The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll & Mademoiselle Odile by James Reese

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As well, there were a few times when it just wasn't entirely clear what was going on so I had to go back and reread it.
-Esther's Ever After

Synopsis

It's 1870, and a young woman named Odile is fighting to survive on the blood-soaked streets of Paris. Luckily, Odile has an advantage and a bizarre birthright. She is descended from the Cagots, a much-despised race whose women were reputed to be witches. Were they, in fact? This is the question Odile must answer--about her ancestors and herself--while she uses her talents to help a young Doctor Jekyll who seems to be abusing the salts that she gave him in a most disconcerting way.

 

About James Reese

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James Reese is the New York Times bestselling author of The Dracula Dossier, The Book of Shadows, The Book of Spirits, and Witchery. Born on eastern Long Island, Reese now divides his time between Paris, France, and Tampa, Florida.
 
Published April 10, 2012 by Roaring Brook Press. 368 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll & Mademoiselle Odile
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Excellent
Reviewed by Kimberly Giarratano

Best-selling author James Reese has created an enigmatic story.

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Dark Faerie Tales

Below average
Reviewed by Macie on Apr 21 2012

I found the writing overly burdened by endless dependent clauses, and sometimes the italicized French got a bit away from me, and I would have to look up a translation into English.

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Mermaid Vision Books

Below average
Reviewed by Angel on May 14 2012

Young readers who are new to retellings may find Mademoiselle Odile a worthy companion, but it does not succeed in making the world of Jekyll and Hyde any richer.

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Esther's Ever After

Below average
Reviewed by Brenna on Apr 12 2012

As well, there were a few times when it just wasn't entirely clear what was going on so I had to go back and reread it.

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Hooked on Books

Below average
Reviewed by Christa on May 11 2012

Despite a strong beginning, there were a few problematic elements that wore away at the good parts and left me frustrated and disappointed in the end.

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Good
Reviewed by Naomi Bates on May 07 2012

What an excellent mixture of historical fact with historical fiction!

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