Another Jekyll, Another Hyde

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An elusive stalker is targeting Marlowe kids — and something unearthly has gotten into its wealthiest student — as the Another series builds up to a fiendish finale.

When his billionaire father marries French governess Nicola Vileroy, high society is all abuzz — but Thomas, the most popular student at Marlowe, is just plain high. Ever since his girlfriend Belle dumped him, he’s been spending less time with old friends and more time getting wasted at clubs. But after someone ...

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Overview

An elusive stalker is targeting Marlowe kids — and something unearthly has gotten into its wealthiest student — as the Another series builds up to a fiendish finale.

When his billionaire father marries French governess Nicola Vileroy, high society is all abuzz — but Thomas, the most popular student at Marlowe, is just plain high. Ever since his girlfriend Belle dumped him, he’s been spending less time with old friends and more time getting wasted at clubs. But after someone slips him a designer drug one night — and his stepmother seems to know way too much about his private life — things really start to get scary. As Thomas’s blackouts give way to a sinister voice inside his head, and as news of a vicious hate crime has students on edge, Thomas comes to the sickening realization that Madame Vileroy has involved him in a horrifying supernatural plan. How can he muster the strength and will to stop it? The pulse-quickening climax revisits Jekyll and Hyde as a current-day cautionary tale laced with a heady dose of paranormal intrigue.

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Editorial Reviews

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Fast-paced and difficult to put down, this exciting story will satisfy fans and likely gain new readers for the series.
—VOYA
VOYA - Lisa Hazlett
Thomas, once popular and involved within his exclusive high school, is now undergoing counseling after his girlfriend, Belle, suddenly dumps him to supposedly study abroad with her siblings in this Another series finale. Worse, Belle's alluring governess, Nicola, marries Thomas's widowed father, adeptly separating them while inserting herself into Thomas's private life. Had he not been perpetually high from pills offered while clubbing, Thomas would have realized earlier each pill was increasingly allowing Nicola's son, Edward, possession of his body. His death allows Nicola, an ancient demon, and Edward's continued immortality. As Edward, Thomas suffers blackouts and commits a vicious hate crime, but forces his own intelligence and cunning to surface, slowly overpowering him. In between battling Edward and Nicola, Thomas locates Belle and her siblings, and in an unexpected and shocking act, risks all to destroy the evil duo. His success is discovered in the unforeseen, delicious final twist. Loosely based on the Jekyll and Hyde story, the text moves throughout time and uses both third- and first-person narrative to relay the main story, Nicola's thoughts and fascinating historical encounters, Thomas's journal, and his struggles with Edward. Essentially a stand-alone novel, its first chapters assume backstory—confusing until the focus moves to Thomas and his revisiting past events. Fast-paced and difficult to put down, this exciting story will satisfy fans and likely gain new readers for the series. Reviewer: Lisa Hazlett
School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up—Madame Vileroy is as evil as ever. She is joined by several other characters from Another Faust (2009) and Another Pan (2010, both Candlewick) as she returns to the exclusive prep school Marlowe Academy. The demon-governess is once again stalking wealthy New York teens, putting their lives and souls at risk so that she can achieve immortality. Her newest victims are golden boy Thomas Goodman-Brown and his billionaire father. Using her powers of persuasion and deception, Vileroy becomes, much to Thomas's horror, his stepmother. Once installed in the Goodman-Brown mansion, she begins implementing her plan to destroy Thomas's soul and mind and resurrect the son she herself murdered centuries earlier. But Thomas may prove to be far stronger and more resourceful than Vileroy suspects. Though occasionally frustratingly stupid, he is a likable character, and the story provides enough suspense and mystery to keep readers engaged. However, many teens will be lost in several places if they haven't read the previous volumes, and the authors' attempts to fill in the backstory feel awkward and are not fully illuminating. Recommended where the series is popular.—Anthony C. Doyle, Livingston High School, CA
Kirkus Reviews
One of the Marlowe students finds his internal conflicts becoming all-too external, Jekyll-and-Hyde style, in the conclusion to the Another… series. Following his sudden break-up with Belle Faust in Another Faust (2009), Thomas Goodman-Brown hasn't been the same. Everyone thinks him constantly intoxicated (without justification; it's only occasional), but really he's reeling from the after-effects of the magic the Faust children used on him. A combination of his presumed guilt and the strain of his father's marriage to the missing Belle's governess Nicola Vileroy leads to Thomas' acceptance of a mystery drug at a club. Soon, Thomas is blacking out, students are being attacked and Vileroy drops a bombshell: There's a new stepbrother for Thomas, apart from her adopted Faust children. With help from briefly returning Another Faust and Another Pan (2010) characters, Thomas slowly pieces together how his troubles tie into Vileroy's motives. The prose is peppered with delightfully witty one-liners--the humor goes a long way toward keeping Thomas likable. The narration mostly follows Thomas, creating a focus that both enables his believable disorientation from the drug and allows his personal risks to elevate the story's tension. The preludes at chapter beginnings complete the story of who and what Vileroy is, building upon each other until questions raised by the previous novels have been answered. A high-stakes conclusion that satisfies. (Fantasy. 14 & up)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763663452
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 4/9/2013
  • Pages: 256
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Nayeri is the co-author with his sister, Dina Nayeri, of the Another series. Daniel is also the author of Straw House, Wood House, Brick House, Blow. Both siblings were born in Iran and now live in New York City and Amsterdam, respectively.
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  • Posted April 1, 2012

