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. :(
I totally can connect with this character I love shoes and love shopping and I love vampire stories so I had the best of both worlds
I have almost completed the entire series and because I just keep starting the next one, my reviews are getting behind. The banter is funny and Betsy is so self-centered that you can't help but love her. The narrator is excellent and keeps the book alive.
Be sure you read the books in order, or you could get lost on the references.
What a fun and humorous read!
I love most books that transport me to another time and place & books that uplift my spirit.
I had never read this author and hadn't even realized there were previous books about Betsy & Sinclair. Now that I know, I plan on going through all the other books from beginning to end. They are lighthearted and fun and love, love, love the way the reader reads the story. I have always loved vampire stories because of Anne Rice, and now have found a fun & whimsical character & storyline in MaryJanice Davidson's books.
The narrator does an excellent job of pulling you into the light-hearted story. Yes, you can talk about vampires and keep it funny.