Monday, July 21, 2014

Poison Promise by Jennifer Estep

Series: Elemental Assassin #11
400p.
Publisher: Pocket Books
Published: 7/22/14
Source: From NetGalley and publisher for review
Gin Blanco is hard-nosed, sexy, and lethal. Nicknamed “The Spider,” she’s a stone elemental assassin who brings her unique mix of magic and tact to every assignment, no matter the target. 
There’s a new drug on the streets of Ashland, and its name “Burn” sums up the potent effect it has on its users. When one of her restaurant employees is threatened by dealers of the drug, Gin steps in to set things straight…

My thoughts:
 Can you believe this is #11? I am still enjoying this series so much and this is a good addition to the series. I will do my best to not spoil it for anyone since I know that several of you aren't up to this book yet.

As we usually see in the series, Gin is up against a baddie who seems like he could get the best of her. And like the rest of the series I was sucked into the book and it didn't let go until I finished it. The pages flew by and in this book we end up with a new secondary character. I'm quite happy about that since I ended up liking him from close to the start. Don't want to give away more than that. As for the rest of the book, we do get a huge amount of information for the second story arc in the series. It is important and I was surprised we got so much. I think that arc is about to make it's way into being part of the main storyline.

I give this book 4 stars. This is a series I think at times can be read out of order, but I do not suggest it. The storyline arcs throughout the series makes more sense when read in order and so do the characters. Poison Promise is a great addition to the series and it will make you want more without having to indulge in the dreaded cliffie. I recommend the SERIES to people who enjoy UF.

20 comments:

  1. 11 already? Where does the time go?

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  2. book 11? ok I'm so so so late, I need to read book 2!

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  3. Great to hear that this was a good read and addition to the series

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  4. Yeah Melissa!!! I couldn't love this series more, I pounce on every single installment and read them in a single day. I always have to know what trouble Gin's going to find herself in. Who's ready for Black Widow now? *raises both hands*

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    1. I know! Oh I'm so ready! *raises hands and jumps* :D

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  5. You're right -- this series *can* be read out of order but it's so much better to read them all. I love Gin and how she keeps growing and evolving. And we get new characters, too!

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    1. So true. Plus the story arcs just make more sense.

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  6. Woah, #11? That's crazy! I'm so glad you're enjoying it so far in!

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  7. WOw! Still strong at 11 books, there are few series that I am that far along with, in fact the only one I can think of is The Hollows. I really really want to start this series, I was planning on it this summer, but now I am hopelessly behind....

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  8. Eleven..holy series..of course I have book one..i need to start reading

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  9. I just finished #3. I'm really liking the series a lot! I've been hearing that this one wasn't quite as good for everyone but it sounds like the series is still going pretty strong!

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  10. I'm so impressed that this series continues to please readers, despite being so far along. I definitely plan to pick up the first novel sometime this summer and I hope to fall in love like you, Melissa! :)

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  11. I haven't read any of the books in this series but god i keep hearing good things about them. That being said i don't know if i'd have the patience to stick with a series for so long!

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  12. It's getting harder and harder to keep my reviews of these books spoiler-free, especially with 11 installments, but you did a fab job! Gin Blanco is one of my absolute favourite UF heroines!

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  13. This is one series I need to start. I keep saying that but hopefully I will be able to read it.

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  14. Oh I have so been being taunted by this series lately. lol I haven't started it yet but I think most every blogger/reader I know has and enjoyed it. I am going to have to get it together and read them soon!

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  15. *gulp* Book....ee...eleven? Oh man am I behind. Okay, I'll have to get all of these and get to it. :)

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