by MaryJanice Davidson

March 2004
ISBN: 0-425-19485-X
Reviewer Graphic Button Berkley
Mass Market Paperback

Betsy is having a bad birthday, her whole day has been bad, but it's not until later that night, that it gets worse. I mean losing your job is bad but being killed and waking up in the funeral home with hideous clothes on and fake shoes is worse. So what does she set out to do, but kill herself again and again. Only she doesnít stay down very long. For some reason that is beyond her, she is now a vampire and not just any vampire but the Queen, or so they tell her. She doesnít want to be the Queen, let alone abide by the rules. So she does play by the rules as it seems-some of them donít particulary fit her anyway.

Betsy is a shoe fanatic not just any shoes either, but the most expensive heels money can buy. So her collection is very nice and she sets about getting it back from her step-mother. It is interesting to see how her father and step-mother react to Betsy being alive after all and the slight revenge she gets on her step-mother for taking her shoes.

Remember me mentioning the rules, well someone has to show her the ropes and Sinclair has appointed himself as just that person. Sinclair, well, he knows a little bit more than he is willing to let Betsy know. He is trying to keep her safe from everyone including herself only it isnít that easy. As she defies about everything he wants her to do and learn. The training is different than any she has had before and of course, she doesnít fit into the normal vampire scheme of things.

There are fireworks between Betsy and Sinclair if they will just let them escape, oh we see the passion they have, but not necessarily towards the other as we'd like to see it. When it finally does, letís just say the place goes up in flames.

Undead And Unwed is an hilarious and funny read that will keep you turning the pages to find out what Betsy is up to now and just how Sinclair keeps up with her. This was previously an e-book that I read when it was out and it is only funnier this time around. The scenes that were added, (and if Iím not mistaken a few might have been taken out as well) does not dampen the story one bit. There are many secondary characters throughout the book and we canít easily forget her best friend. If you havenít picked up Undead and Unwed, do so today. It will have you laughing out loud at the antics. I canít wait to read the next installment of the Undead series.

Reviewed in March 2004 by Pam.

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