Undead and Unappreciated, by MaryJanice Davidson

28 Mar

Format: Paperback, 304 pages
Published: December 6, 2005
Publisher: Berkley
Back cover blurb:
Reluctant vampire queen Betsy Taylor may rule the topsy-turvy world of the undead, but now Betsy’s discovered that she has a long-lost half-sister who’s the devil’s daughter–and destined to rule the underworld.
My review:
Still lovin’ Sinclair… *sigh* He may, as Jessica so nicely put it “have pussy thrown at him from cars”, but his heart belongs to Betsy, and in this third book in the series they finally come to the mutual realisation they love each other. Before that, though, Betsy goes evil for a bit and discovers she has a long-lost half-sister who is the Devil’s daughter. As you do. 

The introduction of Laura, the thoroughly nice spawn of Satan, is a welcome twist to the series, and I’m sure as I read on she will become a key player. Also welcome back in this book was Detective Nick – I missed him in the last book.

I really enjoy the author’s references to pop culture, especially Betsy’s take on the Seinfeld Soup Nazi “No Book for you!” However, sometimes the editing is a bit lax and continuity is lost, for example Ant said she woke up on August 6, 1986 to find she had had Laura, but then Betsy says Laura’s birthday is June 6 – eh? Overall, though, this is another great effort from Ms Davidson. These are quick reads that I just can’t put down. Thankfully there are more in the series to keep me going.

My rating: 4/5

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