Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Darkside (Jessica, #1) by Beth Fantasky

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The undead can really screw up your senior year …

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 originally thought this book was written for adults.  It was only recently that I found out it was for Young Adults.  The clue should have been that Jessica is in her senior year of high school.  -sigh-

Anyway, I really enjoyed this book.  It pulled in different aspects of the vampire legend and totally ignored others.  There were a couple of scenes that I found disturbing, but they were important to the storyline.

There were two major “bad guys.”  One of them was human and the other a vampire and I cannot tell you who was the worse.  This was not one of those books where one group is completely evil and the other completely good.  Like real life, there is some of each in everyone.

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Filed under Contemporary, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult

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