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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Teaser Tuesday - Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd
Publication Date: January 29th, 2013
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Page count: 420 pages
Goodreads | Books Inc.
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.
My Teaser
"The basement hallways in King's College of Medical Research were dark, even in the daytime.
At night they were like a grave." - Page 1
This is the first book we're reading for my new young adult book club at work and I'm so excited!! I've heard amazing things and I'm so intrigued!!!

14 comments:

  1. Good teaser! I thought this sounded somewhat like a new take on the Island of Dr. Moreau....Thanks for spotlighting the book

    Here's my TT

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  2. Nice teaser! I cant wait to read this one it sounds so good! I hope you like it:)

    My Teaser

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  3. I loved this book. That is a great line...lots of foreshadowing.

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  4. Nice teaser. I'm on page 61 of this book but set it aside to read a couple other books that need to be reviewed first before I continue. Check out my teasers from Also Known As by Robin Benway and Released by Amber Polo. Happy reading!

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  5. I really liked this book. I hope you're enjoying it!

    Jennifer
    My TT

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  6. These are great opening lines. I can't wait to read this book. Hope you enjoy it!

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  7. :) YAY! I really, really enjoyed this book! Absolutely gorgeous writing and such a delightfully creepy setting.

    Hopefully you'll love it as much as I did.

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  8. Oooo! I can't wait to read this one!!! the monsters/ creatures sound very interesting!

    My teaser tuesday is http://ilovebooksclub101.blogspot.com/2013/02/teaser-tuesday-2.html

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  9. Can't wait to hear what you think about this book, I only hear great things about it!
    Amber Elise @ Du Livre

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  10. Oh wow! What an intriguing teaser! Love the title, too. Adds more mystery to the quote.

    My TT from The Host

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  11. Great teaser. I have this sitting on my shelf and really need to get to it!!

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  12. Oh Anna. You're going to love TMMD. It is SO creepy in that Gothic, dark way. I didn't want it to end. MONTGOMERY. Just sayin'. I hope you and the rest of your book club enjoys!

    (My blog has a new home, and I'm trying to get the word out. New link is below. :))

    Molli | Once Upon a Prologue

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  13. This one sounds so good Anna!! Hope you are loving it!

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  14. ooh this sounds so spooky! Cant wait to hear what you think of it!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

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