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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday [55] - The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd

****"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill at the Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.****

The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd
Expected Publication Date: January 19th, 2013
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Page Count: 368 pages
The Madman's Daughter
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.
Why I Can't Wait: Dude... animals that SPEAK. How crazy is that? An island full of crazy animals? A love triangle that MIGHT actually work? Crazy crazy crazy?! Yeah, this one is going to be awesome :)


  1. Crazy experiments with creatures! Also super weird love triangle lol The assistant sounds good and then the castaway! I'm excited for this one as well.
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  2. This sounds so crazy, on a crazy good way! And I'm curious about that love triangle!

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  3. Sounds good doesn't it? I'm actually waiting for this too!

  4. ohh wow this was never on my radar in all honesty but your tiny Why I Can't Wait for it thing has got me interested in it!

    great pick!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  5. WANT. NEED. NOW. No joke. Great pick!

  6. I am dying to read this one!!! I've been eyeing it forever--here's to hoping it shows up in my mailbox at some point!!!

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  7. I am in love with the cover of this one and it sounds really good, I just don't do well with historical novels. I'll wait to read a few reviews of this one before picking it up. Great pick!

  8. Awesome pick!! I can't wait for this one either!!

  9. Great pick! I can´t wait to read this book.
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  10. Mad scientist would be enough to draw me in. But I also love a late Nineteenth century setting, and all the rest sounds intriguing as well, and maybe a bit steampunky (depends how those animals were created). Thanks for pointing this one out to me, and for stopping by my post earlier :)

  11. I am seriously considering this one... not quite sure though.
    Maybe I'll wait for some early reviews to see if it's worth my while.
    Unless my book club picks it, in which case I'll read it anyway.

  12. I want this book too!! Great pick! Thanks so much for spotlighting it today. Please check out my WoW!

  13. I'm not really a fan of this cover, but the synopsis sounds great.

    Good choice!

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    -Kait @ YA Vixens

  14. OH wow, in her own blood? Sounds interesting!
    Thanks for stopping by!

  15. YES! I want this one too! SO MANY BOOKS I NEEDZ, GAHHH!

  16. This is the first I've heard of this one, but after reading that synopsis I NEED to read it now! Great pick!

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  17. Sounds pretty awesome! I've never heard of it, but I'll definitely check it out!

  18. I'm dying to read this one, too :) Awesome pick!

  19. This is soooooooooooo on my list! Great pick Anna <333

    Jaime @ Two Chicks On Books

  20. This looks amazing! I can't wait to read about the creepy island and the experiments. Fingers crossed for the love triangle!

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  21. Wow, this one sounds so awesome! I just added it to my TBR on Goodreads, did you enter into the giveaway for it? Fantastic pick! Here is my WoW!

  22. I can't wait for this one! So excited. It sounds like it should be pretty awesome! Great pick! Thanks for sharing :)

    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter
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  23. This book looks so good! How do you find these things?

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  24. I'm not one for historical fiction, but I might have to make an exception for this one. IT LOOKS FANTASTIC.

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  25. I'm so excited to read this book! It sounds so steampunk-y awesome! I can think of lots of cool crafts we could do at the library to go along with this one. Thanks for sharing!

    Does anyone know how I can get an advanced copy? I don't think I can wait until January!!!

    Arielle @ My Best Friends Are Books


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