This is book 2 in the Madman’s Daughter Trilogy
Publish date: January 28
My Rating: 4/5
Her Dark Curiosity picks up about 1 year after Juliet’s escape from her father’s island. She is living with Professor Von Stein, her father’s former friend. The Professor is a respectable member of society and Juliet has become a well-dressed, respectable lady of society; however, her past has come back. Her Dark Curiosity is a re-telling of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Dang, That was Good
- The cover is beautiful! This book will fly off the shelf b/c of that dress.
- This book, like its predecessor, is very well written.
- This book isn’t drowning in the love triangle that plagued book 1. Thank God!
- The friendship between Lucy and Juliet isn’t the stereotypical mean girl thing that many YA books have. I always enjoy a book where the female characters have a good relationship.
- I have read several YA books where all the characters are up -t0-no-good. In this series, Megan introduces you to all the characters and you know one or two of them are the bad guy. I like that most of the characters are trustworthy.
- Spoiler (highlight to see). Book 3 will be based on Frankenstein. I knew this going in but I didn’t catch the Von Stein or the Elizabeth clue.
That’s Too Bad, Dang
- Most of the chapters end in a cliffhanger which makes you read the next chapter. With that being said; a lot of nothing happens in this book but you have to keep reading b/c of the cliffhangers.
- Spoiler (highlight to see) Montgomery has a secret that isn’t revealed. You have to read the next book to find out. DANG!
Although there wasn’t a lot of action, I still read 95% of the book. (I usually skip around). The fact that I read that much means it must not have been too boring. It was well written, the characters are all likable including Juliet and her beaus. I like that each book is based on a new classic character-it keeps it interesting. I think that these books are great for teens b/c they introduce them to the classics.
Book Clubs for Tweens/Teens-
Please stop reading if you don’t want to see spoilers!!!
I do this b/c I am a librarian that runs a book discussion group for 5th-7th grade. Parents of younger teens are expecting librarians to pick clean books and it is helpful to know if the book is okay for middle school. Otherwise, I am all for Intellectual Freedom.
- No profanity
- There is sex. It’s not explicit but it’s there
- It is gory
- Okay for 16 plus