Review: Jessica Rules The Dark Side

Jan •  26 •  2012

Title: Jessica Rules The Dark Side
Series: Jessica # 2
Genre: Young Adult- Fantasy/Paranormak
Author: Beth Fantaskey
Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Book
Release Date: January 10, 2012
Book: FC copy sent by publisher

“It’s one thing to find out you’re a vampire princess. It’s a whole other thing to actually rule. Newly married Jessica Packwood is having a hard enough time feeling regal with her husband, Lucius, at her side. But when evidence in the murder of a powerful elder points to Lucius, sending him into solitary confinement, Jessica is suddenly on her own. Determined to clear her husband’s name, Jessica launches into a full-scale investigation, but hallucinations and nightmares of betrayal keep getting in her way. Jessica knows that with no blood to drink, Lucius’s time is running out. Can she figure out who the real killer is—and whom she can trust—before it’s too late?”

I absolutely loved Jessica’s Guide for Dating on the Dark Side. I thought the author did a great job on picking up right where she left in the last book swinging to forward to this one. Everything in the book I LOVED. The characters, the plot, even the love between Jessica and her new husband Lucius, is sweet and divine!

As the reader, you are thrown right in the plot of power. Now that the marriage is complete, Jessica is learning to reign as a Queen. She  is learning laws, language, and how to be a Queen in every single aspect of her life. I loved that Jessica show flaws. She is having trouble in learning in what she needs to to. I loved that she doesn’t hide it but she stresses out over it. Despite the stress, I really loved how well Jessica and Lucius work together. That is a real marriage. Working together, having each others backs in a trouble time. I adored how the characters not only help each other but grew to love and appreciate each other more.
I also adored the growth in the book. Jessica starts off wobbly not sure how to stand on her own two feet always relying on Lucius. Now, it’s good to rely on your husband but there will be times where you have to stand on your own two feet with no help. As soon as trouble arose, Jessica took everything in with great strength. She was stressed and tired but she knew what needed to be done. I admire her ability to keep a straight face with all the death and trouble that surrounded her. In the end, Jessica is truly fit to be an amazing queen.
Just like the first book., Jessica’s Rules The Dark Side is amazing! Every twist or the story, every betrayal seen, Jessica rise with great strength as the Queen. I truly enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read more adventures of Jessica and Luicus.
I give it 5 BITES!
Happy Reading!


  1. Morganville94
    Jan 26, 2012

    I have been waiting forever to read this book! Glad that it’s as good as the first! I can’t wait to get a copy of it!


    • Savannah Valdez
      Jan 26, 2012

      Loved this series! It turned out way better than I thought 🙂

  2. Gilliene
    Jan 26, 2012

    Glad to hear that you thought this book was good. I read some reviews of this one too and heard bad things about it, but your review made me feel more at ease to buy this book. 😀 Thanks! I’m a big fan of the first book, by the way!

    • Savannah Valdez
      Jan 26, 2012

      So am I! That’s why I had to read the second book

  3. Alison Can Read
    Jan 26, 2012

    Cool! I’m so excited for this book. I’ve read a few bad reviews so I’m really happy that this was a good one. I’m looking forward to more Lucius moments.

    • Savannah Valdez
      Jan 26, 2012

      Lucius was a little different in the book. More manly! YUM! I loved his selflessness. Hope you enjoy it!

  4. Jenny
    Jan 26, 2012

    Okay I skimmed your review because I just got this one on the Kindle (yay free amazon books!) and have this second book waiting on my shelf, but I just wanted to see what you gave it as a rating. So glad to see this one doesn’t suffer from second book syndrome and is as entertaining as I’ve heard the first one is!

    • Savannah Valdez
      Jan 26, 2012

      It is! The characters have grown up so much! I hope you like it Jenny!

  5. Yep… I squeed when I got the first one. Now I know I MUST get this one as well. YES! NEEDS it I tell ya! (see what you’ve done to me?) 😉

  6. Brenda Demko
    Jan 29, 2012

    I am so ready to read it!