The Madman's Daughter - Megan Shepherd Read my full review: opinion: Incredibly intense and intelligently written for a YA book. Kept me on the edge of my seat even for being a YA book. Nice not to have vampires/werewolves and all that jazz . I thought the story flowed incredibly well. I particularly enjoyed the characters because, like the storyline, they were unusual. This was not a "cookie cutter" type of book, which is so prevalent in the YA genre. On that note, I did feel some of it might not be totally age appropriate esp. for the younger YA reader. There were definitely some scenes in the book that I think were a bit intense or "violent" on many dimensions for the younger reader. I would say that this book was on the cusp of falling into the New Adult genre.