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The Madman's Daughter (Madman's Daughter - Trilogy) (vuoden 2013 painos)

– tekijä: Megan Shepherd

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Dr. Moreau's daughter, Juliet, travels to her estranged father's island, only to encounter murder, medical horrors, and a love triangle.
Jäsen:Kindred_Dreamheart
Teoksen nimi:The Madman's Daughter (Madman's Daughter - Trilogy)
Kirjailijat:Megan Shepherd
Info:Balzer Bray (2013), Hardcover, 432 pages
Kokoelmat:Oma kirjasto
Arvio (tähdet):*****
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Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 88) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
This book was a ride! the author goes thru so many elements. love, family drama, and horror. there was one part that i had to skip over, but not a gorey book, more of a mental horror. ( )
  VadersMorwen | Aug 14, 2021 |
I enjoyed the narrator’s tone and reading style, however the story and characters themselves were very lacking.

You start out the story reading about this strong woman named Juliet who has been left an orphan after her father leaves Juliet and her mother after a scandal where he accused of being a butcher and a madman (he is a doctor/scientist - and this is where the first confusion comes in: lack of detail/explanation). I started out really enjoying Juliet as the main character. She comes across as a strong, intelligent woman who is ready and willing to work hard to get ahead in life. Her mother has died of consumption and she is left to work as a maid in Victorian London. She narrowly escapes rape by one of the scientist/doctors at the University she cleans and she is forced to flee because she has stood up for herself (she severed the tendons in his hand with a knife defending herself). After this point, I felt like the novel went downhill.

Juliet convinces the long lost servant (Montgomery) of her father (whom she conveniently finds right before the altercation with the scientist/doctor) that she needs to be taken with back to the remote island that her father currently lives and works on (oh thank God he’s alive, but yet she is pissed that he never communicated any of this with her - she was left virtually penniless after her mother died; I guess I would probably be feeling the same way though). They travel on a ship with another of her father’s servants (Balthasar) whom Juliet is both freaked out by and yet at the same time, feels protective of… after more than 50% of the way through, I still couldn’t figure that one out - Megan Shephard does a horrible job of creating meaningful relationships between characters. While on the ship, they rescue a man named Edward who is the sole survivor of a ship that has perished and who comes with his own set of mysteries and secrets… because we need a love triangle to complicate things further and make Juliet come off as an insecure and less strong woman. Man, just when I was starting to like her.

Things become more convoluted when they land on the island and we meet Juliet’s father. Edward of course has to come with because after a few days of knowing Juliet (or maybe it was longer, the pacing was so effed up) and he feels as though he needs to protect Juliet from whatever her father has become. We find that there are more weird creature-like servants like Balthasar and that there have been strange deaths on the island. So many mysteries to figure out! What is Juliet’s father doing on the island? Where are these weird looking servants coming from? Why has Edward ran away from his well to do home? Who/what is causing these deaths on the island? Why does Juliet have to take a treatment every day? And why has Juliet suddenly decided to stop using the reason and analytical qualities that she repeatedly says she has? Seriously though - Juliet makes so many poor decisions (let’s run away into the jungle because I’m horrified by what my father is doing! But wait, I’m on a secluded island so where am I going to go and how am I going to survive by myself?!) that I was able to right away think to myself, ‘What an idiot’. And I’ll be honest, I usually take a story at face value and don’t question much. Juliet seems to regress further and further into being a child when at the beginning she seemed to be so strong and independent.

Juliet is so conflicted about the work her father is doing on the island, yet her statements and thoughts are opposite of eachother. She calls her father a madman and that he is playing god by creating people out of creatures and even says at one point that cannot think of them as people, but then she defends them multiple times by saying they aren’t to blame or that her father shouldn’t treat them poorly like he occasionally does. She is so maddening!

The pacing of The Madman’s Daughter is so off that I had a difficult time figuring out how many days have passed between certain events. The attraction between Edward and Juliet is so strong and they come on to each other so quickly that there is either insta-love happening, or the author just missed putting in a sentence like, “As weeks passed on the ship, Edward and I spent more and more time together.” - Even something like this would have helped me to understand where the heck this weird and unrealistic attraction has come in - especially during the times of Victorian England. After more than 50% of the way through the book, I couldn’t figure out how many days (or weeks) they had been on the island because the passage of time isn’t something Shephard finds necessary and what is pacing.

There were other parts of the story where things feel randomly brought up and we haven’t been given any background information. After seeing something, Juliet suddenly rubs a scar on her spine which we never were told about and she feels the need to investigate about her own scar and it turns out to be nothing… so many of these random things turn out to be nothing, so why even bring them up? They take away from the main story and left me feeling confused - I had to re-listen to multiple sections because I felt like I had missed something because of these random drops of detail which turned out to be meaningless.

I enjoy a good mystery and enjoyed the difficult moral questions about science and mental health, but there wasn’t enough evaluation of these subjects for me to feel like it was at all well thought or planned out. The horror and suspense of certain parts was enjoyable during those particular times when Shephard didn’t suddenly plot drop in the middle of a dramatic/suspenseful scene. This story had so much potential but turned out to be such a let down.
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  courty4189 | Mar 24, 2021 |
I read this in just under 4 hours??????

Why hadn't I read it before??? A re-imagining of "The Island of Dr Moreau". Creepy as hell. A lot more action than I was expecting, and it really sucks you along from one chapter to the next. ( )
  allison_s | May 25, 2020 |
I was very excited to read this book, and see a new take in The Island of Dr. Moreau. Unfortunately the real plot was about a Victorian love triangle. ( )
  allyofthedawn | Feb 12, 2020 |
Too much romance for my tastes, and fickle romance at that. I could not get into this. ( )
  slmr4242 | Oct 16, 2019 |
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