Thursday, May 21, 2015
Undead and Unfinished (Undead #9) by MaryJanice Davidson
Publish Date: July 9, 2010
List Price: Varies based on format
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
There's only one thing Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor hates more than the threat of hosting a traditional Thanksgiving dinner (after all, how traditional is her family?), and that's trying to get through the Book of the Dead without going insane. Every time she's tried reading it, she just gets blindsided - until this time, when the devil strikes a bargain. She offers Betsy a chance to get through the cursed (literally!) thing cover to cover and finally discover all its mysteries. There's just one teensy little catch.
Betsy and her half sister, Laura, have to go to Hell. Just long enough for Laura to finally embrace her dark heritage (after a rebellious youth of charity work and teaching Sunday school) and make nice with her mother, aka Lucifer, by picking up such skills as slicing through time and the universe with a hellfire sword. While such things might sound fun, time travel is proving to be an alarming journey for Betsy and Laura. Not only are they interacting firsthand with their own family's past, but in doing so, they're dangerously impacting the future in ways they never anticipated.
Of course, that's what Mother wanted all along. Damn her.
Another awesome addition to the Undead series! Here begins the adventures of Betsy and Laura. Who knew Laura's fateful path to taking over Hell was so near, or is it? Betsy never fails to bring the humorous sarcasm that is her personality. I never expected time travel to enter the picture, but I guess when you are the spawn of Satan anything is possible. This begins the training for Laura to take on the "family business" so to speak as her Mother, Satan, wants to retire. Oh, the thought?!
This books gives us great insight into the back story of how Tina and Sinclair came about and the ripple effect of Betsy's time travels starting in Salem with the witch trials. Then ending up with a questionable future as she visits 3010. Leaving Betsy to ponder how she can change the future, for the better?!
I love the way that Sinclair refers to Betsy as "my own." I think that is so sexy & romantic.
Love, love Betsy!!!