad they...

    I absolutely loved Cora, who lives both as a young man named Jacob and as his sister Cora. She is a shrewd businesswoman with an extensive knowledge of medicine, anatomy andapporapthy. Kang gave us a delightful glimpse of New York, its immigrants, and the seedy side of medical advanc...

    I was surprised by this book. I tend to stay away from historical fiction as it's not my cup of tea, but this book has a premise that after reading the synopsis I couldn't resist. It's very easy to read and it offers a captivating story. I enjoyed how well the characters were written,...

    Thank you Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for the ARC. I'm always on the lookout for some macabre historical fiction and when offered the chance to review this book, my expectations reached the gothic spires. I wasn't disappointed. Come, let's enter the morbid world of grav...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com 'So, thirteen-year old Cora had shivered and cried, wondering if her numbed left arm and leg would work again, or her garbled speech would right itself. And they did- only a few hours later. It never happened again, but the incident r...

    This was a book that I was excited about when I got the pitch and then I kind of forgot about it until closer to the review date. I wasn?t entirely excited to read it when the time came to start it, but that slight was rectified almost immediately when I started this one. This boo...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Manhattan, 1850. Born out of wedlock to a wealthy socialite and a nameless immigrant, Cora Lee is born with two hearts. Now, her life is in danger and she must find the person who is killing people with strange anomalies ...

    Enjoyable! Lydia Kang?s story reminded me of favorites I read in high school, like Madeleine Brent?s Moonraker?s Bride. And narrator Saskia Maarleveld brought the characters to life so well. A great find on Kindle Unlimited. ...

  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    Oct 25, 2018

    "The impossible girl with two hearts." One of the most controversial, grim and fascinating aspects of the Victorian era was the exhumation and selling of corpses for medical purposes. The advancing need for therapies over a multitude of ailments made the demand of knowledge of the...

    Looking for something a bit darker to read for the fall season? How about some grave robbing and human anomalies? The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang just might be that book you are searching for then. A historical fiction tale with a bit of mystery this one is certainly fitting for the ...

    WOW! This book had me more hooked than any other I've read in a long while! It is a brilliant, original novel that looks into grave robbing and body snatchers in the mid 1800s. It follows the story of Cora, the only female resurrectionist in New York, as she and her team dig up recent...

    "The girl with two hearts, too impossible to have truly been born." The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang is listed as Adult General Fiction/Women's Fiction which is why I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it is a mystery book more than anything. And a stellar mystery book at th...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Hello friends, I'd like to introduce you to the book that I've been secretly obsessing over these last couple days. It's adult historical fiction, which I know might seem off-putting to some who have neatly filed "historic...

    "A heart doesn't have to stop beating to be dead." (Unknown) Lydia Kang invites us into a small, ramshackled house on Long Island. It's January of 1830 and the frigid winter winds almost forecast the future existence of the tiny child born this day. Her mother is of the high societa...

    4/5 stars First of all - look at the cover! Look at it! It's so beautiful. Was the cover the reason this book caught my eye? Absolutely, I am a cover whore after all. And then I read the description and I was completely sold! When I was reading this book a thought sprang to min...

    Wow! Finally, an original idea for a story that is executed perfectly. Lydia Kang is a helluva writer! Her prose is beautiful but it also flows well from page-to-page, making it an absolute pleasure to read. I would describe this as an historical medical mystery in terms of genre, it s...

    First and foremost, I would like to thank NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for my first ever ARC. ''Many things are possible. The human body's mysteries are finite but not yet solved.'' I can wait the day Goodreads will change it's rating system, because it's so hard to put ...

    "I?m not ashamed of who I am, Leah. It?s everyone else that has trouble with it." Review also on my blog. The Impossible Girl takes an interesting, almost fantastical premise ? does Cora Lee, the protagonist, really have two hearts? ? and then firmly grounds it in rich ...

    This review can also be found at Pure Textuality PR. This was quite good. I became aware of this book from a few positive reviews and once I read the book?s summary, I knew that I would have to give it a try as well. This was one of those books that I liked more and more as I read...

  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    Aug 24, 2018

    "The impossible girl with two hearts." One of the most controversial, grim and fascinating aspects of the Victorian era was the exhumation and selling of corpses for medical purposes. The advancing need for therapies over a multitude of ailments made the demand of knowledge of the...

    Looking for something a bit darker to read for the fall season? How about some grave robbing and human anomalies? The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang just might be that book you are searching for then. A historical fiction tale with a bit of mystery this one is certainly fitting for the ...

    WOW! This book had me more hooked than any other I've read in a long while! It is a brilliant, original novel that looks into grave robbing and body snatchers in the mid 1800s. It follows the story of Cora, the only female resurrectionist in New York, as she and her team dig up recent...

    "The girl with two hearts, too impossible to have truly been born." The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang is listed as Adult General Fiction/Women's Fiction which is why I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it is a mystery book more than anything. And a stellar mystery book at th...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Hello friends, I'd like to introduce you to the book that I've been secretly obsessing over these last couple days. It's adult historical fiction, which I know might seem off-putting to some who have neatly filed "historic...

    "A heart doesn't have to stop beating to be dead." (Unknown) Lydia Kang invites us into a small, ramshackled house on Long Island. It's January of 1830 and the frigid winter winds almost forecast the future existence of the tiny child born this day. Her mother is of the high societa...

    4/5 stars First of all - look at the cover! Look at it! It's so beautiful. Was the cover the reason this book caught my eye? Absolutely, I am a cover whore after all. And then I read the description and I was completely sold! When I was reading this book a thought sprang to min...

    Wow! Finally, an original idea for a story that is executed perfectly. Lydia Kang is a helluva writer! Her prose is beautiful but it also flows well from page-to-page, making it an absolute pleasure to read. I would describe this as an historical medical mystery in terms of genre, it s...

    First and foremost, I would like to thank NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for my first ever ARC. ''Many things are possible. The human body's mysteries are finite but not yet solved.'' I can wait the day Goodreads will change it's rating system, because it's so hard to put ...

    "I?m not ashamed of who I am, Leah. It?s everyone else that has trouble with it." Review also on my blog. The Impossible Girl takes an interesting, almost fantastical premise ? does Cora Lee, the protagonist, really have two hearts? ? and then firmly grounds it in rich ...

    This review can also be found at Pure Textuality PR. This was quite good. I became aware of this book from a few positive reviews and once I read the book?s summary, I knew that I would have to give it a try as well. This was one of those books that I liked more and more as I read...

    I have always had a fascination with the macabre, the "freaks", the strange and different. Probably why Freak Show is still my favorite season of American Horror Story, partly why I loved The Greatest Showman and why I absolutely adore this book. Cora is the girl with two hearts - ...

    4.5 ?Anatomy is the equalizer, isn?t it? Shows we?re all just clay and water, in the end, no matter if you?re highborn or not.? New York. About 1850. A peculiar girl. A peculiar work. A peculiar world. As the darkness descended, Broadway became a bright, jeweled marv...

    The wealthy Cutter family of Manhattan will not stand for the shame and embarrassment of heirs born out of wedlock. When Elizabeth Cutter finds herself unmarried and pregnant, she's sent away to live with her cousin Charlotte who had also found herself in the same predicament but l...

  • ABCme
    Jun 30, 2018

    "The impossible girl with two hearts." One of the most controversial, grim and fascinating aspects of the Victorian era was the exhumation and selling of corpses for medical purposes. The advancing need for therapies over a multitude of ailments made the demand of knowledge of the...

    Looking for something a bit darker to read for the fall season? How about some grave robbing and human anomalies? The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang just might be that book you are searching for then. A historical fiction tale with a bit of mystery this one is certainly fitting for the ...

    WOW! This book had me more hooked than any other I've read in a long while! It is a brilliant, original novel that looks into grave robbing and body snatchers in the mid 1800s. It follows the story of Cora, the only female resurrectionist in New York, as she and her team dig up recent...

    "The girl with two hearts, too impossible to have truly been born." The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang is listed as Adult General Fiction/Women's Fiction which is why I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it is a mystery book more than anything. And a stellar mystery book at th...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Hello friends, I'd like to introduce you to the book that I've been secretly obsessing over these last couple days. It's adult historical fiction, which I know might seem off-putting to some who have neatly filed "historic...

    "A heart doesn't have to stop beating to be dead." (Unknown) Lydia Kang invites us into a small, ramshackled house on Long Island. It's January of 1830 and the frigid winter winds almost forecast the future existence of the tiny child born this day. Her mother is of the high societa...

    4/5 stars First of all - look at the cover! Look at it! It's so beautiful. Was the cover the reason this book caught my eye? Absolutely, I am a cover whore after all. And then I read the description and I was completely sold! When I was reading this book a thought sprang to min...

    Wow! Finally, an original idea for a story that is executed perfectly. Lydia Kang is a helluva writer! Her prose is beautiful but it also flows well from page-to-page, making it an absolute pleasure to read. I would describe this as an historical medical mystery in terms of genre, it s...

    First and foremost, I would like to thank NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for my first ever ARC. ''Many things are possible. The human body's mysteries are finite but not yet solved.'' I can wait the day Goodreads will change it's rating system, because it's so hard to put ...

    "I?m not ashamed of who I am, Leah. It?s everyone else that has trouble with it." Review also on my blog. The Impossible Girl takes an interesting, almost fantastical premise ? does Cora Lee, the protagonist, really have two hearts? ? and then firmly grounds it in rich ...

    This review can also be found at Pure Textuality PR. This was quite good. I became aware of this book from a few positive reviews and once I read the book?s summary, I knew that I would have to give it a try as well. This was one of those books that I liked more and more as I read...

