Monday, January 3, 2011
Book Review: Jekel Loves Hyde
TITLE: Jekel Loves Hyde
AUTHOR: Beth Fantaskey
CATEGORY: Young adult
GENRE: Retelling, Romance, Mystery
PREMISE: Jill Jekel becomes involved with Tristen Hyde and learns that their families are connected by a dangerous secret...
MY REVIEW: This book was honestly just okay for me. I would have liked it more if the writing hadn't been so amatuerish, if the characters hadn't been so boring and two-dimensional, and if the author hadn't taken the awesome book of Jekyll and Hyde and turned it into Twilight. Seriously authors, do your own thing, is that so hard to ask? On the bright side, it wasn't about vampires or a love triangle so it's progress at least.
But I'm not the target audience for this book. This book is obviously meant for the younger tween crowd of Twilight lovers. So for them, this will probably be very enjoyable. For everyone else though, I wouldn't really bother. Why this author is getting so much praise is beyond me. Maybe her other book is better? Who knows. Personally I say skip this and read the actual book it's based on, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson because it's ten times better.
WHO SHOULD READ: tweens, younger Twilight fans
MY RATING: two and a half out of five syringes