Author: Beth Fantaskey
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Reviewed by: Sabrina
When Jill Jekel’s dad is murdered and her college savings disappear, she enlists the help of gorgeous, brooding Tristen Hyde in her quest for a lucrative chemistry scholarship. 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.
As you all probably know, this book was based off the classic novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Jekel Loves Hyde is a modern sequel to that story. Which in fact, I was supposed to write an alternate ending of it. I changed it so Mr. Hyde was actually Dr. Lanyon. I got an A plus-but that's not the point now, is it?
Jill and Tristen's relationship have sort of an incest. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are the same person so Jill and Tristen are distantly related. It bothered me. It's kinda gross.
Jill doesn't actually taste the formula until halfway of the book. I thought it came late. When she tasted it, all I could say was "wow." She changed. Really changed. Before, she was Ms. Goody Two-Shoes. Sometimes too much.
I don't really want to spoil anything so read it. But it might have some "adult" themes you'll see later in the book.