Jessica's guide to dating on the dark side / Beth Fantaskey.

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    • Publication Information:
      1st ed.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Seventeen-year-old Jessica, adopted and raised in Pennsylvania, learns that she is descended from a royal line of Romanian vampires and that she is betrothed to a vampire prince, who poses as a foreign exchange student while courting her.
    • Notes:
      QEPF.
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    • ISBN:
      9780152063849 (hc)
      0152063846 (hc)
    • Accession Number:
      2007049002
    • Accession Number:
      191316517
    • Accession Number:
      lcc.159604
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      FANTASKEY, B. Jessica’s guide to dating on the dark side. [s.l.] : Graphia Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 20 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Fantaskey B. Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side. Graphia Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 2009. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.159604&custid=s6224580. Accessed November 20, 2019.
    • APA:
      Fantaskey, B. (2009). Jessica’s guide to dating on the dark side. Graphia Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.159604&custid=s6224580
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Fantaskey, Beth. 2009. Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side. Graphia Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.159604&custid=s6224580.
    • Harvard:
      Fantaskey, B. (2009) Jessica’s guide to dating on the dark side. Graphia Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.159604&custid=s6224580 (Accessed: 20 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Fantaskey, B 2009, Jessica’s guide to dating on the dark side, Graphia Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, viewed 20 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Fantaskey, Beth. Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side. Graphia Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.159604&custid=s6224580.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Fantaskey, Beth. Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side. Graphia Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.159604&custid=s6224580.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Fantaskey B. Jessica’s guide to dating on the dark side [Internet]. Graphia Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 2009 [cited 2019 Nov 20]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.159604&custid=s6224580

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2009 March #1

Combine the romantic vampires of Stephenie Meyer with Meg Cabot s princess-in-disguise, and the result is Fantaskey s lighthearted debut. Born in Romania as Antanasia Dragomir to royal vampire parents, high-school senior Jessica Packwood was adopted as an infant and raised in rural Pennsylvania by yoga-practicing vegans. The true nature of her identity comes to light when foreign exchange student Lucius Vladescu comes to live with them. Lucius is arrogant, condescending, demanding, and impossibly handsome. He is also Antanasia s betrothed, and as soon as she is 18, a family pact decrees that she is supposed to marry him to unite their royal vampire clans and avert war. Fantaskey sustains a wholly believable contemporary teen world against a backdrop of vampire romance—Jessica and her friends look and talk like real teens, and her wry sense of humor is delightful, especially when describing an archrival who has her eye on Lucius. Girls obsessed with vampires and romance will welcome this clever, amusing take on teen vamps in love. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2009 January #1

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. Down-to-earth mathlete Jessica Packwood is completely horrified when, a few months shy of her 18th birthday, a Romanian named Lucius Vladescu shows up on her doorstep, claiming that he and she are vampire royalty betrothed to each other since infancy—what's worse, her adoptive parents verify the betrothal story and explain that her birth parents identified themselves as vampires, too. Fantaskey makes this premise work by playing up its absurdities without laughing at them, endowing Jessica with a coolly ironic sensibility and Lucius with old-world snobberies that Jessica's girlfriends find irresistible. Jessica's laidback parents serve as foils for imperious Lucius ("Can I ever again be happy in our soaring Gothic castle after walking the halls of Woodrow Wilson High School, a literal ode to linoleum?" he asks sarcastically); a scene at a steakhouse where the vegan Packwoods meet the carnivorous Vladescus is first-rate comedy. The romance sizzles, the plot develops ingeniously and suspensefully, and the satire sings. Ages 14–up. (Feb.)

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