Audio Review: Undead and Undermined by MaryJanice Davidson

Posted August 25, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | , | 0 Comments

Audio Review: Undead and Undermined by MaryJanice DavidsonUndead and Undermined by MaryJanice Davidson
Series: Undead #10
Narrator: Nancy Wu
on July 5th 2011
Format: Audiobook
Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
Source: Library

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 in Chicago until Betsy realizes that she and Laura didn’t time-travel alone.

I am so done with this series. You would think after 10 books Betsy’s character would have grown. WRONG. She is still the same dumb, shallow blonde stereo type; which was fun for the first few books but it’s gotten old and on my nerves.

Undead and Undermined picks up where Undead and Unfinished left off. Betsy is trying to come to grip with the new time she returned to; after timing traveling with her sister Laura. Against advance, Betsy changed a few times in the past before coming back to the present and now she can see the error of her ways but as usual it’s too late.

Betsy is not the typical heroine. Most of the time she is the reason the day has to be saved.
I vote that Betsy stakes herself and puts everyone around her out of their misery.

If you are fan of the Undead series then by all means read this book; you might enjoy it. But I believe this series has lost it’s fun and needs to end.

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy MaryJancie Davidson’s writing I just think Betsy is over. Let’s move on to some new characters. Which is why I’m giving up on Betsy and trying some of Davidson’s other books.


About MaryJanice Davidson

MaryJanice Davidson is an American author who writes mostly paranormal romance, but also young adult and non-fiction. She is the creator of the popular Undead series. She is both a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. She won a 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award and was nominated for the same award in 2005.

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My name is Jennifer (not Jen!) and I live in the South. I coexist with my husband of 15 years, our 11-year-old son and two cats. I'm finishing my BA in English this Spring (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not touch anything labeled "classic" but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my courses. While I hated to read growing up I am now avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction with my favorite (at least to date) genres include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly paranormal from authors I read in the adult genre but I'm explaining after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in my college courses).
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