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7/20/10

Undead and Unfinished by MaryJanice Davidson (Book Review 2010-128)

Product Description

Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor returns in the ninth novel in the New York Times bestselling series.

Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor is having a tough time getting through the Book of the Dead-until the Devil strikes a bargain. She offers Betsy a chance to finish the cursed (literally!) thing, and finally discover all its mysteries. There's just one catch...

Betsy and her half-sister Laura have to go to Hell long enough for Laura to embrace her dark heritage (after a rebellious youth of charity work) and finally make nice with her mother, aka Lucifer. That means interacting with their family's past. In doing so, they're impacting the future in ways they never anticipated. Of course that's what Mother wanted all along. Damn her.

About the Author

MaryJanice Davidson lives is a New York Times bestselling author. With her husband, Anthony Alongi, she also writes a series featuring a teen were-dragon. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two children.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Hardcover (July 6, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425234355
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425234358
SOURCE:  PUBLIC LIBRARY

    LIKED IT

    This is probably my least favorite of the Undead series.  I think I should have read the title more closely before I read the book.  I didn't get it until I went to the author's Facebook page and read the comments there.  Then, a giant light bulb went off.  You really have to think when you read this one, which unlike the earlier novels in the series, you can read on auto-pilot.  Yes, there are still shoes mentioned, but they become a metaphor for a life changing event in Betsy's life.  This book is more of a Christopher Moore type vampire story, than the normal kick ass chick lit one you are used to from MJD.  Give it a chance though, since as the title suggests, this series is unfinished.

    3 comments:

    1. Loved this series! Was The Ant in it? LOL :) I'm sure she was.

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    2. I forgot about the Ant...yes, she is now the Devil's handmaiden, er, assistant. I don't think I am giving away anything there. This wasn't a typical Betsy story at all. Left me hanging a bit. sigh

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    3. Wow, #9! I have some serious catching up to do! I'm sure you've already seen, she has a new series beginning this fall...wonder how that will be!

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