Sunday, July 31, 2011

Undead and Undermined by MaryJanice Davidson

All-new in the New York Times bestselling drop-dead funny series.

Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor thought she couldn't die. So what's she doing in the morgue? It could have something to do with a time- traveling trip she made, and a foe with a wicked agenda that could finally be the real death of Betsy-if she's not careful.

My thoughts:
When I started this book my first thought was, "I think I missed some of the books in this series".  Then I read the review I wrote last summer for book 9 and I had noticed the same thing then.  I guess my memory is only good up to a certain point because I never looked into read the missing books.  Partially because I already know what the outcome will be based on where the characters are now and partially because I just forgot.

The beginning of this book states that it is book three of a trilogy within the series.  So while it is Betsy's tenth book the next book will be book eleven and also book three of the trilogy, which is such a mouthful it makes me think of her whole quandary with time travel.

Betsy and Laura return from time traveling to the past and the future to find that their travels have changed things in the current present.  They had thought since they were always in the past that maybe everything would be fine, but there are changes.  Jessica is now pregnant, Nick's name is now Dick and he was never bitten so he doesn't hate Betsy and future Mark has come back with them from the future.  Adventures ensue that involve more time travel to hell, more vehicle crashes, a morgue, some deaths, some coming back from death and shoes missing and changed.

In the beginning of the series I loved Betsy and her vain shallowness, her sarcasm and her loyalty.  Most of the time I still feel that way, but now always.  Sometimes I've had enough of the shoes and sometimes I wish she could focus a little more so the story could move a bit faster, but usually I still like her.  It is starting to seem as though each time she tries to save someone or fix something she thinks is broken she is also making a bigger mess of things and in her attempt to fix she may be creating the actual mistakes she thinks she is trying to mend.

When will Laura tell her what she knows about the Book of the Dead?  She has tried and we know from book 9.  How do events come together to bring the future she saw in 1000 years and can that be prevented?  Is it really her doing?

Product Details
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover; 1 edition (July 5, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0425241270
ISBN-13: 978-0425241271

1 comment:

  1. This is one of those series that I keep meaning to read but never get around to, great review.