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 fiancé. 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!