Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Wicked Appetite - Janet Evanovich
Seven Stones of Power. No one knows when they were created or by whom, each said to represent one of the Seven Deadly Sins.
For centuries, treasure hunters have been eager to possess the stones, undeterred by their corrupting nature. The list is long -- Genghis Khan, Alexander the Great, Napoleon, to name a few. Now the Stones have found their way to Salem, Massachusetts, and so has Gerwulf Grimoire, adding himself to this rogues' gallery of power seekers. He's an uncommonly dangerous man, with a hunger for the forbidden, and a set of abilities that are way beyond ordinary. Abilities that he feels entitle him to possess anything he might desire.
That would include Elizabeth Tucker, the woman he needs to find the Stones. She's freshly transplanted from New York City to Boston's North Shore. With a new job as pastry chef at Dazzle's bakery and an old house inherited from her Aunt Ophelia, her life is pretty much on track …until it's suddenly derailed by a guy named Diesel, a rude monkey, and a ninja cat.
The first in a new series by the creator of Stephanie Plum. In true Evanovich style, there are some weird and quirky people, and some crazy happenings. Unlike the Plum universe though, this is set in Salem and has a magical/mystical element to it. However, I'm not too sure about it - when my favourite character is a monkey it makes me wonder...............and even though I've finished it and laughed out loud in some places I'm still not 100% sure on the plot, where it was going and what they were doing......never a good thing in my opinion!