Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
Jessica is an average farm girl. She shovels out horse stalls, flirts with the cute boy next door and tries to get by as being normal in high school. All of that. The plot: Jessica is a normal midwestern teenager. Except for the small fact that she was born in Romania, secretly (and illegally) adopted, and. Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side Book Summary and Study Guide Jessica Packwood wasn't expecting anything exciting to happen in her senior.
Book Review: Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side
I just like the image Senior year for Jessica begins to pass by and slowly, both she and Lucius begin to change and accommodate each other as they learn more about each other and come to respect their unique qualities. Lucius uncovers a plot on Jessica's life and attempts to save her life by weilding the only weapon he knows Okay, so I'm being facetious.
That all does kind of happen, and the book can be frustrating in that melodramatic regard. At some point, the people in this novel start consuming A LOT more eyeliner. Yet, on the other hand, it is also sweet and touching. The relationship developed between Jessica and Lucius is sweet and tender, awkward and rich. Lucius' personal growth and character development, until Emo! Lucius, is actually fascinating and complex. This book is long with a plot that possibly could have been cut down but it was also pleasant to see how time in America was affecting pompous, stuffy Lucius and how he, in turn, was affecting Jessica.
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Her personal growth was to discover through dressing well, that she is a powerful, attractive woman. This is the one part that I felt the novel failed at. Throughout this novel it is alluded to that she is growing stronger and more powerful as a person, coming into her own. She's more concerned with passing tests and the cute farm boy from down the road. Can she learn to step into her destiny or will she choose the comforts of a normal life instead?
I loved Jessica and Lucius; I read their story in a span of two days and couldn't shake it from my head for weeks. Many a good book suffered during that time as any new characters I met had to share space in my thoughts with Jessica and Lucius. I was slightly worried when I began this one because it had potential to be yet another Twilight knock off, but Jessica's Guide is far from that.
I loved the Romania connection and getting back to the true roots of the vampire mythology. I also just really enjoyed watching Jessica and Lucius' relationship evolve. The ending bummed me out - I wasn't ready to walk away from this pair so I was so excited that there was going to be a sequel. Jessica Rules the Dark Side will be out on January 10th. If you haven't spent some time with Jessica and Lucius, I highly recommend that you remedy that soon.
I wish the sequel has come out sooner - it's been a long time!