I’m going to go out on a limb and just say that I adore a novel when I want to SHAKE THE HECK out of the characters. If I have to put my Kindle down so as not to harm it in my ranting or place the book gently on my nightstand so that I do not break the binding when I throw it against a wall, that’s actually a very good sign. =)
I loved this book (obviously since I gave it a 5 star rating), because it gave me just such a thrill. =) Jessica is suddenly thrust into a royal position after living a life of average American teenagerdom. While Lucius was raised for this, Jessica was not, and so she is understandably out of her comfort-zone. Where we saw a confident, self-assured Jessica in Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side, we see a fragile, self-conscious and sometimes annoyingly insecure Jessica in Jessica Rules the Dark Side. I went through this book wanting to scream, “JESSICA!!!! GET OVER YOURSELF AND SAVE YOUR FREAKIN’ HUSBAND BEFORE I DO IT FOR YOU!!!”
But that’s part of the beauty of good writing. It makes you want to scream, cry, laugh, love, blush, etc. It evokes emotion, real ones. And that, my friends, is why I read. Now, I do not like to be left in my frustrated condition, I want some resolution, so never fear…Fantaskey does a great job wrapping everything up.
I have to say the addition of Mindy and Raneiro’s story is absolutely awesome. I adore them and hope that we will see more of their story, eventually.
All in all, a wonderfully awesome story!