To defeat the darkness, she must first embrace it…
Wow. That was the first word that came to mind when I saw the cover for Megan Shepherd’s sequel to The Madman’s Daughter. It’s gothic and dark but also surprisingly beautiful, kind of like this series. Without giving anything away, I was left gasping (and a little frustrated) at the end of the last book and wondering about Juliet’s fate. Based on the description, it appears this book picks up months later and where the first book was about Juliet’s adventures on the “Island of Dr. Moreau” this one seems to have her possibly interacting with two other famous literary characters those of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
In the deft hands of Megan Shepherd you know this will be an interesting story indeed and if the cover is any indication, a wildly breathtaking ride. Her Dark Curiosity will be released January 28, 2014 by Balzer & Bray. Pre-order your copy here.
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.
With inspiration from Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this is a tantalizing mystery about the hidden natures of those we love and how far we’ll go to save them from themselves.