Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. She always knew she was adopted but did not know her parental history. She learns however when a vampire prince comes into her life as a foreign exchange student. ChrisWeir Feb 2, This book is so great because it has so many elements to it. It has humor; Jessica is a typical teenager and sometimes her actions are too funny because she’s so dramatic. Lucius also brings humor in the way he sees American customs and the things teenagers say and do.
But is Jess the crazy one for resisting the sexy Romanian young man who tries to swoon her off the bat? But how long can you push away a vampire without getting bitten? I absolutely loved this book. You get the greatest view of both Jessica and Lucius and why they do what they do. Jess through the general narration and Lucius through the letters he writes to his uncle in Romania. Lucius is my ideal picture of a vampire, with glimpses of a human soul, but also the ability to be cold in a way that he can distance himself from all emotion and attachment.
All about Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey. with character voices but I felt like the voice/accent used with Jessica shifted as the.
I opened this book with reluctance, because vampire activities leave me quite cold, but to my pleasant surprise 1 read the book with increasing enjoyment. Fantaskey has considerable wit and her ironic account of Jessica aka Antanasia and Lucius’s on-and-off love affair is a delightful read with a satisfying ending. It begins when the gorgeous, tall, dark-eyed Lucius arrives from Romania to demand marriage to seventeen-year-old Jessica, promised to him when they were both children, in a match required to settle age-old vendettas.
Jessica is furious, and takes up with the nice farm boy, Jake. But Lucius’s charm begins to work on her, reluctance gives way to passion, and her normal high school life in middle America becomes suffused with blood. Vampirism takes hold, although not without resistance from both parties. It is a clever story with full-blooded characters. Even Jessica’s meek, vegan, adoptive parents turn out to have backbones of steel. As to the conclusion–who could resist those piercing fangs and the seduction of shared bodily fluids when they are a crimson colour?
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Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side 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. 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. 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.
Sort order. Start your review of Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side (Jessica, #1) Jessica as a character: I love well-rounded characters who undergo a.
But just as the relationship between Jessica and Lucius has matured and moved to the next level, so has their story. In many ways, Jessica Rules the Dark Side straddles the line between young adult and adult fiction. The content is perfectly safe for younger teen readers, but her characters have matured and so the situations they face are more mature as well. This development is what makes Jessica Rules the Dark Side such a success!
It bears all the charm of the first book, while progressing naturally with the characters as they move on with their adult lives. Jessica Rules the Dark Side is in stores tomorrow.
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Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey, the snarky and dark characters and finally, the plot that captivates a reader.
Spoiler alert! This post will be all about Jessica Rules the Dark Side , which takes place shortly after the events of the novella. After reading both the preceding book and novella, I had super-high hopes for Jessica Rules the Dark Side. In some ways, those hopes were realized. I liked how Jessica grew into her role as a leader, but I wanted to smack her in the face a few times for being monumentally stupid. She was such a strong character in the first book that it was almost painful to see her weakness at the beginning of this one.
Jessica was almost as whiney as Bella Swan and that is saying something. The honeymoon is over. But not everyone wants them to take the throne. But who would go to such great and horrifying lengths to destroy Lucius and Jessica?
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Antanasia trying to find her place as wife, princess and vampire in the drafty halls of an ancient castle in Romania. An emotionally engaging closer that fumbles in its final moments. Korean-American Lara Jean is finally settled into a nice, complication-free relationship with her white boyfriend, Peter. The whirlwind of a wedding, college visits, prom, and the last few months of senior year provides an excellent backdrop for this final book about Lara Jean.
The characters ping from event to event with emotions always at the forefront. Han further develops her cast, pushing them to new maturity and leaving few stones unturned. This knowing subversion is frustratingly absent from the novel’s denouement. Many teen novels touch on similar themes, but few do it so memorably. Two struggling teens develop an unlikely relationship in a moving exploration of grief, suicide and young love.
Violet, a writer and member of the popular crowd, has withdrawn from her friends and from school activities since her sister died in a car accident nine months earlier. Finch, known to his classmates as “Theodore Freak,” is famously impulsive and eccentric. Following their meeting in the school bell tower, Finch makes it his mission to re-engage Violet with the world, partially through a school project that sends them to offbeat Indiana landmarks and partially through simple persistence.
Warrior’s spirit. But nope, it does not happen here. One last point- the jessica of vampires are butchered here. It is not the case here. If you want a real mythical story, this one will not do the job for you. In so many ways.
Book Summary: Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into Jessica Packwood’s senior year “get-a-life” plan. But then a bizarre (and incredibly.
Loved the story line and felt it was well written. I recommend it!! Have re-read it many times now. So tired of interesting, snarky, intelligent heroines turning into whinging wimps in sequels. Anxiously waiting for the next one! Share for friends:. Jessica Rules The Dark Side Book Info Author. Beth Fantaskey.
By Beth Fantaskey. He was standing under a massive beech tree across the road from me, his arms crossed over his chest. But it was obvious that he was tall and wearing a long, dark coat, almost like a cloak.
The highly anticipated sequel to Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side They cast scary, shifting shadows on the gray rock walls and definitely didn’t do.
Surprisingly, I found myself delighted with Jessica and her story. Jessica, the main character, even refuses to believe that vampires exist in the first place. Beth Fantaskey succeeds in making the mythology plausible to both Jessica and the reader. The answer is yes. The image of a white-blond-haired man with a serpent-topped walking stick would pop up in my head every now and then, but overall, Fantaskey was able to make this character entirely her own, despite sharing the same name with a Death Eater.
The whole concept of instalove does not sit with me very well. But Beth Fantaskey is quite the tricky and clever! Then, she slams you with an intense blast of jealousy. Before you know it, you realize just how much you care about Lucius. It was one of the first books I enjoyed reading in a while. Beth Fantaskey was raised and still lives in rural Pennsylvania, a place that features prominently in her books.
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