Waiting on Wednesday #6: The Madman's Daughter

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature created by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This is where you showcase an upcoming release you're anxiously awaiting!
This week, I'm waiting on:

The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd.

Expected Publication: January 29, 2013.
Publisher: Balzer & Bray.

Goodreads Summary:

London, 1894. Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself—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 her father is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations were true. 

Juliet is accompanied by the doctor’s handsome young assistant and an enigmatic castaway, who both attract Juliet for very different reasons. They travel to the island only to discover the depths of her father’s madness: he has created animals that have been vivisected to resemble, speak, and behave as humans. Worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the island’s inhabitants. Juliet knows she must end her father’s dangerous experiments and escape the island, even though her horror is mixed with her own scientific curiosity. As the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father’s genius—and madness—in her own blood.

Why I'm excited: Well first off, I'm so happy that it's coming in January! That's pretty soon! Plus more historical! I'm a sucker for it. Also, it sounds so intriguing, mysterious, a little creepy... how could I not be excited!?

What are you waiting on this week? I'd love for you to leave a comment and include your own WoW! :)


  1. I've seen this one. It does sound creepy and crazy! :) And great that it's coming in January, which is such a cold, bummer month to begin with. Nice to have something to keep you out of that post-holiday, gray-winter drag!

    1. I totally agree with you; this will be something to help distract from the blah weather in late January. I'm anticipating an exciting but creepy read with this one!

  2. Reading this now and it is SO worthy of being your WoW pick!!

    1. Oh, I'm so glad to hear that! After hearing the excitement from the Epic Reads girls, I thought it would be a good choice, but I love hearing all the positive feedback from other bloggers! Can't wait to read it :)


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