Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey


The undead can really screw up your senior year ... 

Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into Jessica Packwood’s senior year “get-a-life” plan. But then a bizarre (and incredibly hot) new exchange student named Lucius Vladescu shows up, claiming that Jessica is a Romanian vampire princess by birth—and he’s her long-lost fiancĂ©. Armed with newfound confidence and a copy of Growing Up Undead: A Teen Vampire’s Guide to Dating, Health, and Emotions, Jessica makes a dramatic transition from average American teenager to glam European vampire princess. But when a devious cheerleader sets her sights on Lucius, Jess finds herself fighting to win back her wayward prince, stop a global vampire war—and save Lucius’s soul from eternal destruction.

Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
4 out of 5

Pretty good book, i must admit.  At first, there was a question on whether I'd like this book or not, just with the slow start and Jessica refusing to believe in the paranormal.  But thankfully the book got better.  

Lucius is the tall, dark knight in tarnished armour.  He has been hurt by the past and though it takes him a bit, he finally starts to heal from it.  

Jessica is a bit irritating.  She is a typical teenager with a number of teenage issues.  It was her persistence at insisting that the paranormal doesn't exist after proof is given to her was irritating.  But once she accepted it, she became more likable.  

I loved the version of the vampire myth in this book.  Really there was very little not to like about vampires in this book... Minus the betrayal, plotting, and the natural darkness of the vampires.

I found the Parkwoods to be a wonderfully normal and slightly crazy bit in this novel.  Their organic, vegan, give-peace-a-chance ways were a nice change to the darkness of the novel.  

Overall, this is a good book.  For a nice read, give it a chance.  

Happy Reading!


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