Monday, December 13, 2010

Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich

#1 Diesel and Tucker
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Genre: mystery
Pages: audio
Author's Website
My rating: 1/5
Simple Description:
It's a normal day for Lizzy, until a strange guy shows up at her work and burns her skin with his finger.  Then another guy shows up to protect her and because he needs her help.  It appears that Lizzy is an unmentionable and has the power to find things, magical things.   Diesel, who has shown up in the Stephanie Plum series, shows up because he needs her help to find some objects and he needs to protect her from Wolf.

Now what you really want to thoughts:
I could give a better description, but I don't think it's worth it.  I recently decided that I was done with the Stephanie Plum series by this author because they are just too much alike, it's the same thing in every book. It's not worth my time or money.

However I was a sucker and decided to give this one a try. I knew it dealt with Diesel and that he was in the Plum series, but since it was a new series I just expected more, something different. I was disappointed.  This was basically a Plum novel, but insert the name Lizzy instead of Stephanie. It was the same, down to the eye rolls and the black Porsche's.  Lizzy is basically Stephanie except for the fact that Lizzy can cook.

This book was ok, I suppose. I won't be reading or listening to any more of them.   If you are fed-up and done with the Stephanie Plum series, then I recommend leaving this one alone too.  If you still enjoy the Stephanie Plum novels, then chances are you would like this one too.

The audio version of this book was ok.  I mean, actually, I guess I have to say it was good.  The thing is, the narrator is the same, Lorelei King, as with the Stephanie Plum novels. So not only is the main character supposed to be new and different but is written just like Stephanie, the narrator is the same so it sounds like "Stephanie" as well.  I would have preferred a different narrator for this series so that the new characters don't sound the same as the known Plum characters.

This audio book was rented from my local library.


bermudaonion said...

I'm kind of tired of Stephanie Plum, so I'll probably skip this one.

Kaye said...

Sounds like poor planning to have the same narrator for both charactetrs. If the book could be interchanged with the Plum books, then I guess I won't even bother. Thanks, Kris for your honest opinion.

Kris said...

Bermudaonion - Yeah..I think that's a wise decision.

Kaye - I agree, very poor planning to use the same narrator.

Professor Stacy said...

What did you think of the paranormal aspects? I really thought it was a Plum book with the paranormal kick---like JE was trying to cash in on the paranormal craze, but maybe that's not fair. I didn't think it was fabulous either, though!

Kris said...

Professor Stacy - oh yeah..the paranormal aspect, I did forget to mention those. I did like the paranormal aspect to it, probably the only thing I did really like.

boliyou said...

Bear and I listened to this audio book, and while the story was kind of silly, we both laughed at the reader's portrayal of the heroine. "I need food! I'm wastin' away!" has become our before-dinner cry.

I'm not a huge fan of Evanovich, mostly because I usually don't like books written in the first person.

Kris said...

Boliyou - lol! I forgot about that! That part did have my laughing because it's something I would do. Husband gets annoyed with how often I eat, especially on vacation when he actually is aware of it, every few hours I'm snacking (if I have food) or making comments "I'm hungry, let's stop and get something to eat." "I need to eat, do you have any food?" lol