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Waking up in a tacky coffin and wearing off-brand shoes, Betsy Taylor can't believe the horrible turn her life has taken; then she discovers she's a vampire. Soon, Betsy becomes a participant in a power struggle between the forces of darkness. With only her friend Jessica and the hunky vampire Sinclair to help her, this new "Queen of Vampires" will have a tough time getting her afterlife straight.
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By Book Professor on 09-20-09
Such a fun book!
I actually despise what most people call "chick lit" and lots of people have described the Undead series by MaryJanice Davidson as chick lit meets vampires.
I suppose that is an accurate description, but the reason I hate chick lit (in general) and the reason I find this book so hilarious is basically the same: a really shallow-seeming heroine. Here the shallowness isn't complete (Betsy has her moments and you can see that she has some deeper feelings, if you search really hard for them), but the very shallowness is part of the reason these books are so funny.
The Queen of the Vampires is obsessed with shoes? Designer names? What anyone and everyone is wearing? Too funny!
Nancy Wu, who gives voice to Betsy in this first person novel, is letter perfect. She sounds just like Betsy did in my head when I read "Undead and Unwed" for the first time.
Give this book a chance,even if you aren't a chick lit fan. You won't regret it.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful
By Kristi Anderson on 01-17-09
Lighthearted Dark Fantasy
I have to admit I really loved the lighthearted sillyness of a shoe loving queen of the vampires. I'm personally not a big fan of dark brooding vampires, so this was really a lot of fun.
My only gripe is that it's a little more sexual than I would have liked, not that I mind a little bit but the author can be very explicit which is a little wierd for me since I like to listen to my books at work (with headphones but still...).
Otherwise I'm really enjoying the series and I can't help spending all my credits so I can read the rest of them.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By P on 06-03-14
Narrator is terrible
Would you try another book written by MaryJanice Davidson or narrated by Nancy Wu?
The narrator is so bad that I couldn't finish listening to this book. everything is said in a sarcastic tone, with far too many raising inflections. so no I wouldn't listen to this narrator again
What could MaryJanice Davidson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
chose a different narrator
What didn’t you like about Nancy Wu’s performance?
everything is said in a sarcastic tone, with far too many raising inflections. so no I wouldn't listen to this narrator again
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
By Mrs. REP on 12-24-07
Very funny and entertaining.
Apart from the narrator's terrible English accent for one character, this was an excellent listen.