REVIEW: Undead and Unsure (Undead #12) by Mary Janice Davidson

UnsureRating: 4 out of 5 stars, Genre: Humor/ Vampires, Pages: 301, Level: Easy

Book Description:

It’s no surprise to Betsy that her trip to Hell with her sister Laura landed them in hot water. Betsy isn’t exactly sorry she killed the Devil but it’s put Laura in a damnable position: assuming the role of Satan (she may not have the training but she looks great in red)- and in charge of billions of souls as she moves up in the world. Or is that down?

But Betsy herself is in an odd new position as well- that of being a responsible monarch suddenly in charge of all things more earth-bound: like her vampire husband Sinclair who has gone from relieved to ecstatic to downright reckless now that he can tolerate sunlight. And if Sinclair isn’t enough to contend with, Betsy’s best friend Jessica is in her sixth (and hopefully last) trimester. Considering she’s been pregnant for eighteen months, she’s become a veritable encyclopedia of what not to expect when you’re expecting. Oh, the horror…

And speaking of growing pains, Betsy and Sinclair’s adopted little BabyJon is finally starting to walk. And if the increasingly unpredictable toddler is anything like his extended family, precisely where he’s headed is anyone’s guess.

It’s nice to see that even Betsy Taylor has succumbed to the addiction that is Game of Thrones. And she actually quotes Freud… well, sort of…

It’s getting difficult to come up with new things to say about each individual book. MaryJanice Davidson has a good formula going here for an easy, entertaining read and so far, all books in the series deliver; Unsure is no different.

I’m a little disappointed that Davidson so far as not gotten back to what happened in that horrible future; I really wish there had been a book in between somewhere that was pretty much all about that. Since she has committed to a path, I’d like to hear more details about Hell- different places, situations, punishments, whatever. So far, there isn’t enough of that for me. Regardless, the series is still entertaining and I enjoy reading something that doesn’t require too many brain cells. This is my fun read, a break from my usual genres- scary zombies or depressing dystopian or post-apocalyptic fiction.

I’ll end with my usual warnings. There isn’t as much sex in Unsure as there was in previous books but the series as a whole does have some graphic sex scenes or descriptions, for example, Betsy thinking about sex or wanting Sinclair to do something to her. As always, there is a lot of colorful language, in fact, asshat has now become one of my favorite cuss words. Thanks for that Davidson. If you listen to the audiobook on a speaker, like I do because I don’t find it necessary to mark quotes as I read this series, maybe make sure no kiddos are around unless you want to get behavioral notices sent home from Kindergarten because your child called another child a bitch. Not that it happened to me or anything…

Reviewed by Christina
May 8, 2015

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