In this case it's Jessica, who's really Anastasia, and Lucius, the bat from the old country.The novel follows the standard romance formula of mistakes and make-ups with a little supernatural macho thrown in. Basically, it's cashing in on a trend which deserves a stake in its heart. So as you can imagine, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. And I read most of it in a single sitting, staying up way too late on a work night to finish. *pats head* – Warning: Swearing ahead…This is a rant, after all. Brodi Ashton’s young adult book, Everneath, is a different kind of Mythology story.
Avoiding contact with him by climbing into the school bus, Jessica heads for school with more questions about the stranger - like how he knew her name from her past that no one knew about. Suddenly, this guy is everywhere in her life - from being in her class, to talking to her mom, to being invited to her house for supper! Finding out that Lucius, the stranger, believes that she is a vampire princess and she has been decreed as his fiance since birth to save their rival clans from war. Convinced that the guy is off of his rocker, Jessica goes out of her way to try to avoid him - only to have her own parents turn on her and make her be courteous to him, in and out of school.even if there is a chance she has lost her vampire fiance? Jessica actually develops feelings for Lucius over the course of the story, she doesn't just automatically fall in love with him as soon as she sees him or as soon as he shows chivalry.Lucius is hard at first, set on bringing Jessica back to marry her as part of his duty - but her ways charms him into actually feeling something for her. The story is told from Jessica's point of view (in 1st person pov), but you get breaks and a peek in Lucius' mind through his letters to his uncle scattered throughout the book. He reminded me a lot of Stewie Griffin - and that's a very good thing!The whole vampire thing has been done to death but I admit I still like it.There was just something about this book I really enjoyed. Girl finds out she's vampire royalty and has been engaged since birth, to a completely gorgeous vampire prince no less.