Cadaver & Queen by Alisa Kwitney

Cadaver & Queen

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-mecha...

Details Cadaver & Queen

TitleCadaver & Queen
Release DateFeb 27th, 2018
PublisherHarlequin Teen
GenreYoung Adult, Historical, Historical Fiction, Retellings, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Reviews Cadaver & Queen

  • Jay G
    Want to see more from me? Check out my youtube channel: you to Harper Collins for sending me a copy for honest review Lizzie Lavenza is the first female medical student to be enrolled at the prestigious Ingold School in England during the 1800s. She faces a lot of prejudice and quickly realizes she will need to work twice as hard as her male counterparts. Upon arriving, she meets a former student name...
  • Devann
    Listen I could literally sit around and read Frankenstein retellings all day every day. I'm not exactly sure why because the original novel is really very so-so for me, but I just love all the retellings so much! And somehow they still all manage to be different enough to be interesting. This one features all the familiar faces [plus a guy with a club foot named 'Byram', one guess who he's supposed to be lol] and is set in a steampunk-ish world w...
  • Ella Schantz
    I won this uncorrected proof from a Goodreads giveaway. Thank you for allowing me the chance to read this book prior to its release! Elizabeth (Lizzie) Lavenza is the first female medical student at Ingold, a school in 1800's England. While she struggles to fit in and work around the sexism of a male-dominated school setting, there is a worldwide movement to create a whole army of Bio-Mechanicals. Their purpose is to serve as a soldier in the wa...
  • Jennifer
    Cadaver & Queen is the story of Lizzie and Victor while they are attending medical school in Britain. Lizzie is the first females to be allowed to study medicine at Ingold while Victor was a previous student but met with some not so great circumstances but they somehow meet during this book and a huge ordeal takes place.Lizzie is our main character. We start the book out on her first day at Ingold, a medical school in Britain. She is the first fe...
  • Liz
    I received this book as an ARC. Lizzie Lavenza is a medical student, the first female in fact, at a school in England during the 1800’s. In spite of her male classmates and professors, she is determined to make a name for herself and become a doctor. In addition to serving as a medical school, the professors are also experimenting on creating Bio-Mechanicals, a new class of soldiers for England who are modified and put together using the parts ...
  • Jovy
    Cadaver & Queen had potential but I felt like the story was executed poorly. The book dove into a promising start as it was rather creepy and intriguing. Halfway through the book, the story was flooded with irrelevant dialogue between characters. There also wasn't very much character development to make the reader relate or actually develop a liking to the main characters.
  • Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
    There was nothing really wrong with this book, but after it started off strong with an interesting female protagonist in a room full of boys at medical school, it dragged. I liked some of the twists, but it wasn't enough to keep me engaged throughout the book.
  • katie
    I really really really liked the beginning of this book. Elizabeth was a girl against the world. She was smart and she knew it and she wasn't about to let some egotistical male teachers keep her from becoming a doctor. I enjoyed her friendship with the other misfits, and even her strange relationship with her roomate, because they felt like real relationships. The romance wasn't too quick, and it was nice to watch them develop feelings for each o...
  • Sionna
    ended up not really liking this one... :/ A huge shame since this was one of my most anticipated reads this year. I loved the concept and started out being really interested in what was going on, yet the middle became a bit stale-- or more like a book without direction. Which makes sense considering the ending was confusing to me and left many loose ends. In fact, many things which I considered problems are just looked over, gone along with, or f...
  • Kacey
    I love Frankenstein and love re-imaginings of classic stories, so I was down for this when I saw it. It has a really cool concept and definitely plays in some of the haunting and creepy feelings one should expect from this kind of stories. As well as the questions of morality in scientific exploration, and just how far people would go.I'm going to get my critiques out of the way first. Sometimes Elizabeth could be so stupid. Yeah, I know it was e...
  • Viva
    Alternate time line kind of book where bio-mechanicals are a thing in Victorian England. Bio-Mechanicals are reanimated dead bodies used as low level servants and being developed as soldiers so people don't have to be killed in war.A lot goes on in the beginning. We are introduced to Lizzie, a lone female and American medical student starting medical school in Victorian England. A medical school that also has a bio-medical department. It's a prom...
