Undead and Unworthy (Betsy Taylor Series #7)

Undead and Unworthy (Betsy Taylor Series #7)

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by MaryJanice Davidson
     
 

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Since tying the knot with Sinclair, like hasn't been all marital bliss for Betsy. Sinclair has been perusing The Book fo the Dead, Betsy's being hounded by a ghost who's even more insufferable in death than in life, and a pack of ancient vampires has decided to pay an unwelcome visit.

Overview

Since tying the knot with Sinclair, like hasn't been all marital bliss for Betsy. Sinclair has been perusing The Book fo the Dead, Betsy's being hounded by a ghost who's even more insufferable in death than in life, and a pack of ancient vampires has decided to pay an unwelcome visit.

Editorial Reviews

Detroit Free Press
The best vampire chick lit of the year.
Best Reviews
One of the funniest, most satisfying series to come along lately. If you're fans of Sookie Stackhouse and Anita Blake, don't miss Betsy Taylor. She rocks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780515147735
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/24/2009
Series:
Betsy Taylor Series, #7
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
480,244
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

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

Brief Biography

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

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Undead and Unworthy (Betsy Taylor Series #7) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 205 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
MJD points out in her introduction that the new cover of UNDEAD AND UNWORTHY reflects the new direction that this book and the two upcoming ones will follow; a mini-story arc within a story arc. Frankly, I'm not all that thrilled.

Betsy is still Betsy -- still childish, still prone to immaturity, still interested with having sex with her new husband as often as possible, still the new guardian of Baby Jon (although he's conspicuously missing from this installment), still back-and-forth with best friend Jessica, still vampire-non-grata for Detective Nick.

It's all still there, with a bit of humor thrown in, and a new weird sideline into what I guess is the aforementioned "arc."

My biggest complaint with the story was the fact that, although after seven books I realize that MJD never goes into much description for ANYTHING, I was shocked that there was a major (and majorly depressing) conclusion to the book that was summed up in about three pages.

I hate that. Really. I don't expect the author to go into intricate detail (a la Stephen King) of description, dialogue, and backstory (as I said, it's not MJD's trademark), but just a few pages when you've seriously lessened the number of main characters??

Okay, overall, I didn't mind spending 2 1/2 hours reading UNDEAD AND UNWORTHY. And I'll still follow the series, even though it's not as great as it once was (basically, during the first two books). But I'm putting MJD on notice that, really, it's just not right to indiscriminately kill off some of my favorite characters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was too grim...I miss the style of the earlier books...I have to say I will give the series one more book...and if it continue on this grim road...I will have to stop reading the series....I miss the old Betsy....
Guest More than 1 year ago
Like the others, I too was disappointed with this installment...and yes, HATE HATE HATE the cover!!The story was dark and grim, the humor was definitely missing...please bring back the Betsy we know and love leave the dark and grim to the likes of Laurell K..
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story looks like she is going in a much darker direction. There was not the fun and games like in the first books. I hated the cover, but it alerts us to the change in direction she is going. It appers to me that she is getting marketing advice on how to compete with the likes of Laurell K.Hamilton. I read the Betsy books because it offered a change of pace---it was funny. I will give her next book one more chance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Encroaching darkness, death of cool well-liked chatacters, so NOT the way to go! Like many other fans, if I want a "dark" read, there are plenty of other authors to supply one. I read MJD because Betsy is fun and funny. If this is how the next two books are going to be I will definitely skip them. No second chances. I refused to pay full price hardcover prices for this book after seeing the reviews, and I won't even buy the paperback. If you must read this addition to the series, go to the libraby or used book store.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This seemed like a darker version of her normal vampire read. I was really let down by this latest version. I also much prefer the old covers. I'll just wait for the paperbacks from here on out, hope she gets back on track, I always loved her humor, Hope she gets it back!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed it, but there have been far better entries in this series. I advise passing on the hardback and wait for paperback or get it from the library, or shoplift it as the author suggests in her foreward which may have been the funniest part of the whole book! Funny but didn't blaze any new territory. The cover BTW is horrible, I much prefer the previous ones and this doesn't seem to suit the lighthearted tone of the whole series.
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Lindsie More than 1 year ago
I am seeing a LOT of bad reviews for this book, but have to say it's not as bad as some say. In one way, there is a LOT more action than there has been in her previous books in the series. On the other hand, the ending is a LOT more morbid than the endings and plot of her previous novels. I suppose I see a little change (as well as less humor) but nothing that completely sets this book aside from the others. Betsey and Sinclair are still at it, as well as Marc and Jessica. Only, we are missing two minute characters. All in all its a good read, and I wouldn't stop reading just yet..
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bravewarrior More than 1 year ago
EPub/Vampire Chicklit: I liked it, but I had a hard time getting through the first part of the book. The biggest problem was that by chapter 25, every character from the past six books showed up for a cameo or was name dropped. I was wrong. By chapter 38, EVERY character showed up at the mansion or was name dropped. It was too much at one time; especially in the first 50 pages. Too many past characters and too much vague back story. The past plots and characters are bought up and there is no need for it; get the story to the driveway. There ended up being no plot and too much arguing. Another problem is that the author writes short stories in anthology books. That would be fine but there are new characters introduced.or major Betsy World changes that should not be in a anthology book. I am not a big fan of the short story and choose not to read them. Another issue is that some characters have two names. The author, says in her introduction, that was also long-winded, that the story is going into a new direction. I really did not see it until the end. There is a tragedy and I hope Betsy will grow from it. Betsy is a selfish fashionista and it did seem like she was growing through the first few books. However, she seems to be going backwards mentally with the wealth her husband has brought her. The book actually got better when she got away from her husband and house guests. The Ant is annoying. Antonia is even worse. My biggest peeve was bad grammar. The narrative is in first person. When a line of quoted dialog is put in a sentence all by itself, I expect it to be said by the narrator, Betsy. Most of the time it was. But several times it would be Sinclair or in other cases I had to reread it to figure out who it was speaking. In two cases, I could not figure it out. Unless it's Betsy talking, the editor should have specified the character speaking. The good part is that this is a short book. I have the next two or three books on EPub so I go ahead with them, but Betsy was funner when she was worried about how she was going to pay for a new pair of shoes on her credit card. You must read at least some of the past book and anthology to understand this book.
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