While that sounds like a plot that would fit I really enjoyed the first five or so books in the Betsy Taylor Vampire Queen Series. While that sounds like a plot that would fit into the rest of Betsy the Vampire Queen's volumes, this book screams "contractual obligation. They just kind of grind along. Davidson warned readers that these two books and the next one would take some decidedly dramatic turns. While I can accept that, I think I'm most disappointed in the predictability of the plots and, when it appears, the retreaded humor in these books.
I'll probably see this series to the end, but I wish I could be more excited about it. Jul 20, Natasha rated it really liked it. Undead and Unwelcome I'm happy to say that this book is a much faster and better read than the last few. I really liked this book, I've read all of this series and loved it at the start but found by book 6 I liked it but I wanted something new. This one has parts where it's not just her as the protagonist and speaking from her point of view.
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It turns out not Undead and Unwelcome I'm happy to say that this book is a much faster and better read than the last few. It turns out not so easy of a trip. And like Betsy usually does, she gets into a little bit of a hard time. Meanwhile Her friend Marc is having problems with Betsy's half sister, who is turning out to be what they dreaded, the devil's daughter. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to a book 9. Betsy is funny, beautiful and undead.
What's not to love? Nov 24, Catherine rated it really liked it. Good story, but I felt it wasn't as good as the other books in the series. I liked when Becky was getting mad because she couldn't understand the e-mails. And Laura was just so funny. She wanted to get rid of all the vampires, but she forgot that her sister is the queen of the vampires. Jul 14, Teresa Watson rated it really liked it. I have read two other books by Davidson, and they weren't bad, so I decided to give this one a try. Betsy Taylor, Vampire Queen of the Undead, and her husband Sinclair, are flying to Cape Cod with the body of her friend, Antonia, who died saving Betsy's life apparently in the previous book, which I have not read.
Antonia was part of a werewolf pack who were not comfortable with her presence because she had the gift of premonition, but could not change into a werewolf. The pack wants answers ab I have read two other books by Davidson, and they weren't bad, so I decided to give this one a try. The pack wants answers about what happened.
Back home, Marc is trying to help Laura, Betsy's half-sister and daughter of Satan herself, deal with devil worshipers that follow her everywhere. He convinces her to get them to do good deeds. She has them doing things, but not quite what Marc had in mind. At the werewolf castle, Betsy and Sinclair who brought Jessica and BabyJon with them are feeling a bit uncomfortable. Everyone seems to be acting strange around BabyJon, acting as if he is not even there.
Betsy is offended by the way everyone is mourning Antonia when they didn't even like her. Unfortunately, Betsy mentions this in a rather crowded room, and gets staked through the heart for her troubles. Between the growing unrest at the castle, and Marc believing that Laura has gone off the deep end, Betsy has her hands full trying to stay alive.
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This is a fast paced book and full of laughs. I enjoyed it greatly, and plan to read more of her books. Oct 25, Maryellen rated it did not like it.
What is going on? Doesn't anyone know how to edit anymore? ARE there no editors? I am getting TIRED of seeing good books that could have been great or ok books that could have been much better but they lacked editing. I am saying this because I am seeing a fun series turn into mind numbing drudgery because the author nor the publisher had the guts to Warning: I am saying this because I am seeing a fun series turn into mind numbing drudgery because the author nor the publisher had the guts to edit. Hearing the background story of a character from not one or two characters but from the character themselves was nothing but padding.
The author repeated info fans of the series would already know so many times it made me think that it was a way to disguise the thin story line. I'm not wasting anymore of my time. Jan 29, The Flooze rated it liked it Shelves: Does anyone else hate these new covers? Some sad parts, some laugh out loud parts, some interesting new info, but on the whole this one was way too short. I agree with the reviewer that said this felt like a filler short story. It seems as though this was written as a bridge book because I'm not entirely sure where Betsy will be going from here.
The visit with the wolves was wild, and it would be interesting if the vamps had more contact with them in the future. Laura on the crazy train was rushe Does anyone else hate these new covers?
Laura on the crazy train was rushed but having Marc tell the story in diary format was fun--he's been used so little in most of the books that it was nice to hear from him. So, fun, but too short! View all 4 comments. Aug 27, KristenR rated it it was ok Shelves: So even though it's better than the last book, it's not as good as earlier installments of the series. I don't think I'm going to read any future Queen Betsy books. Jun 04, Lynn rated it liked it Shelves: A bit disappointing; more like a "plot device" to move the whole story arc along rather than a full novel.
