Thursday, June 10, 2010

Book Review: Jekel Loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey Review

Title:Jekel Loves Hyde

Author:Beth Fantaskey

Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Borrowed it from library :3

Jill Jekelhas always obeyed her parent's 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, this good girl is tempted to peek inside, because the contents just might be the key to winning 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. As things heat up in the lab, though, Jill's accidental taste of a formula unleashes her darkest nature and will compel her to risk everything-even Tristen's love-just for the thrill of being...bad.

I loved the cover. It was really cool. I haven't actually read the classic version of the story, even though I own it :3. but this book really had me captivated. The story was dark, and I liked the hint of chemistry, just because I'm a science nerd. Even though I haven't read the classic, I know Jekyll and Hyde were the same person. But here Beth Fantaskey seperated them. Not into brother and sister, but two families that bloodlines are entertwined. It was an exciting read, and the ending was bittersweet. I enjoyed it <3 I overall give this book a rating of 9/10. I throughly enjoyed it and I hope anyone who picks up the book, does as well. _Ming~<3