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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side.

Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side
by Beth Fantaskey
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Publisher: Harcourt
Publication Date: February 1, 2009

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.

Book Review:
For some reason I didn't get around to reading this book until a couple of months ago. When I did I really enjoyed it. It is one of those quick reads that you love, but move on. I thought that the story line was fun. Also the way the author depicts vampires is interesting. i have seen some different variations of the idea of vampires, but I haven't seen this before. I like the light feel in the beginning. Often times when I read vampire books they have a dark heavy type feel to them. This, though having to do with vampires, wasn't. Jessica was a nice leading character. She didn't really stand out though. I have read a lot of books with characters like her, so she doesn't really captivate my attention. As is with Lucius. Nothing extraordinary about him either. The story line wasn't totally unique, but it was still fun to read. I liked this book a lot, but I have to say that it isn't one of my favorites. I would suggest this book to anyone who wanted a short quick read.  

Rating: B

Notable/ Funny Quotes:
"Jessica. For god's sake," he said. "Allow me to do at least one common courtesy for you. In spite ow what 'women's lib' teaches you, chivalry does not imply that women are powerless. On the contrary, chivalry is an admission of women's superiority. An acknowledgment of your power over us. This is the only form of servitude a Vladescu ever practices, and I perform it gladly for you. You, in turn, are obligated to accept graciously." 

"Where do you. come from?" Frank challenged, puffing his chest, a little bolder now that he could breathe. "Some of us are starting to wonder." 
"I come from civilization," Lucius retorted. "You wouldn't be familiar with the territory. Now pick up the books." 

"No one's making any decisions today," Mom translated. "It's late, and we're all tired and a little overwhelmed. Besides, Lucius, Jessica is not ready to contemplate marriage. She hasn't even kissed a boy yet, for goodness' sake." 
Lucius smirked at me, raising one eyebrow. "Really? No suitors? How shocking. I would have thought your pitchfork skills would be attractive to certain bachelors here in farm country." 

"American women. Why do you all want to be nearly invisible? Why not have aphysical presence in the world? Women should have curves, not angles. ...One should never confuse fashionable with beautiful. ...Eat. Be happy to have curves. A presence." 

"I shan't take advantage," Lucius promised seriously. "And she can't be forced into a marriage, of course. It is a new century. Unfortunately. But I am afraid that I am compelled to pursue this courtship until Antanasia realizes her place at my side. As she will."
I will not." 

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