Monday, June 10, 2013

The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd Review

Publication Date: January 29, 2013
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 420 pages
Source: Bought
Series: The Madman's Daughter  #1

In the darkest places, even love is deadly.

Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father's gruesome experiments. But when she learns he is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations are true.

Accompanied by her father's handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward—both of whom she is deeply drawn to—Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father's madness: He has experimented on animals so that they resemble, speak, and behave as humans. And worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the island's inhabitants. Torn between horror and scientific curiosity, Juliet knows she must end her father's dangerous experiments and escape her jungle prison before it's too late. Yet as the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father's genius—and madness—in her own blood.

Inspired by H. G. Wells's classic The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Madman's Daughter is a dark and breathless Gothic thriller about the secrets we'll do anything to know and the truths we'll go to any lengths to protect.


Dark, eerie, twisted, and gothic. That was one of the best and worst experiences I ever went though. If it was the best why worst? THE ENDING IT JUST... no. Why can't most books be like this.

This is a retelling/ inspired by H. G. Wells's The Island of Dr. Moreau. I have not read that book and while I read this book I thought it was a twist about Frankenstein. I guess I was wrong but loved it anyway and I could not put it down!

Juliet is an independent, strong, individual who didn't give a care what society thought about her and her family. When she learns that her father's alive on an isolated island from one of his assistants who also was Juliet's childhood friend. Edward, Montgomery, and Juliet travels to the island and there some bat crazy things happen.

I wouldn't say there is a love triangle but there is a somewhat love with two guys falling for the same girl. It's no brainer that Juliet obviously loves Montgomery but she is intrigued with Edward and he cares for her.

In this island -well it's more of a jungle island- there's many inhabitants of Juliet's father experiments. That's why they call him a madman. an I just say as much as I was horrified at the descriptive nature of what her father was doing, I was also intrigued by it as well. It is really twisted and wrong to experiment on humans and animals and combine the two to, but I was really intrigued how her father is so obsessed with this.

I seriously cannot wait for the sequel in ... 2014?! That is way too long and after that major and I mean MAJOR CLIFF-HANGER, there really shouldn't have to be a wait. But alas the world is a cruel world. I recommended you all read this and check out this series.


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