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Series: Another #3
Published by Candlewick Press on March 13th 2012
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Source: publisher unsolicited
An elusive stalker is targeting Marlowe kids — and something unearthly has gotten into its wealthiest student — as the Another series builds up to a fiendish finale.
When his billionaire father marries French governess Nicola Vileroy, high society is all abuzz — but Thomas, the most popular student at Marlowe, is just plain high. Ever since his girlfriend Belle dumped him, he’s been spending less time with old friends and more time getting wasted at clubs. But after someone slips him a designer drug one night — and his stepmother seems to know way too much about his private life — things really start to get scary. As Thomas’s blackouts give way to a sinister voice inside his head, and as news of a vicious hate crime has students on edge, Thomas comes to the sickening realization that Madame Vileroy has involved him in a horrifying supernatural plan. How can he muster the strength and will to stop it? The pulse-quickening climax revisits Jekyll and Hyde as a current-day cautionary tale laced with a heady dose of paranormal intrigue.
I believe it’s safe to say you can read this book as a standalone and not get confused. The main character in this one is Thomas, who is in the first novel Another Faust who plays the part of Belle’s boyfriend.
Handsome and wealthy his new step mom is Madame Vileroy. Boy, does she never stop. Being the master of death, I’m guessing she is evil incarnate with the way she messes with people’s lives. For fun. Now she is one villain to watch!
Now this story involves Nicola’s evil son Edward. Hence the title “Another Jekyll, Another Hyde.” Classic dual personalities Thomas is vying to stay himself as Edward tries to take over his body and even more importantly his life. I cheered for Thomas in this one just because he was a likable character. Although I wished there were more scenes with Edward. He surely had a different depth of character. Now those journal entries gave me the creeps and I’m sure that was the point. I thought they were a creative way to focus on how different they were.
The brother and sister duo definitely know how to weave retellings of classic novels, and I mightily enjoyed their versions! Now if only there was another book?!