In the darkest places, even love is deadly.
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.
Juliet is such an amazing character. She is strong and rather fierce. Juliet made me laugh and I also enjoyed how stubborn she could be. Montgomery is such a sweet character and I adored him. On the other hand while Edward intrigued me, I didn't really like him. There was just something about him. I hated Dr. Moreau, but at the same time, I hoped that he would change. I found myself wanting to know more about the characters and I hope that comes up in the next books.
This book gripped me from the very beginning. I became immersed in this book, so much that I tried to read this book at breaks at a concert. I also finished this book during Finals week, which never happens to me. I felt invested in this book. There were so many surprises in this book that I didn't know what to expect next. There isn't a book like this. I believe that it was so unique and just awesome. I know that a lot of people can't read Historical Fiction, but this book was so epic and fast paced. I am really excited for the future books in this series, because there are so many things that I can't wait to know more about. I recommend this book to someone that wants a unique book with great characters and a fast and intriguing plot.