Be willing to empty your cup"
Janet once again proves herself to be the queen of rapier wit and pithy one liners. Lighten up ye critics!!! I too have read the Stephanie Plum series and do not agree that Stephanie and Lizzie are interchangeable. There are some similarities but enough subtle differences that the discernable listener (reader) will be able to appreciate Lizzie. I think as the series progresses she will grow as a character. Yes, I would like to see a little more ???Laura Croft ???in Lizzie but let???s give her time to develop. This is only the beginning. We learn more about Wolf and Diesel???s background, and Glo is nothing like LuLa, more like what Aunt Clara from Bewitched would be like as a teenager. Cat 7143 is an enigma with lots of potential. Team Cat up with Carl the monkey and the possibilities are endless. The series has tremendous potential if Janet is willing to take some risks. Wicked is a combination of Alice Hoffman???s Practical Magic and Indiana Jones. Lizzie and Diesel's search for the ancient relics, which are talismans for the seven deadly sins, is just getting started. This adventure is just the precursor of more hilarious, action-oriented escapades to come!
Not my favorite book by far. Janet Evanovich is one of my favorite writers and this book kind of boring and goofy for my taste. Not her ususal. I'd pass on it.
Diesel belongs in Trenton with Stephanie, not in MA on some improbable magical quest! The entire premise of this story is hard to accept and it's not well enoughed imagined to make it come alive. I love Janet, but this is not her genre and Diesel feels like he's two timing a good and longstanding friend, never a comfortable feeling.
I love Janet's books but there is just something wrong with this entire book. She uses the same person who reads for the Stephanie Plum books so all the way thru the book you think the main character is Stephanie. The ending is ridiculous, well the beginning and middle also. I normally don't write reviews and love most everything I read but this one just needed some feedback.
I found myself chuckling & curious, a nice combination for light entertainment. I am ready to read the next one in the series.
It felt like another Stephanie Plum novel but more cupcakes. Even the voices felt the same. It was hard not to feel like I was listening to Stephanie Plum, with a southern accent sometimes. By the end of the novel she just sounded like a white Lulu.
Say something about yourself!
Wicked Appetite will be my first in-depth audiobook review so bear with me.
My one hope going into Wicked Appetite was that it wouldn't be like the Stephanie Plum series, I knew if it was this book was going to suck for me. I want to say a huge thank you to Lorelei King and Janet Evanovich for giving Lizzy and Diesel their own 'everything,' their own unique world, and leaving everything that has Stephanie Plum's name attached to it back in her own literary world. This listen was awesome!
As soon as I started this audiobook I knew that Wicked Appetite was going to blow me away. The opening scene where we're introduced to the villain, Lizzy, Diesel, and the supporting characters of this story had me hooked.
The chick who kept casting spells, the middle-finger wielding monkey, the King Arthur wanna-be minion, and the spell-gone-wrong customer who talks in gibberish made Wicked Appetite one of the best stories I've read/listened to a while (for this particular genre).
My reaction to Wicked Appetite made me glad because I was almost ready to give up on Janet Evanovich all together because of how her Stephanie Plum series is going.