Her Dark Curiosity (Madman's Daughter Series #2)

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Inspired by The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this tantalizing sequel to Megan Shepherd's gothic suspense novel The Madman's Daughter explores the hidden natures of those we love and how far we'll go to save them from themselves. Perfect for fans of Libba Bray.

Back in London after her trip to Dr. Moreau's horrific island, Juliet is rebuilding the life she once knew and trying to forget her father's legacy. But soon it's clear that someone—or something—hasn't ...

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Overview

Inspired by The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this tantalizing sequel to Megan Shepherd's gothic suspense novel The Madman's Daughter explores the hidden natures of those we love and how far we'll go to save them from themselves. Perfect for fans of Libba Bray.

Back in London after her trip to Dr. Moreau's horrific island, Juliet is rebuilding the life she once knew and trying to forget her father's legacy. But soon it's clear that someone—or something—hasn't forgotten her, as people close to Juliet start falling victim to a murderer who leaves a macabre calling card of three clawlike slashes. Has one of her father's creations also escaped the island?

As Juliet strives to stop a killer while searching for a serum to cure her own worsening illness, she finds herself once more in a world of scandal and danger. Her heart torn in two, her past bubbling to the surface, and her life threatened by an obsessive killer—Juliet will be lucky to escape alive.

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Editorial Reviews

Booklist
“Shepherd’s integration of romance into her nods to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dracula, Frankenstein, and Jack the Ripper is masterful, and she does not back down from a hugely dark cliff-hanger ending. Bosoms, prepare to heave—and throats, prepare to scream.”
ALA Booklist
Praise for THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER: “Anyone who doesn’t pick up the next volume is mad!”
Carrie Ryan
Praise for THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER: “A deft twist on a familiar classic, The Madman’s Daughter has the best of everything: beautiful writing, breakneck pacing, a pulse-pounding mystery, and an irresistible romance.”
Veronica Rossi
Praise for THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER: “Romantic, haunting, and full of spine-tingling thrills, THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER kept me reading late into the night.”
VOYA, February 2014 (Vol. 36, No. 6) - Karen Sykeny
This sequel to The Madman’s Daughter (HarperCollins, 2013) delivers on the promise of the first novel. Juliet Moreau escaped the island and is living under the guardianship of an ex-member of the King’s Club of colleagues connected to her father. Juliet conducts research on her serum since its effectiveness is waning. She also feels guilty about helping kill her father on the island and is heartbroken about Montgomery’s choice to stay. Soon, Juliet is concerned about the Wolf of Whitechapel murders since the wounds are very similar to the Beast creature from Edward’s transformation. Juliet’s best friend, Lucy, has two suitors, Inspector Newcastle and the mysterious Henry Jakyll, who are not all they seem. Juliet must tread carefully, while also dealing with the return of Montgomery and tracking down Edward’s beast side as the Wolf of Whitechapel. The cliffhanger ending combines elements of The Island Of Dr. Moureau with elements of Frankenstein, adding moral dilemma. The love triangle issue is still active for Juliet but the thrust of the plot and character development is focused on the Prometheus moral dilemma and fans of the first novel will not be disappointed. Intrigue and true reader engagement is promised. This book is an excellent sequel and readers will eagerly await the final installment in the trilogy. Characters and plot continue to be strong and the mash-up of classic literature with modern paranormal fiction is still refreshing and appealing. This novel will provide crossover appeal to both older teens and adults. Reviewer: Karen Sykeny; Ages 15 to 18.
School Library Journal
04/01/2014
Gr 8 Up—Megan Shepherd's deliciously dark and exciting sequel to The Madman's Daughter (HarperCollins, 2013) continues with Juliet's return to London after her escape from her father's island. Life is somewhat easier for Juliet now that she is back—a former colleague of her father's has taken her under his wing so that she does not want for anything, she has a job developing grafted rose bushes, and her friend Lucy has welcomed her with open arms. But not all is well. The serum her father, the infamous Dr. Moreau, developed to keep her symptoms at bay is no longer working and she cannot seem to perfect a new and stronger dose; she misses Montgomery, her old friend and new lover; and one of her father's monsters, Edward Prince, now known as Dr. Jekyll, has also returned to London. To make it worse, a serial killer, dubbed the Wolf of Whitechapel, is murdering people who have wronged her, and a Scotland Yard inspector keeps questioning her about her father. Somehow, Juliet holds the key but can she survive long enough to save the ones she loves and unmask the conspirators who are behind the terror? Shepherd masterfully blends yet another classic horror story into a new setting, and the continuing echoes of H. G. Wells's The Island of Dr. Moreau combined with Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde result in a book that resonates with evil and suspense. While the novel can be read independently of the first title, as enough of the backstory is given to make what is happening clear, readers will have a more satisfying experience if familiar with the previous installment. The psychological questions that Prince/Jekyll raises as to evil, desire, and nature vs. nurture add a depth of richness not often seen in young adult literature.—Janet Hilbun, University of North Texas
Kirkus Reviews
2013-10-02
Juliet Moreau struggles with monsters, morals and family tragedy in this moving, if melodramatic sequel (The Madman's Daughter, 2013). Not content to relax in the well-appointed home of her guardian, professor von Stein, or to shop and gossip with her friend, Lucy Radcliffe, 17-year-old Juliet sneaks away to the slums to experiment in anatomy, botany and chemistry. Her father is gone—killed by her own hand—but his medical misconduct and her former poverty are not forgotten. When her former persecutors fall victim to a serial killer, Juliet suspects that someone or something made it off the island. Juliet finds herself torn again between her love for the faithful (if secretive) Montgomery and the tortured Edward Prince, who shifts between boy and Beast. Amid a whirlwind of romance, fancy dresses and death, Juliet uncovers a vast conspiracy that stretches into the highest ranks of society and touches everyone she knows. Although heavy-handed, Shepherd's unsubtle allusions to The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Frankenstein draw readers' attention to the classics and may provoke discussions about medical ethics and split personalities. The experiments are more fiction than science, and Juliet contradicts her supposed delicacy by dispatching threats with chemistry and violence, but the fast pace of the story overpowers the minor imperfections. Secrets and mad scientists offer a gory gothic adventure. (Gothic thriller. 14 & up)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062128058
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2014
  • Series: Madman's Daughter Series , #2
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 102,652
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Megan Shepherd grew up in her family's independent bookstore in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The travel bug took her from London to Timbuktu and many places in between, though she ended up back in North Carolina with her husband, two cats, and a scruffy dog, and she wouldn't want to live anywhere else. The Madman's Daughter and Her Dark Curiosity are her first novels.

