Monday, January 25, 2010

Undead and Unwelcome by MaryJanice Davidson

Book Details
Undead and Unwelcome by MaryJanice Davidson
Hardcover, 304 pages
2009, Berkley Hardcover
ISBN: 0425227731
Series: Book 8 of Queen Betsy

Betsy Taylor has problems that only a vampire queen/suburban wife could possibly understand. Such as taking the body of her werewolf friend Antonia-who died in her service-to Cape Cod, where she's not sure if the Wyndham werewolves will welcome her with fangs or friendship. Meanwhile, her posse back in St. Paul is sending frantic e-mails alerting Betsy to her half-sister's increasingly erratic behavior. Looks like the devil's daughter is coming into her own-and raising hell.

Undead and Unwelcome is written from two viewpoints, Betsy in Cape Cod with Sinclair, Jessica, BabyJon and the werewolves and Marc (through his diary entries) at home with Tina and Laura. I was skeptical at first, but the format worked really well and I think it brought a little something extra to the novel.

I loved the extra focus on Laura and it looks like her storyline is just starting to get good. It was also a rare pleasure to get into Marc's head a bit. We even got to know what the deal with BabyJon is. I just knew something had to be going on with that kid.

There were a couple of laugh out loud moments, including Betsy's awesome bitching about Marc's love of chat acronyms. On the totally scary side, Betsy and crew finally caught a glimpse of how bad things could get.

I have no idea what they could do next, but I'm sure MaryJanice Davidson had something fantastic up her sleeve.


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  1. Yet another book you've reviewed to add to my TBR list!

    Tara SG

  2. I've never heard of this author or this book before, Great review. I'll certainly be checking this out :)