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- not to mention, in Chicago- until Betsy realizes that she and Laura didn’t time-travel alone. What followed them had a wicked agenda: to kill Betsy in a time when she was still young and vulnerable and end her future reign as queen.
But it’s not just Betsy’s future that’s taken an unexpected detour. Everyone in her circle, alive or undead, is feeling the chill. Betsy can’t let the unthinkable happen. It would be a day in hell if she did.
If you haven’t read the previous books in this series, please don’t read this review. There will be spoilers.
Undermined definitely takes a turn in tone; the story has begun to get dark. I asked for more of the whole hell story as well as details about what the future was like and Undermined gives you that… sort of. It wasn’t quite what I expected and as I just said, the tone has changed significantly, but Betsy’s smart-alec mouth and air headed actions continue.
Sex scenes… not so many anymore as the tone changes. However the profanity is still there so as with previous books, you might not want to listen to the audiobook on speaker in the presence of children.
Finally, as with the others in the series, Undermined is basically an entertainment only book. As the story begins to get dark, there may be a few personally enlightening moments to be found, but I think most people will not take much notice. Nevertheless, this series is an extremely entertaining read. It is well written, the narrator is perfect and I recommend all the books so far.
Reviewed by Christina
October 24, 2014