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  • Posted February 7, 2014

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    Her Dark Curiosity was just as creepy as its predecessor. Actual

    Her Dark Curiosity was just as creepy as its predecessor. Actually, considering scenes towards the end, it's even creepier.

    LOVE TRIANGLE

    I might as well get the romance out of the way first. Yes, there's still a love triangle. It's not something I expect most readers to enjoy, but I didn't mind it. It wasn't the most amazing part (which is why I'm keeping this brief) of the story, but I still liked it. 

    JULIET

    Oh dear . . . what are you doing, Juliet?

    By the end of this book, it's clear that the heroine is walking down this dark and dangerous path. She's becoming more inclined to explore the darkness and madness that we first saw in The Madman's Daughter. She's definitely not an easily likable character. I expect many readers to disapprove of her actions (especially towards the end, where she makes some shocking decisions). Juliet really struggled with the darkness inside her in this sequel, which made her a very interesting character. I'm really curious as to how she deals with that darkness in the next book. Will she succumb to it or decide to fight it instead?

    THE EXPANSION OF MADNESS

    I loved how Dr. Moreau's experiments expanded in this story. They weren't secluded to an island anymore. More and more people were revealed to be involved in the madness, and I loved how the author did this. It allowed for a few (no, many) new conflicts to arise.

    OVERALL

    Her Dark Curiosity wasn't as engrossing or as great as The Madman's Daughter. The sequel still had the creepiness, twists, and mystery that I absolutely loved in the first one. There was even another killer ending that left me dying for the next book. If you liked The Madman's Daughter, you're going to want to read this one too! 

