Tuesday, January 22, 2008

MaryJanice Davidson - Undead and Uneasy

Ahhh... the latest in the Undead series by MJD. I had been disappointed by the recent offerings in this series -- they lacked the sparkle from earlier books, which were insane and silly, but with coherent plots at least. Well, fairly coherent anyway. In Books 4 and 5, they were disjointed and felt like a bunch of nonsense strung together -- whimsical, okay; nonsensical, not so much. I am pleased to say that with Book 6, MJD has gotten her -- as Betsy would put it -- "mojo" back and has delivered a highly enjoyable read. It is a little convenient to use a cursed ring to explain some of the nonsense (for example, the zombie) from previous books, but at least this time, the plot felt like a whole thought-out story. It's not without its flaws, but at least back to being fairly coherent. The blow-up with Laura and an appearance of the devil did smack a little of MJD trying to fill up pages, but not so jarring that they can't be overlooked. As usual, Betsy saves the day with another new-found incredible vampire queen ability and all that was wrong is right again -- Jessica is cured; Antonia can now change; Garrett is super-smart now; and Betsy and Eric get married, with Sinclair himself acquiring a new ability. All very convenient and too easy, but as a sucker for happy endings, I have no objection. Hurrah to MJD for a great addition to the Undead series! I hope Book 7 will be just as good!

1 comments :

  1. xstitch.nl said...

    Hee hee, I only read the first book in this series, but it was very funny!