A retale that is even darker than the original.
No details were spared to bring the island of Dr. Moreau alive in Megan Shepherd's The Madman's Daughter. The story is set in the Victorian Era. Juliet, a poor girl who lost both her parents, works hard to survive -- only to learn she has been deceived. Her father is still alive on an island somewhere. Out of options, she gets aboard a ship with Montgomery, a dear childhood friend, strangely rescuing a drifter who doesn't seem keen to reach the island. If only someone could have warned Juliet that the rumors about her father's diabolical experiments were true.
Shepherd tackled both the atrocious horror of the experiments and the love triangle with utmost finesse, constantly maintaining the reader on edge. Montgomery was such a gentleman, while Edward charming with boyish good looks. One of the craziest endings I've read this year.