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Undead and Unworthy (Queen Betsy, Bk 7)
Undead and Unworthy - Queen Betsy, Bk 7
Author: MaryJanice Davidson
Nobody reigns over the undead with more savvy than heroine Betsy Taylor, back to rule the nights as Vampire Queen - and survive the days as a new suburban bride. — But it's not all marital bliss. Betsy's husband, Sinclair, has been perusing The Book of the Dead, Betsy's being hounded by a ghost who's even more insufferable in deat...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780425221624
ISBN-10: 0425221628
Publication Date: 6/24/2008
Pages: 285
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4 stars, based on 271 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Undead and Unworthy (Queen Betsy, Bk 7) on + 7145 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
MJD points out in her introduction that the new cover of UNDEAD AND UNWORTHY reflects the new direction that this book and the two upcoming ones will follow; a mini-story arc within a story arc. Frankly, I'm not all that thrilled.

Betsy is still Betsy -- still childish, still prone to immaturity, still interested with having sex with her new husband as often as possible, still the new guardian of Baby Jon (although he's conspicuously missing from this installment), still back-and-forth with best friend Jessica, still vampire-non-grata for Detective Nick.

It's all still there, with a bit of humor thrown in, and a new weird sideline into what I guess is the aforementioned "arc."

My biggest complaint with the story was the fact that, although after seven books I realize that MJD never goes into much description for ANYTHING, I was shocked that there was a major (and majorly depressing) conclusion to the book that was summed up in about three pages.

I hate that. Really. I don't expect the author to go into intricate detail (a la Stephen King) of description, dialogue, and backstory (as I said, it's not MJD's trademark), but just a few pages when you've seriously lessened the number of main characters??

Okay, overall, I didn't mind spending 2 1/2 hours reading UNDEAD AND UNWORTHY. And I'll still follow the series, even though it's not as great as it once was (basically, during the first two books). But I'm putting MJD on notice that, really, it's just not right to indiscriminately kill off some of my favorite characters.
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Helpful Score: 3
I have read this whole series and must admit that I was skeptical of this installment from my first look at the cover. "That's NOT Betsy" is what my mind kept saying when I saw the vixen on the front. But, loving MJD and Betsy as I do, I started reading. As the other reviewers and MJD herself has said, this is a new direction for the series. It's not as light-hearted, not as funny, and not as engrossing. But I am looking at this book as a bridge to the next installment. My only advice is that if you haven't read the other Queen Betsy books, DON'T start with this one. Start at the beginning and all will be well.
reviewed Undead and Unworthy (Queen Betsy, Bk 7) on + 7145 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
MJD points out in her introduction that the new cover of UNDEAD AND UNWORTHY reflects the new direction that this book and the two upcoming ones will follow; a mini-story arc within a story arc. Frankly, I'm not all that thrilled.

Betsy is still Betsy -- still childish, still prone to immaturity, still interested with having sex with her new husband as often as possible, still the new guardian of Baby Jon (although he's conspicuously missing from this installment), still back-and-forth with best friend Jessica, still vampire-non-grata for Detective Nick.

It's all still there, with a bit of humor thrown in, and a new weird sideline into what I guess is the aforementioned "arc."

My biggest complaint with the story was the fact that, although after seven books I realize that MJD never goes into much description for ANYTHING, I was shocked that there was a major (and majorly depressing) conclusion to the book that was summed up in about three pages.

I hate that. Really. I don't expect the author to go into intricate detail (a la Stephen King) of description, dialogue, and backstory (as I said, it's not MJD's trademark), but just a few pages when you've seriously lessened the number of main characters??

Okay, overall, I didn't mind spending 2 1/2 hours reading UNDEAD AND UNWORTHY. And I'll still follow the series, even though it's not as great as it once was (basically, during the first two books). But I'm putting MJD on notice that, really, it's just not right to indiscriminately kill off some of my favorite characters.
reviewed Undead and Unworthy (Queen Betsy, Bk 7) on + 1756 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Another great book in the series. Nice fast read. Got a little dark (yes... I know it's a vamp book and it's not going to be milk and cupcakes) but I think that may be the theme with the new trilogy. But, it still had all the great laughs that I expect from this author (who does need to learn the WWF is now the WWE--doy!)
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Helpful Score: 1
Not quite as funny as the first 6 books but still funny in parts... The ghost of her step mother does have a bit of bad timing in appearing... I'm interested in seeing if Betsy is able to be finally rid of the ghost in the next book or not...
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reviewed Undead and Unworthy (Queen Betsy, Bk 7) on + 24 more book reviews
I disagree with alot of these reviews. I thought this book was much better than book #6, including many funny parts. I particularly found the end of chapter 21 amusing. This book actually rehooked me after I was quite skeptical with the last one.

Truth be told though- I didn;t like the new cover either. I agree with the other reader who said "this is not Betsy!"
reviewed Undead and Unworthy (Queen Betsy, Bk 7) on + 259 more book reviews
Though still enjoyable and humorous with lots of zany and wacky behavior, the series is taking on a darker tone with this book when we see vengeful fiends looking to even the score with Betsy and the demise of some of the major characters. On a lighter note, the ghost of "The Ant" is haunting Betsy and she's definitely not happy about it.
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You may want to kill Betsy throughout this whole series but you just gotta laugh with her and keep reading. She's a bit of a ditz but quite lovable once you get her under your skin.

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