Undead and Undermined by MaryJanice Davidson
Rated 2 out of 5 White Roses.
Content rated with the Red Rose.
Betsy, Queen of the Vampires is at her wits end. She just got back from Hell and some time traveling fun (not really!) thanks to her sister Laura, the do-gooder Antichrist, only to find that her present has changed. Butterfly effect anyone? Her best friend is pregnant. Garrett the fiend is still alive and expecting her to get his dead wife back from Hell. Her sister has officially gotten her madder than… well… hell. And she needs to saved the future, her good friend Marc and her husband from her future evil self.
Why can’t people just take her seriously? Just let her put on a good pair of designer shoes and she’ll tackle anything. Even Satan had better watch herself. There is nothing Betsy wouldn’t do for the people she loves and a good pair of Christian Louboutin shoes.
I must say, I was confused. No, I am confused. I almost had to keep reminding myself that Betsy is going through an arc that would change her and the course of the Undead series forever. Only I hadn’t quite expected the change in which Undead and Undermined took.
I’m a big, big fan of Ms. Davidson’s. Huge. And while I have no clue where she’s taking Betsy in the next couple of installments, I am confused as to where Betsy is now. Betsy seems to have all these heavy concerns but her focus is like that of a three year old on a sugar high. If the goal was to see Betsy maturing, it’s not working.
Now, Ms. Davidson did say that Undead and Undermined along with the story before, Undead and Unfinished, and the not yet released Undead and Unstable, are going to be like a trilogy within the whole Undead series. But I seem to think that the time travel bit is an excuse to change the storyline up a bit. And while I can’t say I’m liking where it is now, I still am looking forward to the next Undead book where I am hoping all questions will be answered.
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