Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.
This installment is one of the better ones of the series. Laura is a good addition to the series.
I've worn out my discs, and borrowed the originals so I had to buy the book to replace it. I LOVE this series!
What's not to love? There's Betsy's sass and acerbic attitude. The fact that she lisps when her fangs come in. Her lust/hate relationship with Sinclair... "Oof-dah!"
Betsy, of course.
The Reluctant Queen of the Vampires.
Ya gotta listen to these books!
Very fun, a little bit rauchier language than I remember in previous stories, but still entertaining.
SuseADoodle - "Audiobook Addict!" - Please disregard my "guided" reviews since it appears that a lot of what I wrote has been chopped off.
I may have missed something while listening to this book. But I am not sure where or when Betsy was actually unappreciated in the book. Well, she does mess up with her friends at one point and reaps the cold shoulder consequences of those actions. "Unappreciated" doesn't seem to be the right word to describe that, though. The alliteration in the title is catchy ...
The short summary of the book tells us that Betsy has a half-sister that she didn't know about and there is a prophecy about them both.
Betsy wants to know more and reads from The Books of The Dead for too long with bad consequences. She wants to meet her sister and goes looking for her. Finds her and, well, ... talk about "Minnesota Nice" ... Laura is the walking embodiment of it. Betsy isn't sure she can tell Laura about the prophecy. To make matters even worse, the nightclub is on the verge of bankruptcy. The worst thing, though, is not Betsy's stepmother's pregnancy -- no, it is Betsy's reaction to Sinclair. Her "life," she feels, is really complicated.
Some reviewers here didn't like this addition to the Queen Betsy series. Everyone has their own tastes and is entitled to them. This book is a little bit different. Yet it moves along the overall plot and adds new characters and twists. It is a decent addition to the series.
I was most surprised that the reader/narrator is the same for this third book of the series as for the first two -- I don't remember her voicing of Sinclair being so stilted and "off" in the first two. She does a good job except for Sinclair.
I really enjoyed the first novel of this series, the second novel was not that bad, but by this third novel, the characters and plots are just coasting. I hope the fourth novel picks up.
While I could have gone "sitcom" longer with the "Betsy hates Sinc-lair" storyline, I am totally enjoying this series. FUNNY!!
I bought this book from a $4.95 sale that audible had. Looked interesting, so I gave it a try. So pleased that I did! I am now hooked on the series. Have listened to 3 so far, and in the process of downloading the next book in the series. So delightfully funny and witty! Definitely a woman's sense of humor! LOVE IT!
I really enjoyed this book as well as the first two before it. I am all ready on to the forth book in the series. They only complete I have is that they are getting shorter and shorter. :(