    I have always had a fascination with the macabre, the "freaks", the strange and different. Probably why Freak Show is still my favorite season of American Horror Story, partly why I loved The Greatest Showman and why I absolutely adore this book. Cora is the girl with two hearts - ...

    4.5 ?Anatomy is the equalizer, isn?t it? Shows we?re all just clay and water, in the end, no matter if you?re highborn or not.? New York. About 1850. A peculiar girl. A peculiar work. A peculiar world. As the darkness descended, Broadway became a bright, jeweled marv...

    The wealthy Cutter family of Manhattan will not stand for the shame and embarrassment of heirs born out of wedlock. When Elizabeth Cutter finds herself unmarried and pregnant, she's sent away to live with her cousin Charlotte who had also found herself in the same predicament but l...

    (free review copy) HOLY MOTHER OF MACABRE. You guys know I?m obsessed with medical history AND that I love New York City history, so this book was on my TBR when I first heard about it. @tlcbooktours was gracious enough to send me a free review copy, and oh my goodness am I glad they...

    I absolutely loved Cora, who lives both as a young man named Jacob and as his sister Cora. She is a shrewd businesswoman with an extensive knowledge of medicine, anatomy andapporapthy. Kang gave us a delightful glimpse of New York, its immigrants, and the seedy side of medical advanc...

    I was surprised by this book. I tend to stay away from historical fiction as it's not my cup of tea, but this book has a premise that after reading the synopsis I couldn't resist. It's very easy to read and it offers a captivating story. I enjoyed how well the characters were written,...

    Thank you Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for the ARC. I'm always on the lookout for some macabre historical fiction and when offered the chance to review this book, my expectations reached the gothic spires. I wasn't disappointed. Come, let's enter the morbid world of grav...

  • Linda
    Jul 22, 2018

    "The impossible girl with two hearts." One of the most controversial, grim and fascinating aspects of the Victorian era was the exhumation and selling of corpses for medical purposes. The advancing need for therapies over a multitude of ailments made the demand of knowledge of the...

    Looking for something a bit darker to read for the fall season? How about some grave robbing and human anomalies? The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang just might be that book you are searching for then. A historical fiction tale with a bit of mystery this one is certainly fitting for the ...

    WOW! This book had me more hooked than any other I've read in a long while! It is a brilliant, original novel that looks into grave robbing and body snatchers in the mid 1800s. It follows the story of Cora, the only female resurrectionist in New York, as she and her team dig up recent...

    "The girl with two hearts, too impossible to have truly been born." The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang is listed as Adult General Fiction/Women's Fiction which is why I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it is a mystery book more than anything. And a stellar mystery book at th...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Hello friends, I'd like to introduce you to the book that I've been secretly obsessing over these last couple days. It's adult historical fiction, which I know might seem off-putting to some who have neatly filed "historic...

    "A heart doesn't have to stop beating to be dead." (Unknown) Lydia Kang invites us into a small, ramshackled house on Long Island. It's January of 1830 and the frigid winter winds almost forecast the future existence of the tiny child born this day. Her mother is of the high societa...

  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    Sep 15, 2018

    "The impossible girl with two hearts." One of the most controversial, grim and fascinating aspects of the Victorian era was the exhumation and selling of corpses for medical purposes. The advancing need for therapies over a multitude of ailments made the demand of knowledge of the...

    Looking for something a bit darker to read for the fall season? How about some grave robbing and human anomalies? The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang just might be that book you are searching for then. A historical fiction tale with a bit of mystery this one is certainly fitting for the ...

    WOW! This book had me more hooked than any other I've read in a long while! It is a brilliant, original novel that looks into grave robbing and body snatchers in the mid 1800s. It follows the story of Cora, the only female resurrectionist in New York, as she and her team dig up recent...

    "The girl with two hearts, too impossible to have truly been born." The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang is listed as Adult General Fiction/Women's Fiction which is why I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it is a mystery book more than anything. And a stellar mystery book at th...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Hello friends, I'd like to introduce you to the book that I've been secretly obsessing over these last couple days. It's adult historical fiction, which I know might seem off-putting to some who have neatly filed "historic...

    "A heart doesn't have to stop beating to be dead." (Unknown) Lydia Kang invites us into a small, ramshackled house on Long Island. It's January of 1830 and the frigid winter winds almost forecast the future existence of the tiny child born this day. Her mother is of the high societa...

    4/5 stars First of all - look at the cover! Look at it! It's so beautiful. Was the cover the reason this book caught my eye? Absolutely, I am a cover whore after all. And then I read the description and I was completely sold! When I was reading this book a thought sprang to min...

    Wow! Finally, an original idea for a story that is executed perfectly. Lydia Kang is a helluva writer! Her prose is beautiful but it also flows well from page-to-page, making it an absolute pleasure to read. I would describe this as an historical medical mystery in terms of genre, it s...

    First and foremost, I would like to thank NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for my first ever ARC. ''Many things are possible. The human body's mysteries are finite but not yet solved.'' I can wait the day Goodreads will change it's rating system, because it's so hard to put ...

    "I?m not ashamed of who I am, Leah. It?s everyone else that has trouble with it." Review also on my blog. The Impossible Girl takes an interesting, almost fantastical premise ? does Cora Lee, the protagonist, really have two hearts? ? and then firmly grounds it in rich ...

    This review can also be found at Pure Textuality PR. This was quite good. I became aware of this book from a few positive reviews and once I read the book?s summary, I knew that I would have to give it a try as well. This was one of those books that I liked more and more as I read...

    I have always had a fascination with the macabre, the "freaks", the strange and different. Probably why Freak Show is still my favorite season of American Horror Story, partly why I loved The Greatest Showman and why I absolutely adore this book. Cora is the girl with two hearts - ...

  • mo
    Jul 22, 2018

    "The impossible girl with two hearts." One of the most controversial, grim and fascinating aspects of the Victorian era was the exhumation and selling of corpses for medical purposes. The advancing need for therapies over a multitude of ailments made the demand of knowledge of the...

    Looking for something a bit darker to read for the fall season? How about some grave robbing and human anomalies? The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang just might be that book you are searching for then. A historical fiction tale with a bit of mystery this one is certainly fitting for the ...

    WOW! This book had me more hooked than any other I've read in a long while! It is a brilliant, original novel that looks into grave robbing and body snatchers in the mid 1800s. It follows the story of Cora, the only female resurrectionist in New York, as she and her team dig up recent...

    "The girl with two hearts, too impossible to have truly been born." The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang is listed as Adult General Fiction/Women's Fiction which is why I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it is a mystery book more than anything. And a stellar mystery book at th...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Hello friends, I'd like to introduce you to the book that I've been secretly obsessing over these last couple days. It's adult historical fiction, which I know might seem off-putting to some who have neatly filed "historic...

    "A heart doesn't have to stop beating to be dead." (Unknown) Lydia Kang invites us into a small, ramshackled house on Long Island. It's January of 1830 and the frigid winter winds almost forecast the future existence of the tiny child born this day. Her mother is of the high societa...

    4/5 stars First of all - look at the cover! Look at it! It's so beautiful. Was the cover the reason this book caught my eye? Absolutely, I am a cover whore after all. And then I read the description and I was completely sold! When I was reading this book a thought sprang to min...

    Wow! Finally, an original idea for a story that is executed perfectly. Lydia Kang is a helluva writer! Her prose is beautiful but it also flows well from page-to-page, making it an absolute pleasure to read. I would describe this as an historical medical mystery in terms of genre, it s...

    First and foremost, I would like to thank NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for my first ever ARC. ''Many things are possible. The human body's mysteries are finite but not yet solved.'' I can wait the day Goodreads will change it's rating system, because it's so hard to put ...

    "I?m not ashamed of who I am, Leah. It?s everyone else that has trouble with it." Review also on my blog. The Impossible Girl takes an interesting, almost fantastical premise ? does Cora Lee, the protagonist, really have two hearts? ? and then firmly grounds it in rich ...

  • Felicia
    Jun 16, 2018

    "The impossible girl with two hearts." One of the most controversial, grim and fascinating aspects of the Victorian era was the exhumation and selling of corpses for medical purposes. The advancing need for therapies over a multitude of ailments made the demand of knowledge of the...

    Looking for something a bit darker to read for the fall season? How about some grave robbing and human anomalies? The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang just might be that book you are searching for then. A historical fiction tale with a bit of mystery this one is certainly fitting for the ...

    WOW! This book had me more hooked than any other I've read in a long while! It is a brilliant, original novel that looks into grave robbing and body snatchers in the mid 1800s. It follows the story of Cora, the only female resurrectionist in New York, as she and her team dig up recent...

    "The girl with two hearts, too impossible to have truly been born." The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang is listed as Adult General Fiction/Women's Fiction which is why I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it is a mystery book more than anything. And a stellar mystery book at th...

  • Kate Olson
    Oct 11, 2018

    "The impossible girl with two hearts." One of the most controversial, grim and fascinating aspects of the Victorian era was the exhumation and selling of corpses for medical purposes. The advancing need for therapies over a multitude of ailments made the demand of knowledge of the...

    Looking for something a bit darker to read for the fall season? How about some grave robbing and human anomalies? The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang just might be that book you are searching for then. A historical fiction tale with a bit of mystery this one is certainly fitting for the ...

    WOW! This book had me more hooked than any other I've read in a long while! It is a brilliant, original novel that looks into grave robbing and body snatchers in the mid 1800s. It follows the story of Cora, the only female resurrectionist in New York, as she and her team dig up recent...

    "The girl with two hearts, too impossible to have truly been born." The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang is listed as Adult General Fiction/Women's Fiction which is why I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it is a mystery book more than anything. And a stellar mystery book at th...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Hello friends, I'd like to introduce you to the book that I've been secretly obsessing over these last couple days. It's adult historical fiction, which I know might seem off-putting to some who have neatly filed "historic...

