A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd {The Madman’s Daughter #3}

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Published date: January 27, 2015
Publisher: Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins
Author: Megan Shepherd
Pages: 400
Genres: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Horror

You can read the summary of A Cold Legacy here.

I stumbled upon The Madman’s Daughter about two years ago and instantly fell for this brilliant retelling of the classic horror novel, The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells. Naturally when the second book, Her Dark Curiosity, was published I fell even harder as Shepherd retold Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In A Cold Legacy, there’s another retelling at hand and this time IT’S ALIVE. *points to previous sentence* That’s my lame ass attempt to hint at the classic being retold.

Guys, these are the only retellings to date that I absolutely love. They are the perfect blend of creep and history and love and bravery. This final installment left me wanting to do a reread. What did it NOT leave me with, you ask? Disappointment. I was so beyond pleased with how everything ended. Including the sadness. It all worked, it all came together with a spark and a bang. No fizzles here…except for maybe when that electricity….wait, you know what? Forget what I just said *looks around* Why don’t you read it and see for yourself.

Oh and another thing {and I’m ashamed to say this} I’ve never read the classic that served as inspirations for The Madman’s Daughter trilogy. I know, I know. Consider them added.

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