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Jekel Loves Hyde

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Jekel Loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey

Brava to BF! In her quest to delve into romantic stories involving dark sides she has concocted a deliciously wicked story with Jekel Loves Hyde. The story is gripping from "I buried my father the day after my seventeenth birthday." That is in the prologue...do not glos...
Brava to BF! In her quest to delve into romantic stories involving dark sides she has concocted a deliciously wicked story with Jekel Loves Hyde. The story is gripping from "I buried my father the day after my seventeenth birthday." That is in the prologue...do not gloss over it by looking for chapter one. Jill discovers that her father's death, her not-so-delightfully alliterative last name, captivating Tristin Hyde, and a science competition sporting a hefty scholarship are all going to complicate her already sorrowful life. Fans of Jessica Guide may mourn the lack of a sequel of that novel, but not for long. Fantaskey's sense of suspense, shared first person narrations, and episodic tension make a page-turning read that is sure to keep YA readers begging for more.

posted by JoanEnders on April 9, 2010

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Unique spin on an old tale

My thoughts...It is been a long time since I have been exposed to the original story of Jekyll and Hyde by Robert Lewis Stevenson, but I remember the gist of it. The main characters, Jill and Tristan, are said to be descendants of the original characters. The pair fin...
My thoughts...It is been a long time since I have been exposed to the original story of Jekyll and Hyde by Robert Lewis Stevenson, but I remember the gist of it. The main characters, Jill and Tristan, are said to be descendants of the original characters. The pair finds themselves living in the same town, and they soon realize that location may not be their only common bond.

This is one my most anticipated books of year. I was initially drawn to the cover and the story remake. I think Beth Fantaskey did a great job of retelling the story using teen characters. Their voice seemed true to their age without being too childish. The author did a great job of capturing the emotions they were experiencing, especially Jill's feelings towards her father's death. The romance between Jill and Tristan ran a bit hot and cold, but I think that was their dynamic and their internal struggles with right and wrong.

The story did not have me on the edge of my seat, but it kept me involved enough to keep turning pages. There was a decent amount of action infused with some mystery and young love. I did not find it predictable, but I was not trying to solve the mystery. Actually, I was a bit surprised by the ending. Overall, did the story meet my expectations? Probably not, but I am glad I read it. I think Beth Fantaskey does a great job writing teens. I am planning on seeking out her other books and enjoying more of her writing. This would be a good read for fans of YA books, especially ones who are tired of the Vampires and Witches.

posted by EllzReadz on April 8, 2010

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    I want to point out what I think a lot of readers will be thinking right about now. I was waiting for the sequel to Dating on the Dark Side. I wanted to see the vampire couple start to rule, not have another couple introduced to me. I can only say that I hope this book is only a detour and that we'll still see the sequel to Dating on the Dark side sometime in the near future. Besides... We've already seen this concept in another series, check out the romances of Minda Webber. "The Reluctant Miss Van Helsing", "The Reinvented Miss Bluebeard", and so on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2010

    Not good

    this book isnt good. at leats, the 1st chapter isnt/

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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