Saturday, September 18, 2010

Review: Undead and Unwed

Undead and Unwed (Undead #1) by MaryJanice Davidson

Published: February 2nd 2006 by Piatkus Books
Paperback, 288 pages
sbn:  0749936452

Goodreads Summary
"First Betsy Taylor loses her job, then she's killed in a car accident. But what really bites is that she can't seem to stay dead. And now her new friends have the ridiculous idea that Betsy is the prophesied vampire queen, and they want her help in overthrowing the most obnoxious power-hungry vampire in five centuries.

My Take (very mild spoilers):  

This was a very funny and light read! Imagine Betsy:

becoming a vampire, being dragged into vampire politics by Eric Sinclair:

 (couldn't resist putting this pic up)

to defeat a vampire likes this (Nostrodamus)

 (But with a cape)

Throw in humour, shoes, a financial backer and a new gay friend.

The only complaint I have is that Betsy is very bitchy (all fine) but hell she needs to take a breather sometimes and shut up lol.

Definitely something to read if you are in a reading rut and looking for something fun. I will be reading the next ones!

*Spoilers* (Drag over to highlight)

Betsy is a foretold Vampire Queen. She doesn't care about vampire politics but with enough persuasion Eric gets her to believe him and they set out to overthrow Nostro.

Favourite Quote:

The whole books is quotable! But I like the first line: “The day I died started out bad and got worse in a hurry.”

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Next Instalment: 

Undead and Unemployed Undead and Unemployed (Undead, #2) by MaryJanice Davidson


Enbrethiliel said...


When I started this, I thought it was really funny and loved Davidson's voice. You're right that the whole book is easy to quote.

But then, I, too, got to the point where I just wanted Betsy to shut up--or to keep her shallow side from being her dominant side, because it was getting annoying!

The last straw for me was at the end, where she could hear Sinclair's thoughts and he was being very tender towards her, and she made a joke about "a galloping case of VD." Sigh!

Savannah said...

This series is hilarious! I've read them all. Seriously don't eat or drink anything while reading this. Itll jusr come out your nose! Nice review and cool pictures

Lu said...

Lol yea Enbrethiliel. I wonder if the will calm down a bit!

I can't wait to read the others Savannah!

Lazy Girl said...

HAHa this is a cool review...I don't know if I'd read this one, but you did make it sound enjoyable :)

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