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A modern-day retelling of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with a chilling twist

Harper has never been worried about falling in love, something she is skeptical even exists. But everything changes when Logan moves to town, and to Harper's shock, the two tumble into an intense romance. It's everything she never thought she wanted.

Then she meets Logan's twin brot
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Hardcover, 272 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by Razorbill (first published August 30th 2012)
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Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
Is it weird that I want Harper to end up with Daemon?
Julianna Helms
Actual, full reaction: Original is here on my blog. (Note: Due to copy-and-paste, formatting and links have been lost. View the review on my blog for utmost effect.)

Having never read The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and not knowing anything about the story, I was massively unprepared for Dangerous Boy. For those of you who have read my Scary School review... this book is definitely type 1 scary for me. It's a thriller that's punctuated by staccatos of humor painted against a backgroun
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Marie
Sep 26, 2012 Marie rated it liked it
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm really conflicted with this book.

I don't know if I LIKED it or if I HATED it.

I kinda guessed the situation with Logan/Trent. Not exactly but the fact that they were one of the same. It's hard to guess spot on the whole situation as you don't have all the information at your disposal since then you'd have no mystery, no story.

The prologue was fetching. That really gripped me and at first I was reading this book like I was on speed. It wa a real page turner.

THEN- u
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Mikerline Paul
Quite possibly one of the the worst books I've ever read. The only reason I even made it to the last page was because I absolutely hate leaving a book unfinished.

I had two main problems with this book (although there were several other minor things).

Firstly, the main character. She is drab and her voice is completely monotone. Not only that, but she lets her infatuation with a certain guy define her character. The boys she dates define her instead of her defining herself. Her thought process wa
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Mitch
Sep 08, 2012 Mitch rated it really liked it
Mandy Hubbard is like my guilty pleasure because, as far as I'm concerned, she can write anything. There was that cheesy yet cute time travel story (Prada and Prejudice). Also that surprisingly enjoyable mermaid story (Ripple). I trust her, so I picked up Dangerous Boy without even looking at the summary, which turned out to be a VERY good thing.

Dangerous Boy is a tough book to review because enjoying it hinges on being in the dark about one crucial fact. Figure it out too soon, and the entire b
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Hazel West
Dec 01, 2015 Hazel West rated it it was ok
I kind of figured this book was going to be lame, but I've been wrong before. This time however, I wasn't wrong.

Reading the description I actually though it was going to be a werwolf or monster book with brothers that actually wanted to protect each other but no. It was just a lame, poorly executed book that I still don't know whether or not was supposed to be supernatural. The characters are bland, the writing is bleh, and the storyline was stupid and badly executed. It was like someone descri
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Evie
Feb 14, 2013 Evie rated it it was amazing
Loved it. A solid thriller, full of secrets and surprises. The mystery was pretty good, the tension was building up steadily all the way till the end, and the ending was very satisfying, though open to interpretation! I highly recommend it ;)
Suneha
2.5 Stars

It is during times like these that I wish goodreads had a 2.5 star rating option. Now I have to choose between rating it 2 or 3 stars. I guess I'll round it up and give it three.

My thoughts on the book

The plot was interesting but it was poorly executed. I loved the idea behind Dangerous Boy but I felt that it could have been executed in a more chilling and scary way. I have read so many scary novels and horror books that this book seemed drab in comparison. I wish it had been more c
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Thank you to Around The World ARC Tours for allowing me to read Dangerous Boy. I have to tell you this book comes out in August but it is a MUST READ! Lord there where so many twists and turns I loved every minute of it. The cover of this book is so on that after I finished the book I had to go back and look at the cover and then re-read the blurb.

Harper is just your average teen having fun with her friends. That is until the day she goes to the bakery to get her father a coffee and she meets t
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Ferdy
Sep 04, 2012 Ferdy rated it it was ok
Spoilers

Shy and cautious Harper can't believe that Logan, the gorgeous new guy is interested in her. After dating Logan for a few weeks Harper is pleased to find that her relationship is going well, that is until she meets Logan's deranged twin brother, Daemon. Harper's new relationship is tested when Daemon takes an unhealthy interest in her. Harper is convinced there's more to Daemon than she was led to believe and when strange things start happening around her town, she starts to suspect that
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Princess Bookie
Apr 16, 2012 Princess Bookie rated it really liked it
Shelves: read2012
My Thoughts: What can I say about this one? I adore Hubbards books. I'm always thrilled to get my hands on them and I always adore them. I love her writing style, I love her characters, I always love them! I really enjoyed reading Dangerous Boy and I liked how it all ended but there were parts where I was one confused girl.

