Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Madman's Daughter

"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."

That is the best way for me to describe The Madman's Daughter.
I am still not even sure if I like this book or not. There is a lot about this book that I liked and appreciated. I mean I was addicted to reading it! However, there were moments that were very frustrating and the ending.. UGH! The ENDING! 
The Madman's Daughter does not give you what you want as a reader and I think sometimes that is what makes it hard to be a reviewer, because just because the author doesn't give the reader what they want doesn't mean the book is a bad book.  So this is where I struggle.  
My only actually writing problem with this book, is that the back and forth was a little too much and at times had me wanting to just skip through it. 

Overall. Good Book. Just Be Forewarned, that you may get disappointed and annoyed at times. Oh and creepy, the book is REALLY creepy! 

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