Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd

dark curiosutyHer Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd

This is book 2 in the Madman’s Daughter Trilogy

Publish date: January 28

My Rating: 4/5

Overview

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!

Overall

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
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