Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side
by Beth Fantaskey
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009
Summary: Jessica is your average teenage girl living in rural Pennsylvania. Until Lucien, a handsome foreign exchange student, tells her that she is a vampire princess from Romania who is betrothed to him. Slowly, Jessica becomes to realize that he is telling the truth and begins to fight for her destiny.
Review: I was very excited to read this and possibly expectations were too high. This novel is okay, the prose flows well, the plot is good, and the characters are not too annoying. Yet, there wasn't that spark between the two main characters that left me wanting more. The teenagers were too cliche: cruel, prejudicial, and brimming with teenage angst. Overall, a good debut that needed more character development. Rating: **1/2 out of 5