Release Date: October 4, 2016
Genre: Urban Fantasy | Chick-Lit
Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor continues her rule in Hell in the scorchingly funny finale to the Undead series from New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson.
It had been a well-kept secret for centuries, but now the existence of vampires is all over the news, thanks to Betsy Taylor’s half-sister (and frustrated former Antichrist), Laura. Life for the undead will never be the same, and it’s up to Betsy to do some damage control. But her interview on the local news doesn’t exactly put out the fire. It more or less pours kerosene on it.
With all the added attention on supernatural beings, the werewolves are more than a little agitated (never a good thing) and demand that Betsy gets her interview skills, and her family, in order. And while things go from bad to worse in the world, Hell continues to be hell—especially when Betsy’s new parole program gets about as complicated as you’d expect.
With a PR team launching a vampire-friendly campaign, the Devil at large and out to make trouble, and mermaids on hand to see who falls—and how hard—the end isn’t just near. It’s here. And if anyone knows how to go out with a bang, it’s the Queen of Hell.
My first book read for 2017 and it’s a bittersweet farewell. The last book in the Undead/Queen Betsy series, UNDEAD AND DONE ended in true Betsy fashion: outrageous yet surprisingly genius. Now MaryJanice Davidson did say that this is NOT the last time we’re going to see Queen Betsy & Co. as her other series belong in the same universe (yay!) so that had me freaking out a little less. I try to take comfort in the little things. *new mantra*
UNDEAD AND UNDONE resolved everything that MJDavidson started. I, personally, looked forward to how things with Laura, the Antichrist, and Betsy’s half-sister, are going to get resolved. I wished there’s more to the resolution like maybe Laura starts growing horns and some badass fangs, malign that perfect façade, alas it didn’t turn out that way. Nevertheless, I feel it a fitting resolution and despite how annoyingly asinine Betsy sometimes is, the vampire Queen is good people.
UNDEAD AND UNDONE may be the final Undead/Queen Betsy book but I feel like it “let me down” slowly and in the most entertaining and funny way. I can see MJDavidson laughing her ass off while staging the scenes and it's all good as we, readers, are all on the joke. I can't say I won't miss Betsy because I will! Her shenanigans have been an escape for me, what with her forever lowlights and penchant for shoes, snarky comebacks, and the company she keeps. I do hope she pops up here and there in amongst her mermaid and werewolf friends. Better yet, I think Jessica's twins and BabyJon deserve their own series, don't you think? Since these three kids' conception, they've become curioser and curiouser and I do want to know what kind of world Betsy left them...