The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd
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.
This book was nothing like I expected (in a good way). I was bored and I thought that I might as well give it a go, and DANG. This book was pretty interesting and I liked Juliete though I wasn’t sure about either Montgomery or Edward. Really did not expect that ending.
The characters where nicely developed, and I was so mad at Juliet’s father for what he did. Out of Edward abd Montgomery I liked Edward more, thought only by a little bit. I was kinda confused as to who she liked though the tension between Montgomery and Edward was amusing. OMG and Balthazar, I loved him! He was that little puppy character that you just wanna shield from the horrible world, the sweet and innocent one.
I wanted to know more about the island, but mostly the world building was pretty good. I really did not see that ending coming, and the plot was enjoyable.
I liked this book overall, but I didn’t love. it. It was a good read though I’m probably not going to continue this series, at least not right now. If your looking for something to pass the time then this book is a nice option.