I REALLY LIKED THIS ONE. FINIALLY LIZZY IS LIZZY AND NOT STEPHIANE. JANET GOT IT RIGHT. DIESEL WELL ENOUGH SAID. READY FOR THE NEXT ONE. WORTH EVERY PENNY. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.
Perhaps that is just me though. I wouldn't avoid this title or the story it is just that it feels familiar and perhaps too familiar. I found the story interesting but somewhat formulaic in nature, at times it seems as if I am hearing a reformulated version of Stephanie Plum (Diesel and Wolf substituted for Morelli and Ranger). The crazy woman running around torching everything and everyone is good, but if this is what I can expect from the "Wicked Series" it will not be on my buy immediately list for long. Janet needs to add real spice to her writing genres, by introducing real relationships rather than the tired same old same old two guys and which do I choose.
Lorelei King does a good job as narrator as usual, however, I associate her as Stephanie. It is too bad another talented female narrator wasn't chosen to voice these characters. Yes... Yes... I know she voiced Diesel in the other series, but still it just seems to much of the same old renamed.
I enjoy a good mystery with unique characters plus humor.
This is a fun-filled delightful story with many laughs. It's light reading with a quirky main character "Lizzy" and of course a handsome and sexy Diesel to keep her safe from harm. What I loved best is the humor in the story. I didn't want to listen to anything heavy and this proved to be exactly what I was looking for.
All that and more and I hope there will be another in this series soon!
I have to admit when Lizzy's friend "Glo" was trying to concoct a spell to help Hatchett get more of a back bone against Gerwulf Grimoire and as she's just learning magic from a book mixed up her spell from "float" to "bloat" leaving Hatchet with a terrible case of smelly farts was totally burst out loud funny!
I listened to the book at different times and enjoyed it a lot.
Lorelei King never disappoints when it comes to an excellent narrator and Janet Evanovich stories are always good in my opinion.
I love Janet Evanovich's series with Stephanie and Diesel. However, moving from Jersey to Mass, the accents are VERY different...except with this reader. I enjoy her work in Jersey. But, she needs better work on the regional accents. The main character came from Virginia--not a southern note heard. She works with Massachusetts--Salem at that!--people and they all sound like her! I know she can do better. Especially since she's working with fun material that people already enjoy.
Love it. True Evanovich style. Can't get enough.
I just love listening to her voice.
Wait for the next book.
This is a strange modern day but paranormal series from Janet. It seems to have potential, but it keeps falling short. Its hard to get into the characters or to feel any passion between them. There is very little romance - it is like Lizzy and Diesel are just freiends who seem to want more but can't seem to make it work. I have not given up on the series yet, because one of the characters - Wolf - seems to have some promise. The next book will need to wow me in order to continue.
I simply did not care for the story content. I guess I assumed this was a mystery but it seemed to be more involved in "witchcraft". I did not finish listening to this book.
I doubt it.
Great as always
Lizzie cause she juggles so
Yes she does a great job
Lizzie and Diesel do it again.
Evanovich is one of my favorite authors and I've read all her books. This isn't up to the standard of her Stephanie Plum series, but it's not bad. As far as Evanovich goes, this is really more of the same so if you want an easy, silly book to lighten your mood without taxing your brain, give this a try. I mean, how can you go wrong with two hot guys with super hero-like powers, a crazy nemesis, a crazy/quirky/funny sidekick, a quest for items with mysterious powers, a monkey who is smarter than some people I know, and a reluctant heroine who prefers baking over saving the world?
As usual, Lorelei King does a great job of bringing the characters to life. If you haven't read her other books you should probably read the first in this new series before this one. If you are familiar with Evanovich you could probably jump straight into this one, though why miss the fun?
This was not my favorite. Don't get me wrong, it's still a good book and it's still worth reading. But, comparing it to any Stephanie Plum books, or even the first Wicked book leaves it lacking. The story just doesn't plow as smoothly as previous books. And it simply wasn't as funny as the other one. I'm still going to be following this series, but I hope this was just a lull.