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Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd Review

Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd
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"Sometimes you have to embrace the darkness to stop it," - Juliet Moreau
Juliet finds herself in London, but this time in different circumstances. Rather than living her previous life as a maid, she gets back the one she had before her father's scandal. Events at the islands still haunts her dreams, but she strives to forget about them. Until individuals,who she once knew get mysterious murdered does she realized the past can never simply be forgotten. Mean time her health is deteriorating, her father's remedy no longer works, so it's up to her to find a cure to save herself, and stop a murderer.

Her Dark Curiosity does not immediately continues right after where the Madman's Daughter left off; it takes place a couple of months later. Juliet may had gotten the life she once had back, she still struggles with the madness inside of her. Her character is one where I sometime finds myself wanting to scream at her actions, and the other time I want to applaud her for them. I get that no characters are perfect, which is very much true for Juliet, who views the world as either black or white. The author allowed her to slowly learning to embrace the darkness; rather than taking it all in at once.

Sympathies for Edward and Montgomery, who yet again recognized they cannot escape their inner demons. Edward's upbringing is very extraordinary compared to normal beings; yet he has a big heart for Juliet. His overwhelm love for her moved me, but scared me. He no longer has an air of mysteries around him, instead it surrounds Montgomery, whom made small changes in his characters. He still holds secrets from Juliet when he agreed there will be none between them. I don't mind if they are meaningless ones, but these are the ones that may involved Juliet and the island.

A continuum of a journey and love triangles. In the Madman's Daughter, it was one love triangle; now in Her Dark Curiosity, there arised another one. Yes, two triangles. I presumed Juliet made up her mind in the first book; yet it's not the case in the second book. I get that she became a little desperate because the one, whom she loved abandoned her. Then entered another one, which eventually would happen. No fear these love triangles will be resolved ultimately.

The author sure knows how to keep me on the edge of my seat in this series. I had a hard time putting this book down. The story line and plot drew me in. I did not want to stop reading until I got to the very last page. A mixed of horror, mystery, goth and romance made reading delightful, especially the science part.

Would I recommend you this book? The answer is yes. I am glade I decided to continue reading the Madman's Daughter series because it got me to discover a new genre, goth. To those who had read the first book in the series, it is worth the read.

Rating: 4.5/5 stars


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