December 16, 2012

Series Sunday: Notorious Nineteen

Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Share your review/recommendation below.
  • Include the title, author and series name. 

My Series Sunday pick is Notorious Nineteen, the 19th book in the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. Cubbin is facing trial for embezzling from an assisted-living facility. Cousin Vinnie posted his bail, but Cubbin disappears from the hospital after an emergency surgery. It's up to Stephanie to find the skip. However, Cubbin has vanished without a trace. To earn money in the meantime, Stephanie accepts a job offer to guard sexy Ranger at an event. Another dull moment for what used to be my favorite bounty hunter.

I'm so over this series, I need a new word for 'over.' There is no element of surprise. It is way too predictable. Mystery? HA! What mystery? It's like Evanovich keeps a checklist for each book in the series.

  • [Insert person who skips bail here]
  • Stephanie and Lula ride around town looking for skip. ✓
  • Lula eats fried chicken and donuts. ✓
  • Stephanie's car blows up. ✓
  • Ranger dressed in all black. ✓
  • Ranger supplies Stephanie with a shiny new black car. ✓
  • Said shiny new black car gets destroyed. ✓
  • Stephanie hitches ride to get Big Blue out of parents' garage. ✓
  • Morelli works on a case. ✓
  • Morelli and Stephanie eat meatball subs. ✓
  • Dog gets leftovers from carry-out. ✓
  • Grandma Mazur visits the funeral home. ✓
  • Stephanie finds the skip and can pay her rent now. ✓
  • Stephanie STILL hasn't chose Ranger or Morelli. ✓
  • Throw Ranger and Morelli stickers in the book for "fans." ✓
  • The End
Don't be alarmed. These are not spoilers. These are known factors for every single Stephanie Plum novel. On another note, a fellow book blogger Notorious Spinks pointed out certain passages in Janet Evanovich books that imply her opinion of black people. I didn't notice until this book in a shady worded sentence describing Lula. Does anyone else notice these racial references?   

Nevertheless, check out the book trailer below and decide for yourself whether to read this installment of the Stephanie Plum series.

Title: Notorious Nineteen
Author: Janet Evanovich
Published: November 2012
Pages: 320
Edition: Hardcover
Rating: ♥♡


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