Review: Anatomy of a Single Girl by Daria Snadowsky

Received copy for review from author
Published: January 8, 2012
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Series: Anatomy #2
Anatomy of a Single Girl (Anatomy, #2)Pages: 240
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   After everything that happened—my first boyfriend, my first time, my first breakup—jumping back into the dating game seemed like the least healthy thing I could do. It’s not that I didn’t want to fall in love again, since that’s about the best feeling ever. But as a busy college premed still raw from heartbreak, which is the worst feeling ever, I figured I’d lie low for a while. Of course, as soon as I stopped looking for someone, an impossibly amazing—and devastatingly cute—guy came along, and I learned that having a new boyfriend is the quickest way to recover from losing your old one.

   The moment we got together, all my preconceptions about romance and sex were turned upside down. I discovered physical and emotional firsts I never knew existed. I learned to let go of my past by living in the present. It was thrilling. It was hot. It was just what the doctor ordered.

   But I couldn’t avoid my future forever.

   In Daria Snadowsky’s daring follow-up to Anatomy of a Boyfriend, eighteen-year-old Dominique explores the relationship between love and lust, and the friendships that see us through

Dom is back again! After finishing her first year of college she returns home for a summer that changes everything. While interning at a local hospital she meets Guy, a swoon-worthy physics major, who helps Dom learn to accept herself and have a new outlook on the future.

I liked Anatomy of a Single Girl more than I liked the first book, Anatomy of a Boyfriend, but unfortunately I still didn't love it. There were quite a few times that I really disliked Dom and her way of thinking. However, I enjoyed how realistic Guy was and that sort of balanced Dom's personality out during the book. Also, not having Wes in this book was a big plus!

I had trouble relating to these characters, I mean perhaps other teens/ college kids live this way, but I don't. I also didn't get the felling where I was able to put myself in Dom's shoes like I can with other books, whether I've lived through similar situations or not.

There were some glimpses of 'girl power' moments, which I liked, but I just didn't feel like the message came all the way through. Like the first book, I thought the end was a little lack-luster.

Awesome Quote:
"I suppose I got used to having a broken heart. Maybe I even began to protect it or define myself by it in some strange way. Pain was my tie to a past that a part of me wanted to hold on to."

Characters: 2/5
Creativity: 2/5
Voice: 3/5
Plot: 3/5
Impact: 2/5
Overall: 3/5

Even though I didn't love Anatomy of a Single Girl it is a fun and quick new adult read that talks about life after the break up. It was interesting to follow Dom's eye-opening summer back home from college that included a few swoon-worthy moments and some steamy scenes. Snadowsky writes a realistic book about moving on, finding your groove and learning to accept the past.

You can check out my review of the first book in
the Anatomy series, Anatomy of a Boyfriend, here


  1. Bummer. It sounds sooo good and the cover is sooo cute. Thanks for the honest review.

    1. You might like it! It's just not my cup of tea (or coffee) lol :)

  2. Been seeing this around for awhile so I'm glad I saw your review. I'll probably skip this one, but I love the quote you included. :)

    Brittany @ bythelamplight

  3. I read the first one and I didn't love it :/ I will have to give this one a chance. Thanks for the review!

    1. I hope you enjoy this one more than the first! Let me know if you do! :)

  4. I like the sound of the premise, but actually don't love the cover anymore than the first book's-- it seems like the kind you would feel weird carrying around in public, haha. Glad you basically liked this one and had fun reading it. :)

    1. OMG YES! I took the dust jacket off (so it was just pink) even when I was reading it in my own house, my mom was giving me weird looks, lol! :)

  5. Shoot - I actually do like the cover and could totally relate to the quote at the end, but I don't think this would be my thing either. I'm actually not sure about New Adult for me in general - but I need to read some to be sure :)

    1. You totally should give New Adult a try! :) It's definitely more 'risky or steamy' than young adult which is very errr different lol
      I'd recommend Losing It by Cora Cormack, out of the NAdult that I've read (not a lot) that's the one I like the most! :)