    I have one more thing to add: I love how the books are retelling of classics. It makes them all the more interesting!

    *I received an e-arc of this book from the publisher through Edelweiss in return for an honest review. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 8, 2014

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    Watch out because Megan Shepherd is back. Last we left Juliet Mo

    Watch out because Megan Shepherd is back. Last we left Juliet Moreau, she was floating away from an island in the middle of the ocean. Now she's arrived back in London and everything should be fine, however, she still isn't able to outrun her father's crimes or his influence. I entered Shepherd's second novel with a full understanding that she would blow my socks off. I wasn't disappointed. Much like before, we see that no one can be trusted, even those closest to Juliet - not even the characters we find ourselves routing for.

    Her Dark Curiosity is richly atmospheric. The novel's entire tone is carefully tempered between Juliet's encroaching madness and her slipping sanity amongst the terrible murders plaguing Scotland Yard. Much like we saw in The Madman's Daughter, no place is truly safe. Juliet is positive she's identified the killer, but the truth is too horrible to even contemplate until it is staring her in the face.

    Of course, the killer isn't Juliet's only problem. A victim of her father's experimentation, her health is declining and she is desperate to find a cure. Unfortunately, the cure's costs may be beyond those she's willing pay; that is, as long as her sanity is intact. Throughout the novel, Juliet fights to keep believing that everything her father's science created and brought to light is evil. Here we see that those she trusts most, are causing her to doubt this belief.

    Juliet is petrified of becoming her father and the Beast doesn't help her out too much. No single character is truly helpful when it comes to aiding Juliet in dealing with her own madness and that of her deceased father's. We do see multiple characters commenting that science itself is not evil. Instead, they insist that it's what people do with that knowledge that makes it good or evil.

    The love story was... I'm not even sure how to explain it. Considering what she did, I do feel like Juliet moved on a tad too swiftly; yet, at the same time, she hasn't really moved on at all. However, part of me wonders if perhaps this is a reflection of Juliet's madness because I'm not sure I understand the reasoning behind her latest decision.

    There were a few things I saw coming, but I think knowing they were going to happen caused me more anxiety. Things kept happening and the people and the other future events that had seemed liked they were just around the corner weren't showing up when I desired.

    Her Dark Curiosity is a masterful continuation of The Madman's Daughter trilogy and I'm eagerly awaiting the conclusion to this epic story.

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  • Posted June 24, 2014

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    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Her Dark Cur

    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***




    Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd
    Book Two of The Madman's Daughter series
    Publisher: Balzer + Bray
    Publication Date: January 28, 2014
    Rating: 3 stars
    Source: ARC sent by the publisher




    Summary (from Goodreads):




    To defeat the darkness, she must first embrace it.




    Months have passed since Juliet Moreau returned to civilization after escaping her father's island—and the secrets she left behind. Now, back in London once more, she is rebuilding the life she once knew and trying to forget Dr. Moreau’s horrific legacy—though someone, or something, hasn't forgotten her.




    As people close to Juliet fall victim one by one to a murderer who leaves a macabre calling card of three clawlike slashes, Juliet fears one of her father’s creations may have also escaped the island. She is determined to find the killer before Scotland Yard does, though it means awakening sides of herself she had thought long banished, and facing loves from her past she never expected to see again.




    As Juliet strives to stop a killer while searching for a serum to cure her own worsening illness, she finds herself once more in the midst of a world of scandal and danger. Her heart torn in two, past bubbling to the surface, life threatened by an obsessive killer—Juliet will be lucky to escape alive.




    What I Liked:




    Believe it or not, I have a positive opinion towards this book. You'll see my next section, with the dislikes, and probably think that I absolutely hated this book. Not the case. I enjoyed it. I was interested throughout the book, even if the overall plot was cyclical. The events in this book kept my interest, even if some pissed me off. The romance was horrendous, but I think things get resolved at the very end of this book. ONE CAN HOPE.




    Juliet has returned to London, but she is getting weaker and weaker, since the injections are working as well as they used to work. As everyone should have expected, Edward appears in London, and he needs her help. He can barely control his monster side, a side that wants Juliet, a side that Juliet is attracted to. But Juliet is determined to create a cure for herself, and for Edward. Even though she loves Montgomery, he's not there, and Edward is, so everything is all about Edward.




