Life in 19th century London is brutal for Juliet Moreau. Her father, once a famous surgeon, scandalized the family and she’s now orphaned and destitute. But when she discovers he’s alive and practicing his experiments on a remote island, she journeys to find him. What she discovers, however, is that his madness may run within her, in alarming ways she doesn’t dare to imagine.
Based on H.G. Wells’ science fiction novel, the Island of Dr. Moreau, Megan Shepherd’s version turns the classic plot into a compulsively readable young adult novel. She crafts a well-written novel that balances scientific horror with an irresistible love triangle. Though the introduction to a new trilogy, the novel stands alone well, and the plot twists and surprises will keep you guessing right up to the last page.
Megan Shepherd will be at Hooray for Books! this Thursday (Feb 7th) at 6:30 p.m. with three other exciting YA authors: Jodi Meadows, Meagan Spooner, and Lenore Appelhans.
The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd; Balzar and Bray /Harper Teen; $17.99