Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: A Cold Legacy, by Megan Shepherd

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine to spotlight upcoming book releases that we're excited about.

This week's pick

Release date: January 27, 2015
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Format: Hardcover, 400 pages

Goodreads description
After killing the men who tried to steal her father’s research, Juliet—along with Montgomery, Lucy, Balthazar, and a deathly ill Edward—has escaped to a remote estate on the Scottish moors. Owned by the enigmatic Elizabeth von Stein, the mansion is full of mysteries and unexplained oddities: dead bodies in the basement, secret passages, and fortune-tellers who seem to know Juliet’s secrets. Though it appears to be a safe haven, Juliet fears new dangers may be present within the manor’s own walls.

Then Juliet uncovers the truth about the manor’s long history of scientific experimentation—and her own intended role in it—forcing her to determine where the line falls between right and wrong, life and death, magic and science, and promises and secrets. And she must decide if she’ll follow her father’s dark footsteps or her mother’s tragic ones, or whether she’ll make her own.

With inspiration from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this breathless conclusion to the Madman’s Daughter trilogy is about the things we’ll sacrifice to save those we love—even our own humanity.

I was really reluctant to start this series for some reason, but when I did it blew me away. I love how Shepherd combines The Island of Doctor Moreau, Jekyll & Hyde as well as other classics in a tale that is set in the 1890s but still so, so relevant in today's world! I can't wait to see what she does with Frankenstein and read more about Juliet, Edward, and Montgomery.


  1. i just bought the first two books in the series. i'm only just now picking up shepherd's series because like you i was reluctant because it thought it was another run of the mill paranormal-ish retelling but the reviews have been good and the covers are pretty.

    hope you can stop by my WoW Post.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

  2. A popular one today. Need to start this series asap. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Hump Day!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  3. The title alone makes me want to read this -- " The Madman's Daugther". I'm glad you like it that much! I hope it will grip me, too, should I ever get around to reading it. =)
    My WoW

  4. I still need to get into this series!! Sigh. I AM thrilled that your loving these so much though :D This absolutely sounds like a series I could get into as well! Hopefully you can get your hands on this one^^ soon and it ends the series with a bang! x