    "A heart doesn't have to stop beating to be dead." (Unknown) Lydia Kang invites us into a small, ramshackled house on Long Island. It's January of 1830 and the frigid winter winds almost forecast the future existence of the tiny child born this day. Her mother is of the high societa...

    4/5 stars First of all - look at the cover! Look at it! It's so beautiful. Was the cover the reason this book caught my eye? Absolutely, I am a cover whore after all. And then I read the description and I was completely sold! When I was reading this book a thought sprang to min...

    Wow! Finally, an original idea for a story that is executed perfectly. Lydia Kang is a helluva writer! Her prose is beautiful but it also flows well from page-to-page, making it an absolute pleasure to read. I would describe this as an historical medical mystery in terms of genre, it s...

    First and foremost, I would like to thank NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for my first ever ARC. ''Many things are possible. The human body's mysteries are finite but not yet solved.'' I can wait the day Goodreads will change it's rating system, because it's so hard to put ...

    "I?m not ashamed of who I am, Leah. It?s everyone else that has trouble with it." Review also on my blog. The Impossible Girl takes an interesting, almost fantastical premise ? does Cora Lee, the protagonist, really have two hearts? ? and then firmly grounds it in rich ...

    This review can also be found at Pure Textuality PR. This was quite good. I became aware of this book from a few positive reviews and once I read the book?s summary, I knew that I would have to give it a try as well. This was one of those books that I liked more and more as I read...

    I have always had a fascination with the macabre, the "freaks", the strange and different. Probably why Freak Show is still my favorite season of American Horror Story, partly why I loved The Greatest Showman and why I absolutely adore this book. Cora is the girl with two hearts - ...

    4.5 ?Anatomy is the equalizer, isn?t it? Shows we?re all just clay and water, in the end, no matter if you?re highborn or not.? New York. About 1850. A peculiar girl. A peculiar work. A peculiar world. As the darkness descended, Broadway became a bright, jeweled marv...

    The wealthy Cutter family of Manhattan will not stand for the shame and embarrassment of heirs born out of wedlock. When Elizabeth Cutter finds herself unmarried and pregnant, she's sent away to live with her cousin Charlotte who had also found herself in the same predicament but l...

    (free review copy) HOLY MOTHER OF MACABRE. You guys know I?m obsessed with medical history AND that I love New York City history, so this book was on my TBR when I first heard about it. @tlcbooktours was gracious enough to send me a free review copy, and oh my goodness am I glad they...

  • Taryn Pierson
    Oct 14, 2018

    "The impossible girl with two hearts." One of the most controversial, grim and fascinating aspects of the Victorian era was the exhumation and selling of corpses for medical purposes. The advancing need for therapies over a multitude of ailments made the demand of knowledge of the...

    Looking for something a bit darker to read for the fall season? How about some grave robbing and human anomalies? The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang just might be that book you are searching for then. A historical fiction tale with a bit of mystery this one is certainly fitting for the ...

    WOW! This book had me more hooked than any other I've read in a long while! It is a brilliant, original novel that looks into grave robbing and body snatchers in the mid 1800s. It follows the story of Cora, the only female resurrectionist in New York, as she and her team dig up recent...

    "The girl with two hearts, too impossible to have truly been born." The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang is listed as Adult General Fiction/Women's Fiction which is why I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it is a mystery book more than anything. And a stellar mystery book at th...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Hello friends, I'd like to introduce you to the book that I've been secretly obsessing over these last couple days. It's adult historical fiction, which I know might seem off-putting to some who have neatly filed "historic...

    "A heart doesn't have to stop beating to be dead." (Unknown) Lydia Kang invites us into a small, ramshackled house on Long Island. It's January of 1830 and the frigid winter winds almost forecast the future existence of the tiny child born this day. Her mother is of the high societa...

    4/5 stars First of all - look at the cover! Look at it! It's so beautiful. Was the cover the reason this book caught my eye? Absolutely, I am a cover whore after all. And then I read the description and I was completely sold! When I was reading this book a thought sprang to min...

    Wow! Finally, an original idea for a story that is executed perfectly. Lydia Kang is a helluva writer! Her prose is beautiful but it also flows well from page-to-page, making it an absolute pleasure to read. I would describe this as an historical medical mystery in terms of genre, it s...

    First and foremost, I would like to thank NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for my first ever ARC. ''Many things are possible. The human body's mysteries are finite but not yet solved.'' I can wait the day Goodreads will change it's rating system, because it's so hard to put ...

    "I?m not ashamed of who I am, Leah. It?s everyone else that has trouble with it." Review also on my blog. The Impossible Girl takes an interesting, almost fantastical premise ? does Cora Lee, the protagonist, really have two hearts? ? and then firmly grounds it in rich ...

    This review can also be found at Pure Textuality PR. This was quite good. I became aware of this book from a few positive reviews and once I read the book?s summary, I knew that I would have to give it a try as well. This was one of those books that I liked more and more as I read...

    I have always had a fascination with the macabre, the "freaks", the strange and different. Probably why Freak Show is still my favorite season of American Horror Story, partly why I loved The Greatest Showman and why I absolutely adore this book. Cora is the girl with two hearts - ...

    4.5 ?Anatomy is the equalizer, isn?t it? Shows we?re all just clay and water, in the end, no matter if you?re highborn or not.? New York. About 1850. A peculiar girl. A peculiar work. A peculiar world. As the darkness descended, Broadway became a bright, jeweled marv...

    The wealthy Cutter family of Manhattan will not stand for the shame and embarrassment of heirs born out of wedlock. When Elizabeth Cutter finds herself unmarried and pregnant, she's sent away to live with her cousin Charlotte who had also found herself in the same predicament but l...

    (free review copy) HOLY MOTHER OF MACABRE. You guys know I?m obsessed with medical history AND that I love New York City history, so this book was on my TBR when I first heard about it. @tlcbooktours was gracious enough to send me a free review copy, and oh my goodness am I glad they...

    I absolutely loved Cora, who lives both as a young man named Jacob and as his sister Cora. She is a shrewd businesswoman with an extensive knowledge of medicine, anatomy andapporapthy. Kang gave us a delightful glimpse of New York, its immigrants, and the seedy side of medical advanc...

    I was surprised by this book. I tend to stay away from historical fiction as it's not my cup of tea, but this book has a premise that after reading the synopsis I couldn't resist. It's very easy to read and it offers a captivating story. I enjoyed how well the characters were written,...

    Thank you Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for the ARC. I'm always on the lookout for some macabre historical fiction and when offered the chance to review this book, my expectations reached the gothic spires. I wasn't disappointed. Come, let's enter the morbid world of grav...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com 'So, thirteen-year old Cora had shivered and cried, wondering if her numbed left arm and leg would work again, or her garbled speech would right itself. And they did- only a few hours later. It never happened again, but the incident r...

    This was a book that I was excited about when I got the pitch and then I kind of forgot about it until closer to the review date. I wasn?t entirely excited to read it when the time came to start it, but that slight was rectified almost immediately when I started this one. This boo...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Manhattan, 1850. Born out of wedlock to a wealthy socialite and a nameless immigrant, Cora Lee is born with two hearts. Now, her life is in danger and she must find the person who is killing people with strange anomalies ...

    Enjoyable! Lydia Kang?s story reminded me of favorites I read in high school, like Madeleine Brent?s Moonraker?s Bride. And narrator Saskia Maarleveld brought the characters to life so well. A great find on Kindle Unlimited. ...

    Well, that was interesting... Truly an interesting and rather unexpected read. A tale of a young woman determined to make a life for herself during a time where women are regarded as the inferior gender by society - filled with murder, mystery and twisted family hierocracy. In some ...

    If you don't try to analyze or make sense of some of the characters' actions, this makes for an entertaining historical mystery-thriller. It takes place in 1850s NYC, during an interesting period in history, when medical schools needed cadavers for their anatomy classes and research, w...

    After Lydia Kang?s novel A Beautiful Poison changed my mind about historical fiction last year, I couldn?t wait to dig into her latest offering. The scene is New York City, 1850. Cora is a resurrectionist--a polite-sounding word for ?grave robber.? She negotiates deals with ana...

  • Carmen
    Jul 06, 2018

    "The impossible girl with two hearts." One of the most controversial, grim and fascinating aspects of the Victorian era was the exhumation and selling of corpses for medical purposes. The advancing need for therapies over a multitude of ailments made the demand of knowledge of the...

    Looking for something a bit darker to read for the fall season? How about some grave robbing and human anomalies? The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang just might be that book you are searching for then. A historical fiction tale with a bit of mystery this one is certainly fitting for the ...

    WOW! This book had me more hooked than any other I've read in a long while! It is a brilliant, original novel that looks into grave robbing and body snatchers in the mid 1800s. It follows the story of Cora, the only female resurrectionist in New York, as she and her team dig up recent...

    "The girl with two hearts, too impossible to have truly been born." The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang is listed as Adult General Fiction/Women's Fiction which is why I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it is a mystery book more than anything. And a stellar mystery book at th...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Hello friends, I'd like to introduce you to the book that I've been secretly obsessing over these last couple days. It's adult historical fiction, which I know might seem off-putting to some who have neatly filed "historic...

    "A heart doesn't have to stop beating to be dead." (Unknown) Lydia Kang invites us into a small, ramshackled house on Long Island. It's January of 1830 and the frigid winter winds almost forecast the future existence of the tiny child born this day. Her mother is of the high societa...

