Wicked Appetite has everything I was hoping for from Evanovich: quirky characters, fun plot and a smidgen of romance. This is an incredibly light read but it’s entertaining and amusing. I liked the characters, who are all a bit nuts in their own way.
Lizzy is a pastry chef working at Dazzle’s Bakery in Salem with friends Glo and Clara. Her life if pretty ordinary until two mystery men enter the bakery a few minutes apart. From here her life changes and she’s swooped along on an adventure, which turns out to be quite fun and reveals she has certain abilities of the magical kind.
There’s lots of ridiculous antics and rushing from one place to another (which happened a bit too frequently) an interesting magical mystery to solve, but there are a few additions that I didn’t like (such as Carl the monkey!).
Everything happens a bit too quickly in Wicked Appetite, and Lizzy and her friends except everything without as much as a blink. I think the magical element should have been drawn out more for it to be credible and therefore more realistic. I also wish the magic could have been more obvious, it’s all a bit too subtle. I really didn’t understand the addition of Carl the monkey and because of this I found him irritating instead of funny.
Other than these few points this is a fun book to read and as it’s the first book in a series, I will definitely keep a look out for the next instalment.
Wicked Appetite is a book filled with fluffy goodness. If you want a light, quick read with elements of the paranormal then this is the book for you.
BOOKS IN SERIES ORDER
- Wicked Appetite
- Wicked Business
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