Title: The Madman's Daughter
Author: Megan Shepherd
Genre: YA/Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Release Date: January 29, 2013
Alrightie, I seem to be on a book reviewing spree!
I finished The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd about two weeks ago, and let me tell you guys, this is a book that will remain embedded in your mind and keep you pondering all day.
The plot line is very well thought out and interesting in a dark, gothic way. The story pokes at some odd subjects, like vivisections (operating on a live and aware person/animal/anything that breathes) and messing with God's creations.
The main character, Juliet, is super sweet and likable and I felt a connection to her that I am sure many others will feel. She is a little impulsive, though. Montgomery (*involuntary sigh*) is the cream of the crop of guys in this book. He is a gentleman, he is handsome, and he is caring, and wrapped up in a perfect package and topped with a red bow! So, I might have an itsy-bitsy crush on a fictional character..... He's perfect for Juliet.
The story has a love triangle, but it becomes obvious early in the book who Juliet will choose. Edward ( the other love interest), is like the dark side of the yin-yang piece. He is handsome (obviously... why are all guys in books so darn good-looking?!), mysterious, and a little pushy (*ahem* waterfall scene, for those who have already read it). I mean, I liked Edward, but he's not that great in comparison to Montgomery.
The Madman's Daughter has its' fair share of adventure, mystery, and creepiness. The whole monkey-people-island-dweller thing freaked me out. When I found out what the people on the island really were, I was like "OH SWEET GOSH, WHAT IN THE WORLD IS THIS?!" ( I guess you guys have probably figured out that I am very vocal on my opinions while reading a book)
Overall, I would give this book a 4.5/5 because of the wonderful narration, the amazing cover ( I had to do it!), the intriguing plot line, and the lovable characters. So, if you like old-world, gothic novels with semi-modern characters, then pick this book up!