Tangled Threads (Elemental Assassin #4)
But here I am. Gin Blanco, the semi-retired assassin known as the Spider. Hovering outside sexy businessman Owen Grayson’s front door like a nervous teenage girl. One thing I like about Owen: he doesn’t shy away from my past—or my present. And right ...more
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Coming off the high from Venom, I had a lot of high hopes for Tangled Threads, Book 4 of the Elemental Assassin series. Unfortunately, it comes up a little short for me.
Unlike the prior novels, where it kicks off with high action, this book definitely has a slower pace. After taking care of Elliott Slater, Gin has sent Mab Monroe a message (as the Spider of course), and Mab's listening. She recruits another assassin, a damn good assassin, to come in and dea ...more
My enjoyment of this book increase by about 25% from the rest of the series. Reason 1 for that is that I stopped listening to the audio for this. It’s not that the narrator is bad, she is actually pretty okay. But there is a ton of…
EVERYWHERE and since I’m reading this I can eyeskim most of the rehashes and recaps of every little thing. It feels like there is about 25-30 unnecessary pages of the stuff.
The second reason is Owen. I like him as the love interest. He is new to da ...more
Yup, shoot me, but I can't not love a sarcastic, badass heroin who knows who and what she wants, especially if she's an assassin who kills and kicks ass whenever and wherever she wants!
So go go Gin, keep it up!
Meine Gedanken zum Buch:
Wie immer steigt man in das Buch mit einer spannenden Szene ein, in der es nicht überrascht, wenn gleich mal ein Zwerg gegrillt oder jemand Gin eine Falle stellt und sie tot sehen will. Aber es wäre nicht Gin Blanco, Ex-Auftragskillerin mit dem Namen – die Spinne, wenn sie keine Geduld hätte und den Braten gleich gerochen hätte. Wie immer ist ihr Ziehbruder Finn an ihrer Seite und ich finde ihn einfach nur genial sympathisch, auch o ...more
Once upon a time, I’d been a happy little girl with a mother and two sisters who had loved her. But fate or destiny or even simply circumstance had turned me into a killer. It was a choice that I’d embraced and something that I’d had to do in order to survive.
Things for assassin Gin Blanco is never dull. Especially not since she declared war on Mab Monroe. And things just got a lot more complicated when Mab decides to hire an assassin to take out the Spider for her. Because let’s face it, Mab...more
There was about 17 chapters devoted to just bringing the reader up to speed with the backstory and world building. Perhaps I'd be more kind about this if I hadn't read this series ...more
Before I dive into my complaints (which I will try to keep to a minimum), I want to point out what I enjoyed about the story. I was pleased with the ending. I'm glad a certain secret is finally revealed along with the backstory regarding Fletcher's involvement. I thought Finn's potential relationship was a cute idea. There were sev ...more
I gave him a cold, hard smile. “The bitch who’s here to kill you.”
The Elemental Assassin series hooked me with the first sentence in the first book, Spider’s Bite:
My name is Gin, and I kill people.
And I am happy to say, now that we are on to book four, this series is only getting better in my opinion. Much of its appeal is the heroine Gin. I’ve gone on about her in previous reviews but I just can’t help myself. The combination of Gin being a calm, patient, ...more
PS!!! My main cast for Gin, in my head, is really Jennifer Garner/Elektra. Reason for using Crystal Reed/Allison Argent is because of all the awesome gifs of her that fits perfect for these series :P
I like this series. I've read 4 books in 4 days, so that should say something itself. The storyline is good, and it keeps the reader interested.
“Keep the change, Gin," McCallister said in a smarmy, mocking voice. "Consider it an early Christmas present."...more
"Aw," I drawled. "A whopping thir
I really enjoyed how things are developing in Gin's life even though they are getting much more complicated. With each battle, Gin learns more and more ...more
In this book like the others, there is a seemingly impossible task ...more
Wie bei Band 2 konnte mich der Beginn schon nicht so packen und ich brauchte eine kleine Pause von dem Buch. Gestört haben mich auch die unzähligen Wiederholungen, die meinen Lesefluss normalerweise gut dosiert überhaupt nicht beeinträchtigen. Aber dass dann sogar diese "Wiederholungen" im gleichen Buch wiederholt wurden, war dann ein wenig zu viel des Guten und nervig. Zudem haben diese unnötigen Erklärungen ein wenig Tem ...more
I’ve been barreling through this series like a woman on a mission. I know that I say this in every review that I write for Jennifer Estep’s books but it really is worth repeating: these books are the bomb! The writing is out-of-this-world outstanding, Lauren Fortgang’s narration is mesmerizing and the characters… Oh. My. God! I Gin, Owen, Finn, Sophia & Jo-Jo! In this installment we have the showdown to end all showdowns; I’m talking assassin vs. assassin. I mean no ...more
Gin Blanco, a.k.a the Spider, isn't the only skillful assassin in town. Elektra LaFleur has been hired by Mab Monroe to use her lethal electrical elemental magic to kill the Spider. As if her motivation to save her own life wasn't enough to take her out, LaFleur has added Gin's younger sister Bria Coolidge to her hit list. Gin will do whatever it takes to keep her sister alive but what would happen if the good detective learns that her sister she thought dead is still alive and is the v ...more
Elektra w ...more
That said, the book wasn't bad. At times I paused during my reading and went, "That's... a bit melodramatic, yeah?" and "...Just a little cheesy, that." But overall, it was ...more
While readers new to the series may not initially understand how a former assassin is “the good guy”, they won’t have a hard time figuring things out. Gin is consistently surrounded by ...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