Friday, May 22, 2009

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

Summary: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 new found 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.

Review: This was a good book. I really enjoyed reading it. The story line was very different than anything that I have ever read. The fact that it was not the typical vampire story of how the girl falls in love with the boy vampire, was refreshing. It was a story about two families coming together through a marriage that would bring peace among enemies. The story kept me engaged and wanting more.

I did get a little upset about how Lucius was acting after Jessica refused him. He began to become a completely different person. Personally, I liked how he talked as if he were born hundreds of years ago. He came across as being educated and elegant. After Jessica realized that she actually loved Lucius and that her duty was to marry him, she began to lose him. That was the part where I got really agitated with him. After I got past that, the ending was good, but I wish there were a sequel. I thought the ending was not completely satisfying. A sequel would just make me a very happy person.

This was a good book. It was one that you would want more of. I suggest it to anyone who enjoys vampire based books.