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Not Like You by Deborah Davis

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    WorDissection: Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey

    Did I like it? Totally did.
    You'll love it if you liked: Fun vampire fiction.
    Aura: Light with slight underlying tension buildup.
    Read If: You're looking for a supernatural-entwined-with-reality novel with FUNNY vampires (ahem, not Edward, that is).
    Main Characters: Jessica and Lucius
    Themes: Vampiredom, Romance, Supernatural abilities
    Plot: 8.75/10
    Narration: 9/10. Very communicative.
    Characterization: 9/10. Great buildup.
    Overall: 9/10
    Did I get bored anywhere? Nope. It was entertainment sandwiched between hardcover.
    Did any part confuse me? Not at all. It was a smooth read.
    Line/ Page Skippability: 1/5. Not much really.
    Writing Style: Average sentences, Informal, F-U-N.
    Uniqueness: 8/10
    Predictability: 2/10.
    Imagery: 4/5. The scenes seem to be playing right before me.
    Cover: 9/10. I love how it’s simple but beautiful.
    Ending: Happy…but realistic with a good twist.
    Reading priority: Definitely Read
    Reading duration: Fast readers- 6.5 hours; Slow readers- a week.
    This book made me love vampires again.
    Okay, so you have this normal girl who’s actually a vampire princess, but acts like a normal girl, right? Throw in a sinister, handsome, and sarcastically funny vampire who’s actually not so bad at heart (but not a complete angel either). What do you get?
    A kickass vampire novel.
    The plot had a whole lot of flesh, positive point numero uno. The story buildup was done in a great way, planned out to reflect scenes that seem to be happening right in front of the eyes. The writing style completely blew me away—expressive yet not grossly poetic. It was like chunks of regular conversation put down on paper. The transitions between one scene and another was smooth and in no way rough around the edges.
    Jessica was great. She had her vices and her strengths and I loved her for that. Her voice was not whiny (thank goodness)—rather sardonic in a very amusing way. But Lucius was the big cookie in the book. He was this charming, dark vampire to the T, but he was sooo funny! Humour was one of the biggest strengths of the book—not overdone but enough to make you laugh out loud.
    One thing that bothered me in the book was the repeated references to gender differences and stuff (eh, what can I say, I’m a feminist). But oh well, it shouldn’t put you away from reading the book—not at all.
    If you’re looking for a book with an authentic voice, feel, story and above all, an authentic vampire and not a skewered version of one, then I would definitely recommend picking up Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side. I would suggest grabbing a cup of coffee with it though; that should set the mood.
    P.S. I read this book when I had a horrible case of flu. Even through that, I couldn’t help but love this book. Give Jessica’s Guide some more credit points for this particular postscriptum.

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