Jekel Loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey

Summary/Image from Amazon:

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 key to a lucrative chemistry scholarship.

To better 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.  
Jekel Loves Hyde was an exciting and suspenseful tale that continued to capture your attention the whole way through.

This novel is told from two teens perspectives- Jill Jekel and Tristen Hyde. Beth crafted Jill in a way that made her easy to like. Simply because of the fact that she was just a sweet and timid girl who I wished I could give a hug and tell her that everything going to be okay. Tristen was the typical bad boy but in reality had a heart made of gold. And talking of them both, I loved how you got to see them build their way up to being friends then something more; since it gave it Jekel Loves Hyde one of those type of reality factors I adore.

The plot of this novel was just a complete wow! I loved how it incorporated not only science but the interesting tale of Jekyl and Hyde. Because of this all, Jekel Loves Hyde was a completely original and fascinating story.

Plus, Beth's writing showed true talent not only because of her well done execution of the story, but because of the fact that she could handle writing from two perspectives so well. I'm truly looking forward to reading more by her.

Overall Jekyl Loves Hyde is definitely one of my favorite reads of 2010, so far, and a novel that you shouldn't miss this year!

Grade: A-
Jekyl Loves Hyde is now out! Also be sure to check out the excerpt Beth has posted on her website.

Source/ Disclaimer: Publisher for review. Thanks Harcourt!


  1. Yay, I'm so glad you enjoyed this. I'm reading it next! :)

  2. The title of this one cracked me up at first, it sounded so ridiculous! But after reading so many good reviews, I think I will have to rethink my snap judgment! Thanks for showing me not to be a shallow reader. =)

  3. Awesome review! I have been wanting to read this book :)

  4. I'm happy to hear you like it. I have it on my TBR pile so I'll be looking forward to reading it even more now.

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  6. I really want to read this one! I am glad you enjoyed it!

    Great review!

  7. Great review. I love that the plot made you go WOW! Hopefully I like it too, when I read it.

  8. Great review! This book sounds really good, so I'm glad that it got a positive review!

  9. Glad you liked it, I have read a few reviews that didn't. I will be reading this one in a few days.


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