" he asks sarcastically); a scene at a steakhouse where the vegan Packwoods meet the carnivorous Vladescus is first-rate comedy.The romance sizzles, the plot develops ingeniously and suspensefully, and the satire sings. (Feb.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. The protagonist of this teenage novel is Jessica, a typical high school senior with researchers as parents, a best friend to confide in, and a crush on her cute neighbor.Fantaskey makes this premise work by playing up its absurdities without laughing at them, endowing Jessica with a coolly ironic sensibility and Lucius with old-world snobberies that Jessica's girlfriends find irresistible.Jessica's laidback parents serve as foils for imperious Lucius ("Can I ever again be happy in our soaring Gothic castle after walking the halls of Woodrow Wilson High School, a literal ode to linoleum?
He is just a vampire prince who has come to claim his vampire princess and take her back to Romania so they can unite their clans and stop a war. It’s certainly an interesting plot and it is unique. You have Jessica’s parents who take in every stray they see, eat Vegan food and are very “free thinkers”.
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. Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side is a charming book full of likable and not so likable characters (think Faith the mean cheerleader and Frank the bully).
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. ) When I first heard the title of this book I smiled, it’s a good title, yes? With tips from this Jessica person as to how to snag a vampire, and once the “snagging” was over how to keep him and deal with his, uh, vampness… Jessica is just starting out her senior year when a mysterious stranger shows up at her bus stop and then later at school. Announcement: Mom, I love ya, but don’t be inviting no creepy stalkers to my house for dinner. In fact, logical thinking Jessica thinks they are all crazy.
Once she confronts his on his odd behavior Lucas reveals that he is a vampire prince and she is his destined princess.
Reeling from the new information and not quite believing it until she sees the changes in herself Jessica fights the knowledge and her growing attraction to Lucas.
An average girl from a small town learns she is destined to rule a Vampire kingdom.
Jessica Packwood wasn't expecting anything exciting to happen in her senior year in her small hometown.
I originally read this book back in 2009 when it first came out and LOVED it.
I was using some Christmas gift cards to fill up my e-readers yesterday when I noticed that this one was FREE!
The last thing she expected was a new, hot, exchange student from Romania to barge into her life and change everything she thought she knew.
From the vary beginning, Lucius Vladescu has his sights on Jessica who cant figure out why.