Author: Megan Shepherd
Book: (The Madman's Daughter, #1)
So I really wanted to read this book since it is a remake of The Island of Dr. Moreau and I happened to like that book. I get excited just thinking about it and can't wait to read the second book in the series but have to read The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde yet again!
Juliet Moreau is just a daughter of a famous scientist. Or she was till her father went mad and disappeared leaving behind his daughter and a wife that died after becoming a mistress to a rich man. Now Juliet works at a university cleaning up the labs at night and her only real friend ends up inviting her to a party with a bunch of rich spoiled boys. They take the girls to the lab and freak when Juliet kills their experiment. After all they were performing torture on a rabbit. As if things can't get worse for her one of the professors tries to take advantage of her and she has to go on the run after she stabs him in the hand, ruining his career.
Luckily she knows where an old friend (Montgomery) is and he is also going to an island where her father is hiding. So she hops on the ship with a bunch of men and animals in hope that she will be excepted by her father when they reach the island. They take on a guy (Edward), who was shipwrecked, before they reach the island. Juliet believes herself to be safe on the island until she figures out just what her father is doing with all of the animals. Turns out her father never gave up on his work. She runs into the woods filled with dangers and Edward ends up finding her, but is that a good thing?
She goes back to the compound where she has to take her drugs. She's ill and the only thing keeping her alive is a certain drug. Montgomery and Edward are both falling for her and she has feeling for both. But is it the right time to fall in love when you are in the middle of a horrific nightmare?
Will the animal/men turn on them? Who is Edward really? What will happen to Juliet and Montgomery? Who will make it off the island alive?
Gah I can't believe I didn't do a review on this book before! It took me long enough to write a review since I read it a long time ago. Or so it seems...It really is a good book though...I hate that the author doesn't judge any of the competitions you can sign up for on her site. I just don't think that's fair! Oh well! You must read the book though since I bet the second book will be fabulous! :D
About The Author
Megan Shepherd was "born" into the book world, growing up in her parents' independent bookstore in Western North Carolina. She is the author of The Madman's Daughter trilogy (Balzer+Bray/2013), and The Cage trilogy (Balzer+Bray/2015). When Megan is not writing, she can usually be found horseback riding, day dreaming at coffee shops, or hiking in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains. She is represented by Josh Adams at Adams Literary.