I am so SO excited about the number of you who have signed up to participate in my 2013 Feminist Reads Challenge! Eeep! I get excited just thinking about all of the awesome, strong girls and women you’re all reading about out there!
Maria, one of the awesome challenge participants, suggested there be a challenge hashtag for Twitter and I couldn’t agree more! Unfortunately, I have no idea what to use as a hashtag because everything felt too vague or too long… I settled on #feministreadschallenge even though it’s SUPER long… if anyone has better suggestions, please let me know!
I haven’t been reading near as much I’d like to, but I have completed one book so far that can count for the challenge: The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd! In fact, I loved it so much that I’ve decided to give it away to one of you participating in the challenge!!
I plan on posting a review very soon, but here’s a brief synopsis and some other details:
The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd
In the darkest places, even love is deadly.
Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father’s gruesome experiments. But when she learns he is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations are true.
Accompanied by her father’s handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward—both of whom she is deeply drawn to—Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father’s madness: He has experimented on animals so that they resemble, speak, and behave as humans. And worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the island’s inhabitants. Torn between horror and scientific curiosity, Juliet knows she must end her father’s dangerous experiments and escape her jungle prison before it’s too late. Yet as the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father’s genius—and madness—in her own blood.
Inspired by H. G. Wells’s classic The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Madman’s Daughter is a dark and breathless Gothic thriller about the secrets we’ll do anything to know and the truths we’ll go to any lengths to protect.
Interested in reading this upcoming gothic thriller featuring a remarkably strong heroine (and one of the most horrible and unsupportive, not to mention definitely anti-feminist, literary fathers I’ve ever encountered!)?
To be eligible, all you have to do is leave me a link on the Mr. Linky to one of these two things:
- Your review of a book you’ve read for the Feminist Reads Challenge. The review can be posted on your blog, Goodreads, or wherever. (If you’ve written more than one reviews, link each separately and you’ll get an entry for each!)
- If you aren’t a blogger, or are super busy like me and haven’t don’t always have time to write reviews in a timely manner, you can leave a link to a tweet, Goodreads status, or something in which you talk about and promote whatever you’ve been reading/have read for the challenge or promote the challenge. If you’re tweeting and can fit it in, don’t forget to use #FeministReadsChallenge
For a bonus entry leave a comment on this post talking more about what you’ve read, plan to read, have read and are considering rereading, like about the challenge, dislike about the challenge, suggestions etc, etc. Comments brighten my day! (I’ll add in these entries later before I pick a winner!)