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Dangerous Boy

3.41  ·  Rating details ·  689 ratings  ·  130 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 brot
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
Sep 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
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 book comes crumbling down like a house of cards. Unfortunately, it’s also the first sentence of the summary, and I really have to mention it in order to give this book a proper review. So word of warning, if you’re looking for a cute yet creepy psychological thriller and have no problems with the kind of book I just described, STOP READING NOW, pi ...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
Sep 26, 2012 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.

May 16, 2012 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 ;)
Sep 01, 2012 rated it it was ok

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
Jana at
The publisher did readers a huge disservice telling us that this is a Jekyll and Hyde retelling. That's a major spoiler, and it made me far less intrigued and curious. I knew what was going to happen before I even opened the book, and I was right on the money. This could have been very exciting and suspenseful, but all I could do was roll my eyes at the dumb decisions Harper made.
Hazel West
Nov 27, 2015 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
Princess Bookie
Nov 05, 2011 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
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
Nov 11, 2013 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
Nov 12, 2014 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
Feb 16, 2012 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
Jul 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Creepy. I liked it :)
Nov 06, 2017 rated it liked it
I would call this a guilty pleasure book. Why? Because it’s not the most greatest read out there but you read it anyway because something about it just draws you to continue reading. Whether it be characters, or the cheesy plot albeit ridiculous as it may be.

This is supposed to be a modern day retelling of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. I see some similarities although the way it’s explained (the soul thing) is a bit of a stretch. At least with Jekyll/Hyde he had something concrete and explanatory (eg;
Kylar Hibbert
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Janelle Hammonds
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow. This book was amazing, through and through, my mind still reeling at the ending. I loved all the characters and how we got to see multiple sides to each of them. Not the type of book I’d read twice though considering the best part is the unknown and mystery aspect.
Apr 30, 2013 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
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
Nov 12, 2013 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
Mar 16, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
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ReviewDangerous 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 lik

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
Nov 06, 2011 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
Jun 15, 2012 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
Aug 30, 2012 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
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
May 18, 2012 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
Feb 26, 2017 rated it liked it
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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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