Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Waiting on Wednesday [13]

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The Madman's Daughter
(The Madman's Daughter #1)
by Megan Shepherd
Expected Publication: 29th January 2013

From 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 love the sound of this! Historical fiction is just gorgeous, I've always been fascinated with older ages and other cultures (I should probably do a history class sometime, I'm sure I'd love it!) and the story also sounds brilliant. I've heard mixed reviews about this but I'm holding out hope it's as good as it sounds!

Anyone else excited for this book? Read it? Leave a link to your WoW in my comments and I'll be sure to stop by!

Merry Christmas Eve everyone!


  1. YES i am PRETTY EXCITED about this book! I'm HOPEFULLY starting this book soon, I've actually on heard AWESOME things about this book so i am Looking forward to it! ^_^ Merry Late Christmas to you too Myra!!

    -Great pick! =D
    Lisseth @ Read-A-holicZ [My WoW]

  2. I'm also really excited for this one as well. Great pick. I've heard really good things about this one so far as well.

    Here's mine

    ~Danica Page
    Taking it One Page at a Time

  3. This sounds like a terrific read. Hope you had a terrific Christmas. New follower via GFC, wouldn't hate it if you wanted to follow back :)
    Happy reading.