Friday, March 27, 2009

Jessica's Guide To Dating On The Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey

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.

Review: I have to say I was never much for the paranormal in books but lately I have been enjoying them more and more and this book was no exception. I enjoyed it far more than I expected, but it definitely had its faults. Jessica and Lucius are great characters with a lot of personality. They are funny and emotional and endearing. But the background characters don't have the same depth, they are very one dimensional.

I really liked the story, it was a fun romance that had a darker ending but the two parts of the story didn't mix well in spots. The first half is funny and the second half is dark instead of the two blending throughout. The ending also felt a little rushed. The whole story had built to that point and I was waiting and waiting for it and then it just ended. It ended the way I wanted it to but somehow I was still a little let down at the end.

I know this review makes it sound like I didn't like it but I really did enjoy this book and I think because I loved certain parts so much, the parts I didn't like were an even bigger let down.

This book counts toward my Spring Reading Thing Challenge


GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

I never was a fan of paranormal until recently too. There are so many good ones out now! I love the cover of this.

Jo said...

Great review, thanks! This is the second review of this book I've read. It sounds awesome!

Steph Su said...

Hehe, interesting to see how you felt about it. I do agree with you about the flatness of the secondary characters--which is probably why the book picked up a lot more appeal towards the end, when it was mostly about Jessica and Lucius!

Insert Book Title Here said...

I really liked this book but I agree about the ending. It was a little disappointing.

Carol(ina) said...

Great review! I'm glad that you're enjoying more paranormal books now! :)

Alexa said...

I do have this on my list and your review's made me more interested to read it.

H said...

I haven't had any negative reviews of this one yet. Thanks for the warning about the end though. I always feel cheated if I don't know the ending will be abrupt :)

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