Monday, January 23, 2012

Review for Wicked Appetite

Wicked Appetite
Author: Janet Evanovich
Genre: Adult Mystery/Paranormal
Pages: 313
Source: Library
Summery from GoodReads…

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.

Words from the Elf
Starting the second week of school and I’ve already slowed way down on my personal reading. I’m still going to try and do at least one review a week and I may start a weekly post on the adventures of an aspiring writer if anyone would be interested in that. Hope your all having a great week! (oh, and come check out my twitter and fb page!)

The Good
The Monkey. I loved the monkey in this book. He’s always giving people the finger, pouting when scolded and loves the monkeys in Madagascar. I also liked how some of the characters believed so strongly in the supernatural but then when something happens they occasionally try to rationalize it away. I though one of the most amusing things beside the monkey was the character Glo and her book of spells. Her enthusiasm was amusing as was her attempts at casting spells.

The Bad
After reading One for the Money by Evanovich I was really looking forward to reading another one of her books. Sadly I didn’t care for it and almost didn’t finish it. Most everything was “told” to the reader instead of shown even though it was through dialogue. There was a lot of explanations that could have been left out or shown another way. To sum it up everything felt kind of… flat. I really hate to say that but there didn’t seem to be any spark that made me want to keep reading and there was no suspense despite the paranormal plot. There was quite a bit of sexual content which I didn't care for but to each their own (not for kids though.) I found the characters, while amusing, not very unique and the villain seemed all show. We were just tossed into their lives without much, if any, character development. I probably will not be reading the sequel and there should be a sequel with the cliff hanger at the end.

The Krazyness
Q. If you were in possession of a mystical stone of Gluttony what foods would you store up on?
A. Chips and crackers. All that salty greasy goodness =)

Moral of the Story
If you care about the interior of your car keep the food away from the monkey in the backseat.

 2 Elf Cookies

1 comment:

  1. I finished this one over the weekend, but my review's not scheduled to go up until later this week. I felt similarly to you though. I loved Carl, Cat, and Glo, but I felt there was some severe character development that needed to be done and wasn't.