Book Review: Jessica’s Guide to Dating the Dark Side By Beth Fantaskey

jessica's guide to dating on the dark side book review, vampire book reviewJESSICA’S GUIDE TO DATING ON THE DARK SIDE by Beth Fantaskey

A Pirate Princess Review

Description: “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.”

Reading level: Ages 14 & up
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books; 1 edition (February 1, 2009)

REVIEW: 5 STARS NOT TO BE MISSED!

Omg, three words. Crazy. Vampire. Love.  You can tell this will be a good review if it starts off like this, LoL!

This book this about a girl named Jessica who’s world was changed completely when a vampire named Lucius shows up on her doorstep claiming she’s a vampire princess, and his bride.

I liked the character’s personalities and how they acted. It was like I was watching. Like I could walk up and slap them and they’d reply.  At one point Jessica slapped Lucius across the face when he pissed her off. I loved that! LoL! Jessica got pissed and instead of storming off, she slapped a vampire prince across the face, go Jess!  Honestly, at the beginning, I thought that it was slow and I wouldn’t like it, but it sped up and I started LOVING it.  Give it time to get going if you like fast pace books.

If you like the VAMPIRE DIARIES, you’ll like this series. It has similar components, like the love triangle, but forms a different story.   Jake loves Jessica, Lucius loves Jessica, and Jessica is torn.  It adds an interesting romance to the story…..and some comedy.

This book is the first in a series that I have now finished ((*bows to the crowd*)) and I honestly can’t decide which was better. First or second? How to choose? Flip a coin? Nah, I’ll just say why they tied. JESSICA’S GUIDE TO DATING ON THE DARK SIDE was fun and it tied because of the comedy and that I couldn’t put it down((Seriously, I only put it down when I REALLY had too)). The second book, JESSICA RULES THE DARK SIDE (review to appear shortly), tied with the first because it was awesome and had good plot like the first one. The first book takes place in a small town in Pennsylvania.  Jess is a bit of a farm girl, which makes the scenes with her and Lucius funny. Farm tools are good weapons, btw. 😉

I would and will recommend for teen readers and people who like vampires.  Lucius is the showstopper in this book.  Grab it.  Read it.  You’ll like it!

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PS – the Kindle edition is on sale for only $5.39!  Bargain!

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