    4/5 stars First of all - look at the cover! Look at it! It's so beautiful. Was the cover the reason this book caught my eye? Absolutely, I am a cover whore after all. And then I read the description and I was completely sold! When I was reading this book a thought sprang to min...

    Wow! Finally, an original idea for a story that is executed perfectly. Lydia Kang is a helluva writer! Her prose is beautiful but it also flows well from page-to-page, making it an absolute pleasure to read. I would describe this as an historical medical mystery in terms of genre, it s...

    First and foremost, I would like to thank NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for my first ever ARC. ''Many things are possible. The human body's mysteries are finite but not yet solved.'' I can wait the day Goodreads will change it's rating system, because it's so hard to put ...

    "I?m not ashamed of who I am, Leah. It?s everyone else that has trouble with it." Review also on my blog. The Impossible Girl takes an interesting, almost fantastical premise ? does Cora Lee, the protagonist, really have two hearts? ? and then firmly grounds it in rich ...

    This review can also be found at Pure Textuality PR. This was quite good. I became aware of this book from a few positive reviews and once I read the book?s summary, I knew that I would have to give it a try as well. This was one of those books that I liked more and more as I read...

    I have always had a fascination with the macabre, the "freaks", the strange and different. Probably why Freak Show is still my favorite season of American Horror Story, partly why I loved The Greatest Showman and why I absolutely adore this book. Cora is the girl with two hearts - ...

    4.5 ?Anatomy is the equalizer, isn?t it? Shows we?re all just clay and water, in the end, no matter if you?re highborn or not.? New York. About 1850. A peculiar girl. A peculiar work. A peculiar world. As the darkness descended, Broadway became a bright, jeweled marv...

    The wealthy Cutter family of Manhattan will not stand for the shame and embarrassment of heirs born out of wedlock. When Elizabeth Cutter finds herself unmarried and pregnant, she's sent away to live with her cousin Charlotte who had also found herself in the same predicament but l...

    (free review copy) HOLY MOTHER OF MACABRE. You guys know I?m obsessed with medical history AND that I love New York City history, so this book was on my TBR when I first heard about it. @tlcbooktours was gracious enough to send me a free review copy, and oh my goodness am I glad they...

    I absolutely loved Cora, who lives both as a young man named Jacob and as his sister Cora. She is a shrewd businesswoman with an extensive knowledge of medicine, anatomy andapporapthy. Kang gave us a delightful glimpse of New York, its immigrants, and the seedy side of medical advanc...

    I was surprised by this book. I tend to stay away from historical fiction as it's not my cup of tea, but this book has a premise that after reading the synopsis I couldn't resist. It's very easy to read and it offers a captivating story. I enjoyed how well the characters were written,...

    Thank you Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for the ARC. I'm always on the lookout for some macabre historical fiction and when offered the chance to review this book, my expectations reached the gothic spires. I wasn't disappointed. Come, let's enter the morbid world of grav...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com 'So, thirteen-year old Cora had shivered and cried, wondering if her numbed left arm and leg would work again, or her garbled speech would right itself. And they did- only a few hours later. It never happened again, but the incident r...

    This was a book that I was excited about when I got the pitch and then I kind of forgot about it until closer to the review date. I wasn?t entirely excited to read it when the time came to start it, but that slight was rectified almost immediately when I started this one. This boo...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Manhattan, 1850. Born out of wedlock to a wealthy socialite and a nameless immigrant, Cora Lee is born with two hearts. Now, her life is in danger and she must find the person who is killing people with strange anomalies ...

    Enjoyable! Lydia Kang?s story reminded me of favorites I read in high school, like Madeleine Brent?s Moonraker?s Bride. And narrator Saskia Maarleveld brought the characters to life so well. A great find on Kindle Unlimited. ...

    Well, that was interesting... Truly an interesting and rather unexpected read. A tale of a young woman determined to make a life for herself during a time where women are regarded as the inferior gender by society - filled with murder, mystery and twisted family hierocracy. In some ...

    If you don't try to analyze or make sense of some of the characters' actions, this makes for an entertaining historical mystery-thriller. It takes place in 1850s NYC, during an interesting period in history, when medical schools needed cadavers for their anatomy classes and research, w...

    After Lydia Kang?s novel A Beautiful Poison changed my mind about historical fiction last year, I couldn?t wait to dig into her latest offering. The scene is New York City, 1850. Cora is a resurrectionist--a polite-sounding word for ?grave robber.? She negotiates deals with ana...

    Thank you so much Lake Union Publishing for this gorgeous, free copy of THE IMPOSSIBLE GIRL by Lydia Kang - all opinions are my own. This is an intriguing, macabre novel with an original plot, strangeness, intrigue, and yes, grave robbing. Set in the mid-1800s, we follow Cora, the g...

    I received a copy from Lake Union Publishing through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Cora Lee is one of the top resurrectionists in New York. Anatomists are desperate for cadavers and are willing to pay a pretty penny for the newly dead. Living a double life, she scouts ...

  • Hristina
    Jul 16, 2018

    "The impossible girl with two hearts." One of the most controversial, grim and fascinating aspects of the Victorian era was the exhumation and selling of corpses for medical purposes. The advancing need for therapies over a multitude of ailments made the demand of knowledge of the...

    Looking for something a bit darker to read for the fall season? How about some grave robbing and human anomalies? The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang just might be that book you are searching for then. A historical fiction tale with a bit of mystery this one is certainly fitting for the ...

    WOW! This book had me more hooked than any other I've read in a long while! It is a brilliant, original novel that looks into grave robbing and body snatchers in the mid 1800s. It follows the story of Cora, the only female resurrectionist in New York, as she and her team dig up recent...

    "The girl with two hearts, too impossible to have truly been born." The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang is listed as Adult General Fiction/Women's Fiction which is why I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it is a mystery book more than anything. And a stellar mystery book at th...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Hello friends, I'd like to introduce you to the book that I've been secretly obsessing over these last couple days. It's adult historical fiction, which I know might seem off-putting to some who have neatly filed "historic...

    "A heart doesn't have to stop beating to be dead." (Unknown) Lydia Kang invites us into a small, ramshackled house on Long Island. It's January of 1830 and the frigid winter winds almost forecast the future existence of the tiny child born this day. Her mother is of the high societa...

    4/5 stars First of all - look at the cover! Look at it! It's so beautiful. Was the cover the reason this book caught my eye? Absolutely, I am a cover whore after all. And then I read the description and I was completely sold! When I was reading this book a thought sprang to min...

    Wow! Finally, an original idea for a story that is executed perfectly. Lydia Kang is a helluva writer! Her prose is beautiful but it also flows well from page-to-page, making it an absolute pleasure to read. I would describe this as an historical medical mystery in terms of genre, it s...

    First and foremost, I would like to thank NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for my first ever ARC. ''Many things are possible. The human body's mysteries are finite but not yet solved.'' I can wait the day Goodreads will change it's rating system, because it's so hard to put ...

    "I?m not ashamed of who I am, Leah. It?s everyone else that has trouble with it." Review also on my blog. The Impossible Girl takes an interesting, almost fantastical premise ? does Cora Lee, the protagonist, really have two hearts? ? and then firmly grounds it in rich ...

    This review can also be found at Pure Textuality PR. This was quite good. I became aware of this book from a few positive reviews and once I read the book?s summary, I knew that I would have to give it a try as well. This was one of those books that I liked more and more as I read...

    I have always had a fascination with the macabre, the "freaks", the strange and different. Probably why Freak Show is still my favorite season of American Horror Story, partly why I loved The Greatest Showman and why I absolutely adore this book. Cora is the girl with two hearts - ...

    4.5 ?Anatomy is the equalizer, isn?t it? Shows we?re all just clay and water, in the end, no matter if you?re highborn or not.? New York. About 1850. A peculiar girl. A peculiar work. A peculiar world. As the darkness descended, Broadway became a bright, jeweled marv...

    The wealthy Cutter family of Manhattan will not stand for the shame and embarrassment of heirs born out of wedlock. When Elizabeth Cutter finds herself unmarried and pregnant, she's sent away to live with her cousin Charlotte who had also found herself in the same predicament but l...

    (free review copy) HOLY MOTHER OF MACABRE. You guys know I?m obsessed with medical history AND that I love New York City history, so this book was on my TBR when I first heard about it. @tlcbooktours was gracious enough to send me a free review copy, and oh my goodness am I glad they...

    I absolutely loved Cora, who lives both as a young man named Jacob and as his sister Cora. She is a shrewd businesswoman with an extensive knowledge of medicine, anatomy andapporapthy. Kang gave us a delightful glimpse of New York, its immigrants, and the seedy side of medical advanc...

    I was surprised by this book. I tend to stay away from historical fiction as it's not my cup of tea, but this book has a premise that after reading the synopsis I couldn't resist. It's very easy to read and it offers a captivating story. I enjoyed how well the characters were written,...

  • Janelle
    Sep 17, 2018

    "The impossible girl with two hearts." One of the most controversial, grim and fascinating aspects of the Victorian era was the exhumation and selling of corpses for medical purposes. The advancing need for therapies over a multitude of ailments made the demand of knowledge of the...

    Looking for something a bit darker to read for the fall season? How about some grave robbing and human anomalies? The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang just might be that book you are searching for then. A historical fiction tale with a bit of mystery this one is certainly fitting for the ...

    WOW! This book had me more hooked than any other I've read in a long while! It is a brilliant, original novel that looks into grave robbing and body snatchers in the mid 1800s. It follows the story of Cora, the only female resurrectionist in New York, as she and her team dig up recent...

