Waiting on Wednesday: A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we’re eagerly anticipating.

A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd
Expected Release Date: January 27th, 2015
HarperTeen, 400 Pages
Sub-genre: Retelling/Science Fiction/Historical Fiction
Series: The Madman’s Daughter #3

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 a remote estate on the Scottish moors. Owned by the enigmatic Elizabeth von Stein, the mansion is full of mysteries and unexplained oddities: dead bodies in the basement, secret passages, and fortune-tellers who seem to know Juliet’s secrets. Though it appears to be a safe haven, Juliet fears new dangers may be present within the manor’s own walls.

Then Juliet uncovers the truth about the manor’s long history of scientific experimentation—and her own intended role in it—forcing her to determine where the line falls between right and wrong, life and death, magic and science, and promises and secrets. And she must decide if she’ll follow her father’s dark footsteps or her mother’s tragic ones, or whether she’ll make her own.

With inspiration from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this breathless conclusion to the Madman’s Daughter trilogy is about the things we’ll sacrifice to save those we love—even our own humanity.

Meh on the first one. Interesting second one. Why not finish out the trilogy? It’s intriguing and the covers are all GORGEOUS.

  • June 25, 2014 - 11:10 am

    Mel@thedailyprophecy - Exactly my thoughts. I thought the first book was quite interesting, the second one made me rage, but I still want to see how everything ties together. Pretty cover :)ReplyCancel

  • June 26, 2014 - 11:28 pm

    kimberly - Oh, I liked both of the books, especially the second one! I’m hoping to like this one too, but I’m not a big fan of Frankenstein. Hopefully Shepherd does something good with it.
    And you’re right
    The covers are just so pretty!ReplyCancel

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