The Impossible Girl

The Impossible Girl Review

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. Anatomists will pay exorbitant sums for such specimens—dissecting and displaying them for the eager public.

Cora’s specialty is not only profitable, it’s a means to keep a finger on the pulse of those searching for her. She’s the girl born with two hearts—a legend among grave robbers and anatomists—sought after as an endangered prize.

Now, as a series of murders unfolds closer and closer to Cora, she can no longer trust those she holds dear, including the young medical student she’s fallen for. Because someone has no intention of waiting for Cora to die a natural death.

Title:The Impossible Girl
Edition Language:English

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  • Amalia Gavea

    "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 n...

  • Carrie

    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. ...

  • Kylie D

    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 ...

  • Felicia

    "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 disco...

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

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestHello 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 fictio...

  • Linda

    "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 f...

  • Iryna semi-hiatus (Book and Sword)

    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 a...

  • Lou

    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 t...

  • Ante The Zmaj

    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 ...

  • mo

    "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, ...