Monday, January 25, 2010

Undead and Unworthy by MaryJanice Davidson

Book Details
Undead and Unworthy by MaryJanice Davidson
Hardcover, 304 pages
2008, Berkley Hardcover
ISBN: 0425221628
Series: Book 7 of Queen Betsy

“No one does humorous romantic fantasy better than the incomparable MaryJanice Davidson” (The Best Reviews), and nobody reigns over the undead with more savvy than her heroine Betsy Taylor, back to rule the nights as Vampire Queen––and survive the days as a new suburban bride. But it’s not all marital bliss. Betsy’s husband, Sinclair, has been perusing The Book of the Dead, Betsy’s being hounded by a ghost who’s even more insufferable in death than in life, and a pack of formerly feral vampires has decided to pay an unwelcome visit…

Undead and Unworthy marks a major turning point in the Queen Betsy series. Betsy has always been apologetic to a fault and believed herself to be significantly weaker than she actually is. Now, finally, she is accepting both her abilities and responsibilities.

The plot was filled with some major fiend action, which translates to huge amounts of chaos. At a few points, the action got so crazy that it was slightly confusing and sections needed to be reread to completely understand what was happening. I wouldn't have minded (it really wasn't too often), but I was so compelled that it kind of broke the trance-like reading state I was in when I had to go back.

Betsy's entourage was getting kind of large and I knew that the loss of some peripheral characters would be inevitable someday. It had to happen, but it was so terribly sad. Why these characters died was so surprising, it made it all the more painful.

I am seriously in love with the new direction things are heading in. This series is really hitting its stride and with Betsy's new attitude, the possibilities are endless.


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