May 3rd 2010 by Harcourt Children's Books
Hardcover, 282 pages
Jill Jekel and Tristen Hyde
Jill Jekel has always obeyed her parents’ rules – especially the one about never opening the mysterious, old box in her father’s office. But whe...more 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.
Dark. Dangerous. Suspense.
if there is a dark magic is there a dark chemistry? haha
So this book is inspired by Stevenson's "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." And Jill Jekel and Tristen Hyde are descendants from Stevenson's fictional characters.
I was kind of rethinking if I will give this 4 or 3.5, i don't know! it just kinda give me an headache. The thoughts of the character really is frustrating and they keep on drinking the formula and on and on, and kind of slow read but it had a very good sense of tension that there are times that i don't want to put it down and the climax really is good. So I will give 4 for this one. coz the ending is perfect. Super love the ending.
There's a lot of romance thing and it remind me of my horror comic books.