Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Undead and Unfinished by MaryJanice Davidson

Series: Undead Series (9)

Kindle Edition, July 6 2010321 pages
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There’s only one thing Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor hates more than the threat of hosting a traditional Thanksgiving dinner (after all, how traditional is her family?), and that’s trying to get through the Book of the Dead without going insane. Every time she’s tried reading it she just gets blindsided—until the devil strikes a bargain. She offers Betsy a chance to get through the cursed (literally!) thing cover to cover, and finally discover all its mysteries. There’s just one teensy little catch...
Betsy and her half-sister Laura have to go to Hell. Just long enough for Laura to finally embrace her dark heritage (after a rebellious youth of charity work and teaching Sunday School) and finally make nice with her mother, aka Satan, by picking up such skills as slicing through time and the universe with a hellfire sword. While such things might sound fun, time travel is proving to be an alarming journey for Betsy and Laura. Not only are they interacting firsthand with their own family’s past but in doing so, they’re dangerously impacting the future in ways they never anticipated.
Of course that’s what mother wanted all along. Damn her.

My thoughts

This book was a nice change from the others as it was mostly centred on Betsy and Laura travelling through time. It was nice finally seeing them doing something together that didn't involve Laura losing her temper and going all bat shit crazy. In this book we also got to see more of Tina and Sinclair's back story, which I have been wondering about through all other eight books. We finally discover why Tina is so dedicated to Sinclair when there is obviously nothing romantic between them. We also get to go to hell :) yipeee. Its about time Laura went to see where her mother lived, although the way it was described from Betsy's point of view it didn't sound particularly hellish to me. Another point of this book I liked was when Betsy went into the future it was interesting to see how the world had changed, although we aren't told why it changed. I mean was it something Betsy did in the past? Was it the whole Laura ending the world thing? I couldn't hold back my shock of the last page, I was soooo not expecting that. What an awesome cliffhanger to end on, damn you MaryJanice Davidson now I'm sooo wanting to dive straight into the next book even though my eyes are practically throbbing from too much reading. Ohh well all good things come at a price.

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