“Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London, working as a maid and trying to forget the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumours about her father’s gruesome experiments. But when she learns he’s alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she’s determined to find out if the accusations were true.
Accompanied by her father’s handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward, Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the secret of her father’s new life: He experiments on animals so that they resemble, speak, and behave as humans.
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.”
well, looks like i’ve found a new book to add on my favorite shelf because this book is simply magnificent.
The story is incredible. It’s dark and creepy and kept me intrigued until the very last part. It was very unique and different, even for a retelling of a classic (The Island of Dr. Moreau – Wells) I absolutely love the whole ambiance of this book. It does have this nice gothic novel feel to it and it adds alot to the plot. The atmosphere is rich and it made the book stand out. The ending was perfect with a twist that I have not seen coming! i’m super excited to see how it will go next! The whole mystery about her father and what he is doing was well-done and interesting. The characters are all pretty lovable. Juliet is great main characters, I enjoyed her voice. She is extremely mature for her age and very strong too. Montgomery and Eward are also very fun to read. The love triangle was not my favorite part, but I have read much worst, so I could deal with it without being to annoyed. It also really helps that I cared about those characters. The romance was not forced, and that made it interesting even with a love triangle. I like the writing style a lot, it was perfect for this kind of story.
The Madman’s Daughter was a fantastic read with everything I enjoy in a book : Dark setting, gory scenes, interesting characters, creepy vibe, good storyline, twists and a great writing style.
I love this book SO MUCH. Ahhh. Need the next book NOW.
The Madman’s Daughter : 5/5