Waiting On Wednesday (20)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine. For this week's Waiting On Wednesday I chose *drumroll* The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd

Expected Publication: January 29,2013

London, 1894. Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself—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 her father is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations were true.

Juliet is accompanied by the doctor’s handsome young assistant and an enigmatic castaway, who both attract Juliet for very different reasons. They travel to the island only to discover the depths of her father’s madness: he has created animals that have been vivisected to resemble, speak, and behave as humans. Worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the island’s inhabitants. Juliet knows she must end her father’s dangerous experiments and escape the island, even though her horror is mixed with her own scientific curiosity. As the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father’s genius—and madness—in her own blood.

Author: Megan Shepherd
Publisher: Balzer+Bray/Harper Teen
ISBN: 0062128027 (ISBN13: 9780062128027)
Goodreads Page: Click Here

Why Am I Waiting
The premise to this book sounds so awesome especially since it's based on such a classic book. I seriously cannot wait to get my hands on a copy! Oh and if you haven't realized the book it's based on it's The Island of Doctor Moreau!!

That wraps up my Waiting on Wednesday, leave me the link to yours so I can check it out as well! Have you heard of this book before? Have you read The Island of Doctor Moreau before? Let me Know In The Comments Below! I love reading your responses.


  1. I'm waiting on this one this week, too!!! :D Doesn't it sound great!?!

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  2. THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER definitely sounds great--and creepy! I love creepy books, haha. :D Great pick!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

    1. I love a good creepy book every once in awhile as well ;-)

  3. I can't wait to read this! And a lovely cover as well...

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  4. The blurb's so intriguing!

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  5. A very interesting pick! I haven't heard much about this one but it looks really good.

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    Sam @ Falling Books

  6. i am super excited for this one too! i absolutely love the cover as well.

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  7. Really awesome choice, I love it when someone takes a classic and puts a fresh spin on it. Please check out my WoW!

    We also have a giveaway for Prodigy by Marie Lu that ends tonight.

    Anna @ Wandering Librarians

  8. Awesome sounding book. Great choice. Thanks for sharing and visiting My WoW
    Michael @ The Bookshelf Review

  9. Sounds intense. I like the cover as well. Thanks for sharing & for stopping by my post :)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

  10. This book looks fantastic! I haven't read the Island of Dr. Moreau, but I love new takes on classics. I will have to just read both! New Follower:) Check out my WoW

  11. I love the sound of this one! I love a mad scientist, evil creatures, and trapped on an island. Should be great! Thanks for stopping by!

  12. I love your blog and I can't wait to read this book!

  13. This sounds incredibly creepy! And I haven't read the Island of Doctor Moreau yet, but this makes me want to. :) Following now.

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