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The Impossible Girl
The Impossible Girl | Lydia Kang
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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.
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DebinHawaii
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#7days7covers #covercrush #Day2
Love the color & graphic & how well it fits the story & vibe. As I am late to the party, I‘m not tagging anyone but please join in if you would like to play along.🤗

A plug for this book, I recommend it if you are looking for a unique & macabre October read. 💜🖤

Leftcoastzen That is an amazing cover! 2mo
ValerieAndBooks Ooh, stacking! I liked another one by her, also with a beautiful cover 2mo
Catsandbooks Omg I love that cover! 😍 2mo
ju.ca.no Pretty!! 2mo
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laceyannea
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This book definitely had the dark themes I enjoy while also being a great work of historical fiction. I found the basis of Cora's story to be a little far-fetched. The tiny bit of romance that appeared in this book was totally palatable for me as someone who hates romance, too. I'd recommend this as a fall or winter book for my friends! It is wonderfully dark and I would love to curl up with it on a cold or rainy day.

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This is the story of a “resurrectionist” (fancy name for grave robber) in the mid-1800‘s. She robs corpses from graves for medical school dissections and exhibitions in the spirit of “Barnum‘s American Museum” & “The Mütter Museum”. Meanwhile, she is the most sought after specimen around. What I liked about the book, besides being morbidly fascinating, is that there are so many twists and turns that you do not see coming.

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Birdsong28
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I am using the tagged book for this prompt for my #52booksin52weeks challenge.

@Schnoebs

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Birdsong28
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I am using this book for March's prompt for this challenge.

@SitsWithaBook

Birdsong28 @SitsWithaBook How are you getting on with this challenge? 😘📚📖 8mo
SitsWithaBook I'm keeping up! I read Alex Kava's One False Move for March. I've picked Kristen Hannah's The Great Alone for the April read but haven't started it yet! 7mo
Birdsong28 @SitsWithaBook Glad you are still doing the challenge.😘 It is nice to do a challenge with someone. I am reading the tagged book for April 7mo
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Birdsong28
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Good. Interesting concept and interesting characters. Enjoyed the plot which was fast and kept me interested all the way through.

#LakeUnionPublishing

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WeeziesBooks
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My first audiobook! I decided to take the plunge when I realized craft time was cutting into my reading time. Enjoying this one so far!

silentrequiem I should get back into audiobooks. I have a huge backlog. (Well, a huge backlog of everything, but I get through print and ebooks faster.) 10mo
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Expandingbookshelf
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Someone at this cafe asked me what this book was about. So I told him it was about a young female grave robber in the 1850s who had two hearts and long story short he thought I was weird and left. Too bad. If he stayed, I would have told him about how it‘s ALSO a murder mystery. His loss. It meant I got to stay and finish reading my chapter! ❤️📖☕️

TheFunkyBookworm Love this 😂😂😂 10mo
BookHoarder32 Sounds like an interesting story! 10mo
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MoniqueReads305
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Again, me trying to be creative and show off my #sss #stuffedstockingswap goodies, this time from @monalyisha. I've prosecutor purposefully deprived myself if the pleasure of wearing the bunny slippers until I posted a picture.

I forgot to include a photo of the ornament created by @Leigh_Medeiros. Which ended up being a good thing because now you can see the details.

Thanks again for hosting @Avanders

Avanders ♥️🎄❄️💙 11mo
monalyisha I somehow missed this in the whole #NewYearWhoDis onslaught! Thank you for posting a picture! I hope you like everything/that the slippers fit! 💖 (edited) 11mo
monalyisha Have you had a chance to enjoy any of the hot chocolate yet? It looked so tasty! 😋☕️🍶 10mo
MoniqueReads305 @monalyisha Not yet. I have to go get almond milk. I refuse to ruin hot chocolate by using water. 10mo
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Shibbyfruitfly
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Time for my #literarylunch and starting my #onceuponabookclub October box.

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UnabridgedPod
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This novel offers a great historical insight into the resurrectionists, the medical practice of the 1800s, and the move to have museums for "oddities" in NYC. Cora, the protagonist, is tough, intelligent, and resourceful; she overcomes her medical challenges and the prejudices of her time to carve out her path in the world of grave robbers who seek bodies to increase medical knowledge. This was a great audiobook (I listened via #kindleunlimited).

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mdemanatee
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I am loving this. Female resurrectionist who also happens to be a girl with two hearts. She specializes in unusual bodies, and when people start showing up dead from unnatural causes, she may have more problems than she thought.

