Saturday, February 22, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (February 22)

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga at Tynga's Reviews! It's a way to highlight the books that everyone got throughout the week.

Purchased:

The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd

In the darkest places, even love is deadly.

Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London—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 he is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations are true.

Accompanied by her father's handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward—both of whom she is deeply drawn to—Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father's madness: He has experimented on animals so that they resemble, speak, and behave as humans. And worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the island's inhabitants. 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.

Inspired by H. G. Wells's classic The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Madman's Daughter is a dark and breathless Gothic thriller about the secrets we'll do anything to know and the truths we'll go to any lengths to protect.


Published by Balzer + Bray

Find Me by Romily Bernard

“Find Me.”

These are the words written on Tessa Waye’s diary. The diary that ends up with Wick Tate. But Tessa’s just been found . . . dead.

Wick has the right computer-hacking skills for the job, but little interest in this perverse game of hide-and-seek. Until her sister Lily is the next target.

Then Griff, trailer-park boy next door and fellow hacker, shows up, intent on helping Wick. Is a happy ending possible with the threat of Wick’s deadbeat dad returning, the detective hunting him sniffing around Wick instead, and a killer taunting her at every step?

Foster child. Daughter of a felon. Loner hacker girl. Wick has a bad attitude and sarcasm to spare.

But she’s going to find this killer no matter what.

Because it just got personal.


Published by HarperTeen 

February Comment Contest: Don't forget, we're coming to the end of the February comment contest! You get one entry for every non-meme post that you comment on. 

This week I reviewed Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy

Next week I'll be reviewing Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen (and maybe more!).

 

7 comments:

Missie said...

I am listening to The Madman's Daughter right now - very interesting so far!
Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

Grace Fonseca said...

Heard a lot of good things about these two books and I hope you enjoy them. Come check out my Stack as well.

Grace
Books of Love
http://gracebooksoflove.com

Megan R said...

I've had my eye on both of these. I hope you enjoy them!

Greg said...

Hope these are both good. I've been intrigued by the Shepherd books and the whole Dr. Moreau thing, but just haven't picked them up yet. And Find Me sounds kinda chilling but good too...

Cait said...

Yum! I would like to read both of these!!! My StS!

bribookishconfessions said...

Great haul! Both of these books are on my TBR pile. Hope you enjoy both. :)
My StS: http://bribookishconfessions.wordpress.com/2014/02/22/stacking-the-shelves-12-half-off-edition/

Happy Reading!
-Brianna @ Brianna's Bookish Confessions

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Whoa. That second cover is creeepy.

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