Once shared secretly among the good doctor's inner circle, the Hyde drug was smuggled into mass-production - but in pill form, it corrupted its users at the genetic level, leaving them liable to transform without warning. A quarter of the population are now clandestine killers – ticking bombs that could detonate at any given moment.
It's 1903, and London has been quarantined for thirteen years.
Son of the city's most prominent physician and cure-seeker, seventeen-year-old Elliot Morrissey has had his own devastating brush with science, downing a potion meant to remove his human weaknesses and strengthen him against the Hydes - and finding instead he's become an empath, leveled by the emotions of a dying city.
He finds an unlikely ally in Iris Faye, a waitress at one of the city's rowdier music halls, whose emotions nearly blind him; her fearlessness is a beacon in a city rife with terror. Iris, however, is more than what she seems, and reveals a mission to bring down the establishment that has crippled the people of London.
Together, they aim to discover who's really pulling the strings in Jekyll's wake, and why citizens are waking up in the street infected, with no memory of ever having taken the Hyde drug...
Heart-eating monsters, it turns out, are not the greatest evil they must face.
Andrea Berthot’s last name has a silent “t,” like the word “merlot” - which fits, since that is her favorite drink to have at the end of the day.
She grew up loving singing, acting, reading, and of course writing. By day she teaches high school English, creative writing, and drama, and by night (or rather, by early morning, as her brain is more alive at 5am than 5pm) she writes Young Adult stories involving history, romance, and magic.
She lives in Winfield, Kansas with her husband and their two sons, Maximus and Leonardo.
Ok so for the book it was awesome! I love retellings and well I have a soft for ones centered around Jekyll and Hyde! this one was no different! This is one story that grows on you as you turn the pages. Hyde's in this book are monsters that rip out your heart and well they have pretty much killed the population. I have to say that I loved how the author did this rendition of the story and I just couldn't put down! It had a very zombie feel and I loved it! The characters in this one were very well written Elliot and Iris were amazing and the romance world so well! It didn't over power the book but it didn't fade into the background either. The only thing I really didn't care for much was the many MANY descriptions but don't worry they show up less as the book goes on.
So if you looking for a creepy story with romance then pick this one now!
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