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Author: MaryJanice Davidson
ISBN13: 978-0515149692
Title: Undead and Unfinished: A Queen Betsy Novel
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Publisher: Berkley; 1st Printing edition (April 26, 2011)

Undead and Unfinished: A Queen Betsy Novel by MaryJanice Davidson



Betsy, the Vampire Queen is back with another action packed adventure in Undead and Unfinished. What she didn't count on was the time traveling that she ends up doing with her sister and the interactions that she has with people from, and in, her past. Unfortunately I am extremely undecided at my overall thoughts on Undead and Unfinished. While I enjoyed most of the book, I found the last chapter creeped me out a lot. I won't say why as it will reveal too much of the book but it also left me thinking it was the last in the series.

ru - 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.

Description : Undead and Unfinished. There's only one thing Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor hates more than the threat of hosting a traditional Thanksgiving dinner (after all, how traditional is her family?), and that's trying to get through the Book of the Dead without going insane. Every time she's tried reading it, she just gets blindsided - until this time, when the devil strikes a bargain. She offers Betsy a chance to get through the cursed (literally!) thing cover to cover and finally discover all its mysteries. Betsy and her half sister, Laura, have to go to Hell. Just long enough for Laura to finally embrace her dark heritage (after a rebellious youth of charity work and teaching Sunday school) and make nice with her mother, aka Lucifer, by picking up such skills as slicing through time and the universe with a hellfire sword. While such things might sound fun, time travel is proving to be an alarming journey for Betsy and Laura.

In the days leading up the The Big Day, Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor seems to have a full house - and the wedding guests have yet to arrive. Along with her human buddies, there's a ghost, a werewolf, and a Fiend crashing at her place. And though her fiance, Vampire King Eric Sinclair, conveniently disappears when the conversation turns to seating charts and flower arrangements, he does manage to make his oh-so-sexy presence known at other moments.

MaryJanice Davidson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Undead novels featuring Betsy Taylor; Derik's Bane, and the new young adult novels featuring Jennifer Scales, written with her husband, Anthony Alongi, among other titles. Библиографические данные. Undead and Unreturnable: A Queen Betsy Novel Queen Betsy (Том 4).

Titles by MaryJanice Davidson UNDEAD AND UNWED UNDEAD AND UNEMPLOYED UNDEAD AND UNAPPRECIATED UNDEAD AND UNRETURNABLE UNDEAD AND UNPOPULAR UNDEAD AND UNEASY UNDEAD AND UNWORTHY UNDEAD AND UNWELCOME UNDEAD AND UNFINISHED DERIK’S BANE SLEEPING WITH THE FISHES SWIMMING WITHOUT A NET FISH OUT OF WATER. No part of this book may be reproduced, scanned, or distributed in any printed or electronic form without permission.

Part of Undead series by MaryJanice Davidson. Archived audio files of Elizabeth, the One, Queen of the Vampires, circa 2010. Okay, so, here are various yucky excerpts from the Book of the Dead. Gawd, I hate that thing. The Queene's sister shalt be Belov'd of the Morningstar, and shalt take the Worlde. That'd be my sister, Laura. She's a great kid-a college student at the U of M. Also, she's the Antichrist.

Undead and Unappreciated: A Queen Betsy Novel. by MaryJanice Davidson. Reluctant vampire queen Betsy Taylor may rule the topsy-turvy world of the undead, but now Betsy's discovered that she has a long-lost half-sister who's the devil's daughter-and destined to rule the underworld. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: Penguin GroupReleased: Dec 6, 2005ISBN: 9781101158807Format: book. Undead and Unappreciated - MaryJanice Davidson.

Vampire queen Betsy Taylor makes a deal with the devil in order to discover the secrets of the Book of the Dead. Just one catch: she and her sister must go to hell to do it. Just long enough to make nice with her mother, aka Lucifer, and take a detour through time...
Reviews: 7
Qane
I have enjoyed this series even with its inherent flaws: tired of hearing about dusty floors/chairs etc when they have a vast number of household staff -- in earlier books the writer kept using knitting and crocheting interchangeably which it is not -- Betsy and Eric destroy more clothes in the fit of passion

Back to this book, I found myself simply reading words, not paying too much attention to what was going, it just could not hold my attention. Missing was the characteristic chuckles. I found the plot confusing and the ending gruesome.

Not sure how the writer thought horror could be combined with light reading.
TheFresh
If you've read a lot of the other reviews, you'll know there is an ending to piss you off. And it does because it makes you question everything going on in previous books and why you bothered to read any of the series at all if this was the "ending" you were going to get. I'm rather betting that it's not, but that's just my opinion.

