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

Saturday, August 20, 2011

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

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 Packwood is starting her senior year when she meets Lucius Vladescu, the Romanian vampire prince - and lo and behold, she is the long lost Romanian vampire princess, his fiancee. What a way to start off senior year!

I seriously loved reading this! You have Jessica, math whiz, believer in anything that can be considered rational, solved, and logical. It took A LOT of convincing her to even believe that vampires existed, so there was struggle #1. She was a quirky, quick-witted girl. You can imagine how she would react to learning she is supposed to be a vampire princess.

Lucius was way awesome too! He had the whole dark, dangerous, brooding thing down, but he had such a great sense of humor! I loved when he would write letters to his uncle describing his stay at the Packwoods'. He has an interesting take on Americans and their way of living. Even though he is a vampire teenager too, being brought up in a royal (and vampiric) setting, he has developed different mannerisms and etiquette, so when he was being snarky, it was quite entertaining.

The second Jessica book, Jessica Rule the Dark Side is expected some time early next year!

I recommend this most definitely! It is filled with great humor, a roller-coaster romance, and of course, VAMPIRES! This is not your typical Twilight book. For those wanting a good non-sparkly vampire novel, Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side is for you...

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Cait said...

Good review, I've been wanting this book for absolutely ages!! It sounds so so good

The Cait Files

Samantha said...

It really is a great read. I was laughing myself silly every few minutes!

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