Trahisons (Elemental Assassin #2)
SO. Donovan Caine is EXACTLY as big of a chicken manboy LOSER FACE as I remembered him being. #dontletthedoorhityouonthewayout RAWRRRR.
5/12/16: Getting a bit of a late start on this buddy (re)read with BB&B !
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I've never told anybody this before but I also relate to Gin because I too am a female assassin.
This is totally me in my assassin garb getting ready to take down anybody I see dog-earring a book!
Okay... maybe not.
But I want to be! I plan on grabbing on of the fake katana from the ...more
A weekly Urban Fantasy read with my fantastic buddies at BB&B!!!
We have a kick-ass southern lady assassin, retired, who will not back down in the face of danger, and will not blink an eye when taking down a mark! Ice runs in her veins and despite her ability to turn her skin into stone, she is not invulnerable, she is still human... Yes, she had it tough when she was a kid and she was on the brink of giving up before meeting Fin and his dad. Yes, she falls for the wrong guy and his ...more
This is not a review.
This is my rant directed towards one of the least likable love interests in the history of Urban Fantasy: Mr. Donovan Caine.
Or donovancaine, which has a certain assonance to a potent anesthetizer, and is truly appropriate, because that's exactly what he does to me. One of the most hypocritical, double-faced, backboneless men ever to have roamed the pages of a UF novel. And I loathe those kind of men - and who wouldn't?
Not only his ethics are just figments of hi ...more
In this book she's ever better!
I absolutely, absolutely love her! As I've said before, I am tired of killers with morals, who don't want to kill anyone but they have to do it, boo hoo, poor little them. Well, let me tell you, Gin is nothing like that.
I loved the fact that she's not all powerful, she got her ass kicked a few times and she's not afraid to ask for the help of her friends.
It has potential….lots of potential but so far I’m struggling a little with the repetition in the writing. I don’t need a recap of what happened in chapter 1 in chapter 5 I read it under an hour ago I remember what happened.
The gist of the story
Gin is trying to be a retired assassin and current BBQ owner but there i ...more
This book is really great but I'm holding the 5th star hostage. Ms Estep, if you want the 5th star kill ass-hat by 5pm, May 29. The method of death should be gruesome and humiliating...it would be nice if it inv ...more
“Isn’t that your cook from the Pork Pit? The one who was working when Jake McAllister tried to rob you?”
“Yeah,” I replied. “She moonlights as a badass, just like me.”
Gin has put aside her assassin cloak, or knife in her case ;-), trying to live a normal life. However life of a retired assassin is quite boring. But then two punks try to rob her barbecue restaurant, and of course one of them is the son of Jonah McAllister, a very successful lawyer, and one of Mab Monroe’s top lieutenants. Mab M...more
This was a great follow up to Spider's Bite. Sometimes sequels just can't measure up, but that's not the case here. Gin is just as strong and badass as she was in the first book. I have a serious girl-crush on her and wish there were more heroines like her out there.
I loved how we opened the book straight in the middle of a robbery. It dropped me right into the action and gave Gin's personality a chance to shine right out of the gate. And shine it does. Her sarcasm and wit is just as sh ...more
- "Then he handed me a thick towel. I lifted it to my face and breathed in. It smelled like the detective - clean and soapy. Mmm."
- "The rain had made it transparent too, and I could see the ropy muscles of his chest through the thin fabric. Mmm."
- "His lips crushed against mine, even as his tongue drove inside my mouth. Mmm."
And all this on just t ...more
Compelling world building, an entertaining storyline and well-developed characters but the pacing is off and the writing repetitive at times.
Gin is a truly engaging heroine whose snarky, tough-as-nails assassin persona conceals a warm heart, a profound sense of justice and an intense loyalty for those who have earned it. She does, however, have one significant flaw - her taste in men.
Donovan Caine's pathetic air of superiority and inability to love, respect or accept Gin wi ...more
THANK GOD FOR THE LOVE INTEREST RESOLUTION! It was my main criticism from the last one, and so happy the author was brave enough to switch gears and it's looking like a GOOD DIRECTION! Ok, I wanna be vague, but I'm totally in for #3!
Truly, this series has me, hook, line, and sinker.
