Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday - 142

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine for bloggers and readers to see what new books are going to be released.

Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd

To 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. (from GoodReads)

I really enjoyed the predecessor to this novel, The Madman's Daughter, and I'm really excited to see what happens next. It's neat how the author is drawing inspiration from classic works, like in this case the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Her Dark Curiosity will be released January 28, 2014


Olena P said...

Ohh this one sounds really mysterious :) Can't wait to pick it up. Thanks for sharing.


Jade said...

I haven't read the Madman's Daughter, I haven't had chance to read it yet. Sounds great though!

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Krystianna said...

Awesome pick! I really want to check this series out. I still have to buy the first one though!
Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

Bookworm1858 said...

I didn't really like The Madman's daughter but everything I'm seeing about this sequel is still making me want to read it. Really love the cover!