Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Me on Waiting on Wednesday (98)

Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)

Title: The Madman's Daughter
Author: Megan Shepherd
Release Date: January 29, 2013
Publisher: Balzer + Bray (HarperCollins imprint)

From Goodreads:

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.

I'm rather looking forward to this, I rather like it when authors do a retelling (especially of a book I've read) and don't make it all futuristic or different. :)


  1. I hadn't heard about this book before today so thank you for selecting it! Thanks for sharing! ^.^ If you'd like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday post you can do so here. :)

  2. I hadn't seem this one before. Great pick!
    new follower :)

    here's our WOW
    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  3. I have been so excited for this one. I love the synopsis and it has such a pretty cover. Excellent choice!

  4. I am SO excited to read this one! I actually have a copy on my shelf so I'm really excited to get to it soon!! Great pick :)

    Anna @ Literary Exploration
    My WoW

  5. Great pick. Thanks for sharing. :)

  6. I keep going back and forth with this one, but the more I hear about it and see people excited for it, I get more curious. Hmmm...

    Here's mine: