From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic and Velvet Was the Night comes 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 Yucatán 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.
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ My Daughter of doctor Moreau Review:
Stop what you’re doing and go get this book; it’s put-off-the-rest-of-your-TBR worthy.
The Daughter of Doctor Moreau brings the lush and vivid storytelling I fell in love with in Mexican Gothic and adds a heaping helping of sci-fi and historical goodness. I am convinced Moreno-Garcia can write any genre she wants to exquisitely at this point.
The idyllic with a twist estate (and lab) lulls you into a false sense of safety as you dive into the world of Dr. Moreau with fresh eyes. Carlota was the complex and evolving character I love to read about. Her growth and wonderment (and iron resolve) made for a character I wanted to cheer for (and worry about).
Fans of Mexican Gothic will feel at home in this dreamy and eerie world.
Thank you to NetGalley & Hyperion Avenue for my eARC in exchange for my honest review.