Published January 18th 2010 by Graphia
Age Group: YA
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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.
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!