Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Madman's Daughter

The Madman's Daughter
Author: Megan Shepherd
Publisher: Blazer + Bray
Expected Publication: January 29, 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.

My Thoughts: 
This kind of has a bit of a Frankenstein feel to it, and that being one of my favorite re-tellings (I didn't much care for the original work) I am very excited to read The Madman's Daughter! I like the idea of all the secrets Juliet's father is keeping from her and can't wait to meet the handsome young assistant. 


  1. I also enjoy a good Frankenstein retelling! I never read the original but making life makes a great plot line! And how it might gone horribly wrong.
    My WOW

  2. I actually love everything about this! The cover and the blurb are both fantastic!

    My WoW pick this week is Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes!

  3. Great pick. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Great pick! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. YES I noticed this the other day on GoodReads and thought it looked great. Thanks for stopping by our blog, and thanks for sharing this read.

  6. This has been a pretty popular one lately! I'm not sure if I will read it or not but it is intriguing. Thanks for sharing! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)