Dating dark side beth fantaskey
But she’s really put to the test when another vampire is found murdered, and Lucius is named the prime suspect.
Once again, Fantaskey has written a charming, witty and delightful story with the characters I first fell in love with in straddles the line between young adult and adult fiction.
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.
He must have realized I’d spotted him, because he shifted a little, like he was deciding whether to leave. It had never struck me how vulnerable I’d been all those mornings I’d waited out there alone, but the realization hit me hard then. Why couldn’t I own a car, like practically every other senior? In the precious split second I wasted being angry at my father, the stranger really did move in my direction, stepping out from under the tree, and I could have sworn—just as the bus, thank god, crested the rise about fifty yards down the road—I could have sworn I heard him say, "Antanasia." My old name .
But no, I had to "share the ride" to save the environment.
When I’m abducted by the menacing guy under the tree, Dad will probably insist my face only appear on recycled milk cartons.
But when a devious cheerleader sets her sights on Lucius, Jess finds herself fighting to win back her wayward prince, stop a global vampire war—and save Lucius’s soul from eternal destruction About the Author: BETH FANTASKEY lives in Pennslyvania with her husband and two daughters. All rights reserved.: Chapter 1 THE FIRST TIME I saw him, a heavy, gray fog clung to the cornfields, tails of mist slithering between the dying stalks. He was still there, but in the road now, booted feet planted on either side of the double yellow line, arms still crossed, watching the bus drive away. More to the point, what did he want with me in the present?
Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into Jessica Packwood’s senior year “get-a-life” plan.
What she definitely doesn't see coming is foreign exchange student - and vampire - Lucius Vladescu showing up at her door.
According to Lucius, Jessica is actually vampire royalty, and they've been betrothed to one another since infancy. Beth Fantaskey lives in rural Pennslyvania with her husband and three daughters.
Armed with newfound confidence and a copy of Growing Up Undead: A Teen Vampire’s Guide to Dating, Health, and Emotions, Jessica makes a dramatic transition from average American teenager to glam European vampire princess. 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""""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 .
But then a bizarre (and incredibly hot) new exchange student named Lucius Vladescu shows up, claiming that Jessica is a Romanian vampire princess by birth and he’s her long-lost fiancé. 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. Jessica is a witty, spunky protagonist with authentic insecurities and inner conflicts." "VOYA, "5Q, 4P, (highest rating)""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 . Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side is her first book.
The content is perfectly safe for younger teen readers, but her characters have matured and so the situations they face are more mature as well.