Friday, March 13, 2015

Book Review: A Cold Legacy

TITLE: A Cold Legacy
Book 3 in the Madman's Daughter Trilogy
AUTHOR: Megan Shephard
PUBLISHED: January 27th, 2015
GENRE: Historical Fiction/Science Fiction
PREMISE: Juliet and her friends escape London to the moors in a place that is supposed to be a sanctuary. It turns out to be anything but.
MY REVIEW: And so one of my favorite underrated trilogies comes to an end. A really satisfying end. This was a series that was solid from the first book onto the third, which is pretty hard to do. But the author managed it.
This one took a dive into Frankenstein territory. It's not Stevenson like the other two books, but it still mixes well because is also a book that deals with ethics in science. How far is too far? Is it worth it? Which were some of the themes in the original books. I love when retellings actually remember what the original themes of the stories they're telling were and keep it intact here. Was the message subtle? Maybe not. But still, it explored it pretty damn well. Like all good stories, the author didn't tell you the answer to the questions it raised either. It let you draw your own conclusions. So rare in a YA book nowadays.
This was a satisfying conclusion to a highly satisfying and entertaining series. Luckily Shephard apparently already has a new series starting up so we don't have to wait long to see what she has in store for us next.
WHO SHOULD READ: fans of the first two books, historical fiction fans, fans of Frankenstein/The Island of Dr. Moreau/Jekyll and Hyde, those that like books that explore ethical issues
MY RATING: Four and a half out of Five happy feelings you get when you just finished a satisfying series

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