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.
Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into Jessica Packwood’s senior year “get-a-life” plan. They're scary and dangerous, and if Jessica is going to Romania she's obviously going to have to live in fear of maybe being murdered some day.
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. The romance was very sweet, very YA, but also full of a passionate underlying sexual tension.
This has been decreed since our births." I couldn't even process the "getting married" part, or the thing about "decreed." He'd lost me at "vampire." Nuts.
Armed with newfound confidence and a copy of Growing Up Undead: A Teen Vampire’s Guide to Dating, Health, and Emotions, Jessica makes a dramatic transition from average American teenager to glam European vampire princess. I see some new faces out there, and I want to get to know you all as quickly as possible, so I was destined for a whole year of Frank Dormand’s moronic, but mean, comments, which I was certain he’d spew every time he turned to hand something back down the aisle. Frank slid around in his chair to toss the seating chart at me. They were so dark as to appear black and were boring into me with a cool, somehow unnerving, intelligence. Faith had made her life at Woodrow Wilson that miserable. He smiled then, revealing the most perfect set of even, white teeth I’d ever seen. Above him, the fluorescent light sizzled to life for a second, flickering like lightning. One by one, he made eye contact with each student in the room, obviously summing us up. However, things had gone wrong over in Eastern Europe. Animal sacrifices, tree worship, virgins tossed into volcanoes .
"I grow weary of your ignorance." He moved closer to me, leaning down and peering into my eyes. I jammed the pitchfork in the general direction of his foot and ran like hell for the house, ignoring his yowl of pain.
"Because your parents refuse to inform you, I will deliver the news myself,and I shall make this simple for you." He pointed to his chest and announced, as though talking to a child, "I am a vampire." He pointed to my chest. And we are to be married, the moment you come of age.
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. Lucius's letters to his uncle were awesome and really gave insight to his struggles and desires.