Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week my teaser comes from The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd. This one is an Amazon Vine pick that has been sitting on my review stack for quite a while. Here is the description:
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. MoreauThe 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.
I thrust the blade into his pale skin until I felt the edge of the flexor tendon attached to his right index finger. A flick of my wrist was all it took—no more pressure than cleaning blood from the mortar. And my God,  as wicked and wrong as it was, I liked it.


  1. OH MY! I have this book but have yet to get to it. Awesome Teaser! :)

    Teaser Tuesday

  2. Oooh, she does sound sinister! This is one I've wanted to read. Great teaser! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  3. Maaaaannn! This sounds like an intense read! I hope you're enjoying it. Thanks for sharing the great teaser! :)

  4. Definitely intriguing! I've had my eye on this one....thanks for sharing.

    And thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. Interesting teaser, and interesting site. Thanks for visiting my site!

  6. I have this one on my stacks. Great tease.

  7. Oh wow, that's an AWESOME teaser! :D I got sent this book for review the other week, but have yet to get round to reading it. I can't wait. ^.^ Thanks for sharing. :)
    Happy Reading! :D

    Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd
    My Teaser Tuesday

  8. A bit spooky. Don't know if I'd keep reading!

  9. Wow intense teaser. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Fantastic teaser! I've been thinking about adding this one to my list. I think we're all scrambling to get our Vine books read to conform to the new rules! Thanks for visiting my teaser :)

  11. that is really creepy.
    Great teaser... :)

  12. This one sounds really good. I've had it on my wishlist a few weeks now. My teaser: I’d Tell You That I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You

  13. Ohhhhh that is definitely creepy!! ;)

    Here's my Teaser

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  14. This teaser sent shivers up my spine. Check out my teaser sentences here: http://meandu-justthinking.blogspot.ca/2013/04/teaser-tuesday.html

  15. Gruesome and creepy -- great teaser! I love the cover, too :-)

  16. Sounds spooky. I don't know if I'd go for it, but the cover is beautiful. Here's Mine


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