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Dangerous Boy

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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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Rebecca McNutt
This "romantic retelling" of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was definitely not what I was expecting. To be honest, it was rather disappointing. Having very little to do with the original story, Dangerous Boy tries to be something that it's not and is so clouded with romance that it has not much else to offer.
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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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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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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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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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 ;)
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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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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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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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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Suneha
Feb 21, 2016 Suneha rated it it was ok
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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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
Tamara
Oct 15, 2012 Tamara rated it it was amazing
Creepy. I liked it :)
Flissy
Dec 08, 2016 Flissy rated it really liked it
Good book
WJ
May 01, 2013 WJ rated it did not like it
Shelves: young-adult
I'm a pretty frequent visitor to Fictionpress, an online writing website. One of the writers that I've heard about, Mandy Hubbard was one of the lucky few who actually managed to clinch a writing deal. Needless to say, I was pretty excited about this book.

Disclaimer though: The edition that I read had a slightly different description than the one above. It doesn't mention anything about the retelling of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. What really caught my attention about the description though was the c
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Momo (the Mome Rath)
I wanted so much more than I got out of Dangerous Boy. I found it kind of shallow and predictable. BUT I WANTED TO LIKE IT SO MUCH. Hmph. I’m going to pout like a child for a few minutes.

*a few minutes*

And we’re back. I’ve never read The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, but I am betting that Dangerous Boy was only a loose retelling of the original, meaning that it only held onto the main idea of what Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde were. I think most people know the main plot point of the Dr. Je
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GeekBones
Jan 12, 2015 GeekBones rated it liked it
OKAY, WOW. WHERE SHOULD I START? Before anything though, I'm right now in the middle of the fence, I have no idea whether to like this book or actually dislike it. I mean there were almost-equal points for both. Hence, I decided on settling for three stars. Uhm, alright let's go to the good points/ reasons first. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE thrills and twists. It made books all the more exciting and fun. I love to see the characters finding clues to solve the puzzle to what happened. And since this book g ...more
Briana
Apr 18, 2013 Briana rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
This review was also posted at Pages Unbound Book Reviews.

Source: ARC

Review: Dangerous Boy presents itself as a dark, suspenseful read that will send chills down readers’ spines. However, the closest it gets to its goal is giving the distinct impression that the author is striving to create a scary atmosphere. Spooky locations and creepy pranks pop up one after another, but in the end they feel contrived. I, a person scared by everything, was not particularly moved.

The novel overall felt like so

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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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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
Shane
Oct 25, 2013 Shane rated it really liked it
Dangerous Boy is a creepy, mysterious, fast-paced story. I went into this one completely blind, having not read the synopsis (Thank goodness. Such a giveaway).There were several aspects of the story that kept me intrigued throughout and as a result, I ended up liking it. I was entrapped in the setting; the way it was elaborated in the pages really had me envisioning every single thing, from the dairy farm the character lived on down to the smell of the country air. It was nicely written and I'm ...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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Kaitlyn
Normally, this isn't the type of book that would catch my eye. I haven't even ever read The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, which this book is a modern retelling of. But I'd enjoyed Mandy Hubbard's books Ripple and Prada & Prejudice, so I thought I might like this one. Unfortunately, I felt quite let-down.

Oh, the main character. I could not connect with Harper at all. She ignores the obvious - the fact that Logan is, as the title suggests, a dangerous boy - and keeps forgiving him w
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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
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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Hannah
Sep 10, 2016 Hannah rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to get one of the ARCs very, very early, so...first review! (And I also want to say that Mandy is incredibly nice in person!)

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This is a really great new dark thriller reinvention of that universal love story: ordinary girl meets handsome boy with a dark past.

Harper has always been a "good girl," doing her chores at her family's western Washington dairy farm, staying out of trouble, and keeping anything dangerous at arm's length after her mother's death. So when Logan Townsen
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Sarah
Nov 15, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it
The Good

The prologue. I loved the fact this book had an exciting, action-packed prologue. Because I knew the awful fate of the narrator, it kept me turning pages even faster. It's like when you watch a horror movie and you are constantly yelling at the tv, "No! No, don't go in there!" Really kept me on the edge of my seat in a way that I don't think would have happened without the prologue.
The action scenes. As mentioned before, the action scenes throughout the book were just really well wri
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Celine
May 16, 2016 Celine rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved, favorites
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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Kreiden
“Mystery-Suspense! ”

Contains SPOILER!!!

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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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