Saturday, March 17, 2012

Underdead in Denial

Underdead in Denial (Underdead Mystery, #2)
    ~ Liz Jasper
Publisher ~ Liz Jasper
Published ~ 12 September 2011

My Rating ~ 4 out of 5

Jo Gartner, 8th grade Science teacher, part human, part vampire is back in Book 2 of the Underdead Mysteries. Will, her would-be sire, is back after five months of leaving Jo alone. Jo is avoiding him as much as possible while helping her friend and fellow teacher, Becky, advance her relationship with Drama Dan by volunteering to help with the Haunted House at the local theater. Where she will take tickets dressed as…a vampire. And witness the collapse (later deemed murder) of one of the performers. Once again she’s involved in a murder mystery when all she wants is to live a regular normal, human, life.

I loved this second book as much as the first. Well-written, funny, smooth-flowing and another mystery I couldn’t figure out until right before the end. Plus, will she choose Will or Gavin? Or someone we haven’t met yet? Frankly, I’m not impressed with ol’ Will. I don’t like him using his vampire wiles on Jo to get his own way instead of giving her the freedom to choose. Gavin is a confusing guy though he seems to care about what happens to Jo, he also seems conflicted about her condition. I vote for another to come in and make Jo’s life even more complicated. Hehe I never knew I was so sadistic.

I eagerly await Book 3 which should be out this Fall.

*The author provided a copy of this book to me for review. Please see disclaimer page.


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