Imagine finding out that the person you have always thought you were no longer exists.
Instead of being a “normal” teenager, you are now expected to be royalty, vampire royalty no less, and marry a complete stranger.
The romance sizzles, the plot develops ingeniously and suspensefully, and the satire sings."" ""Publishers Weekly, starred review""Fantaskey sustains a wholly believable contemporary teen world against a backdrop of vampire romance Jessica and her friends look and talk like real teens, and her wry sense of humor is delightful, especially when describing an archrival who has her eye on Lucius. romance buffs will find the ultimate pairing of Lucius and Jessica absolutely irresistible, and it's downright swoonworthy once their elaborate courting ritual begins in earnest."-- The Bulletin* "A romance involving a high school girl and a handsome vampire may sound a little too familiar, yet this first novel quickly bursts ahead of the pack of Twilight-wannabes . Girls obsessed with vampires and romance will welcome this clever, amusing take on teen vamps in love."-- Booklist "Fantaskey's fast-paced story is full of plot twists and turns that keep readers guessing until the very end. Jessica is a witty, spunky protagonist with authentic insecurities and inner conflicts."--VOYA, 5Q, 4P, (highest rating) About the Author: BETH FANTASKEY lives in Pennslyvania with her husband and two daughters.
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.
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. I really loved that Jessica seemed to be having such a positive effect on him. It made him much more likeable and relate-able to me. He grew distant again, and we were right back at square one. I understand that there was a reason for why he was behaving like he was, but he could have done a better job. It was just like Edward in the second twilight book. And then there were also some other things that he did with a certain someone from school that drove me insane! Even though he behaved awful towards the end of the book, I loved this story!
While the plot was incredibly creative, the pacing was a bit slow.
In addition, I just did not care for Lucius (at first).
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