Review: Anatomy: A Love Story by Dana Schwartz (Spoiler-Free)
~ Thank you so much to Wednesday Books and NetGalley for an early copy in exchange for an honest review! ~
What were miracles, but science that man didn't yet understand? And didn't that make it all the more miraculous that the secrets of the universe were out there, codes one might decipher if smart enough, tenacious enough?
This was such a gruesome delight. It really made me realize I'm a YA historical fiction hoe, especially when it comes with a bit of mystery. Dreamland Burning, The Arsonist, All These Bodies, The Gilded Wolves, The Secret Life of Bees, and now this!! How had I convinced myself I didn't like historical? I think it's because I still really don't enjoy adult historical fiction. But YA, wow, that's good stuff.
I really loved this book, and my enjoyment was heightened even further by the stellar audiobook. Seriously. If you have a chance to listen to it, DO IT!! The narrators have the proper accents and it just makes the story come even more to life and helps the humor hit even harder.
I was starting to worry that I was falling out of love with YA, and while that may be true for some subgenres/tropes/clichés, it is most certainly not true about the entire age category.
This book worked for me for a multitude of reasons—the Scottish banter, the complex protagonist Hazel who's determined to prove herself in a man's world and become a surgeon, the macabre, the plot twist, the world, the pacing, everything!! I loved this book and think it's a very unique YA and would recommend it to anyone intrigued by the synopsis. I really think it delivers.