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 "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 . 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.
The romance sizzles, the plot develops ingeniously and suspensefully, and the satire sings. (Feb.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. The protagonist of this teenage novel is Jessica, a typical high school senior with researchers as parents, a best friend to confide in, and a crush on her cute neighbor.
She narrates readers through her daily life and all the qualms that come along with it.
The stranger, Lucius, has a secret for Jessica, one that her parents kept from her when they adopted her as a baby.
Her identity crisis comes full circle when Lucius reveals himself as her betrothed, an act that her birth parents committed before their deaths.
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 The undead can really screw up your senior year . 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. The romance sizzles, the plot develops ingeniously and suspensefully, and the satire sings."— Publishers Weekly, starred review"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.
Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into Jessica Packwood’s senior year “get-a-life” plan. Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into Jessica Packwood’s senior year “get-a-life” plan.
Reviewer: Courtney Huse Wika Gr 7 Up Jessica Packwood is a normal teen attending Woodrow Wilson High School.
Her mathematical nature has even given her a slightly geeky reputation, which is about to change with the arrival of Lucius Vladescu, who seems to be stalking her.
For answers, she turns to Growing Up Undead: A Teen Vampire's Guide to Dating, Health, and Emotions, a title that reveals vampirism as the novel's metaphor for coming-of-age.