A Cold Legacy
I pressed the scalpel to the base of the brain and cut.Many authors have tried to replicate the classics. Most have failed. No young adult series have done it as succes ...more
I knew every fold of skin, every joint and artery. I’d memorized human anatomy on pages in a book, and I felt it beneath my own fingers. My fingers were shaking, but I took a deep breath and thought of my father’s steady hands, and mine stilled.
“My God,” Lucy said, watching with rapt attention. “You really were born for this.”
This book picks up immediately following Her Dark Curiosity. Our Favorit ...more
“No matter how much Montgomery pushed me to be like my mother, he was wrong. Only my father’s legacy could guide me now. Father had created man out of animal, but he’d never conquered death before. I could.”
This was a really good end to the series, and I loved all the twists!
“Consider this your first lesson: always wear an apron you don’t mind getting dirty. Very dirt ...more
Considering I read the first two books a while ago, and still remember the first book's ending, I knew I had to put this book off for a bit. I just didn't realize I would pick this book up almost a year later. Oops. I just didn't want the trilogy to end. I found the parallels to the different books so well done. It made me want to go and find the original classics and read it myself since I haven't read the ...more
A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd
Book Three of The Madman's Daughter series
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: January 27, 2015
Rating: 3 stars
Source: ARC sent by the publisher
***THERE MAY BE SPOILERS, IF YOU HAVE NOT READ BOTH THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER AND HER DARK CURIOSITY***
Summary (from Goodreads):
After killing the men who tried to steal her father’s research, Juliet—along with Montgomery, Lucy, Balthazar, and a deathly ill Edward—has escaped to ...more
I have no idea how it happened, but somewhere along the way, The Madman's Daughter became one of my favorite series, which is particularly weird because my feelings for this novel are erratic, inconsistent and undeniably bipolar. And yet, in spite of all the flaws, the groans of frustration, the irritated eyerolls and the many times I yelled at the book "Juliet! What the hell is wrong with you?! You seriously can't be that stupid!", I still love this series dearly and I am a lot sadder ...more
A third book? Let me guess:
There will be a love triangle
a. her past
b. her nature
c. her feelings
Someone thought to be dead will reappear
To this I say:
That's so been-there-read-that of the first two books. And
So, in summation:
Me Starting this Book:
I decided that for me to be able to successfully get out all my thoughts and feelings for this book, I should add all of my status updates:
10/24 marked as: to-read
04/26 marked as: currently-reading
04/26 page 67
17.0% "Shut up, Lucy. He doesn't love you."
04/27 page 108
27.0% "Don't let a stupid boy tell you what to do, Juliet! Just do you!"
04/28 page 199
51.0% "NO! NO! NO! That can't happen! That br ...more
This is an emotional review, you're warned now.
I will say that the travesties that happened to Edward (there were so many) were one of my major reasons for disliking this novel. He deserved be ...more
I've come to think of this series as one of those hidden gems. Which may be kind of odd because the first book did get a decent amount of ratings, but let's face it. This was nowhere near the level of those other very well known books.
And it's not everyone's cup of tea either. There are faults within these books, flaws that sometimes you can't overlook. But you really do have to respect this series. How often do you read a trilogy that twists and ties the classics, The Island of Dr. More ...more
So this wasn't the worst book, but I guess I just wasn't in the best reading mood.
So A Cold Legacy has some great chilling moments, which I really enjoyed. This one has a lot of with the coming-back-but-not-the-same thing.
I personally didn't like that storyline too much. Especially with (view spoiler)[Edward-he's supposed to come back NOT normal, but he sees pretty normal. And he didn't have any reaction at all to Lucy's death at all, even though they were very close (hide spoiler)] B ...more
Characters - 15/20
Creativity - 19/20
Writing - 18/20
Pace - 9/10
Ending - 8/10
I love this series so much! I'm so happy I decided to pick it up. The story and charaters are all unquie. The writing is creepy keeping the suspense real as well as your pulse racing, but not to bad! The reason it got knocked off a 1/5 a star was there were a lot of times I wanted to yell at Juliette. She made a lot of stupid choices that I could obviously see were wrong and stupid. Be ...more
Filled with chilling suspense, dark science, and a highly atmospheric setting, A Cold Legacy is the finale book in author Megan Shepherd's trilogy The Madman's Daughter - a conclusion that I have been breathlessly waiting on with high anticipation.
Dark Science, Frankenstein and "Perpetual Anatomy."
Inspired by the classic Frankenstein, author Megan Shepherd once again gives her readers a story that incorporates unique elements from a Gothi...more
only madness can end..."
This is one of my most favorite series ever. When I began the first book in the series, The Madman's Daughter, I was immediately drawn into the dark, creepy world of Juliet Moreau. Her story fascinated and scared me at the same time. I am a huge fan of Young Adult and Horror and this series is a perfect mix of those two genres.
The cover of A Cold Legacy is by far my most favorite in the series. The dark color scheme is the perfect blend of color ...more
I had ridiculously high expectations for this book. It follows one of my favorite stories, Frankenstein, and after Megan Shepherd thoroughly creeped me out in the previous two novels I expected the same with this installment. Instead, the story was ...more
Plus, it's been awhile since I read the other books in the series, so I didn't remember key details, especially from the sequel. Maybe if I'd read them all back-to-back, things would have b ...more
1. Here we go. I really hope you’ve read the first two, and if you haven’t, go read them now and come back to this review when you’ve finished, okay?
I absolutely love this series, for many many reasons. The first book – if you haven’t read it – is based on The Island of Dr. Moreau – while weaved into this fantastic tale of Juliet Moreau. The second book is based on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and both of these book ...more
“When you can never die, do you ever really live?” -loc 4184
WOW. *cues applause* This book was amazing. Everything I needed/wanted/begged for in the final book of the magnificent trilogy. Shepherd enchanted me (and a lot of you reading this) with the first novel The Madman’s Daughter. I have to admit, the sequel didn’t thrill me. I had some problems with it—mostly just “meh” feelings during some of the scenes and ...more
I feel that this book goes into less depth than the others. In The Madman's Daughter, the island characters are vivid and many. In Her Dark Curiosity, there are fewer characters but the detail in scientific research and the Christm ...more
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Immediately after finishing Her Dark Curiosity, the second book in the series, I was DESPERATE for this one. Out of the three gothic novels that this series is based on – The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Frankenstein – I’ve only read Mary Shelley’s. I, in fact, actually had to write a paper on Frankenstein and Dracula, focusing on the elements of gothic literature. This series ...more
To say that I disliked the second book Her dark curiosity would be an understatement. I absolutely LOATHED the sequel to The madman’s daughter. There was nothing about the book I liked, but based on the first book and the promise of A cold legacy I decided to give this series another shot. It’s not only a good feeling to cross another series of my list, I’m also happy to announce this was much more enjoyable.
Warning: don’t read the blurb from this book if ...more
I loved The Madman's Daughter! Her Dark Curiosity was a bit of a letdown, but this book most certainly wasn't!
On the run, Juliet, Montgomery, Lucy, Edward (who is deathly ill), and Balthazar, make it to a very remote Scottish home (thanks to Elizabeth von Stein). But both the home and Elizabeth's family have secrets. Shown by the secret passages, the servants with non-matching appendages, and a creepy little boy. When Juliet ...more