There was also a lot of griping about this book being more poorly written than the previous books. I really can't say much to that, and here's why: I read the whole series within 2 days so as progression goes, I didn't see any real changes. Frankly, the writing from the beginning did not get any worse or any better as it progressed. It was the same level of plotting, characterization, and language from beginning to end. Well, there was a bit more cussing as we approached this book, and you end up hating Nick, but otherwise, stylistically and plotting-wise, little improvement.

I was a HUGE fan of Laura K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series until she decided she wanted to be the next Anne Rice by sliding into erotica, and "let's ignore plot, characters, and common sense" mode. I also don't like things that take themselves seriously, so it was a bit refreshing to read a series that was tongue in cheek. Really, if I want to read vampire stories, I end up re-reading Midnight Blue: Sonja Blue Collection, which is awesomely written and hardcore.

But, from the get go, I wasn't reading this series for plotting. The books rarely had a well-structured plot. I also thought Betsy was rather annoying from book ONE, not because she was vain (I can handle that) but because she was shrill, incapable of listening, and, frankly, vapid. It was interesting to watch her improve as a character, since those three irritating traits are SUPPOSED to be offset by her kindness, her loyalty, and her ability to forgive. So, I just got used to her. On the other hand, although it was through the filter of Betsy (who views just about EVERY ONE in the series as a "cutie," "hottie," or "gorgeous." ), I really liked the side characters, especially the put-upon Sinclair, the smart-alecks Marc and Jessica, and Tina. So I put up with Betsy and her shrill, shrill ways.

This book in particular was interesting because we get a window into Sinclair's past, and, really, I enjoyed that. SURE, it wasn't as in-depth as I would have liked, and YEAH, it had a haphazard feeling to it, a bit more than previous novels, but let's face it: this is NOT grand literature. Any series I can completely read in 2 days is hardly an intellectual exercise. I've frankly been calling it printed "candy fluff," where it's all spun sugar and no substance whatsoever. It took me days to get through the Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy; it took me 2 DAYS to read all of this series, plus the werewolf books AND the anthology.

If I had a gripe, it would be that things were referenced that happened in other book series in this 'world' and I didn't know what happened until went to read it, and then came back to the main series. That ticked me off a lot. Otherwise, I ate my candy fluff in full knowledge that this was not going to be an intellectual exercise and, in fact, my brain might even get flabbier from it. I did get to read a LOT about designer shoes, though. As a shoe-a-holic, that, at least, was fun.
Conjuril
I have LOVED the Queen Betsy series, and snatched the latest up with much glee. What a mistake! At first I thought that my mood must be off - that the book seemed much "heavier" than the others. The other books skipped along with an effervescent bubbliness - this one was more like a Christmas fruitcake - very heavy.

I was also uncomfortable with the content of this one - Hell never is a comfortable subject for my Southern Bible Belt roots. I thought maybe that was why I couldn't get into this book. I kept making excuses for why this book was just not as good as the previous ones.

But then I reached the end....and was completely shocked. You know, if the author was tired of the series, she could have just stopped writing them. Was there really a need to completely ruin the entire series? I'm not sure that I will even be able to go back and enjoy the first ones again, because the ending has so completely ruined it for the future!

I have never been so disappointed in a book in all my years of reading. And it makes it even worse, that I paid waaaaaaayyyyyyy more for it than I normally do. I feel that I have been betrayed by one of my (formerly) favorite authors. I would really like to hear from the author on what prompted this complete aboutface.

I would recommend than any fan of Queen Betsy NOT read this book - EVER!
HappyLove
I'm a little disappointed. Not at the book, nor the author, but at myself for waiting a couple years to read this. I'll admit, I was swayed not to purchase this based on reviews, and I shouldn't have. I know better... As much as I loved entire series (I read it all in about a month), I should have expected to enjoy this book as well. Perhaps I'm a sucker (no pun intended) for time-travel stories. Perhaps I allowed myself some time between the series and this book to put things in perspective. Perhaps so much time has gone by that I was able to view this book as refreshing. In any event, I found it a fun read and I absolutely loved the direction it took, including the epilogue. I thought it brilliant on behalf of MJD and I will certainly read the next two books.

The ONLY complaint I had was the formatting (ebook). This is not the authors fault, but if readers are expected to pay a hefty price for an ebook, the least the publisher could do is make sure it's formatted correctly. It took me twice as long to read because there weren't any paragraphs!! It certainly took some of the enjoyment out of reading it, trying to decipher the different breaks in dialogue and thought. Thankfully, MJD's story kept me hooked, otherwise I would have put it down.