Saturday, March 17, 2012


Underdead (Underdead Mystery, #1)
    ~ Liz Jasper
Publisher ~ Liz Jasper
Published ~ 12 September 2011

My Rating ~ 4 out of 5

Jo Gartner is an 8th grade science teacher out to dinner with the Science Dept. when she meets a hot, handsome hunk named Will. They discuss books for awhile then all of a sudden Will kisses her leaving Jo under his spell. Literally. When he bites her neck she comes to her senses and with a few well-placed jabs gets away from him.

She wakes up the next morning in her own apartment with no idea how she got there, but she feels as if she’s been on a ten-day bender. When she walks out to her living room a strange man is there, explaining he was the taxi driver, Gavin Raines, who brought her home and he was worried about leaving her apartment without being able to lock the deadbolt for her. Fuzzy in the head, she accepts his explanation then kicks him out. Her life gets extremely weird after that.

Smooth-flowing, excellent writing, very funny, with well-rounded characters and a murder mystery I had a hard time solving. I really enjoyed reading about Jo’s experience in being what she calls underdead. Technically, she’s not human and she’s not a vampire, but stuck between two worlds. She doesn’t want to be a vampire, so she’s doing everything she can to live a normal, human, life. Even if she can’t go out in the sun or the only cravings she has is for chocolate, coffee and very rare red meat.

I look forward to reading more in this series!

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

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