The Impossible Girl was the featured book in my adult October Once Upon a Book Club box, and I was so excited to see it! I have wanted to read this book for months, since the first time I heard about it. I’m not as far behind as you’d think with this review—Once Upon a Book Club ships mid-month, and due to delivery delays with Canada Post, I didn’t receive the box until mid-November.
When I first heard about this book, I had to Google resurrectionists to see if they actually existed—and they did, but they were more commonly known as body-snatchers on this side of the Atlantic. Not as charming or romantic as resurrectionist, so I can see why Lydia Kang went with the British wording.
There isn’t a lot I can tell you about this book that isn’t a) a dead-ass spoiler, or b) lifted from the description of the book, but I can tell you that this book is utterly fascinating and bewildering. Frequently, I found myself Googling things in the book—and then subsequently falling down the rabbit hole—so I learned so much while reading it.
Because of the delivery delay (that totally wasn’t Once Upon a Book Club’s fault!) I missed the discussions almost entirely, but between the Googling and the gifts, I really enjoyed the experience of reading The Impossible Girl!
My rating: 5 stars.