Friday, January 20, 2012

Book Review (by Charlotte) ~ Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side

Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side
TGIF everyone! Midterms are coming up this week for me, wish me any luck you can spare!

On to the point, this week I read the pretty book on the left. From the start I'd heard some mixed reviews of it. Honestly, I had lowered expectations when I started the vampire novel. I was completely blown away, this book has become somewhat of an obsession. If you are a fan of any vampire books in general, this one is no different. It's a pure obsession kind of series. Some books just have that glimmer than makes you dive into them. This was exactly so.

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 have to say, this has become one of my favorite books. I can't pinpoint exactly how/when this happened, but I just could never put this book down! I went through love-hate relationships with all the characters, but in the end I just loved them all over again.

If you are a lover of consistency, this may not be the book for you. I found myself willing Jessica to be stronger sometimes (she was a rather Bella-type character) and for Lucius to get a grip on things. The development in all the characters was slight. For a few chapters there was no real change at all, which was rather boring.

Again, these things normally turn me off a book, in this case it kept me reading. The end was a little messy, plot-structure wise. It is not a literature work of art, but definitely give it a chance!

4/5 Stars.

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