Cadaver & Queen


Product Details

Harlequin Teen
Publish Date
5.7 X 8.5 X 1.3 inches | 0.83 pounds

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About the Author

Alisa Kwitney was once an editor at DC Comics/Vertigo and is an Eisner-nominated author of graphic novels, romantic women's fiction, and urban fantasy. She is one of the authors of A Flight of Angels, which made YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens Top Ten list, and the YA graphic novel Token, named a highlight of the Minx imprint by Publishers Weekly. Alisa has an MFA from Columbia University. Her thesis, Till the Fat Lady Sings, a comedy of manners about college and eating disorders, made the New York Times New & Noteworthy Paperbacks list. Corpse & Crown is the sequel to her first young adult novel, Cadaver & Queen.


"A dark, thrilling and ingenious riff on the Frankenstein legend." -M.R. Carey, author of The Girl with All the Gifts

"This is not a parody of Mary Shelley's classic but a clever new take on its elements in a mystery complete with Victorian writing flourishes and the mild titillation expected from a romance novel. Here the evil scientists are surgeons with an ambitious plot to change the course of politics... Fans of Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles will enjoy this." -Kirkus Reviews

"In this inventive Victorian-era steampunk tale...Kwitney blends elements of murder mystery, classic science fiction, and gothic romance, all cleverly framed around a Beauty and the Beast take on Frankenstein." -Booklist

"A page-turner from start to finish, fans of Marissa Meyer, Gail Carriger, and Cassandra Clare will find much to love. Highly recommended." -School Library Journal

"Alisa Kwitney has an understanding of human foibles and follies and a light, intelligent touch that marks her as an author to watch and enjoy." -#1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman

"Fiendishly clever and gorgeously romantic. Alisa Kwitney spins an electrifying tale of beautiful monsters and mad scientists that will keep your nerves tingling and your heart racing long into the night." -Carol Goodman, New York Times bestselling author of The Metropolitan

"Alisa Kwitney's bold reimagining of Frankenstein with Lizzie at its center is gripping, fierce and timely. Strikingly written and impeccably conjured, the monsters here are all too human." -Gwenda Bond, author of the Lois Lane series

"Cadaver & Queen has everything a discriminating reader would want in a historical, fantastical, science-fictional, romantic thriller. The tension is high, the pacing is fast, the plot twists and turns in unexpected ways, the Victorian social and political scene is deftly sketched and the characters are vivid and satisfyingly complex. It swept me right away." -Delia Sherman, author of The Great Detective