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?
This book was just so fantastic! I'm so glad that I read it, it had the humour of the first book, mostly, and we learned more of the world, and yeah, there was the mystery about the death, but we also had alternating POV's, which was nice!
Jessica wasn't the strong girl that she was in the first book at first, but that's not really her fault, she's been put into this leadership role, and she hasn't prepared her whole life for it, like Lucius. And she was being drugged. But she grows into, and became her strong self again!
I felt really bad about who the bad guy was. Because they're Jessica's only blood family, basically. The only close ones, anyways. Pretty much her only link to her birth parents. She still has the Packwood's, but that her birth family betrayed her like that? Not fun!
This was a really great, awesome book, I enjoyed it so much, and I can't wait for more Beth Fantaskey books!
Author: Beth Fantaskey
Series: Jessica #2
Read: March 27th, 2012
Reason Why: I had to read it, I loved Jessica's Guide to Dating the Dark Side, and the short story!
Publisher: Harcort's Childrens Books
Published: January 10th 2012