Jekel Loves Hyde
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Jekel Loves Hyde

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Jill Jekel has always obeyed her parents' rules - especially the one about never opening the mysterious, old box in her father's office. But when her dad is murdered, and her college savings disappear, she's tempted to peek inside, as the contents might be the key to a lucrative chemistry scholarship. To improve her odds, Jill enlists the help of gorgeous, brooding Tristen Hyde, who has his own dark secrets locked away. As the team of Jekel and Hyde, they recreate experiments based on the classic novel, hoping not only to win a prize, but to save Tristen's sanity. Maybe his life. But Jill's accidental taste of a formula unleashes her darkest nature and compels her to risk everything - even Tristen's love - just for the thrill of being...bad.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 138 x 208 x 20mm | 281.23g
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0547550278
  • 9780547550275
  • 222,875

About Beth Fantaskey

BETH FANTASKEY lives in rural Pennslyvania with her husband and two daughters. She is the author of Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side.show more

Review quote

"This novel is filled with compelling plot devices; one particularly nice touch is the way that Jekel and Hyde alternate telling their stories, embodying a double perspective. Fans of the genre won't be able to resist this slick genre update."--Booklist "Fantaskey's (Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side) premise is creative, and there are plenty of twists to keep readers engaged--right through the fiery final face-off."--Publishers Weekly "Teen readers will be drawn to the classic story of Jeckyll and Hyde with a modern, romantic twist."--VOYA, starred reviewshow more

Our customer reviews

Beth Fantaskey's Debut Novel Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark side was the reason why I bought two more books she's written. One of them being the sequel to the book I just mentioned and then this one, a unique twist to the classic tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The book is centered on the descendants of Jekyll and Hyde. A teenage boy (Hyde) and girl (Jekel) both suffering the darkness that was brought forward by their ancestors. I was really intrigued by the concept of the entire book. I've always wondered what the children of Hyde would be like and this book just answered it. Hyde's descendants suffer from black outs and nightmares. They also go through murderous rages. I'm actually disappointed in the book. Don't get me wrong; I loved the plot and the mysteries behind deaths, murders, and insanity. But everything else seemed extremely forced. Jill Jekel is insecure and believes that a gorgeous guy like Tristen Hyde would never show any interest in her. There's nothing unusual about that. But getting into her thought process and listening to her ramblings and teenage angst was just way over the top. There's a fine line between angst that deserves to be angst and being pathetic. Jill was being pathetic half the time. And Tristen isn't helping with his brooding, British self and his determination to use Jill to get the formula to the concoction that made his entire family line. As much as I want to swoon over the entire book, I just found it forced, and unrealistic. I enjoyed the whole mystery and trying to find the antidote to the Hyde's curse. The romance in between was just too - we just met but I think I love you. Honestly, Beth Fantaskey could have done it better. I don't know what changed but I know she could have written it a lot better than this. Authors have their ups and downs too.show more
by Najla Qamber
Also reviewed on my blog, The Vintage Bookworm. (http://www.vintagebookworm.blogspot.com) This is a part of my 'Old Reviews' collection where I randomly post reviews I wrote before starting my blog. First off, I love Beth Fantaskey. I read Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Darkside and fell in love with her writing. I'm sorry to say this, but I couldn't get into this one all the way. I mean, it was good, but it wasn't one of those books that you don't want to put down. Which I was highly disappointed at because Beth Fantaskey is very talented. And because of that adoration for her first book, I tried so hard to get so into this book that I didn't want to put it down, but I just couldn't. I finished it, and I think I finally got into it when I read the Epilogue. I really loved the ending of the book, but just couldn't get into it any other time. I really thought I'd love this book. And the cover is gorgeous! But the plot itself wasn't that great for me. The story is told in with two narrators, Jill and Tristen. Tristen was pretty interesting, but Jill was just really annoying. To the point where I really wish she was real so I could just smack her and ask her what the hell is wrong with her. The writing itself was good, though. It was really detailed and I could picture everything. Which I do honestly love. She did a great job in creating Jekel loves Hyde based off the classic, and making it original. That really did intrigue me and the part where they were both ancestors of either Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. But I'm sad to say that I can't give this an A+. I feel bad for it, but I have to be honest. I'm really sorry I couldn't give this the best review. Hopefully anyone else who reads this will like it more than I did.show more
by Amanda
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