Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side : Beth Fantaskey :
Book Review: Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side. Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey. Jessica is an average farm girl. She shovels out horse stalls, flirts with the cute boy next door and tries to get by as being normal in high school. All of that changes when Lucius Vladescu shows up – her. 18 Jan Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Booklist " Fantaskey's fast-paced story is full of plot twists and turns that keep readers guessing until the very end. The story is highly entertaining with plenty of action. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side Realizing Jessica's determination and love, Lucas fights his Uncle who plotted to kill Jessica and after a bloody family Lucas and Jessica cement their love and lead the clans into an era of peace. Click here to see the rest of this review. Best part.
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Published February 1st by Harcourt first published October 19th Lucius VladescuAnatasia Jessica Packwood.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. Sep 06, Kristi rated it really liked it Shelves: With a line like I started having a little bit of deja vu And it is not necessarily a bad thing, but the feeling of deja vu was quickly replaced with awe. Kudos to Fantaskey for reinventing the genre with this one. I think I should start rating my books according to how frequently I article source them down.
Which I think only happened once or twice, I was that into the story. I started it and finished it in the same day.
Book Review: Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side
This is definitely one of those novels I will be revisiting. The main conflict, referring to the transition article source vampire princess, is minimal compared to the real conflicting themes, of identity, independence, and self discovery. Lucius was the one I was worried about. He is motivated by duty and not love. As a reader I needed to see this radical transformation, I needed to see him switch that mode of duty to genuine feelings.
And Fantaskey masterfully displays Lucian through his first-person letters to his uncle. Had the author not included that insight to Lucian, the story would have been inadequate.
The writing was also exceptional. The minor characters really made the story that much more enthralling. It was just perfect.
Perfectly entertaining, perfectly masterful. An impressive addition to the genre. View all 7 comments. Mar 02, Kat Kennedy rated it liked more info Shelves: Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side is an imaginative, immersive when will the world realize this is a word?
In a completely original storyline that we've never seen before Jessica discovers one day that she is not a normal teenager but is, in fact, a vampire Princess bound by contract to marry a repugnant, spoiled, aristocratic prince, Lucius Vladescu.
He does not approve of her at all I swear, I'm not trying to draw a parallel between this book and certain movies I just like the image Senior year for Jessica begins to pass by and slowly, both she and Lucius begin to change and accommodate each other as they learn more about each other and come to respect their unique qualities.
Lucius uncovers a plot on Jessica's life and attempts to save her life by weilding the only weapon he knows Okay, so I'm being facetious. That all does kind of happen, and the book can be frustrating in that melodramatic regard.
At some point, the people in this novel start consuming A LOT more eyeliner. Yet, on the other hand, it is also sweet and touching. Jessicas Guide To Dating On The Dark Side Plot Summary relationship developed between Jessica and Lucius is sweet and tender, awkward and rich. Lucius' personal growth and character development, until Emo! Lucius, is actually fascinating and complex. This book is long with a plot that possibly could have been cut down but it was also pleasant to see how time in America was affecting pompous, stuffy Lucius and how he, in turn, was article source Jessica.
Her personal growth was to discover through dressing well, that she is a powerful, attractive woman. This is the one part that I felt the novel failed at.
Throughout this novel it is alluded to that she is growing stronger and more powerful as a person, coming into her own.
This book provides examples of:
Yet, the ending, which I won't spoil, only goes to show that she is still waiting on a man to make the decisions and have the power. People depend on her yet, predictably, she's more interested in her love life than she is anything else.
Her royal duties are nothing more than a way to get to the man she loves. She doesn't truly put any thought into being a monarch. It's frustrating to read. Apparently, we can be strong and powerful, but only over our bodies and self-esteem. Overall, this is one of the nicer, better written YA teen romances. It's far from perfect and there are minor issues with plot and pacing. Still, it is more than readable and quite enjoyable. Just like a certain movie that I won't admit to owning View all 11 comments.
Therefore, no brainer, I was really excited to read it. I thought this book was a teen romance, and I thought Jessica would be using her guide to date, yet there was no dating and approximately two usage of the so-called GUIDE. The creep factor is high, when he shows up in her class and claims they are to be married, and that she is a Romanian princess, straight-jacket much. One thing is clear Lucius Vladescu clearly is hellaciously hot and thinks he is a vampire.
Lucius is on a mission to win his princess and source her home, clearly, though she is way too much of an American teenager and lacks the up-standings of a lady.
All that aside he needs to bring Jessica home prefers to call her Antanasia but his princess is proving difficult and teenage American life is very odd. I must say even through my disappointment I was very surprised by this book, this is no teenage fluff and it is quite intense.
For god's sake," he said. However different from the BTB, I didn't hate this book and would probably have enjoyed it when I was a new reader. View all 3 comments. Just like a certain movie that I won't admit to owning
I really loved Lucius, he was intelligent and dark and the things he said were the highlight of the book. His letters to his uncle describing living in America was really hilarious, and his selfishness when it came to other people I totally loved. Low point, the title. Low point number 2 Jessica; I found her annoying and like 12, only wants things when other people get it.
Low point number 3, town folks correction town teenagers so supremely ridiculi.
Apr 07, The Library Lady rated it really liked it Shelves: I am not saying a man shouldn't be allowed to defend his lady's honor but almost killing someone for the sake of it? The Gruffalo Julia Donaldson. This is the one part that I felt the novel failed at.
Otherwise, I liked it but only for Lucius he lit my fire and I would marry him in heartbeat. Mar 11, Amelia, the pragmatic idealist rated it it was ok Shelves: Well, the beginning was really good, the middle part was crap, and the ending was alright.
Sorry for sounding crass - usually I try and sound more objective and mature when I write reviews, but this book just took all the emotion out of me. It's one of those up-and-down books. There were things about this book that were really likable. Jessica as a character: I love well-rounded characters who undergo a transformation throughout the story - keeps them from being stagnate and boring. I Well, the beginning was really good, the middle part was crap, and the ending was alright.
I like how she learned to be assertive and take charge of her life. I liked the vampire lore here: I mean, they're vampires, they bite!
That's what they do. And now on to the meat of this review: Lucius went from being intriguing to incredibly frustrating and then finally to annoying. I guess I just hate characters like Lucius, because I was not impressed by his actions one bit, and so I kind of wondered what exactly it was that Jessica saw in him.
He was too bad, with practically no redeeming qualities. So as a reader, I'm supposed to like and connect to Lucius because he wants to keep Jessica safe, so he accomplishes this by screwing around with someone else?
And that's my biggest beef with the story: Completely unnecessary - there are so many other ways to have Lucius accomplish the overall goal of what he's trying to do.