Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London, working as a maid and trying to forget the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumours about her father's gruesome experiments. But when she learns he's alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she's determined to find out if the accusations were true.
Accompanied by her father's handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward, Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the secret of her father's new life: He experiments on animals so that they resemble, speak, and behave as humans.
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.
This book was extremely average for me and my tastes. I think Megan Shepard did a great job of retelling the story of The Island of Dr. Moreau and she executed the plot and characters nicely. With that said for my tastes it was too horroresqe (not sure if that is a word but we will go with it) the idea that a man can play god and literally sew together different creatures to replicate intelligent man is a very disturbing idea. For any one who would enjoy that sort of plot I think they would absolutely give this book a high rating but it just wasn't my cup if tea so to speak. I gave this review a 3.5 stars simply because it is beautifully written and well executed. I will not be continuing on with the series simply because I don't really care much for how it might turn out but I must stress that if you are at all interested i this plot absolutely give it a try!