Just when Betsy Taylor think she’s adjusted to her after-life as a vampire queen, fate intervenes. It’s bad enough having to view your own grave-stone but now Betsy’s even started seeing dead people – an assortment of demanding ghosts who are determined to make her do their bidding. Betsy also has some personal stuff to deal with – not least of which is planning her Spring – and Midnight – wedding to Sinclair. Meanwhile her half-sister is starting to display signs of inheriting her real mother’s temper. And when your mother’s the devil, that’s cause for concern.
“See, things started out innocently enough—a visitor, a comment, finding out a new vampire rule—and the next thing I know, I’m up to my tits in undead politics, or attempted revolutions, or dead bodies.”
The Undead series is still very entertaining, although sometimes I have to turn back the pages to recall what had happened? It is not boring, but still, the story is about only the daily life of Betsy and her housemates.
Let’s see in details!
Meanwhile Betsy’s lovelorn admirer, the ex-blade-warrior-now-a-biography-writer Jon is writing the not so fictional biography of Betsy, she babysits her brother, BabyJon, contributes to the new vampire newsletter, and she is planning the first vampire monarch wedding of all time – with her openly reluctant fiancé, Eric Sinclair.
The author gives a hint about a serial killer at the beginning of the novel, so I hoped for some excitement, and maybe a connection between the murderer and Betsy, but nope… He is just an ordinary serial killer, with no awareness neither Betsy nor the vampire society. So no threatening conspiracy or coup by him.
Betsy and Eric have a crisis, and fight after fight.
“Wait a minute, wait a minute.” Jessica made the time-out sign. “You made up after your other fight, but now you’re fighting again?”
I nodded miserably.
“You guys. Seriously. I really think you should get married already—talk about prewedding jitters! You’re tearing each other apart!”
My heart ached for Eric, and I could feel his fear. Actually, I’m wondering what would happen if Betsy simply commanded Eric to bear that certain ability as she does. Remember, as she had managed to make him able to see ghosts in Undead and Unemployed.
While the plot is lame, and nothing groundbreaking or unexpected happens, Ms. Davidson smartly builds the tension and mystery of her characters.
The appearance of the old and the new secondary characters are well-balanced. I’m very satisfied with the additional information about Jess. She finally dates, and it turns out that she actually has a job. Jon and Nick are back, George shows some development, Laura and her snaps are more and more interesting and creepy, and I’m looking forward to reading more about Cathy.
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