Wednesday, December 12, 2012

[Waiting On Wednesday #15] The Madman's Daughter (The Madman's Daughter #1) by Megan Shepherd

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, originally started by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that highlights upcoming book releases everyone is waiting on.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is

The Madman's Daughter (The Madman's Daughter #1)
by Megan Shepherd 
Hardcover, 432 pages
Expected publication: January 29th 2013 by Balzer + Bray

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.

What are Waiting On Today? Leave me a comment and I'll check yours out!


Unknown said...

Awesome choice! This was one of the three I debated on for this week. I can't wait for it!

Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

Ooh nice!! Seeing this around lately! Sounds intriguing! Also saw it on Netgalley!

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Adriana C said...

The story sounds great, I definitely want it.
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Unknown said...

Sounds wonderful :) I think its on my TBR list too

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Arianna said...

Looking forward to this one. Great pick. Please check out my WoW!

Sandra @ Waiting For Wentworth said...

I really want to read this. It sounds so interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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JezzebellJC said...

Very nice! I really like this pick. It sounds so unique. My WoW.