Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Undead and Underwater by MaryJanice Davidson

Undead and Underwater by MaryJanice Davidson
2013, Berkley
Series:Book 11.5 of Queen Betsy

Synopsis: Undead and Underwater
Betsy, queen of the undead, and Fred, the dour could’ve-been-a-princess mermaid, reluctantly team up to help a mutual friend in trouble. After all, a friend in need is a friend who, well, can really test your patience—because Betsy and Fred aren’t exactly BFFs. What they do have in common is the source of the problem: a man. And what’s more troubling than love?

Super, Girl!
Meet Karen Kilher, human resources representative and round-the-clock superhero. Born with the ability to convert anything she eats into crime-fighting energy, Karen is now faced with her toughest challenge: the sexy new hire who has a mad crush on her. But how does Karen break the news that she’s more of a Wonder Woman than he can imagine? She’d better think of something fast, because letting this guy go would be a crime.

Crying Wolf
As leader of the Pack, it’s Lara Wyndham’s job to usher her breed to safety after the cataclysmic Kardashian Riots of 2025—and fend off the advances of Jack Gardner, a sexy Packer with alpha urges and a knack for getting into trouble. No matter how bad Lara wants it, she doesn’t need it. Not that intoxicating scent of his, or his talented mouth, or that perfect ass. Then again…

The Good: I sort of enjoyed Betsy and Fred meeting and working together. They're conversations were epic and that's what made the story. I sort of loved the Lara Wyndham story, even though I was sure I wouldn't. Lara all grown up, leading the pack and finding her mate was adorable and creepy all at once. The mystery here was a good one and made this book a must read for anyone who follows Davidson's werewolf series.

The Bad: The title makes the book seem like the next in the Queen Betsy series, which will really upset some when they pick up this book and realize it isn't. I wasn't all that pleased myself. The middle novella about a woman in HR with superpowers was pretty ridiculous and not in that fun MJD style we're accustomed to. Her powers are strange, the mystery sort of anti-climactic and the whole thing just feels like a throw-away college writing exercise.

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