Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side

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

# of pages: 368
Age Range: 14+

The undead can really screw up your senior year . . . Marrying a vampire definitely doesn't fit into Jessica Packwoods 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 hes her long-lost fiance. Armed with newfound confidence and a copy of Growing Up Undead: A Teen Vampires 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

I was really excited to read this because I'd heard a lot of good reviews for this book. And it was really good, unfortunately it would have been a thousand times better if I wasn't a little sick of vampire books. After reading Twilight, I (and I'm sure a few others) went on a vampire frenzy, I read a TON of vampire books, and now I am seriously vamped out. Luckily Jessica's Guide had an original plot so I was able to hang on to the book without drifting away.

So from a vampire lover's point of view: Jessica's Guide was a really great Vamp novel. The plot was original, the pace kept on moving, and the characters were fun to read. It is very evident that the main character Jessica has some internal conflicts with the fact that she was adopted, and has never really "got over it" really. And when Lucius comes, he stirs up a lot of inner wars in Jessica because he's a living breathing thing from her past.

I won't go on forever here, but If you want to read a really good vamp book, I definitely recommend this one! Other books you might enjoy:

Evernight (Evernight, Book 1) by Claudia Gray
Need by Carrie Jones
Evermore (The Immortals) by Alyson Noel
Wondrous Strange (Wondrous Strange (Hardback)) by Lesley Livingston
City of Bones (Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare
Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, Book 1)by Melissa de la Cruz
The Summoning (Darkest Powers, Book 1) by Kelley Armstrong
Impossible by Nancy Werlin

Check out Beth Fantasky here

Have you read Jessica's Guide, if so what did you think? Leave a comment.

1 comment:

PolishOutlander said...

Great review! I read this soon after reading the Twilight books and just found the plot very refreshing and original; plus I truly appreciated the fact that Lucius wasn't the typical perfect vampire boy. Glad to know you liked it as well.