Thursday, February 9, 2012

Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich-Review

I just love this series.  I will admit that I was surprised that two books came out in 2011 about Plum though.  I tried to look up when #19 will be out but there is no date, or any information that I can find. Here is the goodreads description: 

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum’s life is set to blow sky high when international murder hits dangerously close to home, in this dynamite novel by Janet Evanovich. Before Stephanie can even step foot off Flight 127 from Hawaii to Newark, she’s knee deep in trouble. Her dream vacation turned into a nightmare, she’s flying back to New Jersey solo, and someone who sounds like Sasquatch is snoring in row 22. Worse still, her seatmate never returned to the plane after the L.A. layover. Now he’s dead, in a garbage can, waiting for curbside pickup. His killer could be anyone. The FBI, the fake FBI, and guns-for-hire are all looking for a photograph the dead man was supposed to be carrying. Only one other person has seen the missing photograph—Stephanie Plum. Now she’s the target, and she doesn’t intend to end up in a garbage can. With the help of an FBI sketch artist Stephanie re-creates the person in the photo. Unfortunately the first sketch turns out to look like Tom Cruise, and the second sketch like Ashton Kutcher. Until Stephanie can improve her descriptive skills, she’ll need to watch her back. Over at the Bail Bonds Agency it’s business as usual—until the bonds bus serving as Vinnie’s temporary HQ goes up in smoke, Stephanie’s wheelman, Lula, falls in love with their “largest” FTA yet, lifetime arch nemesis Joyce Barnhardt moves into Stephanie’s apartment, and everyone wants to know what happened in Hawaii?! Morelli, Trenton’s hottest cop, isn’t talking about Hawaii. Ranger, the man of mystery, isn’t talking about Hawaii. And all Stephanie is willing to say about her Hawaiian vacation is . . . It’s complicated.

This book was just as good as the rest of the series. I will admit I completely forgot what happened in Seventeen.  Good thing it was recapped a little bit about what happened in Hawaii.  The changing of the office location was fun to read... and Lula was hilarious.  Especially when she yells "Satan" in the cemetery.  Stephanie is fun but her love life is still the same.  I am a little bored with that.  Same story different book.  I think Evanovich needs to get a new spin on it.  I don't care what it is just something new.  Now that the book is done I can take a deep breath.. and wait for the next book... which has no date... which is driving me nuts!


1 comment:

  1. It really reminds me of the earlier Plum books that were so fun to read. It also seemed like a full length novel compared to 17 that had 300 pages, but gigantic font and a lot of spacing. I think this book heads the series back in the right direction and was happy to see even Stephanie start to recognize that maybe something needs to change. I wish we'd been given more of the Hawaii incident, but overall it was a fun read. It seems that maybe this series still has hope.