Undead and Unstable

Undead and Unstable

3.3 39
by MaryJanice Davidson
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

 A death and life situation…
 
Betsy’s heartbroken over her friend Marc’s death, but at least his sacrifice should change the future—her future­—for the better. But Betsy’s next few hundred years will still be far from perfect. After all, her half sister Laura is the Antichrist and Laura’s

Overview

 A death and life situation…
 
Betsy’s heartbroken over her friend Marc’s death, but at least his sacrifice should change the future—her future­—for the better. But Betsy’s next few hundred years will still be far from perfect. After all, her half sister Laura is the Antichrist and Laura’s mother is Satan, which means that family gatherings will always be more than a little awkward.
 
What’s really bothering Betsy is that ever since she and Laura returned from visiting their mom in hell, Laura’s been acting increasingly peculiar. Maybe it’s Laura’s new job offer as Satan’s replacement down under. Unfortunately, the position comes at a damnable price: her soul. Now a war has been waged—one that’s going to take sibling rivalry to a whole new level and a dimension where only one sister can survive.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for the novels of MaryJanice Davidson

“Ms. Davidson has her own brand of wit and shocking surprises that make her vampire series one of a kind.”—Darque Reviews

“Think Sex and the City—only the city is Minneapolis and it’s filled with demons and vampires.”—Publishers Weekly

“If you’re [a fan] of Sookie Stackhouse and Anita Blake, don’t miss Betsy Taylor. She rocks.”—The Best Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
A vampire queen misses her late friend…until he mysteriously returns. Betsy "Don't-Call-Me-Elizabeth" Taylor is having a hell of a week, which is quite a feat for the reigning vampire queen. She's in the throes of mourning her dear friend Marc when she makes a unilateral decision to bring him back from the dead. The idea doesn't go over so well with her housemates, but Betsy's indifferent to everyone's opinion but her own. Before she can spring into action doing--well, she's not quite sure, but doing something--she and her husband, Sinclair, discover Marc dissecting Betsy's dead cat. Even though they live in a world of the Antichrist, werewolves and other supernatural folk, zombie-Marc is unexpected and not universally welcomed. Concerns about the politically correct way to say zombie ("metaphysically-challenged"?) are preempted by a more pressing need to address and contain the unwanted visitor to the household. As with all women in charge, Betsy knows she's got to clean up the mess, but it seems possible she's going to make things worse and not better. Davidson's latest seems to be less interested in presenting new action than in laying groundwork for further volumes in her series (Undead and Undermined, 2011, etc.). The same mixture as before, but with more Game of Thrones references.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780515151350
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/28/2013
Series:
Undead/Queen Betsy Series
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
336,275
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
Praise for the novels of MaryJanice Davidson

“Ms. Davidson has her own brand of wit and shocking surprises that make her vampire series one of a kind.”—Darque Reviews

“Think Sex and the City—only the city is Minneapolis and it’s filled with demons and vampires.”—Publishers Weekly

“If you’re [a fan] of Sookie Stackhouse and Anita Blake, don’t miss Betsy Taylor. She rocks.”—The Best Reviews

Meet the Author

MaryJanice Davidson is the New York Times bestselling author of several books, most recently Undead and Undermined, Undead and Unfinished, Undead and Unwelcome, Undead and Unworthy, and Dead Over Heels. With her husband, Anthony Alongi, she also writes a series featuring a teen weredragon named Jennifer Scales.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date of Birth:
1969
Place of Birth:
Minot, North Dakota
Website:
http://www.maryjanicedavidson.net

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Undead and Unstable 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was a fan from book one page one. The last three books have left me feeling cheated. What has happened MJD?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Stream of conscious writing got really annoying and was obviously a filler to extend what could have been a 100 page novelette.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series was great in the beginning but the last several books just rambled without much of a plot. I used to look forward to new books in the series but think I have read my last one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was okay. The last two or three books in this series haven't really done it for me. Seemed like a lot of babble about nothing where the character couldn't stay on track. I get that is a part of this character but it gets annoying when that is over 3/4 of the book. Plus, I feel like this story didn't make sense in terms of the order of a few story lines. Maybe I missed something or forgot but I feel like things happened in the last book for reasons she doesn't find out about until this one (staying vague so I don't spoil anything). I don't know, I liked the series until the last two books.
BadgerGrad99 More than 1 year ago
It seemed like 75% of this book was "standing around, drinking smoothies, and talking". I think this whole future/past stuff is just getting too convoluted. They spend most of the novel trying to figure it out, and there's very little action. I loved the beginning of this series, but I wish she would wrap it up in some sort of satisfying ending since I haven't liked the last 3 books very much. I've read her other series, so I wish she would finish this one and concentrate on writing about something else, since I enjoy reading her books. I'm not sure if I will read anymore in this series.
BookAddict07 More than 1 year ago
Horrible book. Loved the series at the beginning but the last few books have been pretty bad. Rambling on and on not only was confusing, but annoying. I don't plan on reading any future books from this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
.... notice, past tense. I love quirky Betsy, however, her quirks were a large part of my annoyance with these past three books. Betsy's ramblings in these books were less charming in these books. That, on top of the writing style, made these last three books not only difficult to follow, but almost painful to read. When i finally got to the end it was quite a let down.....and then rambled on.......through multiple epilogues.... Will think twice before i buy the next one. MD, please dont let us down.
link2008 More than 1 year ago
This book was in keeping with the rest of the series, and was action packed with lots of funny places. It is a book to rest with and laugh out loud and get misty eyed. A book is a true friend that you can visit and revisit over and over again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I normally love the Betsy Taylor Series! I recommended this series to everyone I know. MaryJanice Davidson is a great author; However, The past two books (Undead and Undermined and Undead and Unstable) felt like they could have been one book. Although I love where the story went and I will definitely read the next book in the series if she continues it, I felt these two in particular were rushed. Undead and Unstable was just Betsy running around not doing anything. Literally! There was no drama or action or romance until the very end of this book. I believe it was a good set up for whatever happens next though. That's why I still gave it 3 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
.
Lindsie More than 1 year ago
While this book is decent; the first few books in the series are much better, I am beginning to get confused! It's almost as if all the characters are changing. I really wish MJD didn't change the plot in the last few books, it takes away from what us readers know and love about them. I will say though that I am interested and seeing where the novels go from here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun exciting.....where are the babies?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it soooooo funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
JJ_NYC_2011 More than 1 year ago
I love Betsy! It is great, even after so many books i still enjoy reading it and cant wait for more. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After the last book I almost gave up on Queen Betsy. Horrible did not even cover my impression but I am a fiercly loyal consumer so I decided to give Betsy another chance. I was VER pleased with the latest book. Humorous, entertaining and a good storyline. Parts of it were a little "dumbed" down for my liking but Betsy isn't exactly a rocket scientist either. If you've read the other Betsy books give this one a chance. If you haven't read the others be sure to start at #1 fo you'll have NO idea what is going on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago