Thursday, August 25, 2011

REVIEW: Undead and Undermined by MaryJanice Davidson

Undead and Undermined (Undead #10)
by MaryJanice Davidson
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover; 1 edition (July 5, 2011)
BUY: Amazon / B&N / Book Depo
My Copy: Library Audio Book
So this is what being dead feels like. Vampire queen Betsy Taylor has awoken in a Chicago morgue, naked as a corpse. Her last memory is reconciling with her husband, Eric Sinclair, after a time-traveling field trip, including an indirect route to hell (literally), with her sister, Laura. Now she’s Jane Doe #291, wrapped in plastic with a toe tag. Betsy can’t help but wonder, what in hell happened?

Grabbing clean scrubs, Betsy hits the pavement and heads back to her St. Paul mansion to find that her family and friends have been frantically searching for her. And not one of them can explain how she ended up dead and naked in Chicago until Betsy realizes that she and Laura didn’t time-travel alone.

I am so done with this series. You would think after 10 books Betsy’s character would have grown. WRONG. She is still the same dumb, shallow blonde stereo type; which was fun for the first few books but it’s gotten old and on my nerves.

Undead and Undermined picks up where Undead and Unfinished left off. Betsy is trying to come to grip with the new time she returned to; after timing traveling with her sister Laura. Against advance, Betsy changed a few times in the past before coming back to the present and now she can see the error of her ways but as usual it’s too late.

Betsy is not the typical heroine. Most of the time she is the reason the day has to be saved.
I vote that Betsy stakes herself and puts everyone around her out of their misery.

If you are fan of the Undead series then by all means read this book; you might enjoy it. But I believe this series has lost it’s fun and needs to end.

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy MaryJancie Davidson’s writing I just think Betsy is over. Let’s move on to some new characters. Which is why I’m giving up on Betsy and trying some of Davidson’s other books.


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