Review- Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side

June 30, 2011 Reviews 5

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

Paperback, 351 pages

Published January 18th 2010 by Graphia
Age Group: YA
Source: Borrowed
Buy this book: Amazon

Summary (from Goodreads)
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.


My Review: 

This book was really good! I read the whole thing in one day, I just did not want to stop reading. That is how much I enjoyed it! I thought it was funny and interesting and riveting and all the things I want my books to be like.

I liked how strong Jessica was. She was stubborn and spunky and pretty awesome, if you ask me. Then we get to Lucius. Hmm where do I start with him? He bugged me…a lot at the start of the story. He was arrogant and rude and pretentious. Then as I was reading further into the story, he grew on me. He started to change, he was less arrogant and more understanding and maybe even a little charming. I really loved that Jessica seemed to be having such a positive effect on him. And I loved reading his letters to his uncle. It made him much more likeable and relate-able to me.

Then, poof! He grew distant again, and we were right back at square one. He infuriated me. I understand that there was a reason for why he was behaving like he was, but he could have done a better job. Found a different way. It was just like Edward in the second twilight book. He was that kind of infuriating. And then there were also some other things that he did with a certain someone from school that drove me insane! I thought he was the biggest jerk ever! Even though he behaved awful towards the end of the book, I loved this story! I cannot wait to read the next one. I was rooting for them to get together so badly! That is how much I liked Jessica. It was such a well written and well developed story that I was so absorbed into it. I devoured it so quickly, and loved it!

4/5 Gavels. 

Michelle @ Book Briefs

5 Responses to “Review- Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side”

  1. ~April~

    This book sounds like just what I would read. It will go on the MR list now. You can not beat a good book on vampires and romance…

  2. Jenni L

    I have been planning on reading this book but I just haven’t gotten around to it yet for some reason. Since you rated it so high I think I’ll read it after I finish my current reads. Your review really made it sound like a great book!

  3. Xia

    Love Jessica’s Guide! I liked that Jessica and Lucius didn’t exactly like each other from the start. It made things much more interesting and fun. 🙂

  4. Gaby

    I loved this book. At least, I remember loving this book. I still haven’t read the sequel though I really want to. It seems that the world (or my TBR) is not allowing for that with the way things stand on my end. But. EVENTUALLY. Eventually I’ll get to that sequel.

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