Can this series get any better? A kick butt, strong heroine with a sense of self and a sense of humor. Side kicks galore that are pretty darn amazing and loyal themselves and action non stop as well as a paranormal (giants, dwarfs, vampires, magic) side and oh yeah, some pretty steamy sexual tensio ...more
For some reason I expected more from this. Maybe I've become too spoiled. Anyway it was good enough book to make me want to continue with the series, mostly thanks to the last 30%. But it didn't grab me and there were some slow moments that I honestly struggled through. But I made it and I'm hoping that from now on it'll be better. It's still mostly worldbuilding, which probably explains why I wasn't as thrilled. But we made some baby ...more
Web of Lies is the second book in Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassins series. Our heroine Gin Blanco has now retired from her extremely lucrative career as The Spider and has now settled down working at her restaurant The Pork Pitt. Gin finds retirement a little boring. When the opportunity to help Fletcher’s old friend Warren Fox arises, Gin agrees to do the job.
There are a lot of things to love about this series. The author builds an imaginative world where some people have the abil ...more
Die Protagonisten wurden noch einmal durch viele Details ausgearbeitet und einzelne Charaktereigenschaften genauer beschrieben.
Mit diesen außergewöhnlichen Protagonisten, humorvollen Dialogen und spannenden Szenen, ist Jennifer Estep wieder ein toller Fantasyroman gelungen. D ...more
Our heroine Gin is retired or at least she is trying to stay retired, but being The Spider, the best assassin out there has been calling for her to get that excitement back in her li ...more
Solid entry. I've heard this series gets better and better. I'm having fun already, which means I'm in for a really great ride!["br"]>["br"]>
This big problem, and the reason I had to put this book ...more
Thanks to Lauren Fortgang's mesmerizing voice, Jennifer Estep's poignant first person POV writing style and Gin Blanco's stellar personality; the Elemental Assassin books are rapidly turning into one of the best Urban Fantasy series that I have ever read. So much so, that I find myself forsaking all of the other lovely novels on my shelves because I can't seem to get enough of this amazing story. I rarely step into a heroine's shoes while reading but with this series it's ...more
HOWEVER I am forced to drop my rating of this book down to 3 stars. I'm not writing off the series. I plan to try the nex ...more
I'm extremely sad because if not for the constant repetitions, I would give this book 4-5 stars! I don't know if it's the author's fault or the editor's fault, but it felt like the author thought I suffered from a seriously short-term memory and that's why she had to repeat the previous book almost word for word. I wish I was kidding!
I think it was almost unnecessary fo ...more
This series just got a lot better! The original premise for this series as well as Gin’s character made the first instalment enjoyable but I thought the world-building wasn’t very satisfying. It really improves in Web of Lies. The elemental magic aspect of the book is developed and more preternatural characters are introduced. The series isn’t in the heavy-weights category of urban fantasy novels but it is well-written and entertaining, with interesting characters.
As a second book in a series I think this story grew in some great ways. The author's writing style is still a little repetitive a ...more
I love it when the book carries me away to a fantasy world full of mystery, suspense and action, sprinkled with intense emotions, I'm a goner for sure!
Gin retired? I doubt it. Trouble is her middle name! Gin, the fiery , kick-ass, sassy, spunky. smart, powerful and passionate assassin. And she's become more powerful too! I love her!
And I love her team, her family! Fin, her foster brother and now her handler, Jo-jo, the air elemental and healing dwarf (I wish she were my ...more
Detective Donovan Caine is still on the scene, although perhaps trying to distance himself slightly, as he still clearly doesn't approve of Gin's job. It is, after all, against everything he stands for as a cop, to let someone go around killing people for ...more
When a girl comes along wanting help from Gins late guardian, Fletcher, she cant just stand back, she has to help. But Donovan, the cop, is not happy with this. Will he help her or put a stop to her plans?
Gin is in for a stressful time.
PNR Romance, action, suspense and smutty fluff in a great combo, and a heroine not ...more
ELEMENTAL ASSASSIN SERIES
Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series.
The books focus on Gin Blanco, an assassin codenamed the Spider who can control the elements of Ice and Stone. When she’s not busy killing people and righ ...more
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"Yeah, but I don't want bloody bits of dwarf stuck on my wheels for the next two weeks." Finn sniffed. "This is an Aston Martin, Gin. You don't run over dead bodies in an Aston Martin."
"Tell that to James Bond."
Finn shot me a dirty look as he pulled out onto the street.”
"Tell that to James Bond”