REVIEW: Undead and Unwelcome (Undead #8) by Mary Janice Davidson

Undead & UnwelcomeRating: 4 out of 5 stars, Genre: Humor/ Vampires, Pages: 282, Level: Easy

Book Description:

“Ms. Davidson has her own brand of wit and shocking surprises that make her vampire series on of a kind” (Darque Reviews). And heroine Betsy Taylor has problems that only a suburban vampire-queen housewife could possibly understand, such as…

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 wracked with guilt. She has no idea if the Wyndham werewolves will greet her with fangs or friendship.

While Betsy and her husband, Sinclair, try to make nice, their legal ward, BabyJon, freaks out every werewolf he meets. Meanwhile, Betsy’s posse back at the St. Paul mansion is not LOLing. Increasingly frantic e-mails alert Betsy to her half sister’s increasingly erratic behavior. Looks like the devil’s daughter is coming into her own- and raising hell. All in the name of making Betsy’s life easier, of course.

And another successful addition to the Undead (or Queen Betsy) series…

As I have said before, the Undead series is not an intellectual book full of discussion topics about the meaning of life. Undead is purely for entertainment, which is nice. Sometimes it’s nice to read, or listen, to a book that requires no brain cells whatsoever.

Which brings me to the fact that I listened to the audiobook. I don’t remember why I started the first one in audiobook format, but once I did, I never went back, even though I do own the first eleven books in hardcover. The narrator for the audiobooks is phenomenal. I think she nails Betsy on the head. In addition, because no higher brain function is required to read or listen to this series, it is perfect to accompany working out, cooking, cleaning, etc.

As always, I don’t recommend listening to this on a speaker if you have kids around. The series has a lot of profanity and some graphic sex; some books have more of the sex than others.

In Unwelcome, you will get a different narrator sprinkled in there with Betsy. Marc narrates a portion of the story. In addition to Betsy’s main storyline with the werewolves, you will also get some more of Laura’s story, which is interesting and quite amusing. What is better than the antichrist? The antichrist plus devil worshipers doing good deeds. Good stuff.

Give the series a try. I think you will be amused.

Reviewed by Christina
June 2, 2014

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