Friday, July 02, 2010

Undead and Unfinished

I couldn't have been more pleased when I discovered MaryJanice Davidson and the Undead series.
But then enthusiasm waned a bit. I didn't much care for her Mermaid series. Read two of those and didn't bother with the third.
So, with a bit of trepidation, I picked up Undead and Unfinished.
Let me say that this is, by far, one of the best--if not THE best, book in the series. Pick it up. Wallow in its cleverness, snarkiness, and all that is Betsy The Vampire Queen.
And now that I've indulged myself with a worthwhile book, I'm off to work on some of my own.
Have a fantastic and safe holiday weekend!


Courtney said...

I loved the wit of the book, but maybe I missed something, but I found the end horribly depressing. Do you really think she can change that much? I mean, personally, I loved the series, and a huge part of why I loved the series was I loved the Betsy/Sinclair dynamic. The epilogue did me in. What exactly did Sinclair do to her? And is that her fate, for her to be miserable and betrayed by her husband, because that sucks.

Crystal* said...


All right. Let's discuss. I was uber displeased when I read the first book of the series and found that Betsy caved over shoes. I'm like...seriously??? But this last book rather tied that loose end for me.
I personally think that when Betsy and Laura deviated from the plan (they both split for parts unknown in the future) and future Betsy freaked out...that gives me hope that Present Betsy won't walk down the dark path. Was I pissed about Sinclair's gruesome fate? You betcha. And hints of Tina's betrayal? Makes one think, doesn't it? But ultimately, it's going to be a showdown between Betsy and Laura more than likely. Especially if Laura takes over the family business. And the family business being manipulative to the nth degree. With all the time travel and ability to alter certain things...Betsy's going to have to be strong in order to stay true to who she is and not fall prey to who others want her to be.
I just found the book...fascinating. Though I, like you, was truly sqwicked out at the end.

Courtney said...

I agree, it was fascinating. It certainly made me think quite a bit more than the others, and made me, frankly, a little less creeped out by Sinclair (ending aside). It's nice to know exactly how he found her at that cafe and why he tried bribery rather than, well, any other approach to gain her forgiveness. I am glad, though. I had thought this was the last book, and was, well, rather depressed over then ending. WAY too many questions. But after frantic "she cannot do this to me" research, I have discovered that I was wrong, so with another book on the way, I am much much more in love with this book than I was.