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3.4 of 5 stars 3.40  ·  rating details  ·  507 ratings  ·  102 reviews
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 brothe...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by Razorbill (first published August 30th 2012)
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Zemira Warner
Jan 11, 2012 Zemira Warner marked it as hyped-to-read
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...more
Marie
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...more
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...more
Mitch
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...more
Evie
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

Hmmm, interesting plot but poor execution. I loved the idea of the book but I just 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 seems drab in comparison. I wish it had been scarier.

The main cha...more
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...more
Ferdy
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...more
Princess Bookie
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...more
Ade
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
Lola
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Tamara
Creepy. I liked it :)
Kalla
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...more
Shannon (aka Readergirl)
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...more
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...more
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...more
Maribel Salas
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...more
Jennifer
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
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...more
Kristi
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...more
Amy Sauder
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
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
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...more
Aioki Reika
“Mystery-Suspense! ”

Contains SPOILER!!!

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Shane
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
Ashley
Talk about a disappointing ending! The whole book was so good with all the mystery and creepiness and even the romance was pretty good, and I would've given it 4 stars if it weren't for that ending! The last chapter or so was especially good because all the reasons for why things were happening in town come out and you realize why certain things happened the way they did. It's the epilogue that made me give this book 3 stars instead. Throughout the book there's the whole what's-wrong-with-her-bo...more
Barbara
Improbably, Harper Bennett has caught the attention of Logan Townsend, the handsome new boy in town. You'd think that she's have it made, but the secrets she learns about Logan and his twin brother have her confused. Because the author starts with Harper running for her life and then shifts back to Harper's blissful time with Logan, readers are unable to gauge how the relationship began. In many ways, he seems to be such a great guy, thoughtful and considerate. But there are hints about what's g...more
Hannah
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...more
Briana
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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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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