    I'm a little bit cynical when it comes to Edward. I don't like him at all, as a character, and as a love interest. He's a creature, an abomination, and he shouldn't exist. I wish someone would just kill him already! Meanwhile, I really like Montgomery, and not just as a love interest. He's definitely the better man in this book, even if Shepherd wants readers to think that he is "bad" or "has secrets" or has "done terrible things", or whatever cliches authors invent to make decent people seem "bad". 




    I wasn't a fan of Juliet in this book - she had a little more backbone in the first book. However, if things go a certain way in the third book, I'll overlook her poor character in this second book. Sequel slump, you know? Although, I gave this book and the first book the same rating. But technically, books in series should get better and better, right? 




    Anyway. I did enjoy the plot of this book (not necessarily the series' plot). I was curiously as to who was doing the killings - even when we think we know who was doing them, it seemed like more than one person was killing in London. And all of the digging into Juliet's father's past was interesting. I'm curious as to how Shepherd will use all of this past knowledge in the third book.




    I am looking forward to reading the third book, after this book's ending. If this book hadn't ended the way it had, then I would not be looking forward to reading the third book. This book was mediocre at best, hence the rating. 2.5 stars was my original rating, but I'm giving it 3 stars because of the ending. Please let certain things happen and the love triangle be resolved. Please please please. 




    What I Did Not Like:




    While my opinion of this book was overall pretty positive, there were still some things that I didn't. For one, I feel like the skeleton plot of this series is going in circles. Juliet is questioning her humanity, her sanity, her romantic feelings, her past, her being like her father. It gets tiresome, the woe-is-me attitude, the romance drama, the back-and-forth human/monster dilemma thing. I feel like nothing ever gets resolved, in any of the books. I understand that this book is part of a series, but each book could resolve something.




    For example (and this might spoil things for book one, if you have not read it yet), how do we know if her father is really dead? How do we know if Edward is really going to die, or even Juliet, because of their animal attributes? Because I know Megan Shepherd LOVES her stupid little love triangle in this book, and so she wouldn't possible have Edward die. No, Juliet is going to be a hero and save the day by creating a cure for herself and Edward. And then she'll really have to choose between her and Montgomery.




    Everything goes back to the romance in this book. Why would Juliet agree to help Edward? Where did Edward comes from, to begin with? OF COURSE he survived from book one. We can't just have someone important and a part of the love triangle die, can we? Is there no such thing as tragedy in books anymore? And why does everything have to be planned so that we get the "perfect" love triangle, waiting to be resolved in book three? Gosh I hate love triangles. I hate them so much. 




    The sad thing is, Juliet knows that she doesn't LOVE Edward like she loves Montgomery. She knows that her animal side is attracted to Edward, but she really LOVES Montgomery. Yet she keeps being an insecure pansy who doubts that Montgomery loves her, that she loves Montgomery. She's the equivalent of a modern-day bimbo floozy, in my opinion. Her knowledge in science and medicine isn't even that great, from what I saw in this book. STOP VACILLATING. Stop making dumb, rash, thoughtless decisions, like consorting with the wrong people. As "smart" as Juliet is supposed to be... she acts really dumb in this book.




    So. I didn't like the romance, UNTIL Montgomery reappears. You knew he was going to come back. If Edward did, he would too. Once Montgomery was back, I breathed a little. Especially at the end. Although the end just sets up everything so that Juliet will throw herself into creating a cure for Edward. Montgomery will be jealous and angry, because he thinks it's a waste of time to try to help something that is an abomination, that shouldn't exist. AMEN. WHY DOES JULIET WANT TO SAVE EDWARD. He's a creature, a monster, something that shouldn't exist. He's no one's blood relation, not a human being, nothing. UGH.




    Would I Recommend It:




    Um. If you read the first one? Then yes, it is worth reading this sequel novel. Especially if you're a fan of Montgomery or Edward, in terms of the romance. By the end, things get pretty clear, in terms of the romance. This is a love-triangle-based series, so I know how important romantic decisions are. Heck, I'M glad the love triangle is (hopefully) resolved. I hate love triangles.