We are introduced to Harper who is smart but shy. She doesn't like to take risks, and always plays on the safe side. She has a close group of friends and of course a girl she
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Ade
Feb 13, 2013 Ade rated it it was ok
Shelves: books-i-own
I was trying to decide whether or not I should give this 2 stars or 1 star, as you can tell, I decided to be nice and go with 2 stars. Why do people insist on making their female main characters such idiots? A lot of the crap that happened would have easily been avoided if Harper had just talked to someone about what was going on. (view spoiler) ...more
Cesilia Buenrostro
May 21, 2015 Cesilia Buenrostro rated it really liked it
Don't let the title or the cover fool you! It was surprisingly good!

Harper isn't one to take risks, even little ones like public speaking. In fact, she has a list of all the fears she has. The reason why was sort of heartwarming. After losing her mother from a tragic rock climbing accident, Harper has now set herself away from what her mother that was harmless fun that cost her her life.

That changes when she begins dating the new boy in town. Logan is not only very sweet but manages to get Harp
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Anne
May 18, 2015 Anne rated it liked it
Harper has a new boyfriend who seems too good to be true. And as is usually the case, it is too good to be true. Logan actually is pretty thoughtful and kind - but his twin brother Daemon (that's a problem right there) is deliberately cruel and vicious. As Logan seeks to help Harper through some of her fears, Daemon does the exact opposite - and puts Harper's life in danger.

I figured out what was going on pretty early into the book; so will other savvy readers. However, still an enjoyable read f
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Lola
Jan 06, 2014 Lola rated it it was ok
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Tamara
Oct 15, 2012 Tamara rated it it was amazing
Creepy. I liked it :)
Celine
Jan 15, 2016 Celine rated it really liked it
Shelves: loved
The moment I saw that this was a modern re-telling of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, I knew I wanted to read this. That story just intrigued and fascinated me even as a kid, and so I was eager to read Dangerous Boy. And I was not disappointed with this.

I've had this fixation with characters named Logan because they always come out perfect, and Logan here is no exception. He was smart, funny, sweet, and charming. More than that, his story had depth, and not just typical teenage trouble.

Being a wide re
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Katiria
Nov 02, 2015 Katiria rated it liked it
Ok I really did like and enjoyed Dangerous Boy, and I thought it was a really good book. But I just didn't love it as much, now the beginning of the book got my attention right away. But than I started too really get annoyed with the main character Harper. I can't put my finger on way I didn't like her. I just didn't feel connected with her at all don't get me wrong. I felt bad for everything that happen to her, especially a tragic event that happen to her in her family. But they way she was act ...more
Katie
Jun 13, 2015 Katie rated it liked it
Dangerous Boy captured my attention with the prologue and I decided to pick it up solely based on that. While it was not what I expected I found myself flying through the pages. It’s nowhere close to being a favorite of mine but it entertained me and kept me guessing until the end.

First off, apparently this is a retelling of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. I didn’t know that until the end of the book but it would not have made any difference to me since I’ve never read that book. Fa
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Kalla [A Bookish Nerd]
I have mixed feelings about this. One of the things that bothered me the most about this book was the fact that the main character, Harper, falls in love with Logan after only a month. They are all over each other throughout the book, and I kept thinking to myself, "she doesn't even really know him!" And turns out, she didn't. There were so many warning signs about Logan, and yet she still stayed with him! She was so stupid.

The concept of this book was interesting enough. I liked the mystery, b
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Shannon (aka The Tale Temptress)
Nov 08, 2012 Shannon (aka The Tale Temptress) rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
This story wasn't quite what I was expecting. It would have helped if I'd known at the outset that this was a modern retelling of the story of Jeckyl and Hyde. I'm not sure how that fact escaped my notice when I was reading the summary, but somehow, by the time I actually starting reading the story, I had no idea what to expect.

The story did surprise me in that aspect, and I felt that the author did a pretty good job of retelling that tale without making it an exact copy or without using scienti
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Allison (The Allure of Books)
Dangerous Boy by Mandy Hubbard is a retelling of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. How awesome is that? I haven’t read the original, but I have seen the Wishbone episode (that counts for something, right?). Since it is the season for reading all that is spooky and sinister, I dove right into this one. Did it fulfill my Halloween read craving? Yes. Was it a fantastic read otherwise? Not so much, I’m afraid.

