Publication Date: January 28th, 2014
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Mystery
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Synopsis: 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.
My Rating: 5/5 stars
My Review: “Sometimes you have to embrace the darkness to stop it.”
A darker and more mature sequel to an already amazing book. This series continues to get better and better!
As Juliet arrives back in London she is found and taken in by the wealthy and caring Professor Von Stein. But things could not get any worse, Juliet is ill. The serum she's been taking is no longer working and she must race against the clock before it stops working completely to find a new serum. She still cannot shake what has happened on the island, and it all comes back to haunt her as Edward and Montgomery both show up in London, one hunting the other. Along with a mysterious killer and a line up of dead murders, Juliet has to follow her heart and solve the mystery.
I have to say, that if you love the first book in the series, and how dark and twisted it could be, then you will love this book even more. There is a huge mystery, lots of adventure and even a bit of romance.
As I said before, this book is a bit more darker and mature than the first book. I absolutely adore this about the book because you can watch Juliet mature right in front of you and it just makes her a better character all together.
Sadly I can't say too much about the character, because I don't want to give anything away, but I will say that the old characters and the characters introduced in this book will shock and/or make you love them even more!
Overall, this book is a fantastic sequel. It did not disappoint. If you loved the first book then I would definitely continue on with the series. If you have not read the first book, go do that right now because you will not be disappointed.