The Madman's Daughter (The Madman's Daughter #1) by Megan Shepherd ~ Review by Fallon



4.5 Out of 5 Stars

Author Description:

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.

Fallon's Review:

Juliet Moreau has lost everything: her mother and father. The rumors left behind of her fathers work have ruined her chances of living the life she was once accustomed to. Now she struggles to make ends meet as a maid. Lucy has still remained friends with Juliet even after her drop in status. Juliet is soon put in to a situation that reveals her fathers work is circulating and she wants to uncover if he is still alive.

Juliet discovers not her father but the boy she had swooned over during her childhood years, Montgomery. He is with a creature that looks almost like a man but bigger and deformed. With nothing left Juliet is determined to travel with Montgomery to the Island. On the way they discover a Edward over board and barely alive. Juliet finds herself drawn to both men and confused about her emotions.

On the island Juliet notices more disfigured people and things on the island are not as peaceful as they seem. Caught in a web of lies Juliet starts to wonder how deep her father deceit goes. Was she a victim of her fathers experiments? This book was inspired by The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells.

The Madman's Daughter took a classic and one upped it in my opinion. This book was mysterious and intriguing. I was glued and had to know what mysteries would unravel on this island of nightmares. I am so excited to continue on with Megan Shepherds gripping world in book 2. I am giving this book 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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