Thursday, July 5, 2012

Charming Covers [40]

Charming Covers is a feature here at Book Fanatics where I show off covers that have recently been revealed/ that I've recently found. 
The Madman's Daughter
The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd
January 2013

London, 1894. Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself—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 her father is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations were true. 

Juliet is accompanied by the doctor’s handsome young assistant and an enigmatic castaway, who both attract Juliet for very different reasons. They travel to the island only to discover the depths of her father’s madness: he has created animals that have been vivisected to resemble, speak, and behave as humans. Worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the island’s inhabitants. Juliet knows she must end her father’s dangerous experiments and escape the island, even though her horror is mixed with her own scientific curiosity. As the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father’s genius—and madness—in her own blood.

This book looks very intense and good! I love historical fiction and I can't wait to read this one. 
I like that this cover is pretty in a subtle, you-know-something-is-going-to-go-wrong kind of way. Seems fitting. I'm not a big fan of the font, though. 

1 comment:

  1. I really like this cover. It's kind of simple but dark. And I actually really like the font. It stands out really well on the cover. I can't wait to read this one.