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Underdead in Denial (Underdead Mystery #2)

3.69  ·  Rating Details ·  220 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Eighth grade science teacher Jo Gartner is back after a deceptively quiet summer.

No Vampires.

No Cops.

No murder investigation.

Apart from the hormonal teens she has to deal with everyday and her sensitivity to sunlight everything seems, well, almost normal.

She probably shouldn’t have volunteered to help the hot new teacher on campus with his Haunted House fundraiser.

Kindle Edition, 192 pages
Published (first published October 1st 2008)
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Feb 09, 2014 Dianne rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

The reason why I am getting cranky is because Jo is not asking the proper questions of the proper people. I know that making the protagonist understood must be hard when using the first person narrative,

Jo the Underdead vamp,has the spine to go and solve murders but not to confront (even if it is just on the phone) the one who started to turn her into a vamp? She has no clue as to what she can do (eat, fly etc) but she never asks. And don't get me started on Gavin for cripes sake! Confl
Linda Andrews
Nov 14, 2011 Linda Andrews rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Underdead in Denial opens about six months after the first book in the series ended. Middle school science teacher, Jo Gartner has enjoyed a summer free of vampires and cops. Just as she forms a truce of sorts with her underdead status, the vampire Will shows up. A little bit freaked, she immediately seeks out Detective Gavin. Once more, Jo checks in with Gavin regularly and is locked in her house from sundown to sun-up. The arrangement ends when she agrees to help her fellow teacher at a Haunte ...more
A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
Jo Gartner, 8th grade Science teacher, part human, part vampire is back in Book 2 of the Underdead Mysteries. Will, her would-be sire, is back after five months of leaving Jo alone. Jo is avoiding him as much as possible while helping her friend and fellow teacher, Becky, advance her relationship with Drama Dan by volunteering to help with the Haunted House at the local theater. Where she will take tickets dressed as…a vampire. And witness the collapse (later deemed murder) of one of the perform ...more
Annette M Guerriero Nishimoto
Nov 16, 2011 Annette M Guerriero Nishimoto rated it really liked it
Today's review is on Underdead in Denial by Liz Jasper

Underdead in Denial is the second installment in Jasper's Underdead series and is just as quirky and comical as the debut book. Packed full of murder and mystery Underdead in Denial will keep you guessing "who done it?" Even I was second guessing.

Jo Gartner hasn't seen Will in months and has been getting on with her underdead life as best she can. After all, it's not easy being "allergic" to the sun, having cravings for exceptionally rare me
Dec 13, 2011 Rachel rated it really liked it

After reading Underdead, the first book in this series, I could not wait to read the sequel and read it in a day. Delving again into the world of Jo, 8th grade Earth Science teacher and part vampire, we find her still struggling with her 'symptoms' and desperately trying to stay Underdead.

She has not heard from Will for months and has almost relaxed, till she gets into volunteering and Will shows does another murder, which Jo is a witness to. Our lovable flame haired teacher once again
Rene Arnush
Nov 08, 2012 Rene Arnush rated it liked it
Shelves: vamps
This is the sequel to Underdead, a fun book where a new science teacher is bitten by a vampire and has to deal with the consequences.
I enjoyed the first book, but I have to admit I'm disappointed by the second. It's still humorous and has a different viewpoint than other books, and it's fun to read about the scoop behind the classroom(my mom worked for a school and it's not as exaggerated as one would think). However, I lose patience with the main character--she seems very passive to me, just
Jun 04, 2012 Cat rated it it was amazing
This is an awesome series I discovered on a friends e-reader. I thought that this was a fantastic followup to the first book. The character development was consistent and Jo is still a stress baker. I'm solidly on team Gavin and do not trust Will at all. (view spoiler) ...more
Jul 26, 2012 Kristin rated it liked it
This is the second in the Underdead series & we are back with middle school science teacher & not a vampire yet Jo Gartner. This book was a vast improvement on the 1st book. They mystery got off to a pretty fast start, we had an appearance from Will with in the 1st few pages, and Jo is slowly starting to get a handle on her Underdead status. She showed some more independence & backbone here. We get to know a little bit more about her day to day at school & we spend some time with ...more
Dec 25, 2011 Sandra rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, own-it
I enjoyed this second instalment of Jo's adventures and am looking forward to the next one. But I certainly hope she has gotten over her attraction to Will and things heat up between Jo & Gavin. I get that Will is good looking and sexy but his total disregard of Jo's wants and selfish decision to turn her (after a 60min conversation) make him a big NO in the romance department for me. Also - Becky is a bitch and a terrible friend. There is lots of talk about how Becky and Jo are best friends ...more
Jan 26, 2012 Kristin rated it really liked it
I really like this series. I can't wait for the next one. It has a good mystery and the main character is pretty interesting even when she has a TSTL moment.

I love the fact that I'm finding favorite new authors and I'm not spending a fortune on books. Which makes me buy up so many more. What the publishers don't get is that if books are cheaper we buy more of them. Okay, rant over.
May 23, 2012 Mara rated it it was ok
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Too light and fluffy, more than the first. The YA feel got worse, I can't imagine adults (and teachers to boot) behaving exactly like their teenage students (you stole my boyfriend! He is soo hot! ), unless they suffer from Peter Pan's Syndrome.

More than once I was ready to DNF it, and it's a pity because the book isn't bad. Over the top, but not bad.
Sep 04, 2012 Carolin rated it liked it
Better than the Underdead, it felt more intense, both in the course of events, but even more in how Jo developed. I found her, as well as the other characters, more deep in the sequel.
Lenore Kosinski
Feb 04, 2012 Lenore Kosinski rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
Ooooo, cliffhangerish... Just as good as the first. Funny, suspenseful, dark, emotional....or maybe it was just me. Good stuff, looking forward to more. :)
Feb 21, 2012 Kathy rated it it was amazing
A sequel to "Underdead," this is another refreshingly funny mystery that explores the culture of middle school teachers and teens.
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Liz Jasper's first novel, UNDERDEAD, won the 2008 EPPIE Award for Best Mystery. The sequel, UNDERDEAD IN DENIAL, was published the following year to critical acclaim. She took a brief break from humorous vampire mysteries to write the first novel in the Crimson trilogy, CRIMSON IN THE VERY WRONG FAIRY TALE Liz is hard at work on the next book in both series.

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