"Humor in this romantic tale is evident from page one"
As if being fired and then dying and waking up in a pink
(Pink? as if THAT color had every looked good on her.)
suit and cheap shoes instead of her favorite designer
heels, Elizabeth (Don't even think about calling her Liz,
or Elizabeth, it's Betsy thank you very much!) Taylor
finds out she is a vampire and supposedly the foretold
What a headache that turns out to be. A cliché vampire
movie wanna be named Nostro is threatened by her, since he
wants to be the lead vampire. Sinclair, or Sink Lair as
Betsy not so affectionately calls him, wants her to join
forces with him. And her materialistic stepmother not
only doesn't want to attend Betsy's funeral because of a
cruise, but she also STOLE her shoes... Her designer,
The only bright spots are her friends: a doctor she stops
from jumping to his death and her childhood gal pal
Jessica the rich. Throw in a totally unacceptable feeling
of lust for Sinclair, and Betsy's first week of un-death
is turning out to be awful.
MaryJanice Davidson's UNDEAD & UNWED is definitely a book
to read while alone, because you will be laughing so much
people may look at your strangely.
Betsy is a shallow woman with surprising depths. She
seems even more real to the reader since she ISN'T
perfect. The romance between her and Sinclair is slow to
build, but the humor is evident from page one. Told in
first person from Betsy's point of view, the reader gets
to know the character very well, not just what she says
but what she feels. The quiet desperation to return
things to as close to normal as possible is very evident,
as is the conflict she feels over Sinclair.
I can't wait for the sequel, UNDEAD & UNEMPLYED, which is
coming out in August. I simply must know how many pairs
of shoes Sinclair sends Betsy. To understand what I meant
by that, well, I guess you'll just have to read UNDEAD &
UNWED to find out.
Reviewed by Michelle Houston
Posted April 3, 2004
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 10, 2006