May 29th 2005

To the Nines

To the Nines28. To the Nines by Janet Evanovich

Evanovich is back in form with this offering from the Stephanie Plum series. Thank good the Christmas story was an aberration! Joe Morelli and Ranger continue to drive her crazy, and her wacky family is just as wacky as ever. In a surprise move, the top spot for bizarre family member goes to Stephanie’s sister Valerie rather than Grandma Mazur. Instead of destroying a car in this book, Stephanie somehow manages to indirectly damage a couple of Ranger’s Merry Men. I don’t think I’ve ever felt sorry for thugs before.

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May 13th 2005

Visions of Sugar Plums

Visions of Sugar Plums25. Visions of Sugar Plums by Janet Evanovich

Again, Evanovich tickles the funny bone… but not as well as her other novels. While she tossed all her elements of humor into this book, it just didn’t seem to gel. Perhaps it was the lack of a tight plot. If you haven’t read her other novels (at least the first few, anyway), you won’t have any clue about who some of the characters are or why the story is so funny.

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April 25th 2005

Hot Six

Hot Six13. Hot Six by Janet Evanovich

Once you start reading one of the Stephanie Plum novels, you just can’t put it down. Well, I can’t anyway. Stayed up way too late to finish this one. It’s hard to believe one person can get into so much trouble and make you laugh out loud while doing it. And I do laugh out loud, making the people around me wonder about my sanity. (Nothing new there.)

While all the books appear to be more of the same, Evanovich presents them in such a way that you can’t wait to pick up the next one to find out what kind of trouble Stephanie will have with her FTAs, how many cars she’ll destroy and how, what wild shenanigans Grandma Mazur will engage in over at Stiva’s Funeral Home, and who Lula will think needs to be shot. Let’s not forget about Stephanie’s relationships with Joe Morelli and Ranger, either. Woo hoo! Always a good time!

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April 24th 2005

High Five

High Five12. High Five by Janet Evanovich

The Stephanie Plum novels are hysterically funny. This is the sixth one I’ve read (because BooksFree sent #7 before #5 and #6), and I love them all. Hot Six is waiting… gotta go read.

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