Feb 10, 2015

The Diabolical Miss Hyde

The Diabolical Miss Hyde

by Viola Carr

Book:  Electric Empire #1
Publisher: Voyager 
Genre: Young Adult:
Format: eBook
Source: Publisher
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Magic, mystery, and romance mix in this edgy retelling of the classic The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde-in which Dr. Eliza Jekyll is the daughter of the infamous Henry

In an electric-powered Victorian London, Dr. Eliza Jekyll is a crime scene investigator, hunting killers with inventive new technological gadgets. Now, a new killer is splattering London with blood, drugging beautiful women and slicing off their limbs. Catching "the Chopper" could make Eliza's career--or get her burned. Because Eliza has a dark secret. A seductive second self, set free by her father's forbidden magical elixir: wild, impulsive Lizzie Hyde.

When the Royal Society sends their enforcer, the mercurial Captain Lafayette, to prove she's a sorceress, Eliza must resist the elixir with all her power. But as the Chopper case draws her into London's luminous, magical underworld, Eliza will need all the help she can get. Even if it means getting close to Lafayette, who harbors an evil curse of his own.

Even if it means risking everything and setting vengeful Lizzie free . 

My Review: Ahhhh! I'm torn with this book. In many ways I liked in. And in many it made me it put the book down a few times. The as the end came, the book picked up and I just couldn't stop. 

I really loved the ideas brought into this book. I also wanted to see how the retelling was going to work. I don't really like the original book, but I wanted to see it turned into a fantasy style book. And well, I loved this so much better than the original story. 

However, there were a few things that I didn't like which made me sort of lose interest for a second. But I just had to get back to it and I'm glad I finished it. I would have anyone read this, who has to read the books in school. This is so much better and worth the read!