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Preview — Widow's Web by Jennifer Estep
I used to murder people for money, but lately it’s become more of a survival technique.
Once an assassin, always an assassin. So much for being plain old Gin Blanco. With every lowlife in Ashland gunning ...more
My honest review :
Gin Blanco, the former assassin has a new problem in Ashland.
Salina Dubois is back in town for her own agenda and Owen has a past with her.
Salina, being woman... we know how vicious a woman can get and what a hissy fit she will throw if she doesn't get what she wants.
And Owen, being "caught" in between.
We get to know how Owen got his broken nose, his past that he did not share with Gin, his history with Kincaid and what poor Eva ...more
15/06/2016 It's Wednesday!!! Buddy read with my kickass friends over at BB&B because we love our bloodthirsty assassin Gin!
Because in the end, someone had to make the hard decisions, had to do the dirty work, had to be the bad guy, and, like it or not, it seemed that quite often that someone was me.
Finally we have arrived at the book I’ve been dreading. The one that made me reluctant to read this series.
With this book it comes to light that Owen has been keeping a very important part...more
Buddy read with my kick-ass friends over at BB&B because we love our bloodthirsty assassin Gin!
We are at the seventh book in the Elemental Assassins series and by no means is it a happy read. However, it is an important addition to the series, since it is one of those which gives our characters room to grow and abolishes any stagnation in emotion...
If you have not finished the sixth book in the series, you might want to stop reading here, since there will be spoilers for the ...more
Wow, Wow, and then some more WOW. I LOVED this book. It sucked me in right from the start and I could not put it down. That didn't mean I was happy about things....oh contraire, this book is all about the angst, baby!
If you're reading ...more
Jennifer Estep... how could you do this to me? Yes, you made it very clear where this story was heading, but it didn't make it hurt any less to see the hits coming.
The book begins with Gin happy. She and her sister are solid. Mab is dead. Things are good at the Pork Pit. And her relationship with Owen couldn't be better. Right there, you know it's all going to fall apart, because things are never easy for Gin Blanco.
Trouble comes in the form of the beautiful water elemental Salina, ...more
Now where to start? The opening chapter had me going OMG. It’s a shocker. Then the shock’s keep coming.
We get to see the whole gang together to work on this one; Fin, Bria, the Deveraux sisters, Eva, Phillip Kincatid and of course Owen. We have a water elemental who so happens to share a past with Owen, Eva, and Phillip. She appears the perfect Southern Belle, but she’s a cold hearted crazy bitch. Of course Owen can’ ...more
Gin and Owen's relationship is tested when his ex, Salina, turns up to take over Ashland and win him back.
-The plot was engrossing, the pacing was great and most of the characters were as entertaining as ever.
-The reason I didn't give this a higher rating was because of 1) that bastard Owen and 2) the complete destruction of Owen and Gin's relationship. What I loved about Owen and Gin was how they both opened up to each other, how it came across that what they had they'd never felt ...more
4 1/2 Stars!! I was uneasy going into this one, but in the end, I was pleasantly surprised!!
I had heard tale about a rift that would form between Gin and Owen, but considering the circumstances, it was well done, and leaves the reader hopeful. Theirs is a story that no doubt will resolve itself as the series moves forward. We have to remember that this is an urban fantasy, and although this amazing pairing adds an extra layer of depth to the story, one that this reader enjoys immensely, it’s ...more
My rating: 3/5 stars
First line:“Breaking into the building was easy. Too easy for an assassin like me.”
Favourite quote:“For a moment, I almost felt sorry for her. Then the bitch blasted me with her water magic, and I got over it.”
Song of choice: Serial Killer by Lana del Rey
In Widow’s Web many things happen. Or at least on the emotional front. But first things first, let me make a quick summary of the book. Salina Dubois, Owen’s ex fiancee comes back in town determined to kill all those who ...more
“I stood there alone in the dark and wondered who the hell Salina Dubois really was, why she seemed to have such an effect on my lover, and what I was going to do about her. Because this was a matter of the heart—and one problem that all my knives and all my prowess as the Spider wouldn’t help me solve.”
Oh baby what a story! Estep really threw me for a loop with this story! Yes, I was warned that there would be a shock or two coming and to try not to ...more
What? They're too perfect to break up!
