Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Madman's Daughter

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

Title: The Madman's Daughter
Author: Megan Shepard
Date Published: January 23, 2013
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Page Count: 420
Rating: ★★★★
Goodreads Link: The Madman's Daughter
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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.

My Thoughts: 

Let me just say, how dare she hit me with that plot twist at the end? I literally went to hide under my covers and cry, I still have a hangover over the ending I haven't been able to start the second one. I really enjoyed this book, I have seen some people complain about the love triangle but I didn't mind it at all, I myself was torn between Montgomery and Edward. 

I remember watching The Island of Dr. Moreau when I was younger and finding the movie very creepy and weird, and that is not the exception with this book the creepiness is there it gave me a few jumps and loads of goosebumps throughout. I didn't give these book five stars because I did find Juliet a little irritating at times, I just wanted to shake her and tell her to grab a hold of herself.

The ending of this book was just something else, I didn't see it coming it hit me like a ton of bricks. I kept reading the paragraph over and over saying no, no, no this has to be a joke, don't get me wrong it was an amazing plot twist it just took a while to sink in. Megan Shepard is an amazing author and this book is just as amazing. I recommend this book to anyone that likes dark historical fictions; I can't wait to read the second one! 



  1. I have heard so so much about this book, that I'm simply dying to read it! Your great review has bumped it up on my TBR :)

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    1. Yay! glad you like it! I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did! :D