Review: The Madman’s Daughter

Jan •  18 •  2013
Title: The Madman’s Daughter

Series: The Madman’s Daughter # 1
Genre: Young Adult-Historical/Fantasy
Author: Megan Shephard
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: January 29, 2013
Book: ARC sent by publisher
Video Review: HERE

“In the darkest places, even love is deadly.
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.
Inspired by H. G. Wells’s classic The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Madman’s Daughter is a dark and breathless Gothic thriller about the secrets we’ll do anything to know and the truths we’ll go to any lengths to protect.”

After finishing this book, I’m completely floored by it. The book left my emotions in shambles and I want more. 
Alright, so the beginning of the book is a bit confusing. As the reader, your placed right into the story and it takes a few chapters before you settle into the story. The good thing is the author did a great job of giving the history if Juliet little by little as she tries to find her father. Once settled into the story the rest flows like butter. It’s get better and better with each chapter. You begin to suspect that not all it what is seems and the horror of it all captures you in its hold. 
The love interest! This is one of the first books I read so far that actually did NOT end on a happy ending. And you know what? That’s great! It definitely left my mind and heart shattered but so wanting more. Seriously, when he changed his mind at the last minute, my heart broke. I felt every emotions in my wake and burn. It was UGH! I did not want to turn the last page, knowing what it held for me. 
The Madman’s Daughter is a superb story that you must read. It may start off shaky, but DAMN does it blow your mind. It’s extravagant and wonderful, The Madman’s Daughter is HOTT!

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!

9 Comments

  1. Definitely reading this one! Great post.

  2. Wendy Darling
    Jan 18, 2013

    Oh, I liked this one too! It was actually the middle part that was shaky for me, but I’m glad you loved it too, Savannah.

  3. Wendy Darling
    Jan 18, 2013

    Oh, I liked this one too! The middle was the part that was shakier for me, but I’m glad you loved it Savannah. 🙂

  4. Annette
    Jan 18, 2013

    I can’t wait to read this one. Great review!

  5. I usually have to HAVE an HEA, but there are times when a HEA just doesn’t work. Oh I’ve been so curious about this one, not knowing if I should add it… but it’s on the wishlist now!

  6. Taylor McBroom
    Jan 18, 2013

    I’ve seen so many great things about this one, and it looks awesome! I’m glad you liked it so much! I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  7. Candace
    Jan 19, 2013

    I don’t think I’m going to like this one just because I think it’s going to have stuff that would really bother me, or be hard for me to read. I have only heard good things about it though and I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  8. Eep — so excited to read this. I have a couple more books to read first, but soon!

  9. Okay, weird. I left a comment and then got some strange email from Blogger. So trying again. I can’t wait to read this one!!