Sunday, 6 June 2010
Review: Undead and Unwelcome by MaryJanice Davidson
Publisher: Thorndike Chivers
Author's Website: maryjanicedavidson.net
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Fifty thousand angry werewolves. That's what Betsy is facing when she takes her werewolf friend Antonia's body to Cape Cod, where the Pack resides at Wyndham Manor. Because Antonia died in her service, Betsy is alive and well - and wrakced with guilt. She has no idea if the Wyndham werewolves will greet her with fangs or friendship. While Besty and her husband, Sinclair, try to make nice, their legal ward, BabyJon, freaks out every werefolf he meets. Meanwhile, back at the St. Paul mansion, Betsy's half sister is raising hell...
Undead and Unwelcome is the eight book in the Queen Betsy series by MaryJanice Davidson. Once again MJ doesn’t disappoint. There’s laughter, witty repertoire, near death experiences, some crafty underhandedness and not to mention some pure craziness.
This book is set about a week after Undead and Unworthy. Antonia the werewolf is dead and now Betsy, Sinclair, Jessica and BabyJon are taking a trip to Cape Cod to return her body to her pack. The pack seems to think that Betsy is responsible for her death so she must appear before their council to plead her case. Meanwhile, Marc, Tina and Laura at back at the St. Paul’s mansion and things start to take a turn for the worst. Things get rather crazy and Marc doesn’t know what to do.
I know I keep repeating myself but seriously, the Queen Betsy series has got to be the best funny series I have ever read. Every page I am laughing out loud to myself because of something Betsy has said or done. Her witty retorts get her into some dangerous entanglements but they also help her get out of them because the majority of the time she is right. And she has Sinclair to back her up when things go wrong.
I have a few favourite moments in this book, one of them was when Betsy and Lara are at the playground and Lara totally takes Betsy by surprise when she unveils the real reason she wanted time alone with Betsy. Also, my other favourite moment is when Tina becomes all feral again, that’s near the end of the book.
Overall, MJ has outdone herself and I can’t wait for Undead and Unfinished to come out so I can find out what other ridiculous situations Betsy gets herself in and out of. Betsy has got to be the most self-centred vampire I have come across when reading any paranormal novels but I love her for it. I would recommend this to anyone who likes reading about vampires and want some laughter.
Disclaimer: I do not own this book, I borrowed it from the library. I have not been paid to review this book and everything I have said is of my own honest opinion.