Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side

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

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.

I had heard mixed reviews of this book, so I was a little apprehensive when I finally broke down and decided to read it. Two of the other YA Librarians I know had loved it, though, which is why I finally did decide to read it.
I'm glad I did because it was a really fun book. Besides the fact that I got to carry around a book that had my name in a funny title, I liked the way that Jessica (Antanasia, Romanian vampire princess!) learns to value herself as she is and helps Lucius to overcome the darker side of his inner nature.
A fun vampire romance in a genre that is currently overrun!!


  1. I thought this book was fun unique vamp book. Plus I LOVE the cover! I'm sucker for dress covers

  2. I am too. The ones on the Luxe series books are amazing! I would love to just go in and try those dresses on for fun!!