In this third installment of the "Queen Betsy" series, Betsy, the undead (and unwilling) Queen of the vampires, receives yet another shocking revelation - not only is her stepmother pregnant, but she had a baby and gave it up for adoption years earlier. And, um, that baby is actually the daughter of the devil - who, according to the Book of the Dead, is destined to rule the world.
Betsy is sick and tired of finding out all these things in bits and pieces, and she decides to face her fear of the dread Book of the Dead (which is supposed to drive the reader crazy if too much is read at a time) and find out what other awful things are in her destiny. Unfortunately, even though she is the Queen, that doesn't render her immune to the effects of the Book...
As usual, Betsy's hands are full - dealing with the results of her temporary insanity, her failing night club, her spawn-of-Satan sister, and her relationship with Sinclair, who finally seems to have had enough of Betsy's ambivalence about him. This was fun and entertaining, like the others in the series, and it's always amusing and enjoyable to see where Betsy's complicated life is going to take her next.
Books in the Queen Betsy series:
1. Undead and Unwed
2. Undead and Unemployed
3. Undead and Unappreciated
4. Undead and Unreturnable
5. Undead and Unpopular
6. Undead and Uneasy
Undead and Unappreciated (#3 in the Queen Betsy series) by MaryJanice Davidson (Berkley Sensation, 2005)
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