Her Dark Curiousity, by Megan Shepherd


Like her first novel, a retelling of The Island of Dr. Moreau, this one is also a retelling, but of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde. Interestingly, she chooses to continue with her characters from the first novel, so this becomes a true sequel rather than a stand-alone.

Juliet Moreau has returned to London, pining for her lost love, until she encounters a different man from the island, one whose personal conflicts are resulting in murder. I struggled with this section of the book, as the brilliant Juliet is forced to repeatedly make stupid choices out of her affection for a man. Infuriating. She comes back into her own by the bloody conclusion of the novel, but my own eye-rolling early on almost caused me to stop reading. For 18 and up due to gore.


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