The madman's daughter

by Shepherd, Megan.

Format: Print Book ©2013.
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Summary

For fans of Libba Bray, this first book in a gothic suspense trilogy is inspired by H. G. Wells's The Island of Dr. Moreau and has been hailed by New York Times bestseller Carrie Ryan as having "beautiful writing, breakneck pacing, a pulse-pounding mystery, and an irresistible romance."

Following accusations that her scientist father gruesomely experimented on animals, sixteen-year-old Juliet watched as her family and her genteel life in London crumbled around her--and only recently has she managed to piece her world back together. But when Juliet learns her father is still alive and working on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the old accusations are true. Accompanied by her father's handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward, Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father's insanity. 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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The advantage this series starter has over monster reboots like Kenneth Oppel's This Dark Endeavor (2011) is that teens aren't as familiar with the story of Dr. Moreau, and so the ungodly plot developments may yet surprise. Shepherd follows H. G. Wells closely but from the perspective of the good doctor's 16-year-old daughter, Juliet. Six years after her father's banishment from London following outrageous medical experimentation, she joins him on an isolated island where he continues to tinker with the combination of human and animal genes. Beneath Dr. Moreau's fancified insanity and the unsavory medical specifics (the two best elements of the novel), this is a romantic-triangle book first and foremost, as Juliet trembles, blushes, and heaves her bosom at both Moreau's hunky assistant and a dashing castaway. However, Shepherd distinguishes herself from her paranormal romance contemporaries by eschewing purple prose and focusing on sympathetic side characters (the dog-bear hybrid servant Balthasar) and fascinating dilemmas (the budding religious awareness of the creatures). Anyone who doesn't pick up the next volume is mad! Mad, I tell you! HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Nearly every publisher wanted this book and no wonder it's already sold in six countries and been optioned by Paramount Pictures.--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Drawing liberally from The Island of Dr. Moreau, Shepherd debuts with a dark novel, the first in a planned trilogy, which explores many of the themes of the Wells book, including the ethics of scientific experimentation, progress, and civilization. Several characters have parallels in the original-Moreau, the disgraced physiologist; his assistant, Montgomery; and a rescued castaway named Edward. Assuming the role of narrator is 16-year-old Juliet Moreau, who has eked out a living in London following her father's downfall and mother's death. When Juliet learns her father is possibly alive, she sets off for the island he escaped to, along with Montgomery, who is recast as a dashing former childhood friend of Juliet's. At times, the horrors of Moreau's experimentations take a backseat to the romantic passions that engulf Juliet ("Being so close to a half-naked man-to Montgomery-made me breathless"), as her affections vacillate between Montgomery and the mysterious Edward. Nonetheless, Shepard's atmospheric interpretation ought to pull readers in, with unexpected twists and a cliffhanger ending that should leave them craving more. Ages 13-up. Agent: Josh Adams and Quinlan Lee, Adams Literary. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
Characters and characteristics in literature -- Fiction.
Science fiction, American.
Science fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher New York :Balzer + Bray,©2013.
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 420 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780062128027 (hbk.)
0062128027 (hbk.)
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