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I really liked Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side in the beginning.Jessica isn't dazzled by Lucius and she certainly doesn't believe that he's a vampire, even when he flashes his fangs. Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into Jessica Packwood’s senior year “get-a-life” plan.
The story does kind of remind me of The Princess Diaries, but with vampires.
It was a dreary early morning right after Labor Day, and I was waiting for the school bus, just minding my own business, standing at the end of the dirt lane that connected my family’s farmhouse to the main road into town. Dilly put the bus in gear, and I stumbled down the aisle, searching for an empty seat or a friendly face among the half-groggy riders. The town kids were probably still sleeping, safe and sound in their beds. More to the point, what did he want with me in the present?
I was thinking about how many times I’d probably waited for that bus over the course of a dozen years, killing time like any mathlete would, by doing calculations in my head, when I noticed him. Locating a spot at the very back of the bus, I plopped down with a rush of relief. Maybe my imagination had run wild, or too many episodes of America’s Most Wanted had messed with my head. Copyright © 2009 by Beth Fantaskey All rights reserved.
The tree’s low, gnarled branches twisted down around him, nearly concealing him in limbs and leaves and shadows. Harcourt Children’s Books is an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. 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.
But it was obvious that he was tall and wearing a long, dark coat, almost like a cloak. Who stands under a tree at the crack of dawn, in the middle of nowhere, wearing a black cloak? And why did my dad have to be so big on mass transit, anyhow? The name I’d been given at birth, in Eastern Europe, before I’d been adopted and brought to America, rechristened Jessica Packwood. "Jessica evolves nicely with each new shocking revelation, becoming, over the course of the novel, an intriguing and strong protagonist . The story is highly entertaining with plenty of action, drama, romance, as well as self-discovery." — School Library Journal "Fantaskey's novel is far more than a romantic fantasy .
And instead of a long lost grandmother appearing to give princess lessons, it's the infuriatingly sexy fiance.