To me this was a different take on the vampire story Jessica early on finds out Lucius is a prince vampire and she is a destined to be a princess vampire, how they deal and feel about that knowledge is what makes this story. Women should have curves, not angles. 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. And how would his possessive brothers react when they found him with Amara? Shifter Connor Keene, the only son of North American Central Pack Apex Gabriel Keene, is the only one she trusts with it. I advised the Elders that you should have been summoned back to Romania years ago, that you would never be a suitable bride. This means that the female cannot become Vampire until she offer ups herself to the male and gives her purity to the male. I must say even through my disappointment I was very surprised by this book, this is no teenage fluff and it is quite intense.
Thank goodness it's not like Meyer's work because I actually like and relate to the protagonist in this tale. But here it was just in bad taste, false advertisement. As a brand-new blood slave, Annika must survive her dangerous new circumstances - or face death from the wolves prowling the Vale's enchanted walls. My only reason for giving it 4 stars is this: it is a campy but funny take on the vampire dating scene-he's a Euro vamp living with an American family of vegans, he drinks blood from Orange Julius cups while at school, and the heroine is funny and appropriately eye-rolls everytime he insists that she's his vampire bride. He's not gonna throw her on the snow covered grass and have his way.
I was impressed with the heroine, and how she stayed true to herself and stuck by her convictions and her belief in love, and the true nature of the guy she has come to love. The downside is that this book has to do the popular thing: fall-in-love, fall-out-of-love, obvious ending love-triangle, romantic doom, male lead becomes an even biggest asshole, etc. But just as fate unexpectedly brings these life mates together, malevolent forces threaten to destroy them. He was so wishy-washy it was annoying. Regardless, I loved this book! I am not sure if Fantaskey has left room for a sequel, but if she does I'll be reading it and regardless I'll be looking forward to her next book.Next
More than anything I love that Lucius, at no point, was compared to cold marble. But her work keeps her from getting close to others, and has drained her body and spirit. Overall, it was okay and I will probably dive into the next book if I find it. Once again, it was such a disappointment. In his rebellion, Lucius turns dark, almost evil, and Jessica must fight for him back or lose everything connected to her birth family. Determined to think Lucius is crazy as well as charming, arrogant, attractive and, yes, dangerous, Jessica refuses to let him have his way even if he does seem to have her parents on his side. Just another teen vampire romance novel to go along with all the others.Next
The first half of the book could have been an entire different book just from how lighter it tended to be in tone. Jessica's adoptive parents play a role consistently during the story, but in the end she goes to Transvania and we don't even hear a word about the parent anymore. And I'm alone with him, in an empty barn. This is definitely one of those novels I will be revisiting. Jessica Rules the Dark Side Jessica thought she was ready to rule a clan of devious vampires.
I've gone into that before so I won't bother with that again. Sounds like a good idea, right? But instead Jessica excuses it. So instead Mindy is left hurt and confused and eventually resents Jessica. I finished it in 2 days, as I found myself not wanting to put it down. My only complaint, and why it is a 4, not a 5 is the female narrator's Romanian accents are a little over the top, like listening to the old Dracula movies--although I am not sure how it could be done differently. However, I was pleasantly surprised by this book. Speaking of Lucius, he's the only really interesting character here.Next
Jessica's got moxie and buckets of it. Jessica's always known that she was adopted. I just loved every bit of repartee between these two. And at first a was not very happy about the narrator but, her voice did seem to grow on me. He was too bad, with practically no redeeming qualities. Lucius' personal growth and character development, until Emo! I think the narrator does a great job with the sarcasm and the humor. She's smart, she's capable and she's unknowingly betrothed to Lucius due Before I start, I want to clarify one insy weensy matter - this book is nothing like Twilight! T'was me with the brain malfunction.
An acknowledgment of your power over us. I also have reservations about the way female vampires develop their fangs in Fantaskey's world. Neither of these issues distracted me from enjoying this audiobook at all. Throughout this novel it is alluded to that she is growing stronger and more powerful as a person, coming into her own. Apparently, we can be strong and powerful, but only over our bodies and self-esteem.Next
Instead, the focus shifts onto Lucius, angst-ridden teenage boy that neglects Jessica forget her, she doesn't want me though we can save the vampire world together. Great story I completely enjoyed it and couldn't put it down, flows effortlessly. Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side is a book by. Now, if there was going to be a sequel, that would change things up quiet a bit. A deadly plague ravages the population. I wanted to run to the knife drawer, grab the biggest blade I could find, and plunge it into my heart. Wayward characters can just go die in a hole for all I care.Next
As for the prose, well, it's decent, moves at a fast pace, is mostly dialogue, and has some suspense. But still, I loved it, and will listen to it again. He threatens her, belittles, and taunts her family. Never thought I would say this, but wow Lucius makes fangs look sexy lol. In the book, Jessica, a 17-year-old , discovers that she is a descendant of. I mean a dating guide to the dark side? What had happened to her family? A great concept that, in my opinion, was sorely executed. I loved the dialogue, a I have noticed this book floating around out there amongst book lovers, but for some reason or another it never just reached out and grabbed me, moved me, or spoke to me.Next