UNDEAD AND UNDERWATER
Three novellas by Davidson mean three times the fun. “Super, Girl!” is a charming take on superheroes that doesn’t take itself seriously, entertaining readers while throwing in some extreme hotness along the way. “Undead and Underwater” joins Fred the Mermaid and Betsy from the Undead series. Sadly, smooshing these two feisty heroines together like peanut butter and jelly may be amusing for a while, but when they clash over a man, it quickly grows tiresome. “Crying Wolf” has plenty of laughs to keep the pages turning, but the extreme snark gets repetitive and lacks substance. Ultimately, longtime fans of Davidson will definitely enjoy all three stories.
In “Super, Girl!” Hailey Derry is not just a company cog, she’s a superhero. When she meets Linus, a new hire at her job, her heart starts to pitter-pat like it never has before. Betsy, Queen of the Undead, and mermaid Fred team up to rescue their mutual friend — but a love triangle threatens their already tenuous alliance in “Undead and Underwater.” Lara Wyndham, heroine of “Crying Wolf,” is now the leader of the pack and she must safely lead her brood while keeping would-be-usurper and alpha Jack Gardner at bay. But Jack elicits some feelings that Lara can’t easily ignore. (BERKLEY, Mar., 352 pp., $15.00)