Review: UNDEAD AND UNDERWATER (Undead #11.5) by MaryJanice Davidson

March 9, 2013 Review 1 ★★★★

Review: UNDEAD AND UNDERWATER (Undead #11.5) by MaryJanice DavidsonUndead and Underwater by MaryJanice Davidson
Series: Undead #11.5
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Excerpt: Excerpt
Published by Berkley on March 5, 2013
Pages: 352 pages
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
Reviewed by: Kristina
4 Stars

Sexual content

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Betsy Taylor and the Wyndham werewolves are back in three all-new outrageous novellas from New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson.

MaryJanice Davidson “continues to put her own unique spin on paranormal romance” (Fallen Angel Reviews) in these hilarious and sexy new novellas featuring Undead Queen Betsy Taylor as she meets Fred the mermaid, an all-new female superhero, and Lara Wyndham, the daughter of the Pack leader of the Wyndham werewolves.

Super, Girl!

This short story was incredibly cute and extremely hilarious. Hailey Derry has the type of superpower I would love to have where anything I eat can be transformed into super powered energy to fight crime with. I loved how she went about her daily routine trying to poorly hide the fact that she was “It Girl”; a name she despises as much as she does many other superhero cliches that are mentioned throughout this story. I wish there were more stories (full length or novella!) with Haliey as this was my favorite story in this book.

Rating: 4/5

Sexual Content: very mild short sex scene

UNDEAD AND UNDERWATER

This story brings together two of MaryJanice Davidson’s characters from her Undead and Fred the Mermaid series and since I was not familiar with either character I was very happy to have the character summaries in the Forward to better understand the histories of Betsy and Fred. UNDEAD AND UNDERWATER continues with the absurd humor and quirkiness of SUPER, GIRL! Helpful Forward aside, I was still confused about who was who and even what was happening for the first three chapters which in a short story is a little worrying. While the story peaked my interest in picking up one of the Fred the Mermaid books, I found the plot to be a little too convoluted and I had to re-read sections just to understand what was happening.

Rating: 3/5

Sexual Content: N/A

INCOMER

This is a short story from Davidson’s Wyndham Werewolves series set twenty-five years in the future. I liked the worldbuilding and loved that they had an alpha of a pack just peacefully decide to retire instead of be killed in a dominance fight like so many other werewolf novels I’ve read. I was not a huge fan of the narrative leaps from character to character and into the past. I understand that they explained character motivations and relationships, but to me they brought the plot and story momentum to a screeching halt.  Narrative leaps aside, INCOMER was a fun introduction to the Wyndham Werewolves series and I would have to say it has one of the most messy and funny sex scenes I’ve ever read.

Rating: 4/5

Sexual Content: graphic sex scene

Series Titles

Undead and Unwed
Undead and Unemployed
Undead and Unappreciated
Undead and Unreturnable
Undead and Unpopular
Undead and Uneasy
Undead and Unworthy
Undead and Unwelcome
Undead and Unfinished
Undead and Undermined

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