Saturday, August 27, 2011

Undead and Undermined by MaryJanice Davidson

I have been reading this series for quite a while now.  Here is the goodreads description:

So this is what being dead feels like. Vampire queen Betsy Taylor has awoken in a Chicago morgue, naked as a corpse. Her last memory is reconciling with her husband, Eric Sinclair, after a time-traveling field trip, including an indirect route to hell (literally), with her sister, Laura. Now she’s Jane Doe #291, wrapped in plastic with a toe tag. Betsy can’t help but wonder, what in hell happened?

Grabbing clean scrubs, Betsy hits the pavement and heads back to her St. Paul mansion to find that her family and friends have been frantically searching for her. And not one of them can explain how she ended up dead and naked in Chicago until Betsy realizes that she and Laura didn't time-travel alone

Why do I still bother with this series. It is just going down hill. And now it has a three book thing going on in the middle of the series. So this is book two. Most of the book is spent talking about things that have nothing to do with the plot. I am tired of the sex and the shoes. I want a story! This was just a whole book leading up to the third book. I forgot what the story is even about. UGHHH!!!

The author new the book before this was bad so she even said she was sorry at the beginning of the book promising readers this book would be much better.  Well I am done.  No more reading this series. Betsy the lead character was so annoying in this book.  I ended up being totally confused when the book was over.  What were we trying to accomplish anyways?  I am looking right now through all the comments on goodreads and they are all negative.  I don't know how an author loses their mojo but this one certainly has.  Maybe it's time for her to start another series and move on from the Undead series. 

OH and by the way... I miss the old art work that was on the covers.  I hate the new illustrations.


  1. I totally agree!!! I haven't read this one yet, but I have it on hold at the library. I don't know why I bother though, I HATED the last one. I was completely in love with this series and now all the things I used to adore about Queen Betsy, is all out the window! What happened??? That's what happens when authors try to keep a series going too long! Oh and I hate the new art on the covers too!

  2. Yea sad! I am so done with the series. Just wasted my dang time when I could've been reading a different book!!

  3. This book serious is one of the best serious I have read and I've read a lot of vampire book series. It's supposed to be a comical book series. It has original and interesting characters. The author is Awesome!

  4. I agree... I loved this series.. and the author... up until this book. :( Maybe the next book will go back to mood the series started in!

  5. I was gonna start this series, but after reading your review I'm pretty sure it's better if I dont. Lol. I'm not sure I could handle pointless sex and shoe babblings from a vampire O.o!