Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (21)

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title/Author: The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd
Pages: 368
Publisher: Balzer + Bray/ HarperTeen (January 29th, 2013)

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.


  1. This book really makes me want to read The Island of Dr. Moreau (hope I'm not butchering that title!). I am intrigued. :) Great pick!

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    Randi @ Cardigans, Coffee and Bookmarks

  2. This does sounds really good. Great pick.

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  3. I had this book as my WoW choice just a short while ago, it looks so good doesn't it?!

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  4. This sounds really good.


  5. Awesome choice! This one sounds pretty good. I'm going to have to read this one once it comes out. :)

  6. This cover is so haunting! And, the description sounds creepy! I'm super siked for this book!!
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