    If you haven't started reading this series, hold off. Don't start reading until the third book comes out - or maybe don't bother at all. Especially if you absolutely hate love triangles. Because this love triangle might survive into the third book, who knows. It shouldn't though.




    Rating:




    3 stars. I think I liked this one about as much as I liked the first book - even though the ending of this one made me super pleased. These books have a way of balancing the good and bad, into a nice middle-of-the-road 3-star mixture. I cannot wait to read the third book, because of the way this one ended!

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  • Posted June 24, 2014

    Oh my gosh. Megan did it again with the second book in THE MADMA

    Oh my gosh. Megan did it again with the second book in THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER series. I was utterly captivated from the first page and read the book in mere hours. 

    The story picks up with Juliet having returned to London, and it's non-stop action from the start. People she believes to be dead return--including one with a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde dilemma, who Juliet cannot help but save. Romance twines with the adventure, and a deep friendship with her best friend, Lucy, is one of my favorite parts of the story. I loved watching Juliet tap into her darker side and give in to her madness, all to save those she cares about. And with an ending that leaves me anxious for book three... this story was fantastic. 

    I love Megan's prose, her strong ability to pop me into Juliet's head, to make me feel and see all that Juliet experiences, and the emotions that she invokes in me when I least expect it. Thank you, Megan, for another fantastic story. I cannot wait for book three!

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  • Posted May 11, 2014

    This book was creepy, interesting, and a whole lot more of creep

    This book was creepy, interesting, and a whole lot more of creepy. Plus, it takes place (partially) in Victorian London. It's a retelling of a classic story, and the sequel, which came out on Tuesday, is as well!




    I had actually preordered this book, but it had never arrived at my local indie store because they accidentally ordered the UK edition! I had needed by Thursday night because, guess what, I was going to a signing in which one of the authors was Megan Shepherd! The other three were Robin Constantine, Megan Miranda, and Kasie West (all of whom I love). So, I ended buying the book at the event. Story time, the event was AMAZING! There were two different signings in my area and after the first one, I REALLY wanted to go to the second one, but I was busy the next evening. The authors actually recognized me from twitter (so cool!) and we talked before the even started. I got a total of twelve books signed and will be giving three of them away soon alone with some awesome swag! Story time over.




    I was intrigued with The Madman's Daughter, but Her Dark Curiosity really pulled me into Juliets' world. It was so creepy and amazing. This was a retelling of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The main character Juliet really struggles with right and wrong in this book. She sometimes worries she's going mad and wonders whether science is truly good or evil. I love Juliet, I really do, but I had one problem. So, Juliet is into Montgomery, even though, for the longest time, he wasn't into her. Edward likes Juliet and though Juliet returns his affections, she can't admit it, even to herself. Don't get me wrong, I like Montgomery, he's nice, but I will find a way to kill him if I have to because he is currently in the way of my ship! I really like Edward and Juliet together because, even if they don't bring out the best in each other, they bring out the strongest. Montgomery doesn't fully realize the extent of Juliet, constantly underestimates her, and we all know he's lying to her!




    The plot was incredibly fast paced and had a million twists and turns. It was one of the few books that I could not predict what was going to happen. There were betrayals left and right, and constant danger. I would not have wanted to be in the characters' shoes. Victorian London is often romanticized in a lot of novels, but this gives you the real deal. The end totally took me by surprise and now I'm dying for the final book! The good, the bad, and the ugly. You will be drawn into the madness. I give it five stars!

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  • Posted April 27, 2014

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    When I first read The Madman¿s Daughter by author Megan Shepherd

    When I first read The Madman’s Daughter by author Megan Shepherd I had been pulled into an amazing, mind-blowing, addictive read. The story of Juliet Moreau, her father’s beast-men creations and the island where they have been kept far from society was unlike anything I had read before and instantly made it one of my favorite novels that I’ve gotten to read. It was dark, romantic and (most importantly) well-written. The way it ended on a cliff-hanger had me well aware that I would have to get reading the sequel Her Dark Curiosity as soon as possible. Her Dark Curiosity was not what I expected it to be and I mean that in the best of ways. The story (a retelling of Jekyll & Hyde) still held all the great properties from The Madman’s Daughter but things take a new turn as Juliet’s story progresses.

