Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday - 121

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine for bloggers and readers who want to see what new books are coming out soon.

The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd

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. (from GoodReads)

This sounds so creepy and it seems like a mix of historical and science fiction. I can't wait to get my hands on this debut! The Madman's Daughter will be released January 29, 2013.


Catherine said...

What a great book pick! I'm adding it to my list.

Hope you have a moment to visit my blog and see my WOW pick:

YA Vixens said...

Great pick! Either one or both of us have had this on our TBR list forever!
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Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews said...

This is so on my wishlist! I can't wait to read it!

Bookworm1858 said...

I'm about halfway through this right now and am not enjoying all the creepy stuff going on-it's a bit too horrorish for me.

Stephanie Ingrid Sarah Kristan said...

We're curious about this one too!

(Aw, we're sorry to hear that you're not enjoying it, Bookworm1858.)

Anonymous said...

I reviewed this recently and it was creepishly wonderful. I hope that you enjoy it when you get a chance to read it.