Friday, September 26, 2014

Undead and Unsure by MaryJanice Davidson

Undead and Unsure by MaryJanice Davidson
2013, Berkley Hardcover
Series: Book 12 of Undead

Synopsis: It’s no surprise to Betsy that her trip to Hell with her sister Laura landed them in hot water. Betsy isn’t exactly sorry she killed the Devil but it’s put Laura in a damnable position: assuming the role of Satan (she may not have the training but she looks great in red)—and in charge of billions of souls as she moves up in the world. Or is that down?

But Betsy herself is in an odd new position as well—that of being a responsible monarch suddenly in charge of all things more earth-bound: like her vampire husband Sinclair who has gone from relieved to ecstatic to downright reckless now that he can tolerate sunlight. And if Sinclair isn’t enough to contend with, Betsy’s best friend Jessica is in her sixth (and hopefully last) trimester. Considering she’s been pregnant for eighteen months, she’s become a veritable encyclopedia of what not to expect when you’re expecting. Oh, the horror…

And speaking of growing pains, Betsy and Sinclair’s adopted little BabyJon is finally starting to walk. And if the increasingly unpredictable toddler is anything like his extended family, precisely where he’s headed is anyone’s guess.

The Good: It has to get better. It has to get better. I just keep telling myself, the next book has to get better. There is always a chance the series could get back on track in the next book.

The Bad: These books are supposed to be light and fun, but it's gotten to the point where it's almost constant repetition. There is no fun here. The humor has dried up. Betsey is no longer charmingly inept, but rather obnoxiously incompetent and ridiculously lucky. Laura has become even more annoying that Betsey. I have absolutely loved this series for years and it pains me to say it, but wow, this book is beyond awful. Put me to sleep. An complete chore to read.

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