    "The girl with two hearts, too impossible to have truly been born." The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang is listed as Adult General Fiction/Women's Fiction which is why I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it is a mystery book more than anything. And a stellar mystery book at th...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Hello friends, I'd like to introduce you to the book that I've been secretly obsessing over these last couple days. It's adult historical fiction, which I know might seem off-putting to some who have neatly filed "historic...

    "A heart doesn't have to stop beating to be dead." (Unknown) Lydia Kang invites us into a small, ramshackled house on Long Island. It's January of 1830 and the frigid winter winds almost forecast the future existence of the tiny child born this day. Her mother is of the high societa...

    4/5 stars First of all - look at the cover! Look at it! It's so beautiful. Was the cover the reason this book caught my eye? Absolutely, I am a cover whore after all. And then I read the description and I was completely sold! When I was reading this book a thought sprang to min...

    Wow! Finally, an original idea for a story that is executed perfectly. Lydia Kang is a helluva writer! Her prose is beautiful but it also flows well from page-to-page, making it an absolute pleasure to read. I would describe this as an historical medical mystery in terms of genre, it s...

    First and foremost, I would like to thank NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for my first ever ARC. ''Many things are possible. The human body's mysteries are finite but not yet solved.'' I can wait the day Goodreads will change it's rating system, because it's so hard to put ...

    "I?m not ashamed of who I am, Leah. It?s everyone else that has trouble with it." Review also on my blog. The Impossible Girl takes an interesting, almost fantastical premise ? does Cora Lee, the protagonist, really have two hearts? ? and then firmly grounds it in rich ...

    This review can also be found at Pure Textuality PR. This was quite good. I became aware of this book from a few positive reviews and once I read the book?s summary, I knew that I would have to give it a try as well. This was one of those books that I liked more and more as I read...

    I have always had a fascination with the macabre, the "freaks", the strange and different. Probably why Freak Show is still my favorite season of American Horror Story, partly why I loved The Greatest Showman and why I absolutely adore this book. Cora is the girl with two hearts - ...

    4.5 ?Anatomy is the equalizer, isn?t it? Shows we?re all just clay and water, in the end, no matter if you?re highborn or not.? New York. About 1850. A peculiar girl. A peculiar work. A peculiar world. As the darkness descended, Broadway became a bright, jeweled marv...

    The wealthy Cutter family of Manhattan will not stand for the shame and embarrassment of heirs born out of wedlock. When Elizabeth Cutter finds herself unmarried and pregnant, she's sent away to live with her cousin Charlotte who had also found herself in the same predicament but l...

    (free review copy) HOLY MOTHER OF MACABRE. You guys know I?m obsessed with medical history AND that I love New York City history, so this book was on my TBR when I first heard about it. @tlcbooktours was gracious enough to send me a free review copy, and oh my goodness am I glad they...

    I absolutely loved Cora, who lives both as a young man named Jacob and as his sister Cora. She is a shrewd businesswoman with an extensive knowledge of medicine, anatomy andapporapthy. Kang gave us a delightful glimpse of New York, its immigrants, and the seedy side of medical advanc...

    I was surprised by this book. I tend to stay away from historical fiction as it's not my cup of tea, but this book has a premise that after reading the synopsis I couldn't resist. It's very easy to read and it offers a captivating story. I enjoyed how well the characters were written,...

    Thank you Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for the ARC. I'm always on the lookout for some macabre historical fiction and when offered the chance to review this book, my expectations reached the gothic spires. I wasn't disappointed. Come, let's enter the morbid world of grav...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com 'So, thirteen-year old Cora had shivered and cried, wondering if her numbed left arm and leg would work again, or her garbled speech would right itself. And they did- only a few hours later. It never happened again, but the incident r...

    This was a book that I was excited about when I got the pitch and then I kind of forgot about it until closer to the review date. I wasn?t entirely excited to read it when the time came to start it, but that slight was rectified almost immediately when I started this one. This boo...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Manhattan, 1850. Born out of wedlock to a wealthy socialite and a nameless immigrant, Cora Lee is born with two hearts. Now, her life is in danger and she must find the person who is killing people with strange anomalies ...

    Enjoyable! Lydia Kang?s story reminded me of favorites I read in high school, like Madeleine Brent?s Moonraker?s Bride. And narrator Saskia Maarleveld brought the characters to life so well. A great find on Kindle Unlimited. ...

    Well, that was interesting... Truly an interesting and rather unexpected read. A tale of a young woman determined to make a life for herself during a time where women are regarded as the inferior gender by society - filled with murder, mystery and twisted family hierocracy. In some ...

    If you don't try to analyze or make sense of some of the characters' actions, this makes for an entertaining historical mystery-thriller. It takes place in 1850s NYC, during an interesting period in history, when medical schools needed cadavers for their anatomy classes and research, w...

    After Lydia Kang?s novel A Beautiful Poison changed my mind about historical fiction last year, I couldn?t wait to dig into her latest offering. The scene is New York City, 1850. Cora is a resurrectionist--a polite-sounding word for ?grave robber.? She negotiates deals with ana...

    Thank you so much Lake Union Publishing for this gorgeous, free copy of THE IMPOSSIBLE GIRL by Lydia Kang - all opinions are my own. This is an intriguing, macabre novel with an original plot, strangeness, intrigue, and yes, grave robbing. Set in the mid-1800s, we follow Cora, the g...

  • Susan
    Sep 06, 2018

    "The impossible girl with two hearts." One of the most controversial, grim and fascinating aspects of the Victorian era was the exhumation and selling of corpses for medical purposes. The advancing need for therapies over a multitude of ailments made the demand of knowledge of the...

    Looking for something a bit darker to read for the fall season? How about some grave robbing and human anomalies? The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang just might be that book you are searching for then. A historical fiction tale with a bit of mystery this one is certainly fitting for the ...

    WOW! This book had me more hooked than any other I've read in a long while! It is a brilliant, original novel that looks into grave robbing and body snatchers in the mid 1800s. It follows the story of Cora, the only female resurrectionist in New York, as she and her team dig up recent...

    "The girl with two hearts, too impossible to have truly been born." The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang is listed as Adult General Fiction/Women's Fiction which is why I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it is a mystery book more than anything. And a stellar mystery book at th...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Hello friends, I'd like to introduce you to the book that I've been secretly obsessing over these last couple days. It's adult historical fiction, which I know might seem off-putting to some who have neatly filed "historic...

    "A heart doesn't have to stop beating to be dead." (Unknown) Lydia Kang invites us into a small, ramshackled house on Long Island. It's January of 1830 and the frigid winter winds almost forecast the future existence of the tiny child born this day. Her mother is of the high societa...

    4/5 stars First of all - look at the cover! Look at it! It's so beautiful. Was the cover the reason this book caught my eye? Absolutely, I am a cover whore after all. And then I read the description and I was completely sold! When I was reading this book a thought sprang to min...

    Wow! Finally, an original idea for a story that is executed perfectly. Lydia Kang is a helluva writer! Her prose is beautiful but it also flows well from page-to-page, making it an absolute pleasure to read. I would describe this as an historical medical mystery in terms of genre, it s...

    First and foremost, I would like to thank NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for my first ever ARC. ''Many things are possible. The human body's mysteries are finite but not yet solved.'' I can wait the day Goodreads will change it's rating system, because it's so hard to put ...

    "I?m not ashamed of who I am, Leah. It?s everyone else that has trouble with it." Review also on my blog. The Impossible Girl takes an interesting, almost fantastical premise ? does Cora Lee, the protagonist, really have two hearts? ? and then firmly grounds it in rich ...

    This review can also be found at Pure Textuality PR. This was quite good. I became aware of this book from a few positive reviews and once I read the book?s summary, I knew that I would have to give it a try as well. This was one of those books that I liked more and more as I read...

    I have always had a fascination with the macabre, the "freaks", the strange and different. Probably why Freak Show is still my favorite season of American Horror Story, partly why I loved The Greatest Showman and why I absolutely adore this book. Cora is the girl with two hearts - ...

    4.5 ?Anatomy is the equalizer, isn?t it? Shows we?re all just clay and water, in the end, no matter if you?re highborn or not.? New York. About 1850. A peculiar girl. A peculiar work. A peculiar world. As the darkness descended, Broadway became a bright, jeweled marv...

    The wealthy Cutter family of Manhattan will not stand for the shame and embarrassment of heirs born out of wedlock. When Elizabeth Cutter finds herself unmarried and pregnant, she's sent away to live with her cousin Charlotte who had also found herself in the same predicament but l...

    (free review copy) HOLY MOTHER OF MACABRE. You guys know I?m obsessed with medical history AND that I love New York City history, so this book was on my TBR when I first heard about it. @tlcbooktours was gracious enough to send me a free review copy, and oh my goodness am I glad they...

    I absolutely loved Cora, who lives both as a young man named Jacob and as his sister Cora. She is a shrewd businesswoman with an extensive knowledge of medicine, anatomy andapporapthy. Kang gave us a delightful glimpse of New York, its immigrants, and the seedy side of medical advanc...

    I was surprised by this book. I tend to stay away from historical fiction as it's not my cup of tea, but this book has a premise that after reading the synopsis I couldn't resist. It's very easy to read and it offers a captivating story. I enjoyed how well the characters were written,...

    Thank you Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for the ARC. I'm always on the lookout for some macabre historical fiction and when offered the chance to review this book, my expectations reached the gothic spires. I wasn't disappointed. Come, let's enter the morbid world of grav...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com 'So, thirteen-year old Cora had shivered and cried, wondering if her numbed left arm and leg would work again, or her garbled speech would right itself. And they did- only a few hours later. It never happened again, but the incident r...

    This was a book that I was excited about when I got the pitch and then I kind of forgot about it until closer to the review date. I wasn?t entirely excited to read it when the time came to start it, but that slight was rectified almost immediately when I started this one. This boo...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Manhattan, 1850. Born out of wedlock to a wealthy socialite and a nameless immigrant, Cora Lee is born with two hearts. Now, her life is in danger and she must find the person who is killing people with strange anomalies ...

    Enjoyable! Lydia Kang?s story reminded me of favorites I read in high school, like Madeleine Brent?s Moonraker?s Bride. And narrator Saskia Maarleveld brought the characters to life so well. A great find on Kindle Unlimited. ...

    Well, that was interesting... Truly an interesting and rather unexpected read. A tale of a young woman determined to make a life for herself during a time where women are regarded as the inferior gender by society - filled with murder, mystery and twisted family hierocracy. In some ...

    If you don't try to analyze or make sense of some of the characters' actions, this makes for an entertaining historical mystery-thriller. It takes place in 1850s NYC, during an interesting period in history, when medical schools needed cadavers for their anatomy classes and research, w...

    After Lydia Kang?s novel A Beautiful Poison changed my mind about historical fiction last year, I couldn?t wait to dig into her latest offering. The scene is New York City, 1850. Cora is a resurrectionist--a polite-sounding word for ?grave robber.? She negotiates deals with ana...

    Thank you so much Lake Union Publishing for this gorgeous, free copy of THE IMPOSSIBLE GIRL by Lydia Kang - all opinions are my own. This is an intriguing, macabre novel with an original plot, strangeness, intrigue, and yes, grave robbing. Set in the mid-1800s, we follow Cora, the g...

    I received a copy from Lake Union Publishing through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Cora Lee is one of the top resurrectionists in New York. Anatomists are desperate for cadavers and are willing to pay a pretty penny for the newly dead. Living a double life, she scouts ...

    I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley - thank you! All opinions are my own. The Impossible Girl is the story of Cora, who was born with two hearts. As a resurrectionist procuring bodies with strange anomalies to anatomists she takes us on a mysterious and weird journey ...

    This was a super thrilling book that was chock full of suspense, danger and a bit of romance. Cora/Jacob are thrust into so many perilous situations that this is an edge of your seat, can?t stop reading kind of story. I suspected that one of Cora?s friends or family members would b...

  • Ante The Zmaj
    Sep 30, 2018

    "The impossible girl with two hearts." One of the most controversial, grim and fascinating aspects of the Victorian era was the exhumation and selling of corpses for medical purposes. The advancing need for therapies over a multitude of ailments made the demand of knowledge of the...

    Looking for something a bit darker to read for the fall season? How about some grave robbing and human anomalies? The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang just might be that book you are searching for then. A historical fiction tale with a bit of mystery this one is certainly fitting for the ...

    WOW! This book had me more hooked than any other I've read in a long while! It is a brilliant, original novel that looks into grave robbing and body snatchers in the mid 1800s. It follows the story of Cora, the only female resurrectionist in New York, as she and her team dig up recent...

    "The girl with two hearts, too impossible to have truly been born." The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang is listed as Adult General Fiction/Women's Fiction which is why I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it is a mystery book more than anything. And a stellar mystery book at th...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Hello friends, I'd like to introduce you to the book that I've been secretly obsessing over these last couple days. It's adult historical fiction, which I know might seem off-putting to some who have neatly filed "historic...

    "A heart doesn't have to stop beating to be dead." (Unknown) Lydia Kang invites us into a small, ramshackled house on Long Island. It's January of 1830 and the frigid winter winds almost forecast the future existence of the tiny child born this day. Her mother is of the high societa...

    4/5 stars First of all - look at the cover! Look at it! It's so beautiful. Was the cover the reason this book caught my eye? Absolutely, I am a cover whore after all. And then I read the description and I was completely sold! When I was reading this book a thought sprang to min...

    Wow! Finally, an original idea for a story that is executed perfectly. Lydia Kang is a helluva writer! Her prose is beautiful but it also flows well from page-to-page, making it an absolute pleasure to read. I would describe this as an historical medical mystery in terms of genre, it s...

    First and foremost, I would like to thank NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for my first ever ARC. ''Many things are possible. The human body's mysteries are finite but not yet solved.'' I can wait the day Goodreads will change it's rating system, because it's so hard to put ...

  • Carrie
    Sep 15, 2018

    "The impossible girl with two hearts." One of the most controversial, grim and fascinating aspects of the Victorian era was the exhumation and selling of corpses for medical purposes. The advancing need for therapies over a multitude of ailments made the demand of knowledge of the...

    Looking for something a bit darker to read for the fall season? How about some grave robbing and human anomalies? The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang just might be that book you are searching for then. A historical fiction tale with a bit of mystery this one is certainly fitting for the ...

  • Karen Kay
    Sep 18, 2018

    "The impossible girl with two hearts." One of the most controversial, grim and fascinating aspects of the Victorian era was the exhumation and selling of corpses for medical purposes. The advancing need for therapies over a multitude of ailments made the demand of knowledge of the...

    Looking for something a bit darker to read for the fall season? How about some grave robbing and human anomalies? The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang just might be that book you are searching for then. A historical fiction tale with a bit of mystery this one is certainly fitting for the ...

    WOW! This book had me more hooked than any other I've read in a long while! It is a brilliant, original novel that looks into grave robbing and body snatchers in the mid 1800s. It follows the story of Cora, the only female resurrectionist in New York, as she and her team dig up recent...

    "The girl with two hearts, too impossible to have truly been born." The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang is listed as Adult General Fiction/Women's Fiction which is why I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it is a mystery book more than anything. And a stellar mystery book at th...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Hello friends, I'd like to introduce you to the book that I've been secretly obsessing over these last couple days. It's adult historical fiction, which I know might seem off-putting to some who have neatly filed "historic...

    "A heart doesn't have to stop beating to be dead." (Unknown) Lydia Kang invites us into a small, ramshackled house on Long Island. It's January of 1830 and the frigid winter winds almost forecast the future existence of the tiny child born this day. Her mother is of the high societa...

    4/5 stars First of all - look at the cover! Look at it! It's so beautiful. Was the cover the reason this book caught my eye? Absolutely, I am a cover whore after all. And then I read the description and I was completely sold! When I was reading this book a thought sprang to min...

    Wow! Finally, an original idea for a story that is executed perfectly. Lydia Kang is a helluva writer! Her prose is beautiful but it also flows well from page-to-page, making it an absolute pleasure to read. I would describe this as an historical medical mystery in terms of genre, it s...

    First and foremost, I would like to thank NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for my first ever ARC. ''Many things are possible. The human body's mysteries are finite but not yet solved.'' I can wait the day Goodreads will change it's rating system, because it's so hard to put ...

    "I?m not ashamed of who I am, Leah. It?s everyone else that has trouble with it." Review also on my blog. The Impossible Girl takes an interesting, almost fantastical premise ? does Cora Lee, the protagonist, really have two hearts? ? and then firmly grounds it in rich ...

    This review can also be found at Pure Textuality PR. This was quite good. I became aware of this book from a few positive reviews and once I read the book?s summary, I knew that I would have to give it a try as well. This was one of those books that I liked more and more as I read...

    I have always had a fascination with the macabre, the "freaks", the strange and different. Probably why Freak Show is still my favorite season of American Horror Story, partly why I loved The Greatest Showman and why I absolutely adore this book. Cora is the girl with two hearts - ...

    4.5 ?Anatomy is the equalizer, isn?t it? Shows we?re all just clay and water, in the end, no matter if you?re highborn or not.? New York. About 1850. A peculiar girl. A peculiar work. A peculiar world. As the darkness descended, Broadway became a bright, jeweled marv...

    The wealthy Cutter family of Manhattan will not stand for the shame and embarrassment of heirs born out of wedlock. When Elizabeth Cutter finds herself unmarried and pregnant, she's sent away to live with her cousin Charlotte who had also found herself in the same predicament but l...

    (free review copy) HOLY MOTHER OF MACABRE. You guys know I?m obsessed with medical history AND that I love New York City history, so this book was on my TBR when I first heard about it. @tlcbooktours was gracious enough to send me a free review copy, and oh my goodness am I glad they...

    I absolutely loved Cora, who lives both as a young man named Jacob and as his sister Cora. She is a shrewd businesswoman with an extensive knowledge of medicine, anatomy andapporapthy. Kang gave us a delightful glimpse of New York, its immigrants, and the seedy side of medical advanc...

    I was surprised by this book. I tend to stay away from historical fiction as it's not my cup of tea, but this book has a premise that after reading the synopsis I couldn't resist. It's very easy to read and it offers a captivating story. I enjoyed how well the characters were written,...

    Thank you Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for the ARC. I'm always on the lookout for some macabre historical fiction and when offered the chance to review this book, my expectations reached the gothic spires. I wasn't disappointed. Come, let's enter the morbid world of grav...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com 'So, thirteen-year old Cora had shivered and cried, wondering if her numbed left arm and leg would work again, or her garbled speech would right itself. And they did- only a few hours later. It never happened again, but the incident r...

    This was a book that I was excited about when I got the pitch and then I kind of forgot about it until closer to the review date. I wasn?t entirely excited to read it when the time came to start it, but that slight was rectified almost immediately when I started this one. This boo...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Manhattan, 1850. Born out of wedlock to a wealthy socialite and a nameless immigrant, Cora Lee is born with two hearts. Now, her life is in danger and she must find the person who is killing people with strange anomalies ...

  • Lou
    Sep 16, 2018

    "The impossible girl with two hearts." One of the most controversial, grim and fascinating aspects of the Victorian era was the exhumation and selling of corpses for medical purposes. The advancing need for therapies over a multitude of ailments made the demand of knowledge of the...

