Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Review: The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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 wh
o 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 of Moreau is my third book by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Although all her them are different, the one thing they have in common is how atmospheric they are. The picture she paints makes you feel as if you're part of the world. It's loosely based on the The Island of Doctor Moreau by x which I haven't read.

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The Daughter of Doctor Moreau is the third book I've read by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Although all her books are different the one thing they have in common is how atmospheric they are. The picture she paints makes you feel as if you're part of the world.
  
This book is loosely based on the Island of Doctor Moreau by H G Wells, which I haven't read. It's set in nineteenth century Mexico and told from the point of view of Carlota and Montgomery. 

Carlota is a naive mc but understandably so. She's content with her quiet and isolated life, all she wants is to please her father who she looks up to. Often you find mcs who want something more, but she's quite the opposite. She's happy to just read about far away places in her pirate filled romance books. Things get shaken up when two strangers arrive in her life. I liked reading from both her and Montgomery's point of view. 

One thing I will say about Silvia Moreno-Garcia's books is you never know where the story is going or how it's going to end. Although I saw the twist coming with this one it didn't take away from my enjoyment. 

Overall, another creeping and compelling standalone from Silvia Moreno-Garcia. 

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1 comment:

  1. OOh nice! I still need to read Mexican Gothic from this author. But I am starting to suspect I am going to love her books! They sound like the subtly creepy kind of reads I enjoy! Nice review!

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