“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine.
by Megan Shepherd
Expected Publication: January 29th 2013
London, 1894. Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself—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 her father is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations were true.
Juliet is accompanied by the doctor’s handsome young assistant and an enigmatic castaway, who both attract Juliet for very different reasons. They travel to the island only to discover the depths of her father’s madness: he has created animals that have been vivisected to resemble, speak, and behave as humans. Worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the island’s inhabitants. Juliet knows she must end her father’s dangerous experiments and escape the island, even though her horror is mixed with her own scientific curiosity. As the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father’s genius—and madness—in her own blood
Hereditary madness? A girl warring with her morality and her scientific curiosity? I’ve never actually read The Island of Dr. Moreau, but I suppose I will have the perfect excuse to go ahead and read it between now and then.
by Marie Lu
Expected Publication: January 29th 2013
Jan. 4. 1932 Hours.
Ocean Standard Time
Thirty-Five Days After Metias’s Death
June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request—June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.
It’s their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long.
But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengence, anger and blood—what if the Patriots are wrong?
Doesn’t it just sound yummy? I loved Legend so I can’t wait to see where Marie Lu takes Day and June next. SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK!!!
So what are you looking forward to this week?
sarabara081 @ Forever 17 Books says
I haven’t heard of The Madman’s Daughter before but it sounds interesting, and like it might freak me out a little bit about the father. lol I also picked Prodigy this week! So excited for that sequel. Great picks!
I’m so excited for both of these! The Madman’s Daughter sounds fascinating, and I’m curious to know what happens next for Day and June in Prodigy
Nice WOW choices!
Thank you! And yes!
Tanya Patrice says
Prodigy is one I’m excited to read too- I loved the first book.
Yeah, Legend was freaking awesome. Thanks for stopping by Tanya!
Anna @ Literary Exploration says
I have both of these sitting on my shelf and I’m so excited to get closer to release so I can read them Great picks!!!
Anna @ Literary Exploration
Jealous. < – Me I hope they are as amazing as we’re hoping they’ll be
roro @roro is reading says
i have not read legend yet . arg
Thanks Roro And yeah, Legend rocks my socks… I hope you get the chance to read it soon!
Jen R/YA romantics says
Madman’s Daughter sounds perfect for me! I also loved Legend so am very excited for Prodigy!
Great picks this week 😉
Thanks Jen! And agreed, TMD has that cool gothic mystery vibe… and well, Day & June are just cool.
Christina (BookTasty) says
I still haven’t read Legend! I know! I know! I need to!
Haha… ‘s ok. There are too many amazing books out to keep up with them all… so many big ones I have not read yet. But yeah, Legend is pretty awesome
Sierra @ Yearning to Read says
The Madman’s Daughter is one of my top 2013 releases! 😀
Yeah… it just looks like it’s gonna be FANTASTIC. 😀
aaaaaaaaahhhhhhh “prodigy” *iwant iwant*
gosh i loved day and june… why oh why it isn’t already january???
as always great books…
I know! I’m really looking forward to more Day & June too