Saturday, May 9, 2009

Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey

Just a few weeks before her 18th birthday, Jessica is staggered by news she refuses to believe.  She is a vampire princess, betrothed at her birth to a vampire prince inorder to bring peace between their two clans.  Jessica knew she was adopted from Romania, she even knew her name then (Antanasia Dragomir), but this she cannot believe.  It doesn't help that the prince in question, Lucius Vladescu, is an arrogant, bullying snob!

But soon she begins to feel a strange attraction for the tall, dark, slightly menacing Lucius and wonders if it is possible that she could be a princess, and his wife, after all.

Um, not my favorite.  It got a starred review from Publisher's Weekly and mostly positive customer reviews on Amazon but the lone one-star review said it best for me.  Fantaskey can't seem to decide whether this is going to be a light-hearted Princess Diaries-esque story or something much darker.  It really felt like a bipolar story, one minute dark and sizzling and the next cracking corny jokes.  It was a bumpy ride but I finished it.

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