“Waiting On” Wednesday: The Madman’s Daughter

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating.

The Madman’s Daughter

By Megan Shephard
Publisher: Balzer + Bray/HarperTeen
Publication Date: January 29, 2013
Genre: Young Adult Thriller

London, 1894. Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself—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 her father is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations were true.

Juliet is accompanied by the doctor’s handsome young assistant and an enigmatic castaway, who both attract Juliet for very different reasons. They travel to the island only to discover the depths of her father’s madness: he has created animals that have been vivisected to resemble, speak, and behave as humans. Worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the island’s inhabitants. Juliet knows she must end her father’s dangerous experiments and escape the island, even though her horror is mixed with her own scientific curiosity. As the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father’s genius—and madness—in her own blood.

Goodreads Summary

I give up, I’m posting books that come out in 2013. They’re just too good! I loved The Island of Dr. Moreau and seeing it from a YA perspective sounds great. I’m kind of a true crime lover too and all the potential gruesomeness and psychological issues have me sort of excited. Shhh.

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