If you don’t know Gin “the Spider” Blanco, you don’t know dangerous female heroines.
Irony 101—The Spider herself snared in someone else’s web…
Another week, another f ...more
Originally, she was slotted for 14 books and then it became 16 because she wanted to do another story arc (which I am totally on board with after finishing Bitter Bite (#14). So it appears 16 won't necessarily be the end. :)(less)
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Have you ever read a series and wondered how in the heck did we get to book 16 of the series?
That is me at this moment. It isn’t a bad series and the repetitions of the first books have died out a little. But either I’ve become a much better sleuth in my reading OR this series is becoming really predictable in a lot of ways.
What I liked. In every book there is at least something I like and for this one it was the swap up of the normal Gi ...more
4.25 Stars - Buddy read with the wonderful weekly Wednesday UF group over at BB&B.
Snared continues with Gin trying to find intel on the secret Circle, the criminal group who unknown to others are the ones that runs Ashland’s underworld. But when a girl goes missing, Gin needs to give all her attention and skills to finding her before it’s too late and the killer strikes again.
“What are you going to do, Gin?” Ryan asked, even though he already knew the answer....more
“What I do best.” I gave h
A buddy read with my Wednesday Group @ BB&B! Because we need to get our assassin on from time to time:):):)
While Gin, our Spider assassin, has been working in her BBQ restaurant by day and obsessing with the research of the Circle members, a shadow crime syndicate controlling everything in the city, at nigh, a friend of hers' sister has gone missing. Gin owes her friend a favor and she is calling it in - find the young beautiful girl at any cost!!! Gin's cop sister Briana, once a bo ...more
One of her friend/business acquaintance’s sister is missing and it is up to Gin to find her before her clock runs out. Gin's search has her knocking on doors that have Circle ties and she soon discovers she’s been pulled into circle business once again.
This series is like one of those deep fried bloomin' onion, with each layer Est ...more
Jennifer Estep continually amazes me with the directions that she takes the ELEMENTAL ASSASSIN series in. SNARED was a stroke of genius with how the plot connected with the main story arc. It also got my gears spinning over the questions raised about Hugh Tucker, and cast a shadow on Eira Snow’s memory. Not bad for the sixteenth installment—scratch that—it was goddamned Spider-ific!
One of Ashland’s mob bosses calls in the favour that Gin owes her, and things quickly spir ...more
Really liked it, but it still has those semi-annoying parts where Gin keeps complaining.
Don't get me wrong, she's a badass and I love her, it just wasn't exactly a 5-star book.
She really doesn't have time to track down a missing person but when one of her lieutenants calls in a favor she finds herself doing just that. A serial killer is on the loose in Gin's patch and she's determined to hunt him down and save his latest vic ...more
This installment was one of my favorites in the series. It continues this new mystery of Gin's mother Eira Snow and her involvement with the Circle. I love this series and I love the characters. Each book holds my interest because they are action-packed and the mystery Gin Blanco has to solve always keeps me thoroughly entertained.
Book 16 started immediately as Gin was spying on Hugh Tucker in her attempts to unravel the clues left behind by Fletcher Lane. Even while eavesdropping, Gin ...more
Gin finds out that some of her enemies aren't just violent evil thugs. She also finds out that some of them *ARE* just violent evil thugs. She makes some progress on her Circle hunting. And we get to see quite a few of our favorite cast members. (Also, can I get an AME ...more
SNARED is book sixteen in the Elemental Assassin series. I’ve said in the past that this series continues to get great and while I still stand by that claim, SNARED did feel a little bit different to me. It almost felt like the author tried to return to her roots because the beginning of this book is very basic in terms of the Urban Fantasy style. Gin is a badass heroine and she’s out to take out her next target. For some reason, I felt like we’ve been through this before and it didn’t really ...more
Assassin Gin Blanco has come a long way over the past 16 books. She’s no longer just a killer for hire. She’s become the head of Ashland’s Underworld. Or at least the figurehead. We now know there’s a super-secret group known only as The Circle and they’re pulling all the strings, including the one that called for the deaths of Gin’s mother and sister many years ago. Let’s jus ...more
Book about a murder for the MacHalo Reading Challenge.
