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.
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The story picks up right where The Madman’s Daughter left off. Juliet is back in London and living under the protection of Professor Von Stein, a college of her father and a somewhat mysterious man with his own reasons for supporting her. As she makes her way back into society with her best friend, Lucy’s help and reunites her with Edward Prince. Edward has been courting Lucy as a means to get to Juliet and in his beastly form, killing those that have wronged Juliet in some sort of twisted gift to get her attention. As Juliet figures out Edward’s issues and hides him, she also runs right into Montgomery, who is trying to kill Edward. Edward also has another person on his tail, in the form of Lucy’s aggressive and possibly soon-to-be fiancee, Inspector John Newcastle.
As Juliet and Edward are both suffering from from their beast-human body part rejections, she is looking for a permanent cure to save Edward from his beastly counterpart and her from certain death. I loved the transition from one classic, The Island of Dr. Moreau, to another one The Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Over all the romantic triangle works for the plot, and I could see Juliet’s point of wanting to save everyone but it seems she needs to save herself first. Yes, Juliet made a bad choice with Edward (not gonna give that one away) and Montgomery is still trying to save her from herself. I can only hope that Juliet wakes up in the next book.
1/31/2014- Two Chicks on Books– Guest Post
This series is on my wishlist and I can’t wait to finally read these! They sound awesome and creepy! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize!
I stil have not read this series and cannot wait to. I love the covers they are spooky yet beautiful.
Book Loving Mommy says
I have the first one in the series but haven’t read it yet. I’m excited to start the first one now though so I can read this one!
These books are sooo high up on my TBR list!!! They just sound so, so intriguing. Thanks so much for this wicked giveaway! 🙂
Jeanne Agee says
Sounds like you have had a very exciting life but I am so glad you took the advice of someone you met and decided to write. Please continue to share your talent with us and thanks for the great giveaway!
This book is definitely getting on my wishlist!
Deena Edwards says
Can’t wait to read these books!!
Wow! Thank you so much for this giveaway!!! 🙂 – cindy
I LOVED both of these books! They’re much more dark than my normal reads, but they’re just so well written! Megan Shepherd is amazing!
Brittany Hadden says
I have been planning to read the first book for what seems like forever. I just have so many other books coming out on my TBR I just haven’t been able to read it yet. =P
Thanks for the giveaway! =)
Lisa Faber says
This looks like a very interesting series. It sounds like and intense page turner.
Natasha D says
Sounds like an amazing series!!
Thanks for the chance to win!
Cassie Bergman says
Your series is awesome sauce.
Stephani Watson says
This series sounds really awsome!
Kristin A. says
I love this series it consistently entertains me. I need the next book to see what happens!! Thank you for the Giveaway, big tea fan here 😉
when I finished the first book i could not wait until the next one would come out.
Alice J. Atorly says
STILL haven’t read the first one. Gah. It’s probably in the top ten of my I-keep-meaning-pick-that-up pile. It’s just the kinds of twisted story I’m into.
I finished TMD a few hours ago and the ending blew my mind! I hope I get to win a tea pack 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!
Tia Dalley says
I love this series! These are my favorite type of books. I love the tea prizes. I would love to win.