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Join the #MadmanReadAthon with @EpicReads!

Dear book nerds, we challenge you to join our read-a-thon of THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER by Megan Shepherd! You have now until Tuesday, January 28th to read The Madman’s Daughter (the whole thing!!) and if you participate, you could win a hardcover copy of the sequel, HER DARK CURIOSITY!


How to join the read-a-thon

1. Locate your copy of The Madman’s Daughter or purchase a copy here.

2. Start reading!

3. Track your progress in the comments below or tag us on Twitter @EpicReads with the hashtag #MadmanReadAthon. Feel free to also post pics of your progress on Instagram – just don’t forget that hashtag! (Posting in the comments below or tweeting or instagramming your progress is your entry into the giveaway!)

4. Finish reading. (We believe in you, you can do it!)

5. Check back on our blog on Tuesday, January 28th for a wrap up of the read-a-thon plus a list of the winners! There will be ten winners in total. (The contest portion of this read-a-thon is open to US and Canada residents only.)



Haven’t heard of THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER? No worries, here’s some more info to get you started.

For fans of Libba Bray, this first book in a gothic suspense trilogy is inspired by H. G. Wells’s The Island of Dr. Moreau and has been hailed by New York Timesbestseller Carrie Ryan as having “beautiful writing, breakneck pacing, a pulse-pounding mystery, and an irresistible romance.”

Following accusations that her scientist father gruesomely experimented on animals, sixteen-year-old Juliet watched as her family and her genteel life in London crumbled around her—and only recently has she managed to piece her world back together. But when Juliet learns her father is still alive and working on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the old accusations are true. Accompanied by her father’s handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward, Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father’s insanity. Torn between horror and scientific curiosity, Juliet knows she must end her father’s dangerous experiments and escape her jungle prison before it’s too late. Yet as the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father’s genius—and madness—in her own blood.



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