Queen Betsy, Book 13
Synopsis: First: kill Satan. Second: reorganize Hell. Sounded simple enough back then, but for Betsy Taylor, managing « down below » isn’t as easy as she’d hoped – even if she is doing it with her sister, Laura, a bona-fide Antichrist. So yes, Betsy has been shirking her hellish responsibilities, but she’s been just so darn busy these days. And she’s not just yanking Laura’s chain. There’s a brand new baby drama involving a pair of uncanny (ok, terrifying) toddler twins, an upcoming birthday party that has to be planned, and, are you ready for it? Betsy’s dad – once so very dead – has been spotted in downtown St. Paul.
Now, despite all the chaos, Betsy’s friends rally around, helping her to handle all this fire and brimstone jazz. As for Betsy’s sister and dad – they have their own surprises in store for the vampire queen. And jolt by jolt, Betsy will discover that there’s nothing as heartwarming as family. Yeah, like Hell.
Review: Queen Betsy has always been a series with which it is easy to spend a great time. Each novel always brings a touch of humor, light moments and is finally always a quick and enjoyable read. I was expecting the same with that volume. I admit that I made a small jump in time since the last book I did read was volume 8. In truth, it’s not really a problem because the author gave some explanations about what happened before, even if it is true that I did not understand all the references. So I started with pleasure the story by finding the characters we all know. Unfortunately, I think this volume is my least favorite of the series.
So we are following again our queen vampire who must now deal with her sister Laura, the world of the underworld. To say that this does not enchant her is subjective and that’s why Betsy tries at all costs to find other occupations to have a good excuse to shirk. On top of that, Jess seems to behave strangely and our heroine is determined to understand what is happening, Tina’s birthday is approaching and of course we have the Jessica’s bizarre children at the same time. Although I found that the story was going a little anyhow, I found it funny to see how the characters behaved with children, to understand what they could do and so observe their next actions.
As I said, I had a little trouble with this new story. Personally, I found that there was really no common thread, no real plot and it was a bit too confusing and mixed so that I could really adhere to what was happening. The events of the history were a little too wacky or unimaginable that I did not understand where all this was going on. I think you understand why I was a little disappointed this time but that does not change the fact that it was nice to be once again in the world of the author and to find the characters. I’m curious to see what will result now, this volume may be there only to link the stories, sometimes it happens in a series with a large number of volumes. To see.