20 Spooky YA Books That Will Get You In The Halloween Mood
The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd
If you prefer your spooky YA books with a Gothic twist, Megan Shepherd‘s The Madman’s Daughter series is an embarrassment of riches. Inspired by H.G. Wells‘s The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Madman’s Daughter follows 16-year-old Juliet Moreau, a London maid trying to escape the life-ruining scandal surrounding her father’s rumored gruesome experiments. When Juliet discovers her father is alive and continuing his studies on a remote island, Juliet sets off to find out if the accusations are true. As Juliet and her companions, the handsome assistant Mongomery and a mysterious castaway named Edward, realize the depths of her father’s madness, Juliet is forced to confront how much of her father’s darkness echoes her own.