I really like the undead series, despite the fact that they are often much too short to be a called a book. They are irreverant, funny and enjoyable to read. I love the characters of Betsy and Sinclair in particular. None of that has changed, but this installment of the story just doesn't match up to the rest.
It centres on Betsy's decision as to what she must do about the Fiends but I found that I just couldn't really get interested in the plot of that particular storyline. The side issues were far more interesting- Nick's animosity towards Betsy, Jessica being torn between Betsy and Nick, Sinclair and Tina disagreeing with Betsy's decisions, Garret's guilt and self-doubt. The ending was something of a shock but it was hashed out quickly across two pages so it didn't have the impact that it could have. One thing that has totally disappeared from the plot is Betsy and Sinclair's ability to read each others' minds. I used to really like that. It was the only time that you had any insight into Sinclair's feelings but it's gone suddenly. It doesn't happen, isn't mentioned at all and I think it's a bit of a loss.
Davidson states in the foreword that this book is the beginning of a trilogy within the series. I can't help but think that I would have been happier to wait longer for a new book if she would put the three stories into one proper length book. I'm sure that would have been a more satisfying read, because it often feels as though she abitrarily ends the story after 200 pages just so that she can put it in a separate book.
It's still worth a look if you want to keep up with the story but it's not as much fun as the others. I'm going to keep on with them because I like the characters so much, but my patience is starting to wear a little bit!