Waiting On Wednesday (The Madman's Daughter)Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: January 29, 2013
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.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.
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