D Aber ich mag die Protagonisten einfach Apr 12, Whitney rated it liked it Shelves: Reviewed by Whitney Shooting Stars Reviews This book begins when Eric, Betsy, Jessica, and the baby must go to the werewolves to take home the one who died. Betsy already feels guilty, and they have no idea what to expect with the Pack. Betsy learns some things about her baby brother, and she also ends up impressing the werewolves. However, she still has a lot of trouble coming her way. This book was okay. I didn't like the way it switched point of views, that was annoying.
Other than that I liked it. But I really don't know what to think about Betsy's sister, and I really hate that that is so unresolved. I do look forward to more though. Feb 12, Heather rated it really liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I love this series, but this installment was a little strange for me. Betsy felt spazzy to me, like she couldn't keep a thought straight in her head. I did like it better than the last because I did not feel angry at any characters.
Still, I'd give it 3. The book started with a preview, which I assume was the devil worshipers locating Laura. It was a little vague and contributed to the disjointed feeling I got. Marc's journal entrie I love this series, but this installment was a little strange for me.cohenpipe.com/images/370/3663.php
Marc's journal entries also added to that feeling. His entries begin with him talking about how he realized he's gay and the strain it caused with his dad. It didn't really seem to have a purpose for this book, though maybe it will carry over to the next. Marc's journal entries then begin to cover the events at home while Betsy, Sinclair and Jessica are in Cape Cod Other than the potential for more crossovers and finding out that BabyJon is immune to supernatural damage, not much happened.
What was so strange was that this was the main story, but I would have thought that the side story with Laura would have been more important. Betsy didn't deal with any of that until the end. Something did bother me, though. The whole attempt at email correspondence from Marc was just annoying. For one thing, what was with all the netspeak that didn't make sense.
Who would even know what that was? I didn't and I knew Laura was going crazy. What is wrong with "Help. And Marc knew Betsy hated it there was a odd rant about it and it seemed strange coming from Betsy. But on the other hand, if someone sends you 30 email in one day and they have an air of urgency, shouldn't you answer even if you don't like the way the person types email?
Considering their cell service was mysteriously canceled and never restored and Sinclair couldn't contact Tina at all, I would think it would be safe to assume that something was happening. Yes, I know it was used as a way to prolong Laura's evildoing but it was a little unrealistic. I've also wondered about the multiple use of the same name. It's not annoying so much as strange. I've been used to it with the other characters but I really noticed with the little girl werewolf named Lara and the sister Laura.
Once is one thing, but it's really noticeable when it happens alot. This series has become one that annoys me, but for some reason I keep on readin' She often says throughout the book "self-centered? Her friends even talk about how "all about me" she can be. Mark Spangler stole the show in this one, IMO. His journal entries were hilarious. Antonia stepped in front of a bullet, meant for Betsy, killing her. Her lover, Garrett, killed himself when he heard the news. Derik, one of Michael's weres and his wife, Sara, are also there.
They tell Betsy and Sinclair that they will be required to explain what happened, how Antonia died, to the were council. Lara is the perfect alpha's daughter and she has no problem putting Betsy in her place. Sinclair believes there are more important things to focus on, but Betsy's on a mission to find out what the deal is with that. Back at the house, Mark is trying to keep a handle on Laura and her new band of followers while trying to find out where Tina's gone off to.
He tries to solve things on his own, but things get out of hand. I wish I could say that I was done with the series, but alas, I've come this far, can't stop now. My only hope is that the series ends soon. Put us out of our misery.
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Well, there were bits that where I laughed out loud, mainly Mark's scenes, and I'm hoping that some of the discoveries in this one will help move the series to it's ending faster. Mark says, "She's like our own personal Kenny. Connor's t-shirt says, "Jesus Saves. He passes to Noah. View all 3 comments. Aug 26, Eileen rated it liked it. I am an MJD fan and will continue to be, just like I will continue to follow the Undead series, even though it seems to be on a downward spiral.
