Thursday, August 15, 2013

REVIEW: The Madman's Daughter (Madman's Daughter - Trilogy) BY: MEGAN SHEPHERD

In the darkest places, even love is deadly. Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London—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 he is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations are true. Accompanied by her father's handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward—both of whom she is deeply drawn to—Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father's madness: He has experimented on animals so that they resemble, speak, and behave as humans. And worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the island's inhabitants. Torn between horror and scientific curiosity, Juliet knows she must end her father's dangerous experiments and escape her jungle prison before it's too late. Yet as the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father's genius—and madness—in her own blood. Inspired by H. G. Wells's classic The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Madman's Daughter is a dark and breathless Gothic thriller about the secrets we'll do anything to know and the truths we'll go to any lengths to protect REVIEW: 5 STARS***** This book was amazing- I loved every moment of it and I'm going to assume this will be my favorite of 2013. There were some issues in the beginning with the story needing a little more thought but nothing too major as to ruin this awesome book. I would love to see this one made into a movie. I checked this book out from our local library and I've fallen in love and intend on buying a brand new copy for my shelves. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a dark- twisted- adventure :) I've not read the classic by H.G. Wells but I loved this book so much I've started The Island of Dr. Moreau --- The writing style was great easy to follow beautifully done. The characters were memorable as was the story. If your on the fence with this one pick it up it's worth the read.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

REVIEW*** Entrusted by Sherry Rummler

Anna Bertram was not prepared for this. Not after all she had been through. A mothers love, so deep; wasnt it her job to protect? Anna had poured her heart and soul into raising Justin. When he unexpectedly dropped out of her life, she was left devastated. Was it fate? A chance meeting with a young soldier on a beach in Maine, who had left a pocket-sized book in the sand, a photograph tucked neatly inside. The photograph portrayed two soldiers in Army fatigues, one being the soldier, the other her son Justin. With this clue, Anna is desperate to find the soldier who could possibly lead to her estranged son. Is it too late to reclaim the close relationship they once shared? Mistakenly Anna believed she was responsible for her sons future. In her zealous search to reunite, she finds the unexpected, love and forgiveness. Journey with Anna, as she learns to let go and surrender to divine destiny And give thanks for the gift that she was entrusted REVIEW: 5 STARS***** This story really surprised me in that it held my attention- The pacing was perfect always moving along ensuring the pages continued to turn. I enjoyed this book and highly recommend it. Entrusted was Heartbreaking and Inspiring at the same time as well as having a few encouraging lessons included for some. Entrusted was well written with likable characters- This was a memorable story worth the read- I look forward to more from this author in the future.