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Monday, October 15, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays (52): The Madman's Daughter

Teaser a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• 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!

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.

The Madman's Daughter
Megan Sheperd

I hesitated. I'd spent enough time in those dank halls. There was darkness there that had worked its way into the hollow spaces between my bones. A darkness that clung in hallways like my father's shadow, smelling of formaldehyde and his favorite apricot preserves. (pg 11, ARC)


Krafty Beginnings said...

Wow, that books sounds very interesting.
- new follower-
Please come and check out my teaser.

Li said...

Intriguing teaser! The premise of the novel sounds very interesting, am going to have to check it out now. Thanks for sharing =)

Here's my teasers for this week:

Unknown said...

Wow! That one was intense! Nice pick!
I've heard quite a bit about this book.
Stopping by with My TT!
Happy Reading! =D

Susan said...

I definitely want to read this one!! Great teaser!


New GFC member!

Unknown said...

That's kinda creepy! But it left me wondering!

My teaser is a fun "read" this week:

Jennifer said...

Great teaser. I definitely have to give this one a try. Creepy and dark are right up my alley. :)

Cheryl said...

What great images this creates. Thanks for sharing. Here's mine.

Unknown said...

OoOooO adding to TBR list... love this teaser :) The creep factor is awesome..

My Teaser comes from Taking on the Dead by Annie Walls...

Happy Reading :)

Keely @ Realms of an Open Mind

Irish said...

What a great teaser! Sounds like a creepy read.

My teaser can be found here.

Anonymous said...

A very descriptive and intriguing teaser.

Elizabeth said...

This sounds like something I would like. :)


My teaser is below.

Silver's Reviews

JC Jones said...

Great Teaser. Here is mine:

caffeinejunkie said...

Cool teaser! New follower! Here's my Teaser

Dazzling Mage said...

Ooh, that is GOOD. Great teaser!