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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (19,468 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Beth Fantaskey Narrator: Katherine Kellgren, Jeff Woodman Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jessica Series Release Date: March 2018 ISBN: 9781440760945
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Author Beth Fantaskey injects a little humor into the vampire romance genre with this critically acclaimed debut novel. High school senior Jessica Packwood is a down-to-earth mathlete who’s not sure what her future holds. What she definitely doesn’t see coming is foreign exchange student—and vampire—Lucius Vladescu showing up at her door. According to Lucius, Jessica is actually vampire royalty, and they’ve been betrothed to one another since infancy.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffani Pike | 2/18/2014

    " A different twist to the whole vampire romance phase. A light read. Very witting. Enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie steen | 2/10/2014

    " i like it but i didnt like that they dont get togeter until the end of the book. i like books when the have a relation ship around the middle of the book. i hate when they save it for the end and then we dont know anything about the relation ship or what that is like. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Akiko Ashley | 1/16/2014

    " When I first got this book it surprised me, I liked the fact that Jessica did not believe in anything paranormal, finds herself on this ridiculous journey filled with surprises with a guy she cannot decide if she is attracted to or is the worst thing to happen to her...it has a sort of tongue in cheek humor about it, so yeah I liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lburt | 1/11/2014

    " So it wasn't what I thought it would be about but I actually thought it was better. More real I guess. Jessica and Lucius are both great characters both flawed, both looking for understanding and love. Can't wait to see what happens next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Loraine | 1/1/2014

    " Overall, I enjoyed this book! There were spots that moved too quick (the Winter Formal, for example), but I enjoyed the read, even so! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nena | 12/19/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. It was so much more than I was expecting. There were lots of little twists I didn't see coming and I was pleased with the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny Thurlow | 12/2/2013

    " I loved how this book was before most of the twilight craze. It's about vampires but its different. Better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jayne | 11/25/2013

    " I didn't love it and I didn't hate it but in terms of a vampire book I liked their representation of vampires. Worth a read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frances | 11/23/2013

    " Surprisingly pretty good! 3.5 stars. There's enough humor and character depth and romance to round out the story and make it hard to put down. The book doesn't take itself nearly as seriously and tragically as Twilight-- it's a much lighter, more fun read. Lucius is a riot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Naczek | 11/5/2013

    " It was different. Not exactly what I was expecting, but I still enjoyed it. Looking forward to reading the sequel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lempicka | 4/9/2013

    " A very fun book with two different parts.The beginning is fun but then , the second part is way more dark.Jessica and Lucius have a great love story .Definitely a book to read :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Schuyler Esperanza | 1/16/2013

    " Kindle app on my iPhone crashes NOW?! When I'm 93% done with the book? ARGGHHH!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsea Appiah-kubi | 10/3/2012

    " I really liked it when i first started to read it i thought that it was going to be a really cheesy type of book but i really enjoyed it can't wait to read the second one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vampirella | 9/23/2012

    " Marvelous book... Is intriguing how you can see how Jessica struggles with her past and how she tries to not accept Lucius in her life... But no matter what she does she has to confront her destiny at the end... And also fight for her love: Lucius! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fantasylover12001 | 6/10/2012

    " A fun book when one does not take it too seriously. There were things I loved about it as well as things I hated. Made for a pretty average but sometimes fun read. Rec to Twilighters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate McClure | 2/2/2012

    " I found this to be a funny, enjoyable read! I couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 IheartHB | 6/26/2011

    " I loved this book i wasnt that into it at the beginning but aas i read it i really enjoyed it ihope there is going to be a second "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 monica | 6/23/2011

    " This was a little more intense of a read than I had expected it to be. That said, I'm just disappointed it's taken me this long to read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 DazzlinSN | 6/21/2011

    " Not amazing, but a fun engrossing read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shanna | 6/19/2011

    " Great book I read it in less than four hours as I couldn't put it down. Who needs a local hick when you've got a hot Romanian vampire who wants to marry you.
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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Thea | 6/12/2011

    " It was as if Lucius became bipolar. One minute he's a sweet, loving, persevering gentleman er vampire and the next he's ready to rage an all out war. Flipping 180 degrees in attitude. "

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About the Author
Author Beth Fantaskey

Beth Fantaskey lives in rural Pennslyvania with her husband and three daughters. She has a master’s degree in journalism and has written a variety of pieces from speeches to newsletters to short fiction. She is the author of the young adult novels Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side and Jekel Loves Hyde.

About the Narrators

Katherine Kellgren (1969–2018), narrator and actress, appeared onstage in London, New York, and Frankfurt, including in the role of Laura in a regional production of The Glass Menagerie and appearances on Comedy Central. In recognition of her mastery of audiobook narration, she received many honors, including the prestigious Audie Awards, with four for best female narrator; the Odyssey Award; Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award; dozens of AudioFile magazine Earphones Awards; an AudioFile Golden Voice Award; Booklist Voice of Choice award; and acclaim from press and listener reviews.

Jeff Woodman is an actor and narrator. He is a winner of the prestigious Audie Award and a six-time finalist. He has received twenty Earphones Awards and was named the 2008 Best Voice in Fiction & Classics, as well as one of the Fifty Greatest Voices of the Century by AudioFile magazine. As an actor, he originated the title role in Tennessee Williams’ The Notebook of Trigorin and won the S. F. Critics’ Circle Award for his performance in An Ideal Husband. In addition to numerous theater credits on and off Broadway, his television work includes Sex and the City, Law & Order, and Cosby.