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Undead and Unappreciated (Undead #3)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  20,584 Ratings  ·  639 Reviews
Reluctant vampire queen Betsy Taylor may rule the topsy-turvy world of the undead, but now Betsy's discovered that she has a long-lost half-sister who's the devil's daughter--and destined to rule the underworld.

Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published May 10th 2010 by Berkley (first published July 5th 2005)
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Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
It was a quick read, not a lot of mystery, a small amount of action. A dose of drama and that about wrapped it up. I expected more based on the first 2 books. But I can tell the next two or even shorter. However, I will forge on.
Better than the first two books, but still not good enough to keep me hooked.

I have a weird relationship with Betsy, kinda love-hate. Sometimes I think she is funny and witty, but then there are other moments in the books where I just wish somebody would smack something really hard in her head. But now, at least, she has accepted her relationship with Eric, which makes me wanna like her a bit more. Eric is a sweet and lovely hero. Although I liked him much more in book 1 where he was strong, po
Jan 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr, series
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Bayılıyorum Betsy'e... Çok güldürüyor, o yüzden de bu aralar onunla takılmak istiyorum sürekli :D
Fangs for the Fantasy
Betsy has not taken well to learning that not only is she a vampire but the queen of the vampires. Sure, her mother and her best friend adjusted to the change amazingly but even with that support, Betsy cannot seem to stay out of trouble. When Betsy learns that she has a half sister, she is drawn to investigate. Just like everything else in Betsy's life, nothing runs smoothly. In between dealing with a strike at her vampire club Scratch, and dealing with a hurt Eric, Betsy now has to keep a clos ...more
 Lissa Smith Reads'~Bookaholics Bookshelf Reviews
4 Stars:
Mary Janice Davidson is a master at creating fun characters and story lines that make you laugh aloud.

Among some of my favorites. Outstanding literary work. The characters are well developed, interesting. The liked characters are likable and the hated are unlikable. The writing is captivating enough to keep you interested until the end and leave you wanting more. It has a fairly original or uniquely well-developed plot. The pretense and romance was well balanced and done with properly d
Another 2.5, although it was a bit more interesting due to a new character & plot line opening up. Easy listening on the commute to & from work. If I miss a few seconds, it's not a big deal. Definitely fluff, but entertaining fluff & Wu does a great job reading the parts. The characters have added a bit more depth, but they're still not popping. That might be part of the charm for some people since it tends to add to the humor.
Rating: 2.5/5

I sometimes wish Betsy would spend two seconds to truly do something worthy of her Queen-of-the-Dead status. Just to show some depth in her character and the story. Also, no murder mystery this time? Kind of a letdown.
May 28, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: jill joyce
I love Betsy!
This time around, she learns she has a half-sister, Laura. Yay! Then she reads the Book of the Dead and goes insane. Boo! It turns out that a side effect of reading the book is a trip to crazy-town. Before she gets control of herself she manages to take a bite out of Jess and seduce Eric. Naturally, Jess is livid, and more than a little freaked out at Betsy for chomping on her. But it is Eric's suprising reaction to finding out Betsy was loco when they had sex that really sends our
Oct 31, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
The first two books were silly fluff, with a largely unlikeable heroine but enough of a quirky setup that I was interested to read on. Train stops here, though.

Betsy becomes even more shallow, pigheaded and crass, if that's possible. Everyone else operates as spokes on her self-centered little wheel. Plot points are brought up only to be left as loose ends. Betsy's half-sister seems to be a plot thread, except that there's no real event or resolution involving her. Sinclair's an idiot who is app
All hail Queen Betsy!

