Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Review of Teen Hyde by Chandler Baker
Thanks to Fiewel & Friends and Netgalley for a copy of the eARC in exchange for a fair review.
Disclaimer: This is book 2 in the High School Horror series, well it's not completely needed to understand events and references are made to Teen Frankenstein book 1.
Cassidy Hyde isn't dealing with things all that well. Since Adam cheated on her with a nobody and was killed the night she was crowned Homecoming Queen things have been hard. She just can't shake the sadness so she agrees to go to the party even though she isn't really feeling it. While she on the verge of having a Britney Spears moment, Liam bursts into the bathroom and before he leaves he offers her this little pill called Sunshine.
When Cassidy wakes up in the morning she feels great despite the fact that she can't remember anything passed dancing with Liam. Maybe a little memory loss is okay to feel better in the end. As as the days go by, Cassidy becomes more and more aware of the fact that she is doing things at night and can't remember what is going on. When Lena a sophomore calls her Mercy she knows something is wrong, but she just can't quite figure it out.
Until the morning she wakes up with blood on her hands, Cassidy knows that she has to figure this out and stop herself. Will she come up with a way to save herself? Will she be able to admit the truth?
This is was interesting, twist, on Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Like Teen Frankenstein a gender switch, but not only that there are underlying secrets Cassidy is keeping. They get revealed in a way as the story goes on. I say in a way because it isn't expressly spelled out. You have to kind of guess with no real confirmation.
I have to say that Cassidy is the kind of main character I wouldn't normal like, but in a way she was as light as her other half, Marcy was dark. They fit together and while neither character was very likable you could relate to them. I was half afraid I wouldn't like this because it features different characters from Teen Frankenstein although it is set in the same town. In fact, both mc's attend the same high school. That being said I loved this, I read it as fast as I could and now I am really sad that I have to wait a long time for book 3 to come out. So if you like retellings that aren't fairy tales... You should totally check out this series!