Book Review: The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

 

Title: The Daughter of Doctor Moreau

By: Silvia Moreno Garcia

Genre: Horror

Pages: 320

Release Date: July 19th, 2022

Publisher: Del Rey

Rating: ★★★★☆

 

Summary from Goodreads:

A lavish historical drama reimagining of The Island of Doctor Moreau set against the backdrop of nineteenth-century Mexico.

Carlota Moreau: a young woman, growing up in a distant and luxuriant estate, safe from the conflict and strife of the Yucat√°n peninsula. The only daughter of either a genius, or a madman.

Montgomery Laughton: a melancholic overseer with a tragic past and a propensity for alcohol. An outcast who assists Dr. Moreau with his scientific experiments, which are financed by the Lizaldes, owners of magnificent haciendas and plentiful coffers.

The hybrids: the fruits of the Doctor’s labor, destined to blindly obey their creator and remain in the shadows. A motley group of part human, part animal monstrosities.

All of them living in a perfectly balanced and static world, which is jolted by the abrupt arrival of Eduardo Lizalde, the charming and careless son of Doctor Moreau’s patron, who will unwittingly begin a dangerous chain reaction.

For Moreau keeps secrets, Carlota has questions, and in the sweltering heat of the jungle, passions may ignite.

The Daughter of Doctor Moreau is both a dazzling historical novel and a daring science fiction journey.

 

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Review:

Another wonderful book by Silvia Moreno-Garica.

This was a wonderful take on the Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells with a more modern twist. The creep factor was down right perfect and I loved the whole vibe. Moreno-Garcia has a wonderful writing style, and is certainly creative with the twists and turns throughout the story.

I did wish the story had a faster pace. The whole book was a little slow for me, which made my willingness to want to read lack luster.

All in all, this was a good rainy day book.

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