By: Megan Shepherd
Publish Date: January 29, 2013
Summary: 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.
Review: I discovered This is a hidden gem. Well I don't know how hidden it is, it seems well known even though it hasn't been released yet. I would give this more than five stars if I could, I enjoyed it so much.
I am not sure I would have read this book, it I didn't get an ARC. Oh but I would have missed out. This book was thrilling. It didn't scare me, it was disturbing and creepy but it didn't scare me. This isn't the typical book I would read, but I would have missed out
Juliet Moreau, has had a difficult life. Her father, Dr. Moreau, left her and her mother when she was ten because of a scandal. Her mother died when she was fourteen. She had to work hard to pay rent and survive. From the beginning you see how difficult her life is. Even though her life is hard, I'm not not sure I say I took pity on her. She was brave and strong and can take care of herself. She is fired from her cleaning job at King's College. She finds Montgomery, her fathers' assistance. She goes with him in hopes to see the father that left her. Along the way They find a castaway named Edward.
Now, from the summary, you hear a love triangle, right? Even if you hate or even detest love triangles, don't overlook this book. It has so much else to offer. The plot balances the love triangle. Most love triangles are irritating, weak, and can be boring. Well done Megan! *applauds* This is none of those things! The plot and the romance give each other fuel and propel each other foreword. So there is Edward and Montgomery. They both have great things and bad things about them. Neither one is too perfect. They're flawed, perfect guys are irritating but they weren't irritating at all. If you not to know where I stand, Team Montgomery!
The best part of the The Madman's Daughter was, most definitely the plot. It was deep and complex. The twists and turns, always kept me guessing. I never considered it boring, always interesting. The were all complex and unexpected. It had great pacing. Even while Juliet was on the boat it wasn't dull. I kept turning the pages faster and faster until the end.
Then the Cliff-hanger!!! NO!!! I died when I read the ending. I was not expecting a cliff-hanger like that. I was screaming at the ending. Just thinking that the next book doesn't come out for a year is killing me. I am slowly dying thinking about how long that is. You will screaming "NO" and asking "WHY".
This was a gem of a read, it completely took me by surprise, I would definitely recommend it!