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Venom by Jennifer Estep
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Feb 15, 2011

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bookshelves: urban-fantasy, must-read-series, must-read-author
Read in January, 2011

I still really like these books. The characters, story, and mythology are great, but Estep’s writing is starting to get on my nerves. Besides the first name treatment, she tends to be extremely redundant. Every other chapter she reminds the reader of things that the reader has known since book one and I’m not talking about plot points, but minor details like how many and what kind of knives she has, what she does with those, where Fletcher’s book is hanging, what kind of cad Finnegan is. We know these things. We don’t forget them from chapter to chapter.

That being said, I loved the revelations in this book. A new man comes into Gin’s life (he was actually introduced in book 2, but becomes more prominent here), people are revealed that have an extreme impact on Gin’s life and she makes an extremely important decision that could get her killed. The book is full of action like the last two and is a good read despite the annoying quirks of the author. I will continue to check the rest of the series out from the library, but I will grumble to myself whenever Estep’s writing gets on my nerves, which means I’ll probably only read the books in the privacy of my own home.
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Belinda I've just started this and those things are bugging me already, started nearly at the end of book 1 and magnified in book 2, I've already heard about her knives 4 times in 20 pages.....

Paris Thankfully she doesn't continue that through all 7 books. But it was almost a deal breaker for me in the beginning.

Lorelle does she palm her silverstone dagger more than 50 times in this one?

Lorelle she musnt have said it enough times - as I think it was a knife not a dagger, and id forgotten after an hour..

Paris I wish I had read these first ones on Kindle so I could search for those words so I could see how many times she mentions them.

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