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Friday, 21 March 2014


Undead And Unappreciated by Mary Janice Davidson
Read by Nancy Wu
Book 3 of Undead series
Genre: urban fantasy
Format: audiobook

About Undead And Unappreciated:
Fans can't get enough of author MaryJanice Davidson and her topsy-turvy world of the undead with its newly-crowned queen, Betsy Taylor. Now, Betsy continues her reluctant reign while being bedeviled by family secrets...

Most women would love to live as royalty, but Betsy has found that being vampire queen has more problems than perks, except for always being awake for Midnight Madness sales. It may be easy to find blood (yuck) in the dark of night, but try finding a strawberry smoothie. And employees at her nightclub Scratch have been giving her nothing but grief since she killed their former boss. Some people...

But Betsy's "life" takes an interesting turn at a shower for her wicked stepmother, who lets it slip that Betsy has a long-lost half sister. Now twenty years old, this woman just so happens to be the devil's daughter - and destined to rule the world...
Source: Info in the About Undead And Unappreciated was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/583924.Undead_and_Unappreciated on 18/10/12.

I was quite disappointed with the last book, so I sulked and stopped reading this series for a while. But seeing that I have the books in my smartphone, I eventually listened to Undead And Unappreciated. And then about chapter 11 or 12 I got royally annoyed by Betsy's stupidity, well, not only stupidity but more like stupid arrogance, and stopped listening to this book for several months. And that's how this book went, stop-start, stop-start. If I was reading this book as a paperback instead of listening to it in audiobook format, I would say that this book's pace is very slow indeed! However I do like the premise of a modern-day, totally american outlook queen of royal subjects stuck in medieval mindset. It makes for a volatile mix and a premise to all sorts of delicious scenarios.

At the end of it, this book wasn't that great but like I said, I like the premise. So we'll wait and see if that premise alone would be enough to make me buy/read/listen to another book in this series down the line after I forgot the stupidity and slow pace.

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 2
Character development = 1
Story itself = 2
Ending = 3
World building = 3
Cover art = 2
Pace = (6 hrs and 6 mins)
Plot = 1
Narrator = 3

Overall Rating: 2 out of 5 cherries

1 comment:

Anne said...

I liked the first couple of books and continued reading through the abysmal Undead and Unsure (2013). That's it for me and Mary Janice Davidson. All of her characters in this and her other series are so unpleasant and hateful. The last two plots in Betsy's series have almost been unfollowable, especially Undead and Unsure.

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