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Monday, May 12, 2014

Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd

Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd
"Back in London after her trip to Dr. Moreau's horrific island, Juliet is rebuilding the life she once knew and trying to forget her father's legacy. But soon it's clear that someone—or something—hasn't forgotten her, as people close to Juliet start falling victim to a murderer who leaves a macabre calling card of three clawlike slashes. Has one of her father's creations also escaped the island? As Juliet strives to stop a killer while searching for a serum to cure her own worsening illness, she finds herself once more in 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."- summary from Amazon

I loved Shepherd's debut and was so excited to read this follow-up. It's so cool seeing classics being used as a foundation for each book in the trilogy (in this case, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde). I really enjoyed following Juliet along on this journey and it's a heart-stopping, page-turning adventure the whole way through. I'm usually not a fan of historical novels but these are just simply fantastic. Shepherd does a great job with the romantic aspect in the books too; there is a love triangle but I feel like it generally doesn't overpower the rest of the story.

Overall, a fantastic follow-up to The Madman's Daughter, and I'm eager to see what will happen next and how the story will end in the final book! I highly recommend this series.

FTC: Received ARC from publisher. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.

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