Title: Cadaver & Queen (Cadaver & Queen #1)
Author: Alisa Kwitney
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: February 27, 2018
When Lizzie Lavenza enrolled at Ingold as its first female medical student, she knew she wouldn’t have an easy time. From class demands to being an outsider among her male cohorts, she’ll have to go above and beyond to prove herself. So when she stumbles across what appears to be a faulty Bio-mechanical–one of the mechanized cadavers created to service the school–she jumps at the chance to fix it and get ahead in the program.
Only this Bio-mechanical isn’t like the others. Where they are usually empty-minded and perfectly obedient, this one seems to have thoughts, feelings… and self-awareness.
Soon Lizzie realizes that it is Victor Frankenstein–a former student who died under mysterious circumstances. Victor, it seems, still has a spark of human intelligence inside him, along with memories of things he discovered before his untimely death.. .and a suspicion that he was murdered to keep that information from getting out. Suddenly Lizzie finds herself intertwined in dark secrets and sabotage that put her life, and the lives of Victor and their friends, in danger. But Lizzie’s determined to succeed–even if that means fighting an enemy who threatens the entire British Empire.
This is a great adaptation of Frankenstein.
I haven’t read the original Frankenstein, but that didn’t affect my reading. This story used some of the characters from the original story and some of the same themes, but the story was different.
I loved Lizzie! She has to deal with a lot of discrimination, but she doesn’t give up. She is the only girl in medical school, and many people assume she is in the nursing program. She is also American at a British school. I really liked the way that she took chances and stood up for what she believed in.
The second book in this series comes out in a couple of weeks and I can’t wait to read it!
What to read next:
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White
Have you read Cadaver & Queen? What did you think of it?