With her birthday coming up, Betsy isn’t in the best frame of mind to face the powerful European vampires who have finally come to pay their respects. Playing politics is not her strong suit, especially when she finds out her best friend Jessica may have a life-threatening illness. Sure Betsy can save her life by taking it-isn’t that what friends are for? But the choice isn’t in her hands.
This place drives me nuts sometimes: nutty vampires, a bitchy werewolf, a zombie, a grumpy billionaire, and a vampire on a hunger strike.
Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Well, sadly, the book isn’t that hilarious as you may think from the quote above.
All of the aforementioned creatures appear in the story, and more, still, the story falls short.
Let’s see what we have:
The zombie. Totally pointless. As if he just accidentally took the wrong attic.
The “bitchy werewolf”. It’s Antonia, who doesn’t want to be called Toni. Pretty much that’s it.
The “grumpy billionaire”. Jessica. But grumpy? Why? Because she has principles?
The “vampire on a hunger strike”. Well, that’s Betsy. She decides not to drink blood anymore:
It’s just something I have to do for myself, you know? Not drink, I mean. I know it seems dumb to you—what’d you call it? My stupid bid for independence? If I was you, I’d probably think it was dumb, too. But it just seems—this whole past year—like I’ve been on a ride I can’t get off. This is something I can control.
It becomes clear soon that – not suprisingly– she can’t control it because she is a freakin’ VAMPIRE!
She is totally unreasonable, and dizzier than ever.
Actually, I was starting to think about blood a lot more and more. You know those cartoons when the wolf looks at his friends and they turn into rib roasts and stuff before his eyes?
Jess and Marc were starting to look reeeally good.
Laura, the daughter of the Devil. Disappointingly spiritless.
The visit of the European vampires. Boring. I really feel for Alonzo, and I totally disagree with Sophie.
Jon is back at the apropos of the release of Betsy’s biography written by him. He is upset. I’m bored.
I had high hopes for Cathy, but sadly she couldn’t fulfill them.
Certain parts of the story are boring beyond belief. I personally don’t give a damn about which parlor is Betsy’s favorite, or the design of the wallpaper.
Anything else? Actually, not much. No action. No story. No dynamism. No excitement. No drinking blood (yes, it is still the vampire story I’m talking about…). No passion. No sex.
- Sinclair– he is so cool and gorgeous!
- Light humor and witty dialogues.
All in all
Although Undead and Unpopular has some funny moments, it doesn’t live up to the previous books of the series. Hope the next one turns out to be better.
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Daily Quotes by Exina.