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Monday, January 28, 2013

Blog Tour: The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd

Welcome to today's stop in Harper Teen's The Madman's Daughter, blog tour. Today I'm excited to share 5 of my favorite quotes with you from the book. First here's a little bit about the book, which is being released TOMORROW!

By: Megan Shepherd
Published by: Harper Teen
To Be Released on: January 29th, 2013

In the darkest places, even love is deadly.

Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father's gruesome experiments. But when she learns he is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations are true.

Accompanied by her father's handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward—both of whom she is deeply drawn to—Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father's madness: He has experimented on animals so that they resemble, speak, and behave as humans. And worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the island's inhabitants. Torn between horror and scientific curiosity, Juliet knows she must end her father's dangerous experiments and escape her jungle prison before it's too late. Yet as the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father's genius—and madness—in her own blood.

Inspired by H. G. Wells's classic The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Madman's Daughter is a dark and breathless Gothic thriller about the secrets we'll do anything to know and the truths we'll go to any lengths to protect - quoted from Goodreads

One of the things I love about books, are the quotes I often find in them. One of the things I regret not doing, is not compiling all the quotes I find. This tour gave me the perfect opportunity to mark a few of my favorite passages. Please note these are all taken from the ARC and may change with the published copy of the book.

* "It's safe. You're not in danger." He held out a hand as thought he was claiming a wild horse, his hansom features set with seriousness and concern. The recognition in that expression nearly unbalanced the cadence of my heart. He was two years older than me, the son of our scullery maid. When his mother died when he was very young, my parents kept him on to help with the horses and father's research. I'd had on of those helpless crushes on him girls get before they even know what live is, but he had disappeared six years ago, the same time as my father. Wanting nothing more to do with our terrible family secrets, I'd assumed. 

Now here he was, flesh and blood and blue eyes and a total mystery. - pg. 33

* Breath slipped from my lips, pressed by some invisible force. A connection was growing between us, pulsating between us in time with the beating of my heart. That might not be my last dream about Edward Prince, I realized. And the next on might be be unwelcome. - page 140

* "You know how I feel about you. You don't have to say anything in return- it doesn't matter. I came here to protect you and that's what I intend to do." Tomorrow we'll find our way back to the compound. We'll act like everything is fine-we just got lost in the jungle while exploring. And then we'll find a way to get off this island." He brushed my hair behind one ear. "I won't let anything hurt you." - pages 206-207

* "As you wish." - pg. 217

* He sighed. Those fathomless blue eyes swallowed me, making me helpless. "Juliet..."

My cheeks burned. All I could thing of was his lips on my pulsing veins. I blinked, trying to regain my reason. He'd be easier to argue with if he weren't so attractive. 

"If you kiss me right now, I'll slap you," I said. But my threat was barely a murmur. The heat from his body made my skin sizzle. - pages 327-328

Check back later this morning to read my spoiler free review. 


  1. I just recently read this and really enjoyed it. Looking forward to your review. :)

    1. Gah, my review! That's awesome. I've had my post sitting here and forgot to hit publish. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I enjoyed it as well. :)

  2. This looks interesting! And when I as reading the synopsis I was thinking about The Island of Dr . Moreau.