With this book read I know finally know how Betsy learned about her sister (hello blurb, it wasn't the stepmom spilling the secrets... it was the dad), how Betsy became evil for a moment (I had hoped for a bit longer, but I guess the chaos + rage she spread was enough to have lasting effects throughout the book), and of course there is still the whole bickering between Sinclair and Betsy (and we finally find out how they got engaged (I had hoped for a bit more romance, but e
Aug 23, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 star
Mar 08, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm fairly patient with chick-lit (and vampire chick-lit) - I don't expect it to be unusually clever or well-written. It's just something to pass the time and make for incredibly light reading. This book was a little too fluffy and insubstantial for my tastes, but I was really bothered by a particular detail- the author writes intricate descriptions of the character's clothing and shoes... and the implication is clearly supposed to be that the character is shoe-obsessed and has good, albeit expe ...more
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
Betsy just keeps getting better and better. This time there are several new character who play a part in Betsy's life as the new vampire queen. I love the way fashion is mixed into whatever new danger or problem Betsy finds herself in. I have to laugh about who she is so hung up on fashion. Shoes have never had as big a role as they do with Betsy. It best part was when she turned evil and did not care about what was on her feet. I am listening to the stories and the reader really does have the r ...more
Jun 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The introduction of a devil spawn half sister has me thinking I don't have the staying power to make it to the end of this series, but for now I'm still enjoying it.
Nothing happened. It was 200+ pages of nothing.
…you just never knew when a totally normal vampire errand would end in a bloodbath with severed-limb soap.

Undead and Unappreciated is the third book of the Undead series. Betsy's adventures continue, and finally she finds - I guess it's neither a secret nor a surprise - 'happily ever after' with Eric Sinclair.
I opened my door and gaped. Sinclair was in my bed.
“Don't you think this is a little presumptuous?”
“I debated outside your door and decided to give you space!”
“How sweet. Plea
C.T. Phipps
Jul 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampires

Undead and Unappreciated is the third novel in the Queen Betsy (or Undead) saga and a series which I absolutely love. It is a satire of the basic trends in vampire novels to treat everything as ultra serious while also parodying the harmless vampires of fiction.

Betsy is a traditional vampire in most respects with her powers very similar to those of Bram Stoker's Dracula but she's a product of the modern world as well as a shoe-obsessed working class former Ms. Congeniality. However, she's acco
Carolyn  Storer
"Undead and Unappreciated" is a fun addition to the 'Undead' series, although it's a very short read, a lot happens.

Betsy, the Queen of the Vampires, is a shoe loving, blood-obstaining vampire who drinks milk instead. However, because she's queen nothing harms her, including crosses and even stakes.

There is the Book of the Dead though, and after fighting with Eric Sinclair, she closes herself off in the library and reads for hours. But she ignores the warnings that reading too much for too long
Oct 04, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Betsy is back with her usual charm. It has been a while since I read Undead and Unemployed Undead and Unemployed (Undead, #2) by MaryJanice Davidson, so I have kind of missed Jessica and Marc (Betsy's friends), Tina (another young-looking vampire friend), and of course the gorgeous Eric Sinclair.

In this book, Elizabeth Taylor the Queen of the Undead finds out that she has a long-lost half sister. Wait... that's not the surprise. This sister turns out to be the Devil's (yup, that one from Hell) daughter, and has been destined to take over the World.
Apr 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Betsy hat es mit ihrem neuen Club nicht leicht, dass man aber auch immer das Hab und Gut desjenigen Vampirs erbt, den man umgebracht hat...
Und dann kommt es noch dicker, im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes, ihre verhasste Stiefmutter ist schwanger und sie erfährt, dass sie eine Halbschwester hat, die ungkücklicherweise die Tochter des Teufels ist, wobei die Verwandschaft über ihren Vater her rührt, die Mutter ist der teufel, der ihre Stiefmutter eine Zeit lang übernommen hatte. Das sagt doch schon alle
BJ Rose
Apr 18, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to BJ Rose by: BHB challenge
I'm really surprised - almost stunned - at how much I'm enjoying this series, since I'm not all that crazy about most urban fantasy. But how can you not love a 6-months-dead vampire who turns out to be Queen of the Vampires AND who has a shoe fetish?! Granted, I don't even recognize the names of many of the expensive shoemakers, but Betsy does know an expensive shoe when she sees it, especially when the she-devil is wearing it (I jumped ahead just a little with that detail).

Betsy is still trying
Sep 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-bookshelf
These are cute books and wonderful when that dark cloud of depression settles over you. (Which is what seems to be happening this weekend.)

