A dark, haunting tale

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I'd like to thank the publisher and Edelweiss for allowing me to read this book

With a hook like that - Frankenstein and a girl who hunts Nazis, I had to read it - not only to find out if it was an insane idea, but because I love books that have to do with a twist on classic lit books. And, I have to say, this was a really good book.

This book starts out with a flashback to a moment in which our main character was herself. She had friends and she had a love interest. They were ambushed and killed. She wakes up (current time) with hazy memories on who she is. You find out that her father had found her body, removed her eyes, her tongue, and her nails and made a golem of her. The golem (her) has her previous memories but feels like a completely different person.

I was getting The Host vibes from this, but this focused more on the war aspect than two people hooking up.

This book has a lot of dark scenes and the focus is on grief, humanity, sacrifice, and death. I felt that the topics were well handled.

The ending is a bit ambiguous as to the fate of the characters. I like that it ended the way it did though. Everything wrapped up well.

If you're looking for a war book mixed with occult / death, this might be of interest to you.