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Publisher Description

For fans of Libba Bray, this first book in a gothic suspense trilogy is inspired by H. G. Wells's The Island of Dr. Moreau and has been hailed by New York Times bestseller Carrie Ryan as having "beautiful writing, breakneck pacing, a pulse-pounding mystery, and an irresistible romance."

Following accusations that her scientist father gruesomely experimented on animals, sixteen-year-old Juliet watched as her family and her genteel life in London crumbled around her—and only recently has she managed to piece her world back together. But when Juliet learns her father is still alive and working on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the old accusations are true. Accompanied by her father's handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward, Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father's insanity. 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.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2013
January 29
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
464
Pages
PUBLISHER
Balzer + Bray
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.6
MB
AUDIENCE
Eighth Grade

Customer Reviews

Monk seal guy ,

Terrific

I only am a few pages in but this is going to be great. What a promising new young author!

sarahtian ,

3.5 Stars

I was skeptical when I started this book, due to my inability to stay with science fiction/fantasy books. Not going to lie, the first 1/3 of this book was a tad slow. I found the characters a bit dull/flat. However, as the book picked up, I found myself more invested in the characters as the story began to captivate me in its mystery and danger. I finished the book hungry for more. Overall, a quite satisfying read.

ShadowD793 ,

Great book!

This book was great! I can't wait until the sequel comes out

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