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Book/Genre of the Month > Spare and Found Parts - September 2018

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Ipshita (miss_romanceaholic) | 2701 comments Mod
Nell Crane has always been an outsider. In a city devastated by an epidemic, where survivors are all missing parts—an arm, a leg, an eye—her father is the famed scientist who created the biomechanical limbs everyone now uses. But Nell is the only one whose mechanical piece is on the inside: her heart. Since the childhood operation, she has ticked. Like a clock, like a bomb. As her community rebuilds, everyone is expected to contribute to the society’s good . . . but how can Nell live up to her father’s revolutionary idea when she has none of her own?

Then she finds a mannequin hand while salvaging on the beach—the first boy’s hand she’s ever held—and inspiration strikes. Can Nell build her own companion in a world that fears advanced technology? The deeper she sinks into this plan, the more she learns about her city—and her father, who is hiding secret experiments of his own.


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Alison (a1ison74) | 418 comments I'm so happy this got picked. I really enjoyed it. Frankenstein retellings like this (well it's kind of a retelling) are pretty rare and I loved how the author twisted it, bringing in the dystopian elements.

Despite being set in the future I thought there was also a bit of a gothic feel to it which I loved. Also loved how different main character Nell was. She's not the nicest or most likeable but she's smart, resourceful and very intriguing.


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Ipshita (miss_romanceaholic) | 2701 comments Mod
I did not realise this was a Frankenstein retelling. But now that I know, I'm adding it to my TBR :)


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Alison (a1ison74) | 418 comments It's possibly more of an inspired by Frankenstein rather than a direct retelling but definitely recommend. It is a little slow to get going but has some very interesting and different characters and pretty much no romance which makes a nice change.


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Ipshita (miss_romanceaholic) | 2701 comments Mod
Got it. I'll try to read it :)


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