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    Chapter by Chapter's review of Another Jekyll, Another Hyde

    I have been so excited to read Another Jekyll, Another Hyde because with the way Another Pan came to a close, it left readers wondering what would happen next. What happens to the governess Vileroy? Who will be the main character? What will the plot be? While I can’t give you the exact answer to some of those questions (seeing as how I want this to be as spoiler free as possible), I can tell you that the main character is Thomas who, if you have read the first novel you probably remember him, was once the boyfriend to Belle, one of the main characters from Another Faust. The worst (best part in the plot!) thing for Thomas is that his rich father is marrying… guess. The French governess, Nicola Vileroy.

    Oh snap, nobody saw that one coming did they? Well, to add to the problem Vileroy is back to her old tricks and needs a host to contain a certain somebody named Hyde. Guess who that host is? Thomas. Dun Dun Dun… So anyways, I found the novel interesting for quite a few reasons, one of them being the way that Thomas ends up getting Hyde into his body in the first place and that is through a drug that is simply called W. Now at first, I thought that with the novel being about one of the characters who I adored in Another Faust also being a bit of a drug user/drinker I was a bit hesitant. I mean, I don’t want to read a novel about a guy drinking himself into oblivion and thankfully Another Jekyll, Another Hyde was far from that worrisome idea.

    It had all of the paranormal and fantasy aspects that Another Faust and Another Pan had and it also showed the lengths that Vileroy would go to for survival. Before each chapter, it even included either sessions that Thomas would end up having with his therapist or the journal entries that he would end up writing (both of which I found very interesting and exciting in themselves), but also you would end up getting the occasional few that are about the governess Vileroy and just exactly how Hyde ends up coming into existence. One of the things I loved most about the novel was the duo personality type feel that I would end up getting from the story; one minute you would be reading from what is obviously Thomas’s point of view and suddenly things change into a more distorted, aggressive type style, which indicates that Edward is in control (yes his name is Edward and he is nothing like the Twilight character).

    Another treat that fans of the story can get is the way that ALL (and I do feel like I had the need to underline, italicize and bold print that word) of the main characters, minus Peter Pan, all made a cameo appearance in the story. You would end up meeting all of the ones from Another Faust at some point and end up seeing Wendy and John Darling from Another Pan. Something I found really awesome and just fantastic.

    The novel had an ending that I didn’t see coming, lots of those breath taking twists that you don’t see coming and moments where your heart stops beating because you are afraid of what might happen next. Truly a great way to end such a great series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2012

    This is really good book i would recomend it to anyone intereste

    This is really good book i would recomend it to anyone interested in fantasy/mystery

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