Monday, March 14, 2011

Jekel Loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey

Jekel Loves HydeRelease Date: May 3, 2010
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 282
Source: Bought
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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.
I'm not too sure about my feelings for this book. I don't love it but I definitley don't hate it. Jekel Loves had a great mixture of darkness and mystery as well as love and chemistry (pun intended). 

I'm not sure if the relationship with Jill and Tristen was believable. I didn't feel that they were as in love as the claimed. The book had me frustrated. One day she wanted to be  with Tristen and the next she was mad at him. Why couldn't they just be together! Although this makes it very addicting, you can't help but feel exasperated.

I did love the storyline, it was extremely creative. It uses  a lot of references to the book Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. I haven't read the book myself but from what is mentioned in this book, it seems interesting.

In all, this book was different and in no way predictable. 
You should definitely give this book a go if you feel like you enjoy reading genre of books.


Jasmin said...

ooo sounds like a good book. Thanks for the review!

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