Y’all, the MC is a WEENIE. Oh my goodness, Harper is afraid of everything. I m
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Waiting For Wentworth
I had mostly forgotten the tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, so I had no expectations going into reading Dangerous Boy. I found it to be a quick read and very enjoyable, though not completely believable.

The protagonist, Harper, is not a strong character and at first I didn't really care for her. She is a big scaredy cat and is afraid to take any risk at all. The irrational fears that she has stems from her mother's death, and is not directly related to anything that occurred to Harper. I found t
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Maribel Salas
Oct 06, 2012 Maribel Salas rated it liked it
Review is on http://wordswritteninblack.blogspot.com/

My initial reaction to this book when I finished it reading was that of EXTREME shock. And why is that? Well because I had never read The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and so I had no clue how this book would have ended. I know how stupid of me for not knowing Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde right? But I was actually grateful of my ignorance, because if I had known what would have happened I would have NOT read the book. You see I have mixe
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Jennifer
May 31, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it
I love Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde retellings so I was immediately intrigued with this book. Harper has just began dating Logan who is recently new to town. He is very sweet, kind, swoon worthy, and a perfect boyfriend to Harper. They really understand each other since Harper lost her mom and Logan lost both of his parents. Everything is perfect between them until one night Logan has to take off in a hurry and has Harper's purse in his car. Harper decides to drop by his house to pick it up and unkno ...more
Liviania
Aug 30, 2012 Liviania rated it liked it
DANGEROUS BOY starts in media res, with a girl running from a boy who wants to kill her and who has already killed once. Then it jumps back a month to show how that girl came to be running for her life through the rain.

The girl is Harper and the place is Enumclaw, Washington. It's one of those towns that's half-rural, half-suburban. Harper and her friends fall into the rural part of that equation. But Harper is no tough, strapping farm girl. She's pretty timid all around, on top of her ten big f
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Kristi
Mar 15, 2013 Kristi rated it liked it
Shelves: own-arc
I love Mandy Hubbard’s books, so I was excited to have the opportunity to read her newest title, Dangerous Boy! Dangerous Boy was a little on the creepy side, especially compared to Mandy’s other books. I wasn’t expecting it, but I liked it!

Harper is dating the new guy, Logan. And ladies he’s as dreamy as can be. They share a common bond both having lost someone close to them. Harper having lost her mother and Logan having lost both of his parents. Their relationship is wonderful until Harper me
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Amy Sauder
Jul 26, 2012 Amy Sauder rated it liked it
I received an ARC of this book that I am so grateful for and pleased to have won. I entered the drawing because it was described as a modern retelling of the Jekyll & Hyde story. My main concern with this book was that it would be too high-school romance for my liking. And I will say, now that I have read it, that there was alot of very high-schooler moments that I rolled my eyes at. The infatuation and obsession with a boyfriend or girlfriend that the kid hasn't known or been with very long ...more
Lindsay
Oct 18, 2012 Lindsay rated it really liked it
Harper's new boyfriend, Logan, is everything she never knew she was looking for, including the fact that he's exhilaratingly dangerous while she's a little meek and ordinary, but dating him gives her the chance to say good bye to her good girl past and hello to adventure. There's only one problem: Logan's twin brother Daemon, a possibly bad seed with an icy stare and the ability to freak her out. But they're a package deal. Then some strange things happen, like cow bones being found in mailboxes ...more
Rene Kirkpatrick
May 10, 2012 Rene Kirkpatrick rated it liked it
This was pretty exciting, it was a quick read.

What do you do when your boyfriend hides his past and his family from you?

In my head, I was thinking: RUN! Run fast! You don't know anything except that you don't know anything! Not a good way to start a relationship! My heart was saying: Ohhh! He's a sweetheart! He loves you! You get all tingly when you see him in a room! Awww. Hug him again and breathe in his soapy scent.

Harper is a farmer's kid in Enumclaw with a few good friends and a school en
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Mandy Hubbard is the author of PRADA & PREJUDICE and YOU WISH, both novels for teens now in stores. In 2011, her releases include BUT I LOVE HIM (written as Amanda Grace) and RIPPLE. She is also a literary agent for D4EO Literary Agency. For more information, visit her website.
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