Review: Her Dark Curiosity

Jan •  28 •  2014

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Her Dark CuriosityHer Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd
Published by Balzer + Bray on January 28th 2014
Genres: Young Adult-Historical, Young Adult-Mystery
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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o defeat the darkness, she must first embrace it.

Months have passed since Juliet Moreau returned to civilization after escaping her father's island—and the secrets she left behind. Now, back in London once more, she is rebuilding the life she once knew and trying to forget Dr. Moreau’s horrific legacy—though someone, or something, hasn’t forgotten her.

As people close to Juliet fall victim one by one to a murderer who leaves a macabre calling card of three clawlike slashes, Juliet fears one of her father’s creations may have also escaped the island. She is determined to find the killer before Scotland Yard does, though it means awakening sides of herself she had thought long banished, and facing loves from her past she never expected to see again.

As Juliet strives to stop a killer while searching for a serum to cure her own worsening illness, she finds herself once more in the midst of a world of scandal and danger. Her heart torn in two, past bubbling to the surface, life threatened by an obsessive killer—Juliet will be lucky to escape alive.

With inspiration from Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this is a tantalizing mystery about the hidden natures of those we love and how far we’ll go to save them from themselves.

Okay, ya’ll. You know how much I like the first book and was dying to era this one. Well, I read it. It’s good.

Plot: This plot picks up where the last book left off and the reader is back in London where Juliet is trying to go on with her life. But we all know that dark things don’t always stay in the past. There are a slew of murders going on and people who Juliet thought she left behind come back. One thing about this plot is that the reader gets to know other minor characters really well. I liked getting to know them and the roles they play in Juliet’s life. Of course the re-introduction to other characters from the first book makes it much better.

Love: This is the part the bothered me the most. This chick CAN NOT MAKE UP HER MIND! I mean once minute she is all gun-ho for one guy then the next it’s a mistake, blah, blah, blah. And don’t even get me started on the secrets she is keeping as well.

Ending: The ending leaves the door open for the last book, following many questions that I like to see answered. Also, secrets lots of them that are bound to come out.

Overall, this is a great sequel. There is plenty of drama and great plot twists that keep the reader in their seat. Believe me, you won’t be bored. Just beware of the love interest, that area might sting a bit. A sleek read that is sure to capture the reader, Her Dark Curiosity is a savage twist of love and science.

I give it 4 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. Giselle
    Jan 28, 2014

    Great review I have seen a lot of mention about the love triangle in this one and how she can’t choose. I think this would bother me the most but I really enjoyed book 1 so I def. want to give this one a go eventually!

  2. Wendy Darling
    Jan 28, 2014

    Even though it wasn’t perfect, I quite liked the first book and am very curious about where the story goes in the sequel! I’m glad to see you enjoyed this, Savy.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden