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Undead and Underwater by MaryJanice Davidson
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it was amazing
bookshelves: luuurved

I'm a long-time fan of MJ's Undead series - while Betsy can get a bit manic now and again, I just love her and Sink Lair, and the whole gang. This anthology features new characters, as well as folks from MJ's other series, which I found very entertaining (and inspiring - I hadn't read any of Fred the Mermaid's books, but now really want to!). I was feeling a bit down in the dumps and reached for this knowing it would cheer me up. It actually exceeded my expectations and I gobbled it up pretty quickly, resenting every second I had to put it down. It's just *fun*.

I also appreciated MJ's "theme" for this, and liked seeing Betsy accept her fate as leader of her people and basically laying it out for another that this was *her* fate as well. Betsy's grown a lot and it shows. It did turn me off, a bit, to see Sinclair behaving rather...unlike himself, but I suppose his goofy euphoria is to be expected (given the amazing changes he's recently been through) and may be a set up for the next book in the series (which patiently awaits my attention on my to-be-read stack). One thing I wonder about in the series - it seems that Betsy gets to really shine only when Sinclair's otherwise not actively in the picture. I'd like to see them being badasses together more often, which I think Betsy's now ready for.

That last bit notwithstanding, I just love the strong chicks in this book and I was all smiles the entire time I read it. Recommended for those who prefer a lot of humor in their paranormals (which I totally do), folks in need of a light-hearted read, and fans of heroic babes, of all ages.

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Reading Progress

August 5, 2013 – Started Reading
August 5, 2013 – Shelved
August 7, 2013 – Finished Reading
June 13, 2014 – Shelved as: luuurved

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