"Waiting on" Wednesday – The Madman’s Daughter

Hello and happy hump day kittens!

“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly event that was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine (an awesome blog that all book lovers should follow), that spotlights upcoming releases that we just can’t wait to get into our grubby little book-loving hands.

This week’s “Waiting on” Wednesday selection is:

The Madman’s Daughter

by Megan Shepherd
Publication Date:  January 29, 2013
Publisher:  Balzer + Bray

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.

Horror, madness and gore – sounds like a great Halloween-themed pick to me.  *grins*  I know this book won’t be released until January, but I cannot wait to read it.  I’ve read the tales of Dr. Moreau’s horrific experiments and I’m definitely looking forward to this fresh take on that story.  

What are you waiting for?


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