Series: Jessica #2
Published by Harcourt Children's Books on January 10th 2012
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?
Short & Sweet: I loved the first book on audio, so even though I had a hard copy of this one sitting at home for months, I hunted at the library for a copy of this in audio format. And it was well worth it. I remember fondly listening to the first book and loving the narration of the two main characters – Jessica and Lucius. This book adds in two more characters, the best friends of Jessica and Lucius who must aide Jessica as she has to prove her husband's innocence. I love how Jessica grows in this book and becomes more of an equal to Lucius than a simpering new wife and vampire. I hope we'll see more of Jessica and Lucius in the future.
Final Verdict: A great sequel that had a lot of mystery, action and character building. Definitely listen to this series on audio.