So, yes, Undead and Unwelcome is Book 8; surely, by now, I should be used to how Betsy books turn out. I have no issues with MJD's style of writing; the haphazard crazy way of writing is fun and suits Betsy's personality. Wafer-thin plots, I have more of an issue with, but even that I can overlook - I mean, we all know Betsy books aren't exactly literat I am an MJD fan and will continue to be, just like I will continue to follow the Undead series, even though it seems to be on a downward spiral.
Wafer-thin plots, I have more of an issue with, but even that I can overlook - I mean, we all know Betsy books aren't exactly literature. I think a measure of a good author is the ability to evolve its character, especially since MJD herself had called out that it was a new beginning for this series from the previous book.
The character shouldn't be changed beyond recognition, but certainly in a way where readers can grow with the character as the series progresses. After all, major events would have happened; a person does not stay exactly the same. I love reading Betsy's frank outbursts; the way she speaks her mind with a devil-may-care attitude regardless of who's around is one of her endearing traits. What I can't stand is her inability to focus for more than 2 seconds, which seems to be much worse in this book than I can remember in all previous installments.
Yes, we all know that she is not exactly enamoured about her position as Queen of the Undead but with all the recent events and new responsibilities, you would think she would be able to concentrate for at least the length of a conversation. I'm not sure how long more MJD can drag out this series for as things seem to be coming to a head. I can only hope that she will give the Undead series a fitting end, as Betsy so rightly deserves. Apr 24, Rachell rated it liked it Shelves: The latest installment in this series finds Betsy, Sinclair, and Jessica traveling to Cape Cod to deliver Antonia's body to her family of werewolves.
After realizing that the vampire community is unorganized and weak in comparison to the werewolves, Betsy finds hereself in the position of having to play diplomat. This is done with her usual brand of witty charm, humor, and bitchy honesty. While the gang is in Cape Cod, life at home is not peaceful. Betsy's half sister, the devil's churchgoing dau The latest installment in this series finds Betsy, Sinclair, and Jessica traveling to Cape Cod to deliver Antonia's body to her family of werewolves. Betsy's half sister, the devil's churchgoing daughter is wreaking havoc in the name of peace.
To loosely quote the book "she is the most dangerous of all, a bad person who thinks they're good". I really like the direction that MJD is taking with this series. The first couple of books were funny and lighthearted, the next couple were bitchy and got old quick, as a result I almost stopped reading the series. I'm glad I didn't. Betsy is starting to realize there's alot to this Queen business and that life is not just about shoes and smoothies. Sep 09, Anne rated it really liked it Shelves: After reading some of the reviews of this one, I was afraid it was going to be awful.
Maybe that's why I didn't think it was so bad. It was still a classic MJD-fun-fluffy-afternoon read. Once there, they have to contend with a bunch of angry wolves who are convinced that Betsy is somehow responsible for Antonia's death. If that wasn't enough, something seems off about BabyJon. Back a After reading some of the reviews of this one, I was afraid it was going to be awful. Back at home, Mark's boredom drives him to help Laura out with a little innocent advice.
He should know by now that nothing is simple when your roomate is the Queen of the Undead. As Laura slowly starts to show symptoms usually reserved for people in the psych ward, Tina goes missing, cell phones go down, and satanists show up in record numbers! Unfortunately for Mark, Betsy has no idea what the emails he has been sending her mean. Will someone be able to translate: Dec 31, Booklover Butterfly rated it it was ok Shelves: This series has taken a very mediocre, often annoying turn for me.
It isn't horrible or unreadable, but I really don't feel a lot of motivation to keep going with the series.
Queen Betsy has had little to no character development since the very early series. Her humorous narcissistic charm has now just become annoying, and I find her grating on my nerves. The side characters aren't strong enough to hold me to the series either. Those that interest me have very minor roles, and those that have mo This series has taken a very mediocre, often annoying turn for me. Those that interest me have very minor roles, and those that have more page time irritate me just as much, if not more, than Betsy.
For example, Laura made me want to tear my hair out in this book. Overall, I'm just not feeling this series as much as I used to. The first handful of books were hilarious and addictive. Maybe the problem is that I have changed and the series hasn't evolved in a way that fits with my reading likes anymore. In the future, I might read another book in this series, but it is no longer a priority read for me. Jun 12, Heather rated it it was ok. I have to whole-heartedly agree with the posters who criticized this book as: Undead and Unreturnable by MaryJanice Davidson.
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