Episode 1 – Book Review: Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side

Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side cover The undead can really screw up your senior year …

Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into Jessica Packwood’s senior year “get-a-life” plan. 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 fiancee. 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. 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.

So that experiment that we conducted with the review of Birthmarked a couple of weeks ago has turned into a full-blown project. Ollie, of Olivia’s Secret Reading Room, Robin, and I (Cyna) have decided to make our podcasting a regular thing. Thus, we’re proud to introduce the brand-spanking new Papercuts Podcast, in which we’ll regularly discuss YA literature and entertainment. It won’t always be straight book reviews – we’ve also got plans for tropes discussions, trailer snark, book vs. movie chats, guest reviewers, and hopefully some interviews in the future, so we’re really looking forward to getting this off the ground, and we hope you guys are, too.

We’re kicking off Papercuts with a review of Beth Fantasky’s paranormal YA Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side:


WARNING: NSFW! Mature audiences only! Contains salty language, subversive ideas, industry-challenging discussions, and nuts.

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