Author: MaryJanice Davidson
Narrator: Nancy Wu
MaryJanice Davidson's cult hit Undead and Unwed is a delightful mixture of Sex and the City and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.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.
I really enjoyed this book very much, is very light an the narrator does a great job with Betsy and the other characters in the book. Is a very funny book, you will love Betsy.
"Such a fun book!" By Rebecca (Henderson, KY, USA) Sep 20, 2009
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.