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DebinHawaii
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Reviewed last week for a blog book tour review with GIVEAWAY (U.S. addresses) on my post & a recipe for Smoked Oyster Pate, inspired by the book. Link👇🏻

Loved this slightly dark & macabre, but fun & engaging historical mystery, set in mid 19-century NYC. Kang has created an unusual MC in Cora Lee, a resurrectionist (grave digger), hiding the secret that she is the 'impossible girl'-born with 2 ❤️❤️Excellent mix of history, medical & mystery.💜

DebinHawaii Read my full review, get the recipe & enter to win a copy of your own here: http://kahakaikitchen.blogspot.com/2018/09/the-book-tour-stops-here-review-of_26... 14mo
SandyW Impossible girl... 2 hearts... fun little Dr. Who tie in! ☺ 14mo
Texreader I just finished one of her books and loved it so tbr this one! 13mo
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DebinHawaii
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The lighting is a bit tricky this morning, but it is finally a bit breezy & not so humid--at least here, down by the water at my neighborhood coffee shop. I'm enjoying a deviled avocado & cold brew with coconut milk for breakfast with this #ARC I am reviewing this week. I'm just a few chapters in, but so far I am liking this one as much as "A Beautiful Poison."
Happy Saturday. ?

LauraBeth Outside breakfast! 🙌 14mo
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Reecaspieces
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🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭Review is up on my blog. This is a good one! https://reecaspieces.com/2018/09/18/the-impossible-girl-by-lydia-kang/

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Reecaspieces
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This is up next for me! What is up next for you? Sound off....let‘s hear it littens!

Lauram I‘ve been distracted by work matters this week. I hope to get back into reading tonight 1y
Jennick2004 My beautiful copy of Alice in Wonderland from @Kdgordon88 !! 💜 1y
Reecaspieces @Jennick2004 sounds fantastic 1y
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Reecaspieces @Lauram that is on my list!!! (edited) 1y
Reecaspieces @TheKidUpstairs I loved that book! ENJOY 1y
tammysue Next up 1y
Reecaspieces @whatshesreadingnow ooooo sounds interesting! 1y
LoverofLit I adored Love Simon so I'm looking forward to 1y
Reecaspieces @LoverofLit I am adding that to my list. Looks creative 1y
overtheedge Up next The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane -Lisa See 1y
Reecaspieces @TheBookAddict sounds wicked! 1y
Reecaspieces @overtheedge I love all her books! That‘s a great one! 1y
Reecaspieces @MeganAnn that has been on my list....I need to move it up! 1y
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Do you ever have a moment of “Did I preorder that?”

Realizing that I have about 20 books on preorder for the next three months. 🙄🤦🏻‍♀️🙄🤦🏻‍♀️

irre I once preordered a book twice and got two copies on release day. 🤦‍♀️ 1y
MicheleinPhilly When I get the shipping notification I‘m usually reminded of my purchase. I usually don‘t pre-order e-books but when I do, I‘m always surprised when I turn on my Kindle. 👵🏼 1y
Ashley_Nicoletto @irre 🤣🤣 I would do this. 1y
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Ashley_Nicoletto @MicheleinPhilly Sameee. But sometimes things appear on my doorstop. I do preorder ebooks. Like I‘m even going to read them in the next two years. 🙄🙄 1y
heikemarie Gah it‘s not in the database but the Christmas one looks amazingggg and has amazing authors in it!! 1y
Ashley_Nicoletto @heikemarie Sarah Maclean posted about it yesterday on an Instagram all SURPRISE! it‘s only an ebook but it‘s only $5. Definitely worth the order! 1y
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Never! 🔪📚

britt_brooke 😆 1y
Pamwurtzler Why?? 1y
KCorter No, thanks. 1y
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Hooked_on_books What would be the point of that? 1y
WhatDeeReads I‘m sorry, what? Books with phantoms are amazing. 1y
MayHallak Hahahaha! Lets just stick to books :) 1y
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Matilda
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I can‘t put this book down! The goat is apparently content with it too.

DGRachel So cute! 1y
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thereadingowlvina
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📚 (The) Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang
🎩 Washington Irving
🎥 (The) Italian Job (2003)
😋 Iceberg lettuce

Thanks for the fun #ManicMonday #LetterI @JoScho !!! 🤗💖

JoScho Thanks for playing 💛 1y
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kyraleseberg
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My top three August reads in no particular order!

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kyraleseberg
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Finishing this ARC today! Its been tough to put down!

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thereadingowlvina
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An impossible book to put down! Awesome read!

✔ Mid-1800s New York | oddities | female resurrectionist
✔ Distinctive & intriguing plot
✔ Blend of fact & fiction
✔ Endearing characters

Rating: 5🌟

My full review at https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2486830815

#NetGalley #LakeUnionPublishing #historicalfiction

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DebinHawaii
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#ReadingResolutions #suspense

Only one piece of #bookmail this week--an #ARC for a book tour review in September. I love the cover design and the premise--a female resurrectionist who procures bodies in 1850 Manhattan...and oh yeah... she also has two hearts. ??

I love good historical mysteries full of suspense and I really enjoyed the author's "A Beautiful Poison" last year.

BethFishReads Love the covet 1y
Cinfhen Gorgeous cover 💗 1y
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rjsthumbelina This sounds amazing! 1y
sariko Wow, what a gorgeous cover. 1y
ValerieAndBooks I enjoyed Beautiful Poison too! Stacking this one. 1y
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