Rude, Funny, Long
Shrill, monotonous, characters???
Alive then Dead
The story itself was ok. Was pretty slow to start. Did not enjoy the swearing. Did not enjoy the narrator.
An avid listener of audio books.
I found this book to be a light and humorous paranormal book. Betsy is funny and I love the sarcastic quips she says to herself and others. I think I'll be listening to the whole series and am looking forward to the break from reality.
I have to say I really enjoyed the first book of the Queen Betsy series. If you are a fan of Molly Harper's Jane Jameson series, this one will be up your alley as they both contain the same snarky humor and sarcastic heroines. The story was fantastic and had me continuing to listen despite the disappointing voice acting. There were lots of awkward, breathy pauses, and most of the characters sound the same. I plan on listening to the rest of the series (just finished the second book). I just hope they get a new voice actress!
Yes. I wanted something mindless and funny. Got tired of the sex acts/details.
I didn't like the voices.
There was some funny parts.
I prefer urban/para romance right now for the fantasy aspect, but I listen to other genres as well.
I have to say that I might be a little more excited about this book because I'm from MN and that is where the characters in the book are located. But in all fairness, this book is hilarious! I love the new twist to the vampire genre. Since the main character is unwittingly turned into a vampire, watching her bumble through "the change" is a real treat. The author has you watching a has been "it girl" become a creature of the night. A light hearted romp through the paranormal genre. A nice break from the typical brooding vampire saga.
Yes, with a condition. I waited until I finished the series before I wrote this review. It was difficult for me to like Betsy, the main character, at first. She is an immature, self absorbed idiot. Self proclaimed even. And she never learns...or at least it takes a really, really long time for her to learn any of the life lessons that are right in front of her face most of the time. It can get frustrating but is also very entertaining, an odd combination. I love the characters and the dialog is addictive. It is witty, laugh out loud writing and I love it. The writer has created some interesting characters - the roomates, Sinclair, Satan and the Anti-Christ, it is crazy and yet in this world seems so right. The series became my guilty pleasure for a while and I was shocked that I did end up enjoying it. I was pretty skeptical at first, like I said. Betsy is a conflicted person, surrounded by chaos, learning how to be a queen while trapped in a pageant winner's body with the mind of a young adult (who loves shoes). But after you get into the series and see where it goes and how it gets there, you forget the frustration of those first few meetings with Betsy. I would recommend it for sure but only if you can stick it out for the first few books. By then you will either love it or hate it.
The roomates and the storyline - Vamp royalty that you would never expect with some pretty funny and accepting roomates. Marc and Jessica are too funny and put Betsy in her place. The story is always changing. Always a new turn that you didn't expect but weaving into an overall story that comes together over and over throughout the series.
No I have not.
I laughed out loud a lot and the pool scene was a bit of a shock but hot~
Great series but takes some commitment.
The story itself was cute and a fun take on vampires. However that is all that it is, there is no depth to the story line or characters and not much of a plot. Simple and enjoyable listen but nothing earth shattering.
I love to listen to audiobooks. It is great when the narrators get into the story and really bring the characters to life.
This book is entertaining! Betsy is immature and sassy but also has a strong side!!
I found the lead character, Betsy, to be dreadfully annoying. The word inane kept coming to mind. She fights hard at every opportunity to avoid learning anything, then is mad that people weren't able to explain things to her. If you like a smart heroine this is not it. In one painfully long conversation another character says "This is like trying to talk with a first grader" and it is very true, and as such, these passages have about as much entertainment value as talking to a young child on the verge of a tantrum.
None of this is accidental. Comments from other characters make it clear that this is the character Davidson is trying to create, so it seems to me that she is simply writing for a target demographic that does not include me. If you are a careful person who wouldn't do anything dangerous unless someone offered you designer shoes, this book may be for you. Fashion minded Cheerleaders, Barbies and Valley Girls between 14 and 22 years old will love it.
That said, it's not awful. It's not a book many of us will fall in love with, but with the exception of a scattering of painfully inane passages the book is entertaining. Have a listen if you have nothing better to do.