Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Daughter of Doctor Moreau

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!
 
Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Expected publication date: July 19, 2022
From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic and Velvet Was the Night comes a dreamy 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. - from Goodreads

 

27 comments:

  1. Oooo - a new book by Silvia Moreno-Garcia?? I need to scurry across to Netgalley and see if I can pick up an arc of this one!! Thank you for sharing:).

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  2. I've seen this book around before but still I'm struck by the beautiful cover each and every time!

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  3. I'm so curious about this! I've never read the original but the concept and the hybrids intrigue me. I should try the original and then this...

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  4. I only know the movie of the original, but people seem to love what this authors did with her last retelling.

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  5. I am SO excited for this one! I love The Island of Dr. Moreau and think this sounds so interesting!

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  6. I've enjoyed the books I've read from her so far and this sounds like another unique one. Hope it's a great read for you!

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  7. I heard about the movie, but this sounds really interesting! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  8. That cover is ridiculously beautiful! And what a cool take on Moreau.

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    1. This is Verushka from Pop. Edit. Lit :)

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    2. Haha, hi, Verushka! Yes, totally agree about the cover!

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  9. I liked Mexican Gothic (even though it scared me a bit haha), so I will have to add this one to my TBR list. I love the cover!

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  10. Never heard of this one, but GOSH, that cover! Oh, my. I love all the color in some of the more recent designs and the text? So. Pretty.

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  11. I haven't read this author before, though her books always sound super intriguing, and this one is no exception! Also, the cover is gorgeous.

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    1. I've read a couple of her books and enjoyed them!

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  12. This sounds like a fun twist on the original.

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  13. I am super excited for this one, too! I hope that we both love it! :)

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