    Looking for something a bit darker to read for the fall season? How about some grave robbing and human anomalies? The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang just might be that book you are searching for then. A historical fiction tale with a bit of mystery this one is certainly fitting for the ...

    WOW! This book had me more hooked than any other I've read in a long while! It is a brilliant, original novel that looks into grave robbing and body snatchers in the mid 1800s. It follows the story of Cora, the only female resurrectionist in New York, as she and her team dig up recent...

    "The girl with two hearts, too impossible to have truly been born." The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang is listed as Adult General Fiction/Women's Fiction which is why I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it is a mystery book more than anything. And a stellar mystery book at th...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Hello friends, I'd like to introduce you to the book that I've been secretly obsessing over these last couple days. It's adult historical fiction, which I know might seem off-putting to some who have neatly filed "historic...

    "A heart doesn't have to stop beating to be dead." (Unknown) Lydia Kang invites us into a small, ramshackled house on Long Island. It's January of 1830 and the frigid winter winds almost forecast the future existence of the tiny child born this day. Her mother is of the high societa...

    4/5 stars First of all - look at the cover! Look at it! It's so beautiful. Was the cover the reason this book caught my eye? Absolutely, I am a cover whore after all. And then I read the description and I was completely sold! When I was reading this book a thought sprang to min...

    Wow! Finally, an original idea for a story that is executed perfectly. Lydia Kang is a helluva writer! Her prose is beautiful but it also flows well from page-to-page, making it an absolute pleasure to read. I would describe this as an historical medical mystery in terms of genre, it s...

  • Arybo ✨
    Sep 18, 2018

    "The impossible girl with two hearts." One of the most controversial, grim and fascinating aspects of the Victorian era was the exhumation and selling of corpses for medical purposes. The advancing need for therapies over a multitude of ailments made the demand of knowledge of the...

    Looking for something a bit darker to read for the fall season? How about some grave robbing and human anomalies? The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang just might be that book you are searching for then. A historical fiction tale with a bit of mystery this one is certainly fitting for the ...

    WOW! This book had me more hooked than any other I've read in a long while! It is a brilliant, original novel that looks into grave robbing and body snatchers in the mid 1800s. It follows the story of Cora, the only female resurrectionist in New York, as she and her team dig up recent...

    "The girl with two hearts, too impossible to have truly been born." The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang is listed as Adult General Fiction/Women's Fiction which is why I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it is a mystery book more than anything. And a stellar mystery book at th...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Hello friends, I'd like to introduce you to the book that I've been secretly obsessing over these last couple days. It's adult historical fiction, which I know might seem off-putting to some who have neatly filed "historic...

    "A heart doesn't have to stop beating to be dead." (Unknown) Lydia Kang invites us into a small, ramshackled house on Long Island. It's January of 1830 and the frigid winter winds almost forecast the future existence of the tiny child born this day. Her mother is of the high societa...

    4/5 stars First of all - look at the cover! Look at it! It's so beautiful. Was the cover the reason this book caught my eye? Absolutely, I am a cover whore after all. And then I read the description and I was completely sold! When I was reading this book a thought sprang to min...

    Wow! Finally, an original idea for a story that is executed perfectly. Lydia Kang is a helluva writer! Her prose is beautiful but it also flows well from page-to-page, making it an absolute pleasure to read. I would describe this as an historical medical mystery in terms of genre, it s...

    First and foremost, I would like to thank NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for my first ever ARC. ''Many things are possible. The human body's mysteries are finite but not yet solved.'' I can wait the day Goodreads will change it's rating system, because it's so hard to put ...

    "I?m not ashamed of who I am, Leah. It?s everyone else that has trouble with it." Review also on my blog. The Impossible Girl takes an interesting, almost fantastical premise ? does Cora Lee, the protagonist, really have two hearts? ? and then firmly grounds it in rich ...

    This review can also be found at Pure Textuality PR. This was quite good. I became aware of this book from a few positive reviews and once I read the book?s summary, I knew that I would have to give it a try as well. This was one of those books that I liked more and more as I read...

    I have always had a fascination with the macabre, the "freaks", the strange and different. Probably why Freak Show is still my favorite season of American Horror Story, partly why I loved The Greatest Showman and why I absolutely adore this book. Cora is the girl with two hearts - ...

    4.5 ?Anatomy is the equalizer, isn?t it? Shows we?re all just clay and water, in the end, no matter if you?re highborn or not.? New York. About 1850. A peculiar girl. A peculiar work. A peculiar world. As the darkness descended, Broadway became a bright, jeweled marv...

  • Amalia Gavea
    Sep 09, 2018

    "The impossible girl with two hearts." One of the most controversial, grim and fascinating aspects of the Victorian era was the exhumation and selling of corpses for medical purposes. The advancing need for therapies over a multitude of ailments made the demand of knowledge of the...

  • Iryna semi-hiatus (Book and Sword)
    Jun 19, 2018

    "The impossible girl with two hearts." One of the most controversial, grim and fascinating aspects of the Victorian era was the exhumation and selling of corpses for medical purposes. The advancing need for therapies over a multitude of ailments made the demand of knowledge of the...

    Looking for something a bit darker to read for the fall season? How about some grave robbing and human anomalies? The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang just might be that book you are searching for then. A historical fiction tale with a bit of mystery this one is certainly fitting for the ...

    WOW! This book had me more hooked than any other I've read in a long while! It is a brilliant, original novel that looks into grave robbing and body snatchers in the mid 1800s. It follows the story of Cora, the only female resurrectionist in New York, as she and her team dig up recent...

    "The girl with two hearts, too impossible to have truly been born." The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang is listed as Adult General Fiction/Women's Fiction which is why I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it is a mystery book more than anything. And a stellar mystery book at th...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Hello friends, I'd like to introduce you to the book that I've been secretly obsessing over these last couple days. It's adult historical fiction, which I know might seem off-putting to some who have neatly filed "historic...

    "A heart doesn't have to stop beating to be dead." (Unknown) Lydia Kang invites us into a small, ramshackled house on Long Island. It's January of 1830 and the frigid winter winds almost forecast the future existence of the tiny child born this day. Her mother is of the high societa...

    4/5 stars First of all - look at the cover! Look at it! It's so beautiful. Was the cover the reason this book caught my eye? Absolutely, I am a cover whore after all. And then I read the description and I was completely sold! When I was reading this book a thought sprang to min...

  • Calista Andrechek
    Sep 30, 2018

    "The impossible girl with two hearts." One of the most controversial, grim and fascinating aspects of the Victorian era was the exhumation and selling of corpses for medical purposes. The advancing need for therapies over a multitude of ailments made the demand of knowledge of the...

    Looking for something a bit darker to read for the fall season? How about some grave robbing and human anomalies? The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang just might be that book you are searching for then. A historical fiction tale with a bit of mystery this one is certainly fitting for the ...

    WOW! This book had me more hooked than any other I've read in a long while! It is a brilliant, original novel that looks into grave robbing and body snatchers in the mid 1800s. It follows the story of Cora, the only female resurrectionist in New York, as she and her team dig up recent...

    "The girl with two hearts, too impossible to have truly been born." The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang is listed as Adult General Fiction/Women's Fiction which is why I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it is a mystery book more than anything. And a stellar mystery book at th...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Hello friends, I'd like to introduce you to the book that I've been secretly obsessing over these last couple days. It's adult historical fiction, which I know might seem off-putting to some who have neatly filed "historic...

    "A heart doesn't have to stop beating to be dead." (Unknown) Lydia Kang invites us into a small, ramshackled house on Long Island. It's January of 1830 and the frigid winter winds almost forecast the future existence of the tiny child born this day. Her mother is of the high societa...

    4/5 stars First of all - look at the cover! Look at it! It's so beautiful. Was the cover the reason this book caught my eye? Absolutely, I am a cover whore after all. And then I read the description and I was completely sold! When I was reading this book a thought sprang to min...

    Wow! Finally, an original idea for a story that is executed perfectly. Lydia Kang is a helluva writer! Her prose is beautiful but it also flows well from page-to-page, making it an absolute pleasure to read. I would describe this as an historical medical mystery in terms of genre, it s...

    First and foremost, I would like to thank NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for my first ever ARC. ''Many things are possible. The human body's mysteries are finite but not yet solved.'' I can wait the day Goodreads will change it's rating system, because it's so hard to put ...

    "I?m not ashamed of who I am, Leah. It?s everyone else that has trouble with it." Review also on my blog. The Impossible Girl takes an interesting, almost fantastical premise ? does Cora Lee, the protagonist, really have two hearts? ? and then firmly grounds it in rich ...

    This review can also be found at Pure Textuality PR. This was quite good. I became aware of this book from a few positive reviews and once I read the book?s summary, I knew that I would have to give it a try as well. This was one of those books that I liked more and more as I read...

    I have always had a fascination with the macabre, the "freaks", the strange and different. Probably why Freak Show is still my favorite season of American Horror Story, partly why I loved The Greatest Showman and why I absolutely adore this book. Cora is the girl with two hearts - ...

    4.5 ?Anatomy is the equalizer, isn?t it? Shows we?re all just clay and water, in the end, no matter if you?re highborn or not.? New York. About 1850. A peculiar girl. A peculiar work. A peculiar world. As the darkness descended, Broadway became a bright, jeweled marv...

    The wealthy Cutter family of Manhattan will not stand for the shame and embarrassment of heirs born out of wedlock. When Elizabeth Cutter finds herself unmarried and pregnant, she's sent away to live with her cousin Charlotte who had also found herself in the same predicament but l...

    (free review copy) HOLY MOTHER OF MACABRE. You guys know I?m obsessed with medical history AND that I love New York City history, so this book was on my TBR when I first heard about it. @tlcbooktours was gracious enough to send me a free review copy, and oh my goodness am I glad they...

