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 fiancé. 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 (Summary taken from goodreads).
There are no words to describe this book, oh, wait, I have one: AMAZING! Seriously, this was one of the best vampire books that I have ever read. I loved it so much that I actually re-read it just a little while ago! The storyline is phenomenal and the characters are hilarious. If you haven’t read this book, then what are you waiting for? Go pick it up!
First off, if Lucius Vladescu showed up at my door claiming that I was a Romanian vampire princess and his fiancé I think I might be the happiest person on earth. Okay, maybe I’m overreacting a little, but I loved Lucius. He was pretty much the perfect guy. Sure, he didn’t really fit in with American culture, but he was proper, sweet, and well overall wonderful. However, I can’t blame Jessica for not wanting to have anything to do with him at first. I mean, all of a sudden this random guy just starts telling her all these things about how she’s suppose to marry him and that he’s a vampire and so is she. So, can you really blame her? Plus, she’s very realistic and only believes in what can be proven. Still, she was a great character.
The story itself was not only great, but hilarious as well! I think I really enjoyed it because it wasn’t all about her being a vampire. Sure, that was mostly the focus of it, but it still had some romance and drama mixed in as well. Plus, I love Ms. Fantaskey’s writing style. She really gave the characters personalities that stood out.
So, overall, I loved this book and would definitely recommend it. It’s a fun, fast paced read, that’s great for anyone who loves a good laugh. I also can’t wait for the sequel Jessica’s Guide to the Dark Side. It’s sure to be just as good. So check this one out and let me know what you think! :)