Synopsis: This retelling of the classic “The Island of Doctor Moreau” focuses on the doctor’s estranged daughter, Juliet, who’s been left to pick up the pieces of her life after her father’s scandal takes everything from her. But when she accidentally bumps into her father’s old assistant, Montgomery, Juliet demands that he take her with him to the island so that she might be reunited with her father. But what Juliet discovers is more horrifying than any she could have imagined.
I thought that this book did a really great job of staying true to the original themes and ideas of the original story while still remaining fresh and exciting! The characters were nothing absolutely spectacular or incredibly original (in my opinion) but I think that the plot more than made up for that! I felt that the writing style went really well with the gothic, horror, romance theme. I thought this book was the perfect balance of creepy but not scary enough to keep me up at night! I loved it!
There aren’t many twists to the story that aren’t taken from the “The Island of Doctor Moreau”, so while I was reading there weren’t any terribly shocking plot twists. That being said I was surprised when Edward turned out to be the monster and Juliet chose Montgomery in the end, I always assume the girl’s going to choose the bad boy, I don’t know why? I still really really enjoyed reading this book and I can’t wait to find out what happens in the sequel!