Review: Her Dark Curiosity

Source: Goodreads

Title: Her Dark Curiosity
Series: The Madman's Daughter #2
Author: Megan Shepherd
Publisher: Balzer + Bray

My Rating:

Inspired by The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this tantalizing sequel to Megan Shepherd's gothic suspense novel The Madman's Daughter explores the hidden natures of those we love and how far we'll go to save them from themselves.

Back in London after her trip to Dr. Moreau's horrific island, Juliet is rebuilding the life she once knew and trying to forget her father's legacy. But soon it's clear that someone—or something—hasn't forgotten her, as people close to Juliet start falling victim to a murderer who leaves a macabre calling card of three clawlike slashes. Has one of her father's creations also escaped the island?

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

My Thoughts

This retelling was a bit off to me. Yes you do have the double personality trait in one of the characters but geez isn't the "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" thing about one of them not being known? I can't really recall since I have read it so long ago but that's the impression I've got. And in this book you know from the start who has both personalities and that kind of ruined the retelling part of the story.

Once again Juliet got on my nerves. She meets a character from the past and her first reaction isn't asking about her loved one and if he's ok or dead or anything... I honestly do not get Juliet. Also at some point in the book she sleeps with someone just for the sake of it and then she just blocks him off and she also throws the fact that she had sex with that person at someone else's face...

The main plot of this book was known from the beginning and that was ok but it was a bit slow paced.

As it happened with the first book, "The Madman's Daughter", I couldn't stop reading it. I was completely invested in the characters and knowing their fates even though I had so many issues with the main character, Juliet. This just comes to prove that you don't need to love a character to enjoy the overall book.

I did particularly enjoyed how the next book's retelling was introduced. It was a bit forced but I liked it and I am excited to read the final instalment in this trilogy and knowing how it all ends.

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