Monday, August 22, 2016

Blog Tour Review and Giveaway: Unraveled by Jennifer Estep



UNRAVELED (Elemental Assassin #15)
by Jennifer Estep
Publisher: Pocket Books
$7.99 | 400 pages
Published: August 30, 2016
ISBN: 978-1501142215
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What could go wrong when you’re trying to unravel a decades-old conspiracy?  
 As the current queen of the Ashland underworld, you would think that I, Gin Blanco, would know all about some secret society controlling things from behind the scenes. I might be the Spider, the city’s most fearsome assassin, but all my Ice and Stone elemental magic hasn’t done me a lick of good in learning more about “the Circle”. Despite my continued investigations, the trail’s gone as cold as the coming winter.  
So when Finnegan Lane, my foster brother, gets word of a surprising inheritance, we figure why not skip town for someplace less dangerous for a few days? That place: Bullet Pointe, a fancy hotel resort complex plus Old West theme park that Finn now owns lock, stock, and barrel. At first, all the struttin’ cowboys and sassy saloon girls are just hokey fun. But add in some shady coincidences and Circle assassins lurking all around, and vacationing becomes wilder—and deadlier—than any of us expected.  
 Good thing this assassin brought plenty of knives to the gunfight… 
REVIEW:

Oh yes! Another addition to my addiction to this series. If you don't know I'm a fan of this series, then you really need to come by the blog more. I'll even put out some of the Pork Pit's BBQ and a side of slaw for you. If you don't know what that is, then you need to get to start reading this series. It's as good as I imagine Gin's cooking. :)

Speaking of which... this is a series that has always managed to make me hungry. Even though some of the food in this episode is less than Gin approved, most of it is, and it will make you want to dive into some food goodness. Therefore, I don't recommend reading this book (or the series really) on an empty stomach. Make a snack, get cozy, prop up the book and have an adventure with the Spider's gang. 

This book closely follows the previous book. So you do want to read Bitter Bite (Elemental Assassin #14) and throw in Unwanted (Elemental Assassin #14.5) for good measure. All deal with Finn's mother and the mess she created, but this one goes forward and also deals with the mysteries of the dreaded Circle. We even get more information on Gin's childhood. I really enjoyed knowing more about our favorite assassin. Unfortunately, while we do get to see a bit more abut Gin's mother, she remains a mystery. This isn't too frustrating, but it does keep us wanting more. I think with this book, I became even more curious about her mother.

I give this book 4 1/2 stars. I don't want to say too much for fear of spoilage, but this is one good rootin' tootin' time (should I throw in a "Yee hah!" for good measure?). ;) This is a series I do recommend reading in order. Oh you could start at the beginning of this arc or on a story arc previous to this one, but I think these are best read one after another. You get the full feeling for the characters and the world that way. I highly recommend this series to UF fans in particular.

About Jennifer Estep:
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 FacebookGoodreads, and Twitter.
Giveaway!
There’s a tour-wide giveaway you can share! Jennifer is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card, and the publisher has offered up 5 print copies of UNRAVELED AND one FULL SET of the Elemental Assassin series! Open to US and Canada residents only. Visit the tour stops to enter!


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36 comments:

  1. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  2. Yessss! I'm so glad this has your seal of approval, Melissa!! I can't wait to return to this world and get up to no good with Gin and the gang! Great review!! :)

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  3. I need to read the second book in this series one day! I even have it!

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  4. What a great cover! I'll have to catch up to this series!

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  5. I love books with conspiracies! Sounds like a great read!

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  6. Ooh I do enjoy a book with a good conspiracy and the unravelling of a decades long conspiracy certainly sounds enticing.

    Good luck with the tour and to everyone entering the giveaway.

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  7. Mmmmm. Barbeque. Lol. 14 books are a bit too much for me now, but everyone I know practically loves Jennifer Estep, so I'm tempted - even if only mildly so.

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    1. It is just such a fun UF with great characters. I know you'd love a couple of secondary characters especially.

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  8. I love this series! Even got my mom to read it as well. Can't wait for the next book to come out.

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  9. I've read a couple books in this series Nd I loved them Gen is a great heroine. Congratz on Unraveled

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  10. I loved this one too even if it's such a tease! I'm dying of curiosity and anticipation about this whole Circle business. So foreboding!

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    1. I so agree. We needs the next one now. I'm both worried and excited for it. :)

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  11. *pounds head on desk* I need to start this series ASAP!!

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    1. *puts pillow on desk* Yes, you do need to start it and I can't wait to see what you think of it!

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  12. Everyone loves this series! Must start it soon. :D

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  13. 15 books and still going strong! That's quite an accomplishment.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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  14. I really need to read a book by this writer. I really want to but I think I am just scared of so many out in the same series to start now. Someday! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. I know someone who just devoured most of these books, so it might be worth it for you! :D

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  15. I'm really excited about this book. I'm waiting for the audio to come out (I have several that release on Aug 30th, so it will be hard to pick which one I want to start first). Glad to see you enjoyed it.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. I've heard this is good on audio and I do want to try it sometime! Enjoy!

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  16. I've been trying to start this series forever! I have books 6,7, & 12 so I need the first 5 before I can start. Everyone has been raving about this series. I love her Black.Blade trilogy, but I'm eager to read her adult series.

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    1. Oh I hope you get it and enjoy it as much as I have. I think I am collecting another series in the same way you have done here. :)

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  17. * HITS HEAD ON DESK* Yup, another series I need to get into! And 15 books strong, yup, I need the Elemental Assassin series!

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