Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Today is The Madman's Daughter Day!!

The day has arrived! The day for this:

And believe me when I say: YOU WANT THIS BOOK!!! It is amazing!

But if you don't believe me, how about these other cool people:

"Is it just me or did reading this book make it harder and harder to breathe?" --Adam Levine

"You want this book, mate. It's as good as the scene in AUSTRALIA where I poor a bucket of water over my rippling muscles."  --Hugh Jackman

"If I were alive, this would be the book that reminded me of home." --Charles Dickens

Okay, so maybe you still don't believe me because I just asked my three boyfriends to give a quote. Maybe you think they're biased. Or were doing me a favor. Fine. I'll give you some official quotes then.

“The fast-paced book is rife with excitement, romance, and intrigue.” (School Library Journal (starred review) )

“A deft twist on a familiar classic, THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER has the best of everything: beautiful writing, breakneck pacing, a pulse-pounding mystery, and an irresistible romance.” (Carrie Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth series )

“Romantic, haunting, and full of spine-tingling thrills, THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER kept me reading late into the night.” (Veronica Rossi, New York Times bestselling author of UNDER THE NEVER SKY )

“Anyone who doesn’t pick up the next volume is mad!” (ALA Booklist )

Yes, those are awesome quotes for an awesome book. This book was truly wonderful. The writing was gorgeous, the story intriguing, and the relationships perfect. I'm not a history expert and therefore have no idea if the following images are even from the right time period, but these are the kinds of images that reading this book brought to my mind:


(First two images by John Atkinson Grimshaw, ship from Science Photo Library, island image from The Maritime Heritage Project) 

Oh and how can I forget other images that may or may not have come into my mind while reading:

OR maybe:

Yes, this book was one of my favorite reads last year. I adore it.
Happy book birthday, Megan!!! I'm so happy that the world finally gets to read your amazing book!


  1. Is it possible I want this book even MORE now? Can't run to bookstore fast enough.

  2. Oh my goodness, these pictures! They are perfect, Kasie, and they make me want to read TMD all over again. Good thing it's out today. As soon as it shows up in my mailbox I'm digging in for a second time.

    Huuuuuge congrats, Megan!!! So happy for you and proud and glowing and YAYYY! *tosses confetti*

  3. Kasie, this is amazing!! Love all the images, and please tell your boyfriends Adam, Hugh, and Charles I appreciate the quotes!

  4. Megan, I still think about your book ALL the time. It's just such a fantastic book, and I am so very happy for you today! HUGE congratulations, Megan!!!

  5. YAY MEGAN!!!! SO HAPPY FOR MADMAN'S DAY!!!!! Love this book! And Love you!!! big hugs and kisses - but don't let Kasie get jealous! ;o)

  6. I loved THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER and am so happy everyone else will get to read it now. Happy, happy pub day, and congratulations, Megan!

  7. Yes! These pictures seriously remind me so much of the book! Congrats, Megan! Love this book so much! Can't wait for my copy to arrive! :) :)

  8. Congrats, Megan. Congrats, congrats, congrats. I'm so happy for you and your brilliant, brilliant book.

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