Jessicas guide to dating on the dark side excerpt
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But just when it seems like he might be a one-note character, the reader begins to understand more about him and his struggle to reconcile the extremes of his personality.He may be an eternal vampire ruler, but he’s still a somewhat regular teenager, trying to figure out who he is.
I usually read a lot of speculative fiction – fantasy and sci-fi – so when I read a contemporary novel, I want the characters to feel like real people and this is, in my opinion, one of Dessen’s strengths.Though she tries to deny it at first, Jessica finds herself increasingly drawn to Lucius, even as forces outside of their control threaten their budding relationship.They may be destined to be together, but first they’ve got to face evil cheerleaders, small-minded, mob-mentality townspeople and the very real possibility of a vampire war – all before graduation.He’s arrogant, selfish, patronizing, sexist, elitist and stuck-up.You spend the first half of the book hating him, but being unable to resist him, much like Jessica.Maybe the premise is a little crazy – how could you not know you’re a vampire, after all – but instead of pushing the ridiculous aspects of the story, Fantaskey embraces them. It’s not about the traditional vampire myths and tropes – there’s no fear of sunlight or garlic here.
At the same time, Jessica is a skeptic; she gives voice to the reader’s disbelief over the fantasy elements of story and does so with a well-developed sense of humor and sarcasm.
He’d sweep into town and declare that I was his long-lost princess, before he took me back to live a fairy-tale life in some magical castle.
The one thing this fantasy did by Beth Fantaskey, all Jessica Packwood wants is a normal senior year.
Dessen’s characters aren’t there just to fill space – they are there because the story would be incomplete without them.
I especially loved how authentic Wes and Macy’s relationship was.
I’m glad I chose this Dessen to start with, though I hope I haven’t ruined any future ones with high expectations – as I’ll definitely be reading her books again.