Jessicas guide to dating on the dark side review
Though resistant at first, Jess becomes more reconciled to being nobility, especially as Lucien shows interest in local girls and starts avoiding Jess.She’ll need Lucien to become a vampire, however; a female vampire can’t come into her powers until she is bitten by a male vampire at puberty (the reverse, maddeningly enough, is not true).I enjoyed reading this book, but I think I have to agree with Einmyria on the fact that Lucius was a jerk who did not deserve Jessica's love. Otherwise I disagree with what Einmyria wrote (sorry, Einmyria). I found the dialogue between Jessica and Lucius real and at times extremely funny. The dialogue on Lucius' part reeked of melodrama and he acted like a jerk right up until the last few pages of the book.I also liked how their relationship wasn't perfect and when you thought it was going to work out, there was another twist. He was dark at times and other times he was very kind (in his own way). *POSSIBLE SPOILERS* My opinion on this book had been ping-ponging back and forth for quite a while. And I do mean, the LAST FEW PAGES where he abruptly comes to his senses.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 This e-book includes a sample chapter from Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Sideby Beth Fantaskey. 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? 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? Lucius is a vampire, and he announces that Jessica is as well, that she belongs back in Romania where she is a princess, and that she is his betrothed, so pledged in order to unite the two warring families from which they come.Even after her adoptive parents confirm Lucius' story, Jessica's rational brain resists the evidence (Lucius' fangs, incredible healing abilities, and other characteristics all [End Page 196] point to veracity) for as long as possible, until she finally acknowledges her own destiny—but has she lost Lucius to the charms of modern-day teen life in the interim?
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.
I caps-locked NICE there because Beth Fantaskey (the author) seemed to have a pretty big hate-on for the adjective.
There was also a random scene in the book where the big, bad, scary vampires were sucking..that slurping and licking blood from raw steaks in a fancy restaurant... I think that scene was meant to disgust the reader, not break them out in peels of laughter, but it was just that dumb.
The more she thinks about vampirism, the less analytical Jess becomes, incredibly losing both the desire and the capacity to do math, skipping calculus and walking out of a Mathlete competition she’s been training for years to win.
It’s okay, though, because she’s wicked cute in her vampire mother’s dress!