Betsy is still drooling over shoes and trying to learn how to rule the undead. The language is such fun. I have absolutely nothing in common with Betsy and I think that's part of the fun. I have NEVER worried about what my shoes looked like. (I'm more interested in how they FEEL.) The great addition in this book is a half-sister - who also happens to be the
Aug 19, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
This series just isn't for me. I'm not into the whole funny vampires mixed with chick lit thing. And I couldn't care less or know less about the shoes Betsey is obsessed with. I tried the first one in the series a while back and it was OK I guess. I have the second one in audio that I bought before I knew these books weren't for me so eventually I'll listen to it since I hate paying the money for an audio only to never listen to it. This one I just happened to see at the library on CD and I need ...more
Feb 23, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this latest volume in the saga of Betsy, Queen of the Vampires, everyone finds out Betsy has a half sister who is also the daughter of the devil, so that’s super. Also, Betsy and Eric work on their relationship, which was hot. Plus, Andrea and Daniel from “Dead Girls Don’t Dance” make a cameo and it was to see them again. Marc doesn’t factor as much in this one which makes me sad because I heart him. I want more meaty info on the mythology of these particular vampires and especially more back ...more
Annette  Dahl "Old Vicarious Reader"
I loved everything about the first three stories, and with this one I got to see our anti-hero couple finally get together. The characters were so well written you feel like you know them. And, my sweet Sinclair was so misunderstood….

Moral to the story.... Men Never Know What A Woman Wants. You have to tell them....
"Really? Yes? You'll do it?" “Of course you had only to ask.” “I have only to ask see this is part of the problem” “Elizabeth darling shut up” and then he kissed me again.

As much as
Danielle (Danniegurl)
I wasn't as huge of a fan of this one. Eric Sinclair her lover and king has royally effed up with her. And what does Betsy do? She gives in entirely too easily. This is where I noticed a shift within the series. I am not happy with that shift, Eric started using more "dears" and I didn't like it, he didn't seem to be the same Sinclair we loved before. He was starting to show his vampire age. I'm just not loving the direction this went. We had a great fun story going and now it's getting heavy an ...more
Jan 25, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviews
Like the previous two books, I couldn’t put this down. I was intrigued with the addition of Laura and can’t wait to see more of that storyline. I’m also glad that a decision was made between Sinclair and Betsy.

My only complaint came from The Book of the Dead. I hated the scenes with Betsy after she read the book and her interactions with Jessica and Marc. One of the things I really love about this series is the friendship between Jessica and Betsy and I really felt the book suffered with their
Mar 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy, 2015
Okay I love the humor in this series. And the characters are soo likeable. I really like that it is very different from the other vampire books that are out there. And I can not wait to see what happens to the characters and how the main character deals with things that happen in her life. Yeah some of it tends to be way out there but the humor of it makes up for it plus the characters are so well written.
Nov 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-sterne
Und auch im dritten Teil muss ich den Humor der Autorin loben!
Ich liebe es und habe beim Lesen wirklich richtig gelacht, obwohl ich gerade unterwegs war :D

Die Bücher sind außerdem wahnsinnig schnell durchgelesen und ich mag es, dass die Geschichten immer einen kleinen Spannungsteil haben und größtenteils mit den gleichen Figuren auskommt.
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MaryJanice Davidson is an American author and motivational speaker who writes mostly paranormal romance, but also young adult and non-fiction. She is the creator of the popular Undead series and is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She writes a bi-weekly column for USA Today ("A Writer's Life") and lives in St. Paul with her family. You can reach her on Facebook and follow her on ...more
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“I—I adore you, too. Well, I don't know if I adore you. That's not really the word I'd use. But I—I—" I managed to wrench it out. God, this was hard! "I love you."
"Of course you do," he said, totally unsurprised.
"WHAT? I finally tell you my deepest, most personal feelings and you're all, 'Yeah, I already got that memo'? This, this is why you drive me nuts! This is why it's so hard to tell you things! I take it back.”
“He snarled at me. "This isn't over yet, Betsy."
"Excellent," I said. "I would also have accepted 'You haven't seen the last of me' and 'You'll regret this'.”
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