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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Wicked Appetite (Audiobook)

Author: Janet Evanovich
Title:Wicked Appetite
Publication: September 14, 2010
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy
Pages: 320
Audience: 16 and up
Rating: 5 out of 5
Source: Public Library

Synopsis :
Lizzy Tucker has the normal life. She recently inherited her crazy aunt's house in Salem, Massachusetts, and she is a baker with a specialty for cupcakes. Everything is fine until Diesel shows up, who is sexy and not fully human. Diesel is not the only one who pops (literally) into Lizzy 's life, but so does Diesel's evil cousin, Gerewulf Grimorie. Diesel and Lizzy team up to try to beat Gerewulf in finding the gluttony SALIGIA stones, a collection of relics that represent the Seven Deadly Sins.

My thoughts:
If you have ever read a Janet Evanovich book, then you probably already know the basic plot line. You have the main character who is a spunky lady, you have the oddball character who brings in the laughs, the handsome guy who the lead wants to sleep with, the bad guy who must be caught, and there may be a monkey thrown into the mix. I spent most of my teens reading Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, and I enjoyed the stories. I found Wicked Appetite one day at the Public Library. I was hesitant about Wicked Appetite, but decided to give it a try.Lorelei King is the lady who reads the books and she is amazing. Her southern accent for Lizzy is not overwhelming to make her sound like a hick, but it is soft and sounds like a southern lady. I like to pretend that is how my accent sounds. The book is not Evanovich's usual topic. This book goes into the fantasy, supernatural, bizarre topics. I think she does a good job with it. It isn't so much that it overwhelms the reader. I've had some books that just poured on the supernatural and it was a bit hard to keep up with everything. This book was a simple quick read. I listened to it on a trip home 6 hours round trip, and it kept me laughing and guessing the entire time.


  1. Wow! Sounds great. I love the part "handsome guy who the lead wants to sleep with". Sounds like all the books I read, lol.

  2. I don't know if you have read the "in between" Plum novels, but they are written with this same supernatural vibe as they featured Diesel. He started in those books and then got his own spin-off series. I don't like this series as much as the Plum series (then again, the last few Plum books haven't been as good), but that doesn't mean it still wasn't enjoyable. I have the second book "Wicked Business" sitting in my summer TBR pile. It just came out in June, I believe.

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  4. I haven't ever really given thought to listening to an audiobook before. After reading a few different reviews, I may just have to give it a try. Sometimes I can't find the energy to actually read, but perhaps listening to a book would be a good alternative :) Thanks for reviewing this book, it sounds like one I'd enjoy!

  5. I've read most of Janet's Stephanie Plum novels and enjoyed them - I didn't know about these books, but now I'll look for them.

  6. I have this book and the 2nd book but haven't had time to read it yet. I think it would be pretty awesome to hear the story instead of reading it. That would be perfect for my trips from California to Oregon. Your review was very good and now I want to read it! Also you talked about her other series and I've been wondering if they are any good or not. I'll have to look for some reviews on those ones. Thanks again for a GREAT review!!

  7. Oh! This sounds really good. I love books that make me laugh.

  8. I read this in paperback and thoroughly enjoyed it. When it comes to audiobooks, I've never listened to more than snippets that authors post or those I can find, but I've found that the narrators sometimes mess up how I "see" the characters.

  9. Great review! I really liked this book!