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Book Review: The Daughter of Doctor Moreau

Like her previous novel, Silvia Moreno-Garcia has another bestseller with The Daughter of Doctor Moreau. Named one of the best books of the year by The NYT Book Review, time, NPR and other outlets, this is the story of a young woman growing up on a fabulous estate far from the rest of the world. Her father is a researcher; he may also be insane, because he’s experimenting with animal-human hybrids. This is a story about isolation and social injustice, but it also offers some romance, a vibrant setting, action scenes–and monsters. Reviewers have called it unsettling and eerie, and it is, but it’s also hard to put down. Recommended.