Monday, August 20, 2012

Widow's Web (Elemental Assassin #7) by Jennifer Estep

The seventh book in the hugely popular Elemental Assassin series by New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Jennifer Estep—Gin Blanco is back and ready for action. 
My name is Gin, and I kill people. It’s something I've been doing for years as the assassin called Spider, but now, it’s turned into a necessity on my part just to survive all the lowlifes in Ashland who are gunning for me. The underworld is still in turmoil, and I seem to be on everyone’s hit list these days.

To add to Gin’s problems, her lover Owen’s ex is in town. Salina is back in Ashland to reclaim an old family legacy—and she thinks that Owen is hers for the taking. Also in the mix is Phillip Kincaid, a casino owner and all-around shady character who has a mysterious connection to both Owen and Salina.

Salina might seem like a sweet Southern belle, but there’s more to her than meets the eye. Her water elemental magic makes her a dangerous enemy—and someone who can go toe-to-toe with Gin’s Ice and Stone power. But Gin is determined to get to the bottom of Salina’s deadly scheme, even though it just might cost her everything... including Owen.
When I first got this ARC, Jennifer Estep warned that some people may not like what was going to happen. I worried about that statement a lot while reading Gin’s latest adventure.

In this one we meet another bad element (forgive the pun) in the form of Salina who also happens to share a past with Owen, Eva and even a big underworld player, Kincaid. We find out quickly that Salina is not as she first presents herself. She is egotistical, and evil. In fact not only does she do her own killing, she revels in that fact. We also get a bit more background on Owen. I loved that peek into his past.

Ah, but where do I go from here so I do not spoil a thing? So much I want to say. I will address the first statement Yes, I was not completely thrilled in what happened, but it makes absolute sense. In fact, it would not have felt real if it didn’t happen. What is it? Heh... don’t you know me by now? I’m not going to tell. You’ll just have to read this installment to find out. I will tell you that it has made me want the next few books NOW just to find out what plays out with this little event. Yes, I said books. I’m not even sure if it will play to it’s conclusion in the next book.

I give this book 4 1/2 stars. I really enjoyed my time with Gin and her almost impossible enemies that she must defeat. This one filled with a lot more emotion for Gin. I can’t wait to be back in Ashland again.
I received this eARC from the author and no compensation for my review was given.

It will be published tomorrow! Don't forget to come back tomorrow for a chance to win this book!! You needs it, I tells ya!


  1. Nice! I really need to read the books of this series I have, I'm a little late, like always. But I'll definitely read them soon. thanks!

  2. I am now 3 books behind *sigh*! How come when I fall behind I just keep sliding! I do have 2 of the 3 on audible :) i will catch up darn it!

  3. Glad to know your thoughts on this, I know several bloggers who are either angered or devastated by the turn of events.

  4. This author totally rocks! Her books are always awesome. Thanks for sharing :)

  5. I completely agree Melissa! While I would have loved for what happened not to have happened, I felt like it was necessary after things with Salina. Still, you know how I feel as we've discussed via email and I need the next book right this minute:)

  6. Alright girlfriend...I love her Mythos Academy series and I have been eyeing this series for awhile. I totally want to dive in. yes, it is a bummer that not everything can't play out as we want but isn't that the way things go? I will be back by tomorrow to enter.

  7. I need it? But but...I have only read book 1 *cries a bit*

  8. Let me guess....that evil Salina breaks Owen and Gin up. Ooooh, I already hate her!!!

  9. I do want to get back to this series. :) Thanks for the great review.

  10. This is the second review of this book that I've read and I believe this is the next adult series I will be starting after the Night Huntress series. I have a ways to go on it still. But this one appeals to me. I think because Gin sounds so strong.



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