  • Lebanon Public Library
    4.5/5.0Lizzie is the first female to enroll at Ingold medical school, and she expects to have a difficult time. She is an outsider among her male peers and will have to go above and beyond to prove herself worthy. When she discovers a broken Bio-mechanical, a part human-part machine cadaver that is used to clean and repair the school, she tries her best to fix it to show that she belongs and is as intelligent as the boys.But this Bio-mechanical d...
  • Ayanami Faerudo
    Actual rating: 3.5/5SPOILERS! Since the reader, moi, is very confused.(view spoiler)[ Plotlines:*A woman in a field dominated by men in the Victorian era. Was also mechanical genius. Wanted to be taken seriously. Resolved by blackmail and change of venue.*A star pupil murdered turned into mechanical zombie. Or supposed to be. But somehow retained high cognitive function as well as emotional switch. Can't figure out how. Even to the end.*Since bio...
  • Erin Calderman
    This was a fairly good read. I didn't have many big issues with it, but it did feel a little rushed after the half way mark. The arc I received is only 315 pages, and it seems like the story could have been drawn out a little more with no problems. There were a lot of questions that weren't answered, and I had more in the final chapters. The romance was cute, and I did like the relationship between the characters, but it felt a little too 'love a...
  • Susie
    I won this uncorrected proof from a Goodreads giveaway. This book is a nice alternative telling of the story Frankenstein. It is a fast, fun, and enjoyable YA read. It has steampunk-ish theme, with science, mystery, and just a hint of romance. The story itself is good, but could have been better. More of it. However, the ending was a bit rushed. Also, the gap between the final chapter and the epilogue could have been explained. What happened in t...
  • K.
    Good and enthralling, but quite frustrating for my taste. I felt (view spoiler)[rather unsatisfied with that ending, particularly with how the bio-mechanical were "revealed" and accepted. (I was hoping for a rather satisfactory plan full of revenge; such as put the mad scientist in jail for conducting experiments on people.) (hide spoiler)]In addition to the frustration, (view spoiler)[I kind of think there were too many subplots within the main ...
  • Beck
    Alisa Kwitney's feminist Frankenstein spin-off hits all the right spots for me. The sharp banter between Lizzie and her friends is topped only by the sizzling and sometimes hilarious tension of the romance. This is the first book in a long time that's had me itching to get back to it every time I had to tear myself away. Plot-twists, mortal danger, and a harrowing amplification of the horrors of colonialism, all with endearing, dynamic characters...
  • Jennie Shaw
    I was so excited to read Cadaver & Queen and breezed through in two sittings. A smart retelling with a feminist twist, there was a lot to like. The pace was steady and Elizabeth's determined nature made for an dynamic heroine. Awesome read!Thanks to HarperCollins Canada and Harlequin Teen for a review copy!
  • Nikki S
    I know this was re-imagined after Frankenstein, but there was no creepy factor or any of that. I was really disappointed. Especially after such a cool cover. Real review to come.**Edit 03/29/2018**You can find more of my reviews here at my blog: Take Me Away... I have to admit I was most intrigued by this cover. I had no idea what it was about, but there was a skeleton and a crown on the cover and I needed to know what it was about. Come to find ...
  • Nickie
    I got an advanced reading copy of this book and enjoyed it. It starts off pretty creepy and I'm not really into that, but it quickly turns into a thrilling mystery with a dash of romance. The science is questionable but I was willing to suspend my disbelief for the interesting characters. It was a playful homage to Frankenstein and a look into extending life at any cost. YA
  • Lauren
    4.5 Stars overall, but I upped it because I really did enjoy this book and found it an easy, breezy read. Perfect for fans of These Shallow Graves (Jennifer Donnelly), Stalking Jack the Ripper (Kerri Maniscalco) or any Victorian-era mysteries/gothics.
  • Connie
    A feminine, romantic twist on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Sadly, but accurate enough, the time period reflects the treatment of women in medicine. Some lingering questions re: Victor's bio-mechanical status and his future.
  • Penny
    I won this book through a giveaway on the Harlequin Teen website. I was intriqued by the back of the book blurb but it didn't live up to the hype. The ending was way too rushed and most of the big questions the book raised were not answered.
  • Laurel
    Totally picked up the book due to its striking cover.Okay - YA loose adaptation of the Frankenstein story Good for a standalone
  • Emma
    Rating: 4/5Great fast-paced read, ending was a bit rushed so hope there is a sequel to resolve all of the plot threads!
  • Rachel
  • Kimberly (BerlyKimMe)
    Rating: 3.75