Waiting On Wednesday (The Madman's Daughter)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Every Wednesday participants choose a book that they are "waiting on" or hasn't been released yet. This week I'm waiting for some retellings:

The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd

Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: January 29, 2013
Pages: 368
PerOrder It: Amazon
London, 1894. Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself—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 her father is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations were true. 
Juliet is accompanied by the doctor’s handsome young assistant and an enigmatic castaway, who both attract Juliet for very different reasons. They travel to the island only to discover the depths of her father’s madness: he has created animals that have been vivisected to resemble, speak, and behave as humans. Worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the island’s inhabitants. Juliet knows she must end her father’s dangerous experiments and escape the island, even though her horror is mixed with her own scientific curiosity. As the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father’s genius—and madness—in her own blood.--Goodreads
This book has just been brought to my attention and I discovered that this is not just a book of a daughter who is haunted by her father's mistakes, but also a retelling of The Island of Dr. Moreau.  I read the classic last year for a class that I was taking and the novel was okay.  It wasn't great but after reading this summary, I want to read this one.  I love retellings and would love to hear this new spin on the classic.  Who is excited for this one?  I know I am.

What are you waiting for, this fine Wednesday?

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  1. ohhhh I can't wait for this one too! :) I'm so intrigued by it and all the buzz is just making me want it even more!!

    jaime @ Fic Fare

  2. ohhhh! That sounds really good! I'll have to check that out New Follower! My WoW!

  3. I haven't read the classic, but I am really looking forward to this! It sounds my my sort of book. Brilliant pick! :)

  4. I haven't read the classic (yet!) but I'm definitely interested in this one. The title drew me in :) It sounds so good!

  5. I am excited about this one as well! :)

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    Brandy (new follower)

  6. This one sounds fantastic! I didn't realize it was a retelling though - those are always so interesting when compared to the original!

    My WoW this week is Arclight by Josin L. McQuein!

  7. im not one for london but i hope you enjoy it when it comes out.

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  8. Awesome pick :D This book does sound amazing. I know that a lot of people is waiting for it ;p Hope you'll love it :)
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    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books