Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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

From the jacket:

Enter a bizarre new exchange student named Lucius Vladescu who claims Jessica is a Romanian vampire princess by birth and he's her long-lost fiance. He's arrogant, officious, embarrassingly overprotective, and, well, incredibly hot.
Armed with a copy of Growing Up Undead: A Teen Vampire's Guide to Dating, Health and Emotions , Jessica tries to imagine the transition from an average American teenager to a glam European vampire princess. But just when things start to heat up with Lucius, a devious cheerleader sets her sights on him.
Soon Jessica finds herself fighting to win back her wayward prince, stop a global vampire war-and save Lucius's soul from eternal damnation. All of which leaves her to wonder: Wouldn't it just be easier to fall for a nice mortal boy?

My Thoughts:

I thought this novel was a lot of fun. There were many puns on American lifestyle and humor dispersed throughout the novel which I think made it very different from the usual "very serious" vampire novels. Instead of the girl wanting to be changed for the love of her life, the guy was chasing her-and he was mannerly, decent, AND hot.

This was just an enjoyable read that I think fans and despisers of vampire novels with eat up! I would definitely read this again. The romance was steamy, the vampire lore wasn't over the top, and in the end it was about a boy (well, a man actually) and a girl falling in love. And both of them being stubborn about it!

Great read. I highly recommend it!

Rating: 4.5

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