Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by us, which highlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication 'can't-wait-to-read' selection is:

The Madman's Daughter (The Madman's Daughter, #1)

Title: The Madman's Daughter
Author: Megan Shepherd
Release Date: 29th January 2013
Publisher: Balzer+Bray
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

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
I seldom engage in YA historical fiction so this book sort of attracted me when I was checking out some books in Goodreads. AND to base a book on a classic, this sure is going to be one unique book. Another book that has been inspired by classics which I can recall is For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund, inspired by Jane Austen's Persuasion. You shouldn't miss it! 


  1. I can't wait to read that book! It's the next one on my "to-read" list :D

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