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.
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.
After killing the men who tried to steal her father's research, Juliet—along with Montgomery, Lucy, Balthazar, and a deathly ill Edward—has escaped to a remote estate on the Scottish moors. Owned by the enigmatic Elizabeth von Stein, the mansion is full of mysteries and unexplained oddities: dead bodies in the basement, secret passages, and fortune-tellers who seem to know Juliet's secrets. Though it appears to be a safe haven, Juliet fears new dangers may be present within the manor's own walls.
Then Juliet uncovers the truth about the manor's long history of scientific experimentation—and her own intended role in it—forcing her to determine where the line falls between right and wrong, life and death, magic and science, and promises and secrets. And she must decide if she'll follow her father's dark footsteps or her mother's tragic ones, or whether she'll make her own.
With inspiration from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, this breathless conclusion to the Madman's Daughter trilogy is about the things we'll sacrifice to save those we love—even our own humanity.
Man, I enjoyed reading these books! Such a great ending to the series, well, two thirds of the series, since I've only read the first book before this. I just really enjoyed watching as Juliet goes further into this world!
Curiosity was about people interested in her father's work, while Legacy was some of the same people interested in Frankenstein's work. And Juliet learns more about the science of her world, that brings the saying that the most advanced science looks like magic to the untrained, or something alone those lines!
There are a lot of hard choices in this book. Or choices that aren't really choices at all, because there's really nothing else that can be done. And they aren't the most ethical of picks, but there were really the only options that were available to them.
Of course, with more of the series read here then in the other book, there were twists, turns, and surprises. The biggest one, for me, being that her dad, Dr. Moreau, wasn't her biological dad-that she wasn't predestined towards his way, even if she thought she was.
Really fantastic books, and I really enjoyed the endings, though the ending of Legacy was just a bit bittersweet!
Author: Megan Shepherd
Series: The Madman's Daughter #2, 3
Read: August 6th, 7th, 2015
Source: Tuebl, Edelweiss
Reason Why: Loved the first book, and they're Historical Fiction 2015 Books and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Books, Her Dark Curiosity is a LLFL Book and a RR Book and A Cold Legacy is a End of Series 2015 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Published: January 28th 2014, January 27th 2015
Her Dark Curiosity:
A Cold Legacy: