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Welcome to a Ditzier Vampire World than Buffy,
This review is from: Undead And Unappreciated: Number 3 in series (Undead/Queen Betsy) (Paperback)
This is the third of the Betsy Taylor Queen of the Vampires series and is the one that in my mind lives up to the howling hilarity of the first. The first two being Undead and Unwed (buy a copy of this immediately, but don't read on public transport unless you want to be stared at for losing control of your bladder) and the slightly meh Undead and Unemployed.
Betsy is irascible as ever, she insists on trying not to drink blood, preferring coffee and trying to encourage her friends Jessica and Mark to eat things in front of her so she can enjoy the experience second hand. She's Evanovich's Stephanie Plum in vampire form; bumbling, well meaning and just a teensy bit not the sharpest tool in the shed.
She's still stuck ruling the vampire world with sexy Eric Sinclair at her side, although their relationship must be improving as she resists calling him Finklair for this instalment. Betsy's unlife is about to get worse as her stepmonster Antonia is due to give birth to a new half brother or sister, and is characteristically snotty about Betsy attending the baby shower. Things really get messed up when Betsy learns that Antonia was pregnant before, the usual story girl meets married man tries to trap him into cementing the affair by getting pregnant...gets possessed by the Devil instead, gives birth to the Anti-Christ who is destined to dominate the world and then snaps to one day a year later and gives the baby up for adoption...you know how it goes.
This instalment is a hoot, Betsy very unwisely reads the Book of the Dead and goes slightly Uber-Evul attacking her friends, getting down and dirty with Sinclair under the influence and finds herself having to make amends and track down a nefarious sibling and demi-evil, as well as deal with slacker employees striking at her vampire nightclub Scratch.
Davidson delivers in spades in this one; the humour is witty, you just want to hug poor alienated Betsy and she handles the new addition of the Devil's daughter Laura really well. I love the fact that Laura is a perfect shiny and wholesome girl and that Betsy says she must be evil as she can eat tons of sugary snacks and not gain a single pound! Equally priceless is Betsy meeting the Devil for the first time and being deeply covetous of her shoes.
This is brilliant, funny, romantic fluffy vamp chick lit at its finest and I can't wait for the newest ones to come out.