The book seemed to jump around alot
Not if the author keeps up the jumping around from thought to thought like she is
Wow, I love this series, but seriously what a huge waste of time and money (I'm wondering if Nancy Wu was as disillusioned as me). I had high hopes for this installment since the previous book was such a let down. The next book better "get back with the program" or I will be an ex-Betsy fan.
I love most books that transport me to another time and place & books that uplift my spirit.
I have loved this series from the get go. This one is okay, not as good as the past one's that I've read. I think that the stories could be longer, but maybe I'm just wanting more of the story to unfold. It seems like being in the middle of a so so story waiting for the really good stuff to come along in future books, or it's just me. I will continue to listen, but this one was just so so for me.
I was a little leery when I ordered the first book of the series. I was not sure how a story would play out as a light hearted vampire saga. BUT I LOVE THE BOOKS. The cleverness of the stories are great. The whole cast is believable and I love them all. The narrator breathes life into every word and she makes you feel you are there with every twist and turn.
Say something about yourself!
I was so dissappointed with the end of the last book that I vowed I would not purchase this author's work again.... well, one last chance... let's hope this can make up for the last one.
I've really enjoyed this series and hope I will again.
I gave this all medium ratings based on the fact that I have finished it yet... will revise review after finishing..
"A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon layout down, and commence living on its hint. what I began by reading, I must finish by acting" -Henry David Thoreau
For those of us who have followed the Betsy books from the beginning and hated how the last book ended, here is your "Reset" button. I like that we get to set things back in order and there is a focused direction for the next book, Undead and Unstable. I wonder if we will regret getting exactly what we asked for...MaryJ basically gave back the baby with the bath water...hmmm...oh well, we will have to see.
The pacing of the book is a little overwhelming and I felt at times that I needed to take a breath to make up a timeline or an algebraic equation to sort everything out. Another minor issue I had with the book was the reader...I am sorry but it was a little difficult to distinguish voices of the characters. Betsy, Sinclair and Jessica were the exceptions...did I mention I liked the book?
I have listened to all of the Queen Betsy books and have loved them all. I was so excited to see this audiobook available. I was very let down. I had a hard time getting into it. The story line was slow and the usually snarky Betsy just sounded immature and stupid.
To make the bad even worse the narration was not up the usual Nancy Wu I had enjoyed in the previous books. In spite of all this, I forced myself to listen all the way through. I had to keep backing up in order to try to follow the storyline. Once again I was disappointed. The ending did leave me hanging but I am pretty sure I wont waste another credit on any sequential books in this series.
I have enjoyed this series in the past -- some audio and some in print. Much of what I enjoyed was the hysterical snarkiness. But this book (1/3 of the way through) is 90% snark and no story movement. I just do not care. I don't care what happens to any of the characters; I don't care about the plot. It is way too much self-indulgent chatter, empty of meaning. Like listening to empty calories that become nauseating after time. This is a writing/plot problem, not a narrator problem. After listening to/reading all the previous stories and looking forward to this one, I am stopping after 2 hours. I cannot stand it any more. This is a shame.