"Well worth reading, especially if you are a fan of teenage vampire love stories"
Jessica Packwood is just a normal teenager who goes to a
normal high school. Very good at Math, she has earned a
geeky reputation but she doesn't care. Then Lucius Vladescu
appears in her school and starts to stalk her. Concerned
about the new arrival in her life she talks to her adoptive
mother about the strange boy. She finds out that she is
really a vampire princess and has been 'engaged' to Lucius
since her birth.
To say that all this information is a bit of a shock for
Jessica is an understatement. She knew she was adopted and
Romanian but the whole vampire and engagement story is not
something she can deal with very well. So Jessica attempts
to ignore the vampire that her parents invite into the
house as a guest. She tries to keep him out of reach by
dating someone else. However back in Romania her family and
Vladescu's family are ready to go to war again if the
couple doesn't marry.
I have been looking forward to reading this book ever since
I came across it. However I found it hard to get hold of a
copy here in Europe and any copy I found took me over my
book budget. So this book was the first one I ordered with
some book vouchers I got for Christmas. Now I have read it,
I can see what all the fuss was about.
In the first half of the story we get to know the
characters. Lucius is from another world than the one
Jessica lives in. She has grown up in America while he has
had a totally different upbringing in Romania. His strange
behaviour and ways are an instant problem with the pair who
should be getting married and not fighting. Then Jessica
makes things worse and before she realises the mistake she
has made, it is too late.
The second half of the book focuses on Jessica trying to
get Lucius interested in her again. A typical kind of love
story that will not be new to the adults who read this
young adult book. It was interesting to see what Jessica
goes through in the fight to get Lucius back. The twists
and turns keeping the story entertaining.
All in all this was a wonderful read and the letters Lucius
writes to his uncle throughout the story made me giggle
more than a few times. Well written and thought out, I am
interested in seeing what else this author will bring out
in the future. Well worth reading, especially if you are a
fan of teenage vampire love stories.
Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted February 27, 2010