Sunday, June 21, 2015

Wicked Charms

Happy Father's Day!  I hope everyone has had a delightful weekend!  Sorry I was MIA but it has been a busy weekend for me.  I had to finish shopping for my father (I had ordered the big stuff online weeks ago) and then do the grocery shopping.  Today, I was busy cooking a special dinner for my father, Gene F. Anderson!  His request was chicken pot pie (which I make from scratch).  I have to start it around noon to have it ready for dinner at 5:30 p.m.  It was a big hit!  

Wicked Charms by Janet Evanovichand Phoef Sutton is the third book is the Lizzy and Diesel series. I adored this book!  Lizzy Tucker lives in Marblehead Harbor, Massachusetts and works as a baker for Dazzle’s Bakery.  That is when she is not out saving the world with Diesel (just Diesel)!  It turns out that Lizzy has two unique abilities.  Lizzy has the ability to find the Saligia Stones.  There are seven of the stones and they have only found two of them. 

Lizzy is touring the Pirate Museum with Glo (that’s her name) and Glo’s boyfriend, Josh (who talks like a pirate all the time).  She touches a cage containing a peg leg pirate and it comes crashing to the ground.  Turns out a real skeleton (with a peg leg) was in the cage.  Lizzy gets to meet coroner, Theodore Nergal.  Nergal is a very nice guy with a special ability of his own (he had never told anyone about his ability before and was glad to find other people with abilities).  Turns out there an unusual coin in the peg leg.  They will need to find all eight pieces (get it:  pieces of eight).  They need the full coin to read the map.  They can then find the location of the latest stone (Blue Diamond of Babur).  Lizzy and Diesel have to battle and outwit Wulf (Gerwulf Grimoire is his full name and is actually Diesel’s cousin) as well as Martin Ammon (a rich and powerful man).  Along the way there will be a few hiccups (like Glo using her spell book incorrectly) and almost death incidents (Glo and Lizzy almost drown).  Hopefully, good will persevere over evil in the end!

I give Wicked Charms 5 out of 5 stars.  I have not laughed so hard in a long time.  Doozy, my dog, did not know what to make of my laughing at first.  Then he got all excited and starting doing his little jack rabbit jumps all over my bed (remember he is half St. Bernard and half English Pointer which makes for a large dog jumping on my bed)!  There are some great lines and memorable characters (Steven Hatchet is a riot as well as Glo with her broom) in this book.  I have not read any other books in this series, but I will definitely read them now.  This is one of best books I have read in quite a while.  I was hooked from the beginning and did not want this book to end.  Wicked Charms will be out on Tuesday, June 23, 2016! 

I received a complimentary copy of Wicked Charms from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  The reviews and opinions expressed are my own.

Thank you for stopping by and reading my latest review.  I have so many to do!  I am currently reading The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler.  Have a relaxing evening and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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