JABberwocky has a lot to be thankful for heading deeper into November: Silvia Moreno Garcia’s THE DAUGHTER OF DOCTOR MOREAU, was just named to Time Magazine’s 100 Must Read Books of 2022! TIME editor Angela Haupt had this to say about Silvia’s latest: “The deeply atmospheric novel blends horror, science fiction, and historical events, successfully whisking readers to the Yucatan peninsula.”
THE DAUGHTER OF DOCTOR MOREAU is a vivid re-imagining of H.G. Wells’ The Island of Doctor Moreau set against the backdrop of nineteenth-century Mexico, on a remote island in the Yucatán peninsula. There, we meet Carlota Moreau, the beautiful daughter of a mad scientist who turns animals into half-human hybrids—a strange but static ecosystem that is threatened by the arrival of a charming patron, and Carlota’s own growing questions about her father’s experiments.
Since its release in July, the New York Times best-selling book has received high praise from various trade outlets, including three starred reviews! The L.A. Times said back in July: “THE DAUGHTER OF DOCTOR MOREAU,’ Moreno-Garcia shapeshifts again, unspooling a slow-burn saga with a macabre shiver of science fiction.”