    In the sequel, Juliet has returned to England, putting her father’s murder and the horrors on the island behind her. Now living with her guardian and trying to find her place in high society, Juliet is aware that even in death her father is still with her. Without a cure for her illness her body is slowly beginning to grow frail and it’s only a matter of time before things take a turn for the worst. It isn’t until there are a new series of murders that Juliet begins to grow worried. Especially when she discovers that each killing not only effects somebody who has wronged her but that the victims all have three distinct claw-markings and a flower left behind.

    All of these murders exactly like the ones on the island. Juliet can’t believe that there’s still a possibility of Edward still being alive however she quickly learns that anything is possible and that the past and past obsessions are about to return to haunt her. In order to stop the murders and save herself, Juliet learns of dark secrets and how the only way she can save herself and those around her is by succumbing to the same sciences that drove her father mad.

    Her Dark Curiosity raises the stakes. Everybody felt like they were at risk, the story was nothing but fast-paced and kept me on my toes. I wasn’t sure what would happen next but what I was sure of was that any character could become a victim to the killer introduced in the novel. It was awesome and at the same time left me freaked out because anybody could die. Nobody felt safe in the novel and by the time it reached its conclusion I was having pretty bad trust issues with getting attached to anybody.

    There’s a lot more romance in Her Dark Curiosity. I don’t want to say too much because there are just so many spoilers but I’ll say that: a) there’s more romance. More kissing. More love. More reasons to ship Juliet with other characters. b) You know that Juliet has a choice to make when it comes to the topic of her romantic interest and I personally know who I hope she ends up with… c) With more romance also comes more drama and more psychopathic monsters that are obsessed with Juliet, having an ‘if I can’t have you nobody can’ mentality.

    In comparison to The Madman’s Daughter, Her Dark Curiosity is faster. Everything that happens is just so fast, no two scenes are the same. It’s great. By the time I reached the 50% point of the novel I was shocked that it wasn’t the ending especially with the growing craziness that takes place in the novel. Juliet’s at risk, everybody’s at risk, people are searching for cures, secrets come to light—it was pure madness. I loved it.

    With the way that this novel ended I am absolutely dying to get to read the last novel in the trilogy. I need to know what happens next in both the story and in the characters’ lives. I would have to recommend this series to fans of darker, grittier novels, readers who want a dark romance and to any fans of historical fiction who want some science thrown into it. There is no doubt that this is one of my favorite book series.

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    Posted April 16, 2014

    Local author!

    I love that she's a local author! Mire tocime on the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2014

    I read her first book and couldn't wait to read the second, hopi

    I read her first book and couldn't wait to read the second, hoping now for a third!  Loved the storyline, the surprises, the love triangle, all of it!

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  • Posted January 28, 2014

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    Stigma comes with a name. In London society, being the daughter

    Stigma comes with a name. In London society, being the daughter of the infamous Dr. Moreau and his despicable experiments has only made Juliet Moreau's life harder. But an old family friend has taken Juliet in as his ward and given her a respectable place in society once again. She now has the opportunity to rebuild her life with a father like figure. Juliet isn't so lucky because the life she is building is unraveling just as quickly. The vaccines that have kept the experiments on her at bay is no longer working. Desperate to find a cure, she discovers that she will go to extreme lengths to find her cure...but is she desperate enough to become a monster just like her father? 




    London is also being plagued by a murderer. The murderer's style is very familiar and haunting. It seems the murderer's victims all also have a connection to Juliet.




    Her Dark Curiosity is a dark and ominous journey for Juliet. The world isn't black and white but through out her plight she discovers shades of gray. 




    Quickly enveloped by this unique twist to the famous story of Dr Moreau and his creation, I was utterly drawn in by Shepherd's creativeness and writing style. Her Dark Curiosity is a fabulous and intriguing mystery with a wonderfully brilliant cast of characters that will seize your imagination. 




    I received this ARC copy of Her Dark Curiosity from Balzer + Bray in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication January 28, 2014.

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