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9/25/10

REVIEW: Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich

Description

Life in Marblehead has had a pleasant predictability, until Diesel arrives. Rumor has it that a collection of priceless ancient relics representing the Seven Deadly Sins have made their way to Boston’s North Shore. Partnered with pastry chef Lizzie Tucker, Diesel bullies and charms his way through historic Salem to track them down—and his criminal mastermind cousin Gerewulf Grimorie. The black-haired, black-hearted Wulf is on the hunt for the relic representing gluttony. Caught in a race against time, Diesel and Lizzie soon find out that more isn’t always better, as they battle Wulf and the first of the deadly sins. With delectable characters and non-stop thrills that have made Janet Evanovich a household name, Wicked Appetite will leave you hungry for more.

About the Author

JANET EVANOVICH is the #1 bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series. She reads comic books and only watches happy movies. She lives in Florida.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press (September 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312652917
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312652913
SOURCE: PUBLIC LIBRARY

LIKED IT

Although there are all the required wacky details and snarky comments I have come to expect from Evanovich, this one just seemed juvenile to me.  There was none of the sharp Plum dialogue in this one.  I loved Diesel when he appeared in the Between the Plums series, but for him to carry a whole book without Stephanie just fell a little flat.  It took me days to finish this one instead of hours.  It is probably a must read for any Evanovich fan though.  I hope the series will develop a bit better in the future.  This one felt a little "phoned in".


5 comments:

  1. Hmmm, I've only read the first three Stephanie Plums, but I liked them. I don't think I'll like this one based on your review. I like the cover though.

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  2. I don't think I was in the mood to read this one. I have had this happen to me with books before. Sometimes when I go back to books, they really appeal to me. I should have tried this book later when I was in the mood LOL.

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  3. I haven't heard of this book yet even though I've read the Stephanie Plum series. Great review :)

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  4. It happens to the best of us, but I have found the same thing. With some books, having an off day, means not really enjoying it. I just looked at this book yesterday. I do want to read it.

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  5. Hmm, a little disappointing to hear. I don't like it when the book I read seems like they were just fulfilling a contract. But, I'm a big Plum fan and will give it a try!

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