Review: Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd

Series: The Madman’s Daughter, book 2
By: Balzer + Bray
Source: Borrowed
Format: Audiobook
Length: 12 hrs., 52 mins.
ISBN:  9780062299673



I was quite unsure of whether I wanted to continue this series. But with all the time I’ve spent driving I felt I needed longer audiobooks.

Recap of Book 1

In this book, Juliet has returned to London only to find out that one of her father’s monsters has escaped the island. Needless to say I might’ve blown the entire book wide open however so much occurs! Juliet is also in the process of seeking a cure for her own ailment, but without her father to decipher the code in his journals she is at a complete loss.

There are murders occurring throughout the city, and the victims all seem to be connected to Juliet. How? They have all seem to done wrong, but it’s quite strange that the terrible Dr. Hastings who attacked her earlier when she worked in the hospital has been saved. Why? Is the Monster leaving him for somebody else?

Lucy is enamored with a man, but is being courted by a fine officer, or is he fine? The King’s Court is up to something, but what?

After Juliet’s guardian is murdered she becomes the ward of his niece, Elizabeth. She is admitting to some of the skeletons in her own family’s closet, and they are super twisted.

I have never read a series that manages to string three stories into one: Book 1; The Island of Dr. Moreau, Book 2; the story that manages to tie-in the loose ends of Book 1 and 2, Book 3; Frankenstein. I’m looking forward to completing this series just to see how Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein makes the cut.


Update June 27th, 2016: After reading Kate’s review she put another classic title describing some of the character structure in the book; Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. It makes perfect sense!


About Black ' n Write Reviewer

Library Tech grad who is currently working on a BA in Political Science and filling all her time with books.
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