Monday, July 11, 2016

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway: Unwanted by Jennifer Estep


Series: Elemental Assassin #14.5
100 p.
Publisher: Pocket Star
Published: 7/18/16
Source: NetGalley and publisher for review
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The New York Times bestselling Elemental Assassin series continues with a new e-novella--from the point of view of Finnegan Lane, the foster brother of Gin Blanco, and a fan favorite of readers of the series. 
The fallout from his disastrous “family reunion” in Bitter Bitehas left Finn feeling hurt, angry, and depressed. He can barely stand to look at himself in the mirror, much less eat any of the delicious barbecue from Gin’s famed Pork Pit restaurant. 
But when the funeral for a slain security guard at his bank turns into a showdown with some nasty underworld giants, Finn knows that he must act in order to protect an innocent family. 
Finnegan Lane might be the most unwanted man in Ashland these days, but he’s determined to try to make amends for his past mistakes...
My thoughts:

Oh if you have been reading these books and are a fan of Finn, you really need to get this novella! The last book was Finn's book as well, but still told in Gin's perspective. This is about the aftermath of what happened in Finn's POV. In this book Finn holds his own and you can see he is capable and deadly in his own right... if you didn't know that before. You also feel for him deeply in this story.

You may not have to read all of them to get to this novella, but I do suggest picking up a few of them first to get the feel for Finn and at least Bitter Bite before diving into this book. The last book is a necessity to know what is going on in this book and all of it is worth it. This is a series I have loved from the beginning and has a great secondary character list. So glad we are getting the perspective of those characters we love. Yes, there are several in this series.

I give this novella 4 1/2 stars. It is the perfect compliment to the series and the last book specifically. If you are a fan of Finn do not hesitate to pick this book up. You will love it.
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Author bio:
Jennifer Estep is a New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea.

Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series for Pocket Books. Unwanted, e-novella #14.5 in the series, will be released on July 18. Unraveled, book #15, will be released on Aug. 30.

Jennifer also writes the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series. She is also the author of the Black Blade young adult urban fantasy series and the Bigtime paranormal romance series.

For more information on Jennifer and her books, visit www.jenniferestep.com or follow Jennifer on Facebook, Goodreads, and Twitter.
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Jennifer has a giveaway for 5 copies of BITTER BITE (5 winners!) and a $25 Amazon gift card! Open to US residents only. One winner per household. Contest ends July 25th at midnight EST.

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Tour stops:
7/11 - Books and Things (review + giveaway)
7/12 - DianaMCKiaradB (review + Q&A)
7/14 - Rantings of a Reading Addict (review + giveaway)
7/17 - The Book Crumb Trail (review + giveaway), Diane’s Book Blog (Q&A)
7/18 - A Book Fanatic Obsession (review + Q&A), Bambi Unbridled (review + giveaway)
7/19 - Bookish Things & More (review + giveaway), Slippery Words (review + giveaway)
7/20 - Mary Hughes (Q&A + giveaway), The Book Nympho (review + giveaway)
7/21 - Goldilox and the Three Weres (review + giveaway), The Reading Addict (Q&A + giveaway)
7/22 - Books That Hook (review + giveaway)

55 comments:

  1. Unfortunately, I don't follow this series, but your review has me curious about Finn and what the heck happened in the reunion. I'm morbidly curious. Lol.

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    1. Oh Finn is such a great character. This is such a good UF series!

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  2. Finn isn't his usual self here. Understandable after Bitter Bite

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    1. True, but the novella really does showcase him well.

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  3. I need to start this series! I feel like a broken record, but it's true! Anyway, I'll hopefully get to these sometime this summer and I can't wait to meet all these characters! :)

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    1. You do need to start this series! You will love the secondary characters and not just Gin!

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  4. I've always wanted to read this series but it feels like it would take me forever to catch up lol

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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  5. I don't read the books anymore, but when I did, he was by far my favorite character, even more than Gin. If I go back to them, I'll remember this as a must read.

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    1. Oh read the Bitter Bite before the novella. You will love that one and then this one!

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  6. I'm so excited Finn gets a novella! I really need to catch up on this series!

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  7. I've been wanting to read this series!

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  8. I can't believe there are this many books in the series! WOW! I really need to get back to it. :D

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    1. Yes you do! I can't remember if you met Owen yet...

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  9. I've been meaning to try this author! Glad you enjoyed. :D

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  10. I enjoyed reading Unwanted and seeing things from Finn's eyes, but thought it could have given us more about what he was thinking and feeling.

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    1. I always want more, but I was pretty satisfied. :)

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  11. WOW! book 14!!! Love this series! I've fall a bit behind, but I view it like hoarding chocolate :) Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I really want to read this. I wish it had been made into an audiobook, though I can understand why it was not. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. Not many novellas are in that form, but Bitter Bite is in audiobook! ;)

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  13. Congrats on the blog tour, looks great, and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  14. Great cover! I'd definitely like to read this!

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  15. FINN!!!!! I love him so much Melissa! I can't wait to read this novella and get his POV after everything that happened in the last book. I wanted to shake him a bit for not believing Gin, but I love him too much to hold a grudge. This series is the best:)

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    1. You haven't read it yet? You so need to Jenny! You will love it!

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  16. I love that this is a New York Times best seller series!

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  17. Ya know this series is on my wishlist. I wanted to read Chicagoland Vampires first, but it isn't calling me back maybe I should stop and start this!

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    1. Yes, you should. ;) Although we are a bit opposite. I have yet to delve into the CV series.

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  18. It sounds like this will be a complicated read unless you have some understanding of the previous events.

    Not a series that appeals to me but my sister-in-law has a literary crush on Finn.

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    1. Not complicated, but it is an extension of Bitter Bite.

      Your SIL has good taste. :D

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  19. What?! There's a story with Finn as the main?! YAY!

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  20. Gah!I need to continue with this series already. Finn is my favorite.

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  21. This book sounds great and I would love to read it. ty

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    1. If you haven't read the series already, I do think you'll love it!

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  22. I so have to start this series NOW!!!

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  23. That's fun having a little extra from his POV. She's another one I'll have to try out at some point.

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    1. Oh yes you do need to try this series. :) Finn is a favorite character.

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  24. I absolutely love this series. I a book or two behind because I haven't been able to listen to the audiobooks, which I love. I adore Finn though!!

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    1. Oh Finn is such a great character. I want to listen to these on audio as well.

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  25. sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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