Dr. Jekyll Mr. Hyde re-tellings

hydeI had to share this book with you because it sounds so GOOD!

The Diabolical Miss Hyde by Viola Carr.

Coming soon in Print. (On Order, place a request now!)

This steampunk fantasy intrigues me because it is a twist on the familiar Dr. Jekyll Mr. Hyde story. I absolutely love the cover of this first book in the new Electric Empire series.

The Diabolical Miss Hyde is about the daughter of Dr. Henry Jekyll, Dr. Eliza Jekyll, who is a crime scene investigator. Cue the song “Who Are You” by The Who.

The setting of The Diabolical Miss Hyde is an electric-powered Victorian London with lots of interesting tech gadgets for Eliza to use in her search for a new killer that is on the loose.

Much like her father, Eliza has a secret. A seductive and impulsive side that exhibits itself with the help of her father’s elixir.

The story doesn’t stop with hunting down a killer and an alternate personality. There is also an element of magic involved when Eliza is accused of being a sorceress.

I’m really looking forward to this twisted re-telling of the classic Hyde story.

If you are in the mood for another Jekyll/Hyde re-telling with a bit of Edgar Allan Poe, you might want to check out this next book.

madOf Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday (author blog).

Available in Print, and Ebook.

“In 1820s Philadelphia, a girl finds herself in the midst of a rash of gruesome murders in which her father and his alluring assistant might be implicated”– Provided by publisher.

I really enjoyed this fast-paced first book in the “Of Monsters and Madness” Gothic series. It was a cross between Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde, with a bit of a Northanger Abbey flavor. Add to that the historical element of including Edgar Allan Poe and it was an interesting read. Be on the lookout for the next book in this series, coming soon, called “Of Phantoms and Fury“!

– Michelle Frost, Indy PL Librarian

What’s Steampunk? (With Steampunk Movie Suggestions and Next Week’s Teen Film Schedule)

Definition:  1. a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy featuring advanced machines and other technology based on steam power of the 19th century and taking place in a recognizable historical period or a fantasy world.
2. a subculture inspired by this literary and film subgenre: the fashions and gadgets of steampunk.

Now that you know- what do you do with it? You could stop a library branch and make your very own steam punk journal to take home. Click here or on the picture below for times and locations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or check out these Steampunky films:
Wild Wild West

Wild Wild West

 

 

 

 

 

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

 

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

 

 

 

 

Treasure Planet

 

Treasure Planet

 

 

 

 

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

 

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

 

 

 

 

Howl's Moving Castle

 

Howl’s Moving Castle

 

 

 

 

Van Helsing

 

Van Helsing

 

 

  

 

The Prestige

 

The Prestige

 

 

 

 

The Golden Compass

 

The Golden Compass

 

 

 

 

Sherlock Holmes

 

Sherlock Holmes

 

 

 

 

The Three Musketeers

 

The Three Musketeers

 

 

 

 

Sucker Punch

 

Sucker Punch

 

 

 

 

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is on order, it isn’t in the library’s collection yet, but it’s one of our teen summer films. Click here to find out where and when it’s playing

 

Hugo

 

Hugo

 

 

Are you into Steampunk? Let us know in the comments!

And speaking of movies, here are the Summer Films for Teens that will be shown next week, June 17 – 23. Click on any title to see where else it is playing this summer.

Stomp the Yard

Pike

Tue., Jun 19, 5:45 pm

War Horse

Southport

Wed., Jun 20, 5:30 pm

Stomp the Yard

Warren

Fri., Jun 22, 1:00 pm

Madea’s Big Happy Family

Spades Park

Fri., Jun 22, 3:00 pm

Real Steel

Decatur

Fri., June 22, 3:00 pm

Joyful Noise

Brightwood

Sat., Jun 23, 2:00 pm

Madea’s Big Happy Family

College Avenue

Sat., Jun 23, 2:00 pm

Footloose

Eagle

Sat., Jun 23, 2:00 pm