Undead and Undermined (Betsy Taylor Series #10)

Undead and Undermined (Betsy Taylor Series #10)

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by MaryJanice Davidson

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There’s no guarantee in life.
Or for that matter, death…

Vampire queen Betsy Taylor has awoken in a Chicago morgue, naked as a corpse. Her last memory is reconciling with her husband, Eric Sinclair, after a time-traveling field trip to hell (literally) with her sister, Laura. Now, she’s Jane Doe #291, wrapped in plastic with a toe


There’s no guarantee in life.
Or for that matter, death…

Vampire queen Betsy Taylor has awoken in a Chicago morgue, naked as a corpse. Her last memory is reconciling with her husband, Eric Sinclair, after a time-traveling field trip to hell (literally) with her sister, Laura. Now, she’s Jane Doe #291, wrapped in plastic with a toe tag. Betsy can’t help but wonder, what in hell happened?

For starters, she and Laura didn’t time-travel alone. What followed them had a wicked agenda: to kill Betsy in a time when she was young and vulnerable and end her future reign as queen. But it’s not just Betsy’s future that’s taken an unexpected detour. Everyone in her circle, alive or undead, is feeling the chill. Betsy can’t let the unthinkable happen. It would be a cold day in hell if she did.

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 "Delightful, wicked fun!"

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Penguin Publishing Group
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Undead/Queen Betsy Series, #10
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6.70(w) x 4.10(h) x 1.00(d)
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18 Years

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MaryJanice Davidson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Undead novels featuring Betsy Taylor; Derik's Bane, and the young adult novels featuring Jennifer Scales, written with her husband, Anthony Alongi, among other titles.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minot, North Dakota

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Undead and Undermined 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 114 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
After spending less than an hour in frozen July 3015 and a side trip to Hell and a visit with mother dearest Lucifer, Betsy Taylor and her half-sister Laura the Antichrist return to present day St. Paul where they agree they must somehow fix the time line to prevent what they witnessed in the future. Nutso vampire Marc-Thing follows the siblings back from the thirty-first century. Betsy knows she needs to read the Book of the Dead without going insane; thankfully she has a deal with Satan allowing her to peruse the Book in exchange for watching Satanist movies with Laura. However, her shoes lead her to even crazier scenarios. The strangest being awake in a Chicago morgue as plastic bagged Jane Doe 291. Back at the mansion in St. Paul, Betsy compares notes with Eric and others to understand what is going on as no one is quite like they were before her time traveling ended on a slab. That is until she realizes someone in the future wants Betsy Taylor dead before she can become the powerful Queen of the Vampires. The magnificent muddled middle book in the time altering miniseries (see Undead and Unfinished for the opening act) is a zany frolic that contains the consistent restraint of self indulged yet caring in her insane way Betsy. The excessive superego with a muted edge as she has seen in her future Betsy has gone too far with her selfishness. Over the top of the Metrodome, fans will relish the second thriller in the changing Taylor landscape as the jocular story line is a fun urban fantasy at the usual lunatic pace expected from MaryJanice Davidson. Harriet Klausner
Melissa Fellhauer More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the Undead books and loved all of them.......with the exception of this one. I loved the cliffhanger at the end of the last one, but this book really did not contribute anything to the series. I was extremely tired of being stuck in Betsy's annoying ramblings that went totally off topic and there were absolutely no interesting developments in this book. It was probaby the most frustrating and pointless book I have read in a long time. Do not waste your $12.99. And I agree with the other person who said the new cover art is horrible.
ILoveBooksWI More than 1 year ago
I gave it one star b/c I couldn't give zero. I've read every Betsy book. After the disappointment of the last one, I stuck it out for this lastest one b/c MJ said that it would defintely be better and tie things more cohesively. So, I anxiously awaited for it and got it. I want my $12.99 back. Betsy is more brain dead than ever, Sinclair/Tina make brief cameo appearances and Betsy does nothing but whine. It's not even funny, sarcastic whining. Just annoying. There is no plot advancement, no character development, and not even very funny lines. What was once a great series has turned into mindless filler to add another book sale onto MJ's belt. Bah.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read all the books and felt let-down by this one. Betsy is supposed to get smarter and this book was all about her ramblings and not listening/learning anything. It felt as if this book was just written to meet deadline, no real plot, no real character development. I'll read the next one because I was a big fan, but if it turns out just as "fluffy" as the last one I won't continue reading the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Books 1 - 7 or even 8 were funny and energetic. Book 9 lacked something. Book 10 is none of the above and lacks everything including coherency.
Katie English More than 1 year ago
I hated the last book but couldn't abandon the series. I waited a year and had high hopes for this book. Nothing was resolved and nothing even really happens in this book. All the characters that we have grown to love are barely in this book. There was no action or suspense like there once was in previous books. I feel like Betsy has grown into a very unlikeable character and I almost wish this series would just reach a graceful end. Davidson managed to create an amazing series but in the last two books she has ruined its very essence. Time to end it before more harm is done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really wanted to like this one. The previous one, I thought, was great because it gave us a good shock at the end. I was honestly getting bored with reading the same thing over and over. This book felt like it was just setting up. It was an extremely quick read and I felt like more could have happened. She wasn't the same funny Betsy and the writing not as witty. Hoping for more with the next one. Pretty much a waste to spend so much on the nook book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall very good. It was a little confusing, but I still love reading about what Betsy will do next.
bravewarrior More than 1 year ago
Paperback/Vampire Chick-Lit: I like Betsy and Betsy’s universe. I just am tired of MJD writing. I think it’s getting worse. There too much not explained in paragraphs that you have to go back and figure out what just happened, who just entered the room and why everyone is in shock, or, in several cases, who is speaking. MJD has a bad habit of having four people in a room and not identifying who of the three people is speaking. Granted, more than two people speaking in a movie or TV show is a screenwriter’s nightmare. MJD does not do it well and the writing becomes choppy and sloppy. It is a shame because she has so many good ideas.
Lindsie More than 1 year ago
I really wish Davidson keep the books the same throughout the series. Knowing that this is the second to last book (so far)I found myself very disappointed for quite a few reasons. First, everything that we ever knew about Betsey and her clan suddenly change in this book (hello, we readers like her the way she was!). Second, the other major characters we have grown to adore; Marc, Sinclair, Tina, and Garret, are barely even in this book. This takes away from the witty banter that readers love. Lastly, this book was far to confusing for such an easy series. What is happening? Are they stuck in a different timeline? Did they change the future? We need answers! Hopefully the last book will put everything into perspective or readers will NOT be happy. C-
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too many inconsistancies, but still a page turner. Please, please, please get the timeline fixed, keep the smll details straight, and fire the people who proof read the book before it's printed. The errors are really distracting. I am excited to read books 11 and 12. (Having a kid put me behind.) I just spent the last few days reading the whole series to refresh myself.
Angljaffy More than 1 year ago
I don't know whats going on with Mary but the first books, you know with the fun covers, were AWESOME. Everything after that's been anticlimactic and I find myself reading for the simple fact that I must finish a series when I start one....these just aren't as enjoyable as they once were :(
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Really funny
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She can keep them coming.
CorkyGC More than 1 year ago
Read most of the series and thoroughly enjoy reading and laughing about Vampire Queen Betsy's exploits. There are serious moments but the author touches on all of our frailities as well as what makes us human through this fictional character. Thanks Ms. Davidson - love the Vampire Queen!!
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