EDIT: Just finished reading it. There were, what, 3 actions scenes, tops, in the whole book. This one was definitely a slow-paced book, compared to the rest of the series. THe romance was the only thing that managed to disappoint me. I'm still looking forward to Deadly Sting, though!
Full review to come.
For Gin, this one had some much more personal stakes than even her fight with Mab.
For the supporting cast, there was some history that never healed and the bandaid was ripped off.
I even pity Salina DuBois, the villain... "Like it or not, sometimes people just get broken, and nothing and nobody will make them whole again."
This series is getting harder and harder not to break schedule and binge!
Despite her retirement from the assassins business, Gin Blanco is still forced to deal with the numerous lowlife thugs gunning for her. But they pale in comparison to the newest threat, Salina DuBois, a powerful water elemental who has her sights set, not only on taking out her underworld competition, but on Gin's lover, Owen Grayson, with whom she shares an intimate past. Can Gin untangle the wicked web woven by this deadly widow?
***Warning***: Minor spoilers ahead!
To sum up ...more
After finishing the book I came here to write a review but after giving the appropriate rating I just stood in front of the monitor and just stared. Because I don't know where to start. I'm still not sure how to start. Widow's Web is the first book in this series I gave 5 stars and that's one of the reasons I'm at a loss of words. Usually this happens sooner, especially when I get this attached to a set of characters. But up ...more
We finally get to see some depth to Owen's character and for him to play a larger role than just Gin's lover and moral support. We find out more about his past when his ex returns to town and wants to pick up where they left off. It was refreshing to see that he is flawed and human, whereas in previous books he has been the model boyfriend and big ...more
Cover: I Like
Thumbs Up: 4
Overall: This series continues to excite
Characters: Well Written
Plot: Heartbreaking. Making the right choice no matter the cost.
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Absolutely
Book Boyfriend: Phillip Kincaid
SUMMARY (55 words or less)
I did not emotionally rate this book. Yes, I was pissed all to hell and if this series goes like the Hollows where every man is evil, I will stop reading it. Owen seemed totally out of ...more
If you thought Mab Monroe was the ultimate bitch from hell well think again because Salina Dubois has nothing on her. She is totally psychotic and will do anything it takes to reclaim everything that’s hers, as she ...more
Why? One word, or rather name...OWEN.
Owen you broke my heart in this one. I knew you were too perfect. But I have hopes that you pull you head out of your ass in the future.
But I'll back up a bit and leave Owen where he ...more
WIDOW’S WEB is book seven in the Elemental Assassin series and this time, Estep makes it personal.
Gin Blanco has a new enemy in town. Her name is Selina Debouis and rumor has it, the water elemental is back in Ashland after her long disappearance to seek revenge. But it seems that that’s not the only thing Selina has her eyes on...
Owen, Gin’s lover and Selina have a complicated past. Struggling at a young age to survive, Owen, Selina, Owen’s younger sister, Eva and Gin ...more
Then Gin ...more
What's next for Gin Bianco? I asked this before, and one book after we still remain with the same question, wondering where Jennifer Estep is taking this series next. It seems like for the time being the author is content with using the stage built in that initial arc and writing some standalone thrillers with a bigger focus on relationship developments. Widow's Web doesn't necessarily answer the question above, but by the end of the novel I can assure ...more
I had stopped reading this series about a year ago. I loved the world, the characters, the stories – however the books were rife with repetition, especially the characters’ eye colors. The repetition was so distracting that I had contemplated a drinking game, but then I’d never be able to finish the book. Instead, I just stopped reading the books, which was a shame because the author does tell a good story.
Since Owen entered Gin's life it's been apparent that ...more
What I Liked: Jennifer Estep consistently brings a level of ingenuity to each of the Elemental Assassin books. She does a great job of keeping things fresh with her creative and unique ideas. And she knows how to keep readers, as well as the characters, on their toes. I had been worried about the loss of one of the original characters, thinking that no one else could fill those shoes, but I was proved wrong. Also, the author does a superb job of ...more
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THE ELEMENTAL ASSASSIN 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 battling bad guys and righting ...more
Other books in the series
“Right behind you,” I said.
Finn shrieked and whirled around. I winced at the high-pitched sound.
“Dammit, woman.” He clutched the folder to his chest. “Are you trying to give me a heart attack?”