UNDEAD AND UNPOPULAR moves the vampire queen Betsy Taylor just a little bit
further down the line to being married, and to being more like a reigning
monarch over her people. This little read is very much a one room drama - the
characters hardly leave the house and spend their time bumping into each other
in the hallways to throw out some sass and then move on. As will be the wont
with vampire novels, there isn't a lot further up in the predatory chain to a
competant vampire so therefore there's no threats coming from above. The
warring factions approach has been attempted here but it is all so haphazard and
casually done that you would feel a greater sense of tension from not
remembering where you last saw your bookmark.
This series had an explosive start, and suffers now from the problem of what to
do with Betsy. The marriage card can only be dragged out so long, and it's hard
to feel much for two people who drink blood from each other anyway. This book
is more of a quick character catch-up for the regular readers with a
barely-there plot which would do little to draw in a new readership.