- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1 edition (5 Aug. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0152063900
- ISBN-13: 978-0152063900
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.6 x 21 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,786,347 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Jekel Loves Hyde Hardcover – 5 Aug 2010
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The romance sizzles, the plot develops ingeniously and suspensefully, and the satire sings. Publishers Weekly, starred review. --Publishers Weekly
About the Author
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.
Top Customer Reviews
I loved the fast-paced and exciting storyline and the way in which the narratives were woven together. Most of the book was told from Jill's perspective but some chapters gave more of an insight into Tristan himself and the potential danger that Jill was getting herself into by becoming involved with him. When they team up to try and win a prestigious science scholarship they find themselves recreating Dr. Jekyl's experiments with potentially devastating consequences. This leads to a good few twists and turns and an exciting ending that I didn't predict at all. I love it when a book completely takes you by surprise and this had a number of revelations that were totally unexpected.
I liked the character of Jill, who is shy and self-conscious, but falls prey to the lure of the formula that can make her forget all of her inhibitions. I can see how tempted she would have been to escape who she was and become someone self-confident, brave and daring.Read more ›
17-year-old Jill Jekel is a quiet girl who wants nothing more than to get on with her school work, and go off to college. However, her father was recently murdered and now it turns out that he also spent her college fund.
Tristen Hyde is a boy with a secret. A beast dwells inside him that makes him dream of murdering an innocent girl, and he worries that soon the beast will become too strong for him to control, and he really will kill.
When Jill and Tristen's chemistry teacher enters them into a competition in which they can will $30,000 they at first decline, but then later change their minds. In Jill's dead father's study there is a locked box which Jill's father claimed to contain the original documentation of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde's experiments from the fictional book.
Deciding that she really needs the money if she wants to go to college, Jill tells Tristen about the box, and he insists that they should repeat the experiments in an effort to save him from the beast that lives inside him. Of course things don't go smoothly though, and Jill and Tristen find themselves in real trouble when other people what it is that they have done.
This book was alright. I enjoyed it up to a point, but found the last 20% actually pretty boring (sorry!). Jill was a quiet girl who generally didn't like to make waves, whilst Tristen was just a boy with a bit of an attitude. To be honest I found Tristen really one-dimensional. As much as I wanted to like him I just didn't feel like I really knew him at all. The book was split in two - part from Jill's perspective, and part from Tristen's perspective, and Tristen's part was just not good.Read more ›
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Over the course of the book, I became very attached to the characters. They felt more real than just fictional creations. There was a connection and I could relate to them in some cases. The plot twists were mostly unpredictable which was great. The story was humorous, romantic, serious (at times) and there was even a little bit of action/fighting. I am very much so in love with this book and plan on re-reading it even though I pretty much just finished it. I've also purchased Beth Fantaskey's "Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side".
I hope this review was helpful. I hope you enjoy the read!
Language not clean lots of F word
Clean romance When as Jekel some crudeness