Posts Tagged ‘Gothic thriller’

The madman’s daughter
By Megan Shepherd

This debut novel was inspired by H. G. Well’s book The island of Dr Moreau

“In the darkest places, even love is deadly”.
Juliet Moreau is 16 and has built a new life for herself in London, working as a maid, going to church and trying to forget the scandal that ruined her life. The scandal was all about her father although no one ever proved the rumors about his gruesome experiments. She soon discovers that he is alive and still working on a remote tropical island. Juliet decides to find out if the accusations are true.
Along the way we meet Montgomery, her father’s handsome young assistant. We also meet the castaway, Edward and of course she is deeply drawn to both of them. On the island she discover the depths of her father’s madness. Horror, scientific curiosity and dangerous creatures it isn’t long before Juliet knows she has to put an end to her father’s experiments and escape before it is too late. Does madness travel in the genes?
This sounds so cool I have ordered it from the library but I may just have to find it in a shop before then as I can’t wait.

Such wicked intent
By Kenneth Oppel

You might recall a previous post on This dark endeavour by Kenneth Oppel which was Book one in The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein series. Book two continues with Such wicked intent.

The gothic thriller continues but this time the desire to bring back the dead leaves eveyone in great danger. When does obsession become madness? And how can Victor ignore his feelings for his twin brother’s betrothed? This is a great one to get hold of with Halloween just around the corner. Scare yourself!

This dark endeavour
The apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein
By Kenneth Oppel

Simon & Schuster 2011

Victor and Konrad are twin borthers but Konrad is dying. Victor will stop at nothing to find the ingredients to create Elixir of Life and keep Konrad alive. His enlisits the help of his best friend Henry and his beautiful cousin, Elizabeth but their search is dangerous. This is a prequel to the famous book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. This is another book on my library order and I can’t wait.