Thursday, February 14, 2013

Review: Hyde ( Hyde #1) by Lauren Stewart

Hyde by Lauren Stewart

To survive, they must embrace what they most despise . . . in themselves and each other.

Mitch Turner is everything women want most in a man—charismatic, successful, drop-dead gorgeous. Except he’s not a man—he’s a monster.

The only way Mitch can protect others from his monstrous side is to stop them from getting too close…that and a 7x7 foot cage. Isolated by his genetic curse, he spends his life hurting people emotionally, driving them away before Hyde can harm them physically. But, after a night of the best sex Mitch has ever had, he realizes that might be impossible. Except the woman he was with claims she doesn’t remember any of it.

Eden Colfax is everything men want most, men other than Mitch, that is. She’s kind, honest to a fault and sickeningly sweet. To rid herself of the monsters that haunted her broken childhood, Eden doesn’t lie, doesn’t curse, and definitely never wakes up naked in strangers’ beds…until the day she does.

Then the flashbacks start—places she’s never been, people she’s never met, blood she’s never spilled. She discovers she’s split into two parts—the woman she thought she knew and another who is capable of anything. And the only person with any answers is the one man she never wants to see again.

What neither of them know is that someone is watching them both, manipulating them, determined to see just how evil the two of them really are. And when the truth begins to seep through the cracks, leaving them nowhere to turn but each other, they will be forced into a partnership neither had expected.


Urban Fantasy


This is definitely the first time I came across the Hyde & Jekyll remake. So Mitchell here is the Hyde, whereby he will transform into some kind of raving beast once every 6 weeks. While Eden on the other hand, her revelation is more like unraveling a mystery.

In this first book, the author use this as a base for introducing the characters, both the protagonist and antagonist and let us know what the hell is actually happening. But of course, the main issue regarding Mitch transformation remain unsolved.

Mitch personality is quite a surprise. After reading the intro to this story, I thought he is a bitter person or act like some tortured soul. But he is quite the funny and sarcastic guy. You had no idea he had such a big hidden secret behind his facade. Thus, Mitch manage to avoid making this book into a dark fantasy.

What annoys me a little is that both Mitch and Eden are so insecure that they constant dilemma is getting repetitive. They both think they are not good for each other. This gets a tad annoying after they repeated this dilemma more than once.


Our dear Eden is actually a Jekyll, whereby she will turn into this seductress once every 4 days and after she woke up, she had no idea what had happened. By the end of first book, we know they both are the unfortunate guinea pigs for some weird science, but we don't know exactly who causes it and what the hell is happening. The cliffhanger ending involved Eden got kidnapped and 'stay tune for the next book, Jekyll'.

Rating 4/5