JESSICA'S GUIDE TO DATING ON THE DARK SIDE
Orlando : Harcourt, 2009
||Seventeen-year-old Jessica Packwood was adopted as an infant and raised in rural Lebanon County, Pennsylvania by a socially conscious vegan couple. Enter Romanian exchange student, Lucius Vladescu, who shows up claiming that he and Jessica are both vampire royalty who were pledged to each other as infants in a pact to unite warring vampire clans. This is all too much for Jess, who already has a love interest and is looking forward to an uneventful senior year. Lucius, the very refined, princely vampire, is forced to endure American high school and the seemingly bizarre eating habits of his host family, the Packwoods, in order to get close to Jessica. Author Beth Fantaskey creates a refreshingly original vampire tale, both funny and dark, that holds its own among the plethora of recent additions to the genre. The plot is fast-paced and compelling with some sensuous encounters sure to make readers swoon. There are plenty of twists and turns in the action keeping listeners on edge until the very end of this suspenseful and highly entertaining vampire romance. (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award nominee, 2011)|
Vampires -- Fiction.
Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction.
High schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Arranged marriage -- Fiction.
Identity -- Fiction.
Kings, queens, rulers, etc. -- Fiction.
Pennsylvania -- Fiction.
Romania -- Fiction.