This book was PREDICTABLE! So predictable that it hurt! In fact if you look predictable in the dictionary you'll be redirected to it! I figured out who the killer was by chapter 6! And there were like 25 more chapters to go! And Gin wasn't able to figure it out when he was staring at her face (view spoiler)[after tying her up on a chair (hide spoiler)]! Gin, dear, I knew you're not the brigh ...more
My Review: Yet another amazing installment in the Jennifer Estep's Elemental Assassins series. This series just keeps getting better and better. In Snared, Gin's nemesis is a serial killer with a penchant for blondes.
Lots of action. Lots of magic. Lots of down home barbecue cooking. And a few little flashbacks revealing a little bit more of Gin's background.
Great series. Can't wait for more.
Thank you to NetGalley and the pu ...more
We are used to blood and violence in this series, but a sick serial killer is new. It was interesting to see how everyone reacts different to a serial versus all the other killing normally done in A ...more
Oh, mama! We’re getting more details into Gin’s past, specifically the night her entire life changed. The most interesting bit was Tucker’s role in that night. And the truth of his position in the Circle. Almost makes ya feel sorry fo ...more
I do love a good serial killer.
It's up to Gin to find a missing girl before Ashland's secret serial killer strikes again. All the while Gin can't forget to keep an eye on The Circle, the meanie-bo-beanie group who killed her family and plot against Gin's every move.
I loved the serial killer aspect. I just find them fascinating. Those rascally psychopaths are straight up bananas, and who doesn't love bananas? ...Anyways
The action was awesome, like always. I love how methodi ...more
Gin is Back with yet another mystery/adventure/thrillride. This time one of her friend/business acquaintance’s sister is missing and it is up to Gin to find her before her clock runs out.
Honestly i had given up reading the series at book 12. But reading this book has ignited my curiosity in the series now i'm regretting leaving the series. But you all know what that means... ...more
I almost forgot how much I love this series! In book 16, Gin is back in all her badass glory. In this book, Gin and her friends track down a serial killer hunting young women. Gin’s hunt for the Circle members continues in the background but this is a well crafted murder mystery that could easily stand alone.
Gin is one of my all time favourite fictional heroines. I love that there is absolutely no romantic angst in this story. ...more
This review is hard for me to write because for the first time I found it very hard to get into a book from this series, and it was a bit of a chore to finish. I think this was more of a mindset thing with me. But then I am not sure if it is all my fault. A series needs to stay fresh and keep things new and interesting to keep me hooked. I have lost interest with many long-running book series. The same ...more
Snared is the 16th installment in the Elemental Assassins series. Jennifer Estep is a master at creating captivating urban fantasy worlds, while simultaneously keeping it fresh in a long-standing series.
Gin Blanco (The Spider) is a kickass-badass heroine. Ordinarily, authors shy away from creating such a fierce character, one who doesn't experience shame or guilt for doing what needs to be done. No woe-is-me, second-g ...more
Quick & Dirty: Another fast-paced, albeit predictable, entry in the Elemental Assassin series as Gin hunts down a serial killer in Ashland and tries to gather more clues about the group behind her mother’s death.
Opening Sentence: Being an assassin meant knowing when to kill–and when not to kill.
Gin is getting nowhere with her search for the mastermind behind the Circle, the group behind her mother’s murder. While busy investigating o ...more
Snared was a great way to pull me back into the criminal world of Ashland in the Elemental Assassin series. Gin is the assassin the Spider but she has also recently become the boss of the underworld. Although, she now knows the Circle is a group of powerful men and women who are trying to hurt her and her friends. Gin is done waiting for them to attack her. She's ready to go on the offensive. Her first mark is Daniel but when a new friend's sister goes missing and the clues point to a serial k ...more
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 wron ...more