Review: Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson
I first came across Ms. Davidson's books in an airport bookstore. The cover was atypical of vampire paranormal books. The art work stood out and I thought, interesting... what is going on? I picked up the book and found it to be absolutely hilarious. I am not big on comedy. I am also not into romantic comedy either. I prefer dark, depraved, gothic, all the typical foreboding vampire stereotypes. Yet some how, this book captured my attention and I'm bemused.
Betsy is a woman who is down on her luck. She is experiencing the proverbial day from hell. Including... losing her job and getting ... killed. The premise of Betsy's undead status and cluelessness is appealing because of how Ms. Davidson writes the character. In some ways, she reminds me of Alicia Silverstone in the movie Clueless which I surprisingly enjoyed. And in other ways, she reminds me of Sarah Michelle Gellar when she is forced to be the vampire slayer. Betsy is more or less a typical person who is thrust into a position of power and instead of being power mad and going to her head, she stays on course with her sweet disposition. Which is why she reminds me of Alicia Silverstone in Clueless. Betsy could become cruel but she doesn't. Along Betsy's journey of figuring out what she is becoming, she challenges the status quo and shakes up the "establishment". I do so love an underdog story.
For readers who are looking for something lighter to life in our uncertain times, Ms. Davidson is a great author to read. She brings forth a certain joy of life through her sparky and snarky characters. This entire series and the spin-offs are sweet, funny and filled with hope. I recommend this paranormal romance to readers who like to see a different and lighter side to the paranormal world.