Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A Cold Legacy by megan Shepherd -Review and Giveaway!

A Cold Legacy (The Madman's Daughter, #3) 
The Madman's Daughter:
A Cold Legacy (3)
by Megan Shepherd
Genre(s): Young Adult, Retelling, Historical, horror
Pages:  400
Published: Jan 2015
Publisher: Balzar & Bray

Summary: "After killing the men who tried to steal her father’s research, Juliet—along with Montgomery, Lucy, Balthazar, and a deathly ill Edward—has escaped to a remote estate on the Scottish moors. Owned by the enigmatic Elizabeth von Stein, the mansion is full of mysteries and unexplained oddities: dead bodies in the basement, secret passages, and fortune-tellers who seem to know Juliet’s secrets. Though it appears to be a safe haven, Juliet fears new dangers may be present within the manor’s own walls.

Then Juliet uncovers the truth about the manor’s long history of scientific experimentation—and her own intended role in it—forcing her to determine where the line falls between right and wrong, life and death, magic and science, and promises and secrets. And she must decide if she’ll follow her father’s dark footsteps or her mother’s tragic ones, or whether she’ll make her own.

With inspiration from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this breathless conclusion to the Madman’s Daughter trilogy is about the things we’ll sacrifice to save those we love—even our own humanity."
-Taken from Goodreads.com

Reviews and Summaries of previous book in the trilogy

Review:  Ah the end if here! It is a bitterwseet moment for while I am saddened that Juliet's adventures for us are over, I an most pleased with the way Megan Shepherd tied everything together. While many trilogies can leave loose ends we get very few here. And even those we get are of our own making and are not pertinent to Juliet's story. All the plot twists are answered nicely. And let me tell you, there are plenty of plot twists!

This book picks up immediately following Her Dark Curiosity. Our Favorite characters-Juliet, Montgomery, Edward, Balthazar and Lucy) arrive at their destination. The home where the legends of Frankenstein and his monster began! The house is run by a group of girls employed by Elizabeth who take Juliet and company inside. This house has it's own secrets and when Elizabeth arrives more startling truths are revealed. She is much like Juliet herself in some ways.

Edward/the beast are still locked in an internal was while their body fights the poison coursing through it. Through it all Lucy went from being a character I liked to one I was quite mad at in this book. Her expectations of Juliet and her own actions are irrational and selfish! Balthazar and Montgomery are true to character although they do still have a secret they are keeping from Juliet. One that will change her entire outlook on life!

With dark science, being on the run from authorities, a friend at war with himself, a strange boy, a wedding and more secrets than should be under one roof this book is filled with intrigue! everything I felt a plot arc was over, it starts up again or a new one takes it's place, keeping me riveted to the book. With a satisfactory ending I am most pleased with this series! This has earned a place o my shelf for years to come!

 
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.* 
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25 comments:

  1. What a fascinating book! I love classic retellings and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is one of my favorites. After reading your review I have added this series to my wishlist.

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  2. Great review! I still need to read the second book, but I do love this series. :)

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  3. I read the first book in this series and LOVED it! I have been looking forward to reading the other books in the series!

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  4. Def excited to read this!! XD
    Mary G Loki

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  5. I loooooooved the first two books! (Aside from the nasty endings) Great review, and thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. I haven't read any of the trilogy but it sounds very intriguing. I love the covers.
    Great review and thanks for the giveaway :)

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  8. I loved the first book although I haven't read the second and the third yet! thanks for sharing :) the third book sounds amazing!

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  9. My friend really really wants me to read these books because it's one of her favorite series.

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  10. I like to read book series-these sound very good. I like the idea of secrets in a book

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  11. I absolutely loved The Madman's Daughter and Her Dark Curiosity. It's dark, haunting and eerie and it hits me in all the RIGHT feels. I've re-read The Madman's Daughter numerous times because I just love Shepherd's writing and just the story in particular is just amazing. I haven't read A Cold Legacy, but I just know that I will love it.

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  12. Did you change your opinion of Lucy?

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  13. This series sounds soo good (and a bit disturbing) and I've been looking forward to reading it but haven't had the chance to pick it up yet.

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  14. I love your posts and reviews! Thanks so much for this wonderful opportunity!

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  15. I really want to read this! Thanks to open my eyes to even more books. :)

    /Elin

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  16. I didn't know much about this series, but it does sound intriguing!

    Trix, vitajex(at)Aol(Dot)com

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  17. I just read your review for the first book and I would love to read this series! Who can resist a combination of mad scientist, romance and the Scottish moors? Sounds like the perfect blend of sci fi and historical fantasy.

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  18. Ahhh- now that it has ended, I can pick up this trilogy and binge read it. I've had it on my wishlist since the release of book one but so hate the wait between books.

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  19. I love this series. Finally got the first book to read. Your review makes me so ready to read this. Thanks for making it seem even more interesting!

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  20. I've always just skimmed by these books because I felt like I wouldn't get the full experience because I haven't read Frankenstein *hangs head in shame*. Reading this, and going back to read the reviews of the other three books has convinced me that I shouldn't be so hesitant. I still think I might get MORE if I knew the source material, but this tells me I should at least TRY. Also, I am way more intrigued now that I know each book tackles a new story/classic. Very cool!

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  21. I haven't had the chance to start this series yet. The Frankenstein connection is intriguing. Thanks for the review.

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  22. I've always been slightly fearful of picking up books that are labelled as Thrillers! I barely sleep as is! Haha! However, I've realized that many of them aren't as scary as they seem. This one has been on my TBR shelf for a bit and I have yet to pick it up! I'm hoping that I can defintiely make time to see what all the fuss is about soon!!!

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  23. Cool blog! The Madman Trilogy sounds amazing!

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  24. I have not read the classic version of this story, but i'm really interested in reading this series because I have heard there is a psychological aspect to this book that makes it really interesting. I'm a bit worried about the love triangle, because they usually frustrate me. Still really looking forward to reading this.

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  25. I like this trilogy! It's very unique and exciting at the same time. I hope to read Cold Legacy soon!

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