    I absolutely loved Cora, who lives both as a young man named Jacob and as his sister Cora. She is a shrewd businesswoman with an extensive knowledge of medicine, anatomy andapporapthy. Kang gave us a delightful glimpse of New York, its immigrants, and the seedy side of medical advanc...

    I was surprised by this book. I tend to stay away from historical fiction as it's not my cup of tea, but this book has a premise that after reading the synopsis I couldn't resist. It's very easy to read and it offers a captivating story. I enjoyed how well the characters were written,...

    Thank you Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for the ARC. I'm always on the lookout for some macabre historical fiction and when offered the chance to review this book, my expectations reached the gothic spires. I wasn't disappointed. Come, let's enter the morbid world of grav...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com 'So, thirteen-year old Cora had shivered and cried, wondering if her numbed left arm and leg would work again, or her garbled speech would right itself. And they did- only a few hours later. It never happened again, but the incident r...

    This was a book that I was excited about when I got the pitch and then I kind of forgot about it until closer to the review date. I wasn?t entirely excited to read it when the time came to start it, but that slight was rectified almost immediately when I started this one. This boo...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Manhattan, 1850. Born out of wedlock to a wealthy socialite and a nameless immigrant, Cora Lee is born with two hearts. Now, her life is in danger and she must find the person who is killing people with strange anomalies ...

    Enjoyable! Lydia Kang?s story reminded me of favorites I read in high school, like Madeleine Brent?s Moonraker?s Bride. And narrator Saskia Maarleveld brought the characters to life so well. A great find on Kindle Unlimited. ...

    Well, that was interesting... Truly an interesting and rather unexpected read. A tale of a young woman determined to make a life for herself during a time where women are regarded as the inferior gender by society - filled with murder, mystery and twisted family hierocracy. In some ...

    If you don't try to analyze or make sense of some of the characters' actions, this makes for an entertaining historical mystery-thriller. It takes place in 1850s NYC, during an interesting period in history, when medical schools needed cadavers for their anatomy classes and research, w...

    After Lydia Kang?s novel A Beautiful Poison changed my mind about historical fiction last year, I couldn?t wait to dig into her latest offering. The scene is New York City, 1850. Cora is a resurrectionist--a polite-sounding word for ?grave robber.? She negotiates deals with ana...

    Thank you so much Lake Union Publishing for this gorgeous, free copy of THE IMPOSSIBLE GIRL by Lydia Kang - all opinions are my own. This is an intriguing, macabre novel with an original plot, strangeness, intrigue, and yes, grave robbing. Set in the mid-1800s, we follow Cora, the g...

    I received a copy from Lake Union Publishing through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Cora Lee is one of the top resurrectionists in New York. Anatomists are desperate for cadavers and are willing to pay a pretty penny for the newly dead. Living a double life, she scouts ...

    I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley - thank you! All opinions are my own. The Impossible Girl is the story of Cora, who was born with two hearts. As a resurrectionist procuring bodies with strange anomalies to anatomists she takes us on a mysterious and weird journey ...

    This was a super thrilling book that was chock full of suspense, danger and a bit of romance. Cora/Jacob are thrust into so many perilous situations that this is an edge of your seat, can?t stop reading kind of story. I suspected that one of Cora?s friends or family members would b...

    Thank you Netgalley, Lydia Kang and Lake Union Publishing for the free e-book in exchange for an honest review. Born out of wedlock in 1850, Cora Lee can mingle with the rich socialites just as a well as she can sneak into the graveyards of the city. She?s the only female resurrec...

  • OLT
    Sep 25, 2018

    "The impossible girl with two hearts." One of the most controversial, grim and fascinating aspects of the Victorian era was the exhumation and selling of corpses for medical purposes. The advancing need for therapies over a multitude of ailments made the demand of knowledge of the...

    Looking for something a bit darker to read for the fall season? How about some grave robbing and human anomalies? The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang just might be that book you are searching for then. A historical fiction tale with a bit of mystery this one is certainly fitting for the ...

    WOW! This book had me more hooked than any other I've read in a long while! It is a brilliant, original novel that looks into grave robbing and body snatchers in the mid 1800s. It follows the story of Cora, the only female resurrectionist in New York, as she and her team dig up recent...

    "The girl with two hearts, too impossible to have truly been born." The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang is listed as Adult General Fiction/Women's Fiction which is why I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it is a mystery book more than anything. And a stellar mystery book at th...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Hello friends, I'd like to introduce you to the book that I've been secretly obsessing over these last couple days. It's adult historical fiction, which I know might seem off-putting to some who have neatly filed "historic...

    "A heart doesn't have to stop beating to be dead." (Unknown) Lydia Kang invites us into a small, ramshackled house on Long Island. It's January of 1830 and the frigid winter winds almost forecast the future existence of the tiny child born this day. Her mother is of the high societa...

    4/5 stars First of all - look at the cover! Look at it! It's so beautiful. Was the cover the reason this book caught my eye? Absolutely, I am a cover whore after all. And then I read the description and I was completely sold! When I was reading this book a thought sprang to min...

    Wow! Finally, an original idea for a story that is executed perfectly. Lydia Kang is a helluva writer! Her prose is beautiful but it also flows well from page-to-page, making it an absolute pleasure to read. I would describe this as an historical medical mystery in terms of genre, it s...

    First and foremost, I would like to thank NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for my first ever ARC. ''Many things are possible. The human body's mysteries are finite but not yet solved.'' I can wait the day Goodreads will change it's rating system, because it's so hard to put ...

    "I?m not ashamed of who I am, Leah. It?s everyone else that has trouble with it." Review also on my blog. The Impossible Girl takes an interesting, almost fantastical premise ? does Cora Lee, the protagonist, really have two hearts? ? and then firmly grounds it in rich ...

    This review can also be found at Pure Textuality PR. This was quite good. I became aware of this book from a few positive reviews and once I read the book?s summary, I knew that I would have to give it a try as well. This was one of those books that I liked more and more as I read...

    I have always had a fascination with the macabre, the "freaks", the strange and different. Probably why Freak Show is still my favorite season of American Horror Story, partly why I loved The Greatest Showman and why I absolutely adore this book. Cora is the girl with two hearts - ...

    4.5 ?Anatomy is the equalizer, isn?t it? Shows we?re all just clay and water, in the end, no matter if you?re highborn or not.? New York. About 1850. A peculiar girl. A peculiar work. A peculiar world. As the darkness descended, Broadway became a bright, jeweled marv...

    The wealthy Cutter family of Manhattan will not stand for the shame and embarrassment of heirs born out of wedlock. When Elizabeth Cutter finds herself unmarried and pregnant, she's sent away to live with her cousin Charlotte who had also found herself in the same predicament but l...

    (free review copy) HOLY MOTHER OF MACABRE. You guys know I?m obsessed with medical history AND that I love New York City history, so this book was on my TBR when I first heard about it. @tlcbooktours was gracious enough to send me a free review copy, and oh my goodness am I glad they...

    I absolutely loved Cora, who lives both as a young man named Jacob and as his sister Cora. She is a shrewd businesswoman with an extensive knowledge of medicine, anatomy andapporapthy. Kang gave us a delightful glimpse of New York, its immigrants, and the seedy side of medical advanc...

    I was surprised by this book. I tend to stay away from historical fiction as it's not my cup of tea, but this book has a premise that after reading the synopsis I couldn't resist. It's very easy to read and it offers a captivating story. I enjoyed how well the characters were written,...

    Thank you Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for the ARC. I'm always on the lookout for some macabre historical fiction and when offered the chance to review this book, my expectations reached the gothic spires. I wasn't disappointed. Come, let's enter the morbid world of grav...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com 'So, thirteen-year old Cora had shivered and cried, wondering if her numbed left arm and leg would work again, or her garbled speech would right itself. And they did- only a few hours later. It never happened again, but the incident r...

    This was a book that I was excited about when I got the pitch and then I kind of forgot about it until closer to the review date. I wasn?t entirely excited to read it when the time came to start it, but that slight was rectified almost immediately when I started this one. This boo...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Manhattan, 1850. Born out of wedlock to a wealthy socialite and a nameless immigrant, Cora Lee is born with two hearts. Now, her life is in danger and she must find the person who is killing people with strange anomalies ...

    Enjoyable! Lydia Kang?s story reminded me of favorites I read in high school, like Madeleine Brent?s Moonraker?s Bride. And narrator Saskia Maarleveld brought the characters to life so well. A great find on Kindle Unlimited. ...

    Well, that was interesting... Truly an interesting and rather unexpected read. A tale of a young woman determined to make a life for herself during a time where women are regarded as the inferior gender by society - filled with murder, mystery and twisted family hierocracy. In some ...

    If you don't try to analyze or make sense of some of the characters' actions, this makes for an entertaining historical mystery-thriller. It takes place in 1850s NYC, during an interesting period in history, when medical schools needed cadavers for their anatomy classes and research, w...

  • Kylie D
    Sep 14, 2018

    "The impossible girl with two hearts." One of the most controversial, grim and fascinating aspects of the Victorian era was the exhumation and selling of corpses for medical purposes. The advancing need for therapies over a multitude of ailments made the demand of knowledge of the...

    Looking for something a bit darker to read for the fall season? How about some grave robbing and human anomalies? The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang just might be that book you are searching for then. A historical fiction tale with a bit of mystery this one is certainly fitting for the ...

    WOW! This book had me more hooked than any other I've read in a long while! It is a brilliant, original novel that looks into grave robbing and body snatchers in the mid 1800s. It follows the story of Cora, the only female resurrectionist in New York, as she and her team dig up recent...