The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd
(Madman's Daughter - Trilogy)

80%

7 Critic Reviews

...Shepherd’s atmospheric interpretation ought to pull readers in, with unexpected twists and a cliffhanger ending that should leave them craving more.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

For fans of Libba Bray, this first book in a gothic suspense trilogy is inspired by H. G. Wells's The Island of Dr. Moreau and has been hailed by New York Times bestseller Carrie Ryan as having "beautiful writing, breakneck pacing, a pulse-pounding mystery, and an irresistible romance."

Following accusations that her scientist father gruesomely experimented on animals, sixteen-year-old Juliet watched as her family and her genteel life in London crumbled around her—and only recently has she managed to piece her world back together. But when Juliet learns her father is still alive and working on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the old accusations are true. Accompanied by her father's handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward, Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father's insanity. 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.

 

About Megan Shepherd

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Megan Shepherd grew up in her family's independent bookstore in North Carolina. An avid reader and world traveler who spent several years in the Peace Corps, Megan now lives with her husband in Asheville, NC. The Madman's Daughter is her first novel. You can visit her online at www.meganshepherd.com.
 
Published January 29, 2013 by Balzer + Bray. 369 pages
Genres: Romance, Horror, Young Adult, History, Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Madman's Daughter
All: 7 | Positive: 6 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Above average
on Dec 01 2012

While the chemistry between Juliet and Montgomery spikes instantaneously and believably, the attraction between Prince and Juliet feels more contrived.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Jan 14 2013

...Shepherd’s atmospheric interpretation ought to pull readers in, with unexpected twists and a cliffhanger ending that should leave them craving more.

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Booklist Online

Good
on Oct 15 2012

Anyone who doesn’t pick up the next volume is mad! Mad, I tell you!

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Pajiba

Good

I definitely admired the girl when she defended herself against a would-be rapist near the beginning of the book (In an awesome way). The ending was sufficiently dramatic for me to hope for a sequel very soon.

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Teen Reads

Excellent
on Jan 02 2013

The storyline is gripping and horrifically captivating, with lots of crazy twists and some spicy romance as Shepherd delves into the unsettling world of the insane.

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Portland Book Review

Good
on Feb 26 2013

The chemistry is tangible with some very passionate scenes intertwined in this thrilling mystery and the a shocking finale will have readers in constant suspense.

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Seventeen

Good
on Feb 01 2013

Overall, the story is one that will leave you wanting to know what happens next. This story is definitely unlike any others we've read in a long time...

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