The Madman’s Daughter: Guest Review
We are happy to have Sierra Klein here to do a guest review on The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd. Take a look and don’t forget to give Sierra some comments on her review! This book was awesome! That’s all I really need to say I think….haha! I picked up this book at the library. I had seen […]
We are happy to have Sierra Klein here to do a guest review on The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd. Take a look and don’t forget to give Sierra some comments on her review!
This book was awesome! That’s all I really need to say I think….haha! I picked up this book at the library. I had seen it on goodreads.com and it was on my ‘to read’ list, so I was pretty excited they had a copy. I’m also going to say that I had no idea what this book was about when I picked it up or added it to my ‘to read’ list, so I was pretty surprised at what the store entailed. Here is my review for this great book.
This book was inspired by H.G. Well’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. I for one, could not put this book down–last night I read a whole whopping 300 pages in one sitting!
Sixteen year old, Juliet is orphaned and abandoned. He mother died when she was young and her father was accused of a gruesome scandal and skipped town, and was later presumed dead. One night Juliet finds something strange that makes her think her father may still be alive, but would all the rumors about him be true? Could he really be the ‘mad scientist’ everyone says he was?
Juliet sets out to find out more about her father’s whereabouts and runs into a long lost childhood friend and her father’s assistant, Montgomery. She finds out that her father is in fact alive and is living on a remote island and she is determined to sail with Montgomery to it, even though he warns her not to.
What she finds on the island when she gets there, is way beyond what she could have ever imagined her father was capable of and yes, the rumors were true. As Juliet uncovers its dark and dangerous secrets, the island may prove far more dangerous than being penniless on the streets of London.
A captivating tale that kept me on the edge of my seat, constantly unsettled, and never sure who to trust, The Madman’s Daughter is a definite, new favorite!
About Sierra Klein
Sierra is a book blogger/reviewer from Nebraska. Books have always been a part of her life. Here you will find her reviews, recommendations, contests and more on her site A Simple Taster for Reading or her Facebook Page!
She looks forward to helping you find great reads!