Thursday, September 30, 2010

Jekel Loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey

Title:  Jekel Loves Hyde

Author: Beth Fantaskey

Published: Penguin Books, 2010

Pages: 282

First Line: "I buried my father the day after my seventeenth birthday."

Summary: 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.  (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: I really loved Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey and when I discovered Jekel Loves Hyde I thought it would be amazing. 

 The story line is a really interesting one.  Having just recently read The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and getting really interested in chemistry again I was all for reading Jekel Loves Hyde.  Unfortunately what I thought would be a murder mystery with some chemistry mixed in and a retelling of a really good book, wasn't exactly that.  But I still thought those parts of the book were really amazing and interesting.

I really really really tried to get into Jekel Loves Hyde but I just couldn't , the relationship between Jill and Tristen kind of ruined the book for me.  It was quite painful and I found that I had to keep putting it down because it frustrated me to no end. 

It took me a really long time to read Jekel Loves Hyde.  Mostly because I kept putting it down and it was really hard to pick it back up again.

Don't let my review deter you too much from reading Jekel Loves Hyde however, to be honest I'm just tired of romances that go around and around in circles.  If you like forbidden romances then I'm sure you'll enjoy reading Jekel Loves Hyde.

Beth Fantaskey is a wonderful writer, I just didn't enjoy Jekel Loves Hyde so much.  I will definitely be reading Beth's next book as she is talented.  It's just that one can't love every book we read.

Source: Library


  1. Honest review, sorry that it wasn't something you loved. It sounds really great and I do love reading about romances that is forbidden. ;)
    I probably will try this one out. Hopefully I will like it.

  2. Thanks for the review. I loved Jessica's Guide, but I've heard some mixed reviews for Jekel Loves Hyde. I may still read it at some point, but it's not at the top of my list.


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