I’ve been reading a lot of modern vampire books recently, no clue why. The latest is the first novel in a series, Undead and unwed. It’s more lighthearted than any of the others I’ve read, a bit like Clueless crossed with Buffy’s lightest episodes. The language is filled with colloquial Americanisms, most of which don’t translate. Aside from these occaisional grating lapses of language and the general level of fluffyness this isn’t bad. I’ll definatly get book two.
‘The day I died started out bad and got worse in a hurry…’ It’s been a hell of a week for Betsy Taylor. First she loses her job. Then she’s killed in a freak accident only to wake up as a vampire. On the plus side, being undead sure beats the alternative. She now has superhuman strength and an unnatural effect on the opposite sex. But what Betsy can’t handle is her new liquid diet…And whilst Betsy’s mother and best-friend are just relieved to find out that being dead doesn’t mean Betsy’s can’t visit, her new ‘night-time’ friends have the ridiculous idea that Betsy is the prophesied vampire queen. The scrumptious Sinclair and his cohorts want her help in overthrowing the most obnoxious power-hungry vampire in five centuries. (A Bella Lugosi wannabe who seen one to many B-movies.) Frankly Betsy couldn’t care less about vamp politics. But Sinclair and his followers have a powerful weapon in their arsenal – unlimited access to Manolo Blahnik’s Spring collection. Well, just because a girl’s dead – er…undead – doesn’t mean she can’t have great shoes… — Amazon