I was finally able to go back and read the first of Janet Evanovich‘s Wicked books. This is just a fun series. Lizzy the cupcake baker meets Diesel in this novel. He informs her that she in an Unmentionable which means she has enhanced abilities. Lizzy is able to tell when an object has different power levels. This comes in handy as Diesel needs to find the SALIGIA stones. These stones represent each of the Seven Deadly Sins (gluttony, greed, sloth, lust, envy, wrath, and pride).
In this book, Diesel and Lizzy are trying to track down the gluttony stone. This stone has been locked by four keys that need to be gathered before the stone can be retrieved. The keys have there own enhanced powers and cause the possessor to be gluttonous for something (food, punishment, etc.). When Lizzy is near these keys, she takes on that trait which results in some hilariousness for her and Diesel.
Lizzy and Diesel are not the only ones looking for the stones. They are up against Diesel’s cousin Wulf and his minion, Hatchet. Wulf is basically the evil version of Diesel. He is able to burn people with just the touch of his hand, he has killed people, plus he is just kind of a creepy dude. Hatchet, like Lizzy, is able to detect power in objects (something that only the two of them can do). He also is obsessed with the middle ages and goes around speaking and dressing as if he is in that time period.
So far I am really enjoying this series even though I read the first two books backwards. It is just really fun and light. It is an easy read and so it doesn’t take long to read a book. Diesel and Lizzy are a funny pair and have really cute interactions. I’m looking forward to the third book, but I haven’t been able to figure out when it will be released.
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