Waiting On Wednesday : A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly feature by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases that we're excited about! It's a fun way to share with others the books that you're eagerly awaiting to be released and you are excited about. This week's pre-publication that "I-Can't-Wait-To-Read" selection is: 

A Cold Legacy
by Megan Shepherd
On Sale Date: January 27, 2015
Hardback, 400 pages
Juvenile Fiction / Horror & Ghost Stories
Balzer + Bray

To defeat the darkness, she must first embrace it.

Months have passed since Juliet Moreau returned to civilization after escaping her father's island—and the secrets she left behind. Now, back in London once more, she is rebuilding the life she once knew and trying to forget Dr. Moreau’s horrific legacy—though someone, or something, hasn’t forgotten her.

As people close to Juliet fall victim one by one to a murderer who leaves a macabre calling card of three clawlike slashes, Juliet fears one of her father’s creations may have also escaped the island. She is determined to find the killer before Scotland Yard does, though it means awakening sides of herself she had thought long banished, and facing loves from her past she never expected to see again.

As Juliet strives to stop a killer while searching for a serum to cure her own worsening illness, she finds herself once more in the midst of a world of scandal and danger. Her heart torn in two, past bubbling to the surface, life threatened by an obsessive killer—Juliet will be lucky to escape alive.

With inspiration from Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this is a tantalizing mystery about the hidden natures of those we love and how far we’ll go to save them from themselves.

This is the stunning finale to Megan Shepherd's the Madman’s Daughter trilogy, and I completely excited to read the final conclusion! This has been a favorite series of mine since it began with The Madman's Daughter, a tale inspired by H. G. Wells's The Island of Dr. Moreau and Her Dark Curiosity that takes inspiration from Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. This time around we travel to the Scottish moors where Juliet must discover the dangerous secrets that lay hidden within this remote estate.

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