Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd (Mini-Review)

Title: Her Dark Curiosity (The Madman’s Daughter, #2)
Author: Megan Shepherd
Publication Date: January 28th 2014 by Balzer + Bray
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To defeat the darkness, she must first embrace it.

Months have passed since Juliet Moreau returned to civilization after escaping her father’s island—and the secrets she left behind. Now, back in London once more, she is rebuilding the life she once knew and trying to forget Dr. Moreau’s horrific legacy—though someone, or something, hasn’t forgotten her.

As people close to Juliet fall victim one by one to a murderer who leaves a macabre calling card of three clawlike slashes, Juliet fears one of her father’s creations may have also escaped the island. She is determined to find the killer before Scotland Yard does, though it means awakening sides of herself she had thought long banished, and facing loves from her past she never expected to see again.

As Juliet strives to stop a killer while searching for a serum to cure her own worsening illness, she finds herself once more in the midst of a world of scandal and danger. Her heart torn in two, past bubbling to the surface, life threatened by an obsessive killer—Juliet will be lucky to escape alive.

With inspiration from Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this is a tantalizing mystery about the hidden natures of those we love and how far we’ll go to save them from themselves.

I’m not sure if I liked this book better than the first one but it definitely has the same caliber and delivered well. Although, I’m very sure this is much more darker compared to the first one.

I’m veering away from love triangles but I really didn’t mind the presence of a love triangle in this book. I think it worked quite well with the story, to be honest.

“Sometimes you have to embrace the darkness to stop it.”

I really liked this book, especially the little bits of creeps I felt while reading it. I love the presence of bigger conflicts in the story. It made the story sound legit and move forward for me.

I have to admit that I felt annoyed with Juliet in some parts of the book. She seemed pretty contradicting and indecisive, but in some ways she seemed mature and her thoughts were pretty dark, which made me interested. Montgomery matured in this book, which was a good thing. I don’t know how and what to feel about Edward though. I’m not a big fan of his character but it’s mostly The Beast that makes me hate him.

“Flesh, blood, bone–the body is only a container for who we truly are inside.”

Overall, this book was purely intense, shocking, exciting and thrilling. I loved the fact that it made my heart skip a bit, especially during towards the end of the book. And the ending!! It’s kind of a cliffhanger but it’s a good thing I’ve got the next one loaded in my Kindle App.



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A 22 year old bibliophile from the outskirts of Manila, who loves reading books for passion.

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