If Gin wanted my approval, she has it. Too many recycling of elements in plot lines. My current mission is personal: annihilate Mab Monroe, the Fire elemental who murdered my family. Speaking of family, Gin finally gets to meet her baby sister that she thought died with her other sister and mother on that dark night. I love that concept but I'll talk about it latter. Someone is after Mosley and Gin wants to know who.
Gin has no problem planning a way to kill the giant, since we start out Venom with Slater beating the crap out of Gin on the college campus. This book continues her journey as the Spider. I'd be first in line to buy Book One of the Sophia Deveraux series. At least irresistible Owen Grayson is on my side. It leaves her looking stupid in the readers eyes at times.
And what a surprise this was. I stopped, and they immediately closed ranks, forming a loose triangle of trouble around me. Jonah McAllister regarded me with cold eyes. Maybe I want to read how his wife reacted. I used the lull to blow my nose—again. I wish he would get his own story.
I swear each book is taken to a new level and I fall harder for Gin, Finn, Sophia, Jo-Jo, Owen oh my hotness Owen! And, if I stop to think about it, the number of enemies present was smaller and the place easier to infiltrate than in any of the other attempts. I know her friends and family will surround her with unwavering support. I get that most people read this over time not in 2 days and they need to be reminded of stuff from time to time, but for me this was damn annoying. I do love it in audio! And oh, her mother is involved? While I found the book a satisfying installment in this series it's really not stand-alone. The narration was a pleasure to listen to. Thanks to Gin and her paranoia he is saved, but a whole new mystery opens up on who wants to hurt him. Then there's Detective Bria Coolidge, one of Ashland's finest.
Luckily, I never let pride get in the way of my work. It's not sunshine and roses here in assassin land, but I really liked that this book shows us Gin opening up a bit, her circle expand Gin Blanco is a sort of retired assassin who's life is blowing wide open. Does he know that Gin is his niece? I can't wait to see her character more developed. That Debbie-Downer is gone and now we have someone who actually likes Gin, even with all her quirks and secrets. Brisk pacing and knife-edged danger make this an exciting page-turner. This is the installment that really solidifies the series arc; I am now absolutely vested in the outcome of the next books to come. But I have a feeling that we haven't seen the last of Donovan.
Where is the calm, cool logic that an assassin is supposed to have? Today is going to be Venom by Jennifer Estep. To suspect that I was anything more than the simple restaurant owner Jonah McAllister wanted dead for tattling on his son to the cops. Bria is Gin's last living blood relative. As I coughed up another mouthful of coppery blood, it dawned on me that Slater just might beat me to death, right here in the middle of the campus quad. It was supposed to be a nice, quiet, simple dinner with friends--but nothing is ever nice, quiet, or simple when you're Gin Blanco, the Spider, notorious assassin and current queen of the Ashland underworld. Okay, that's fine, but not what a competent assassin would have done.
They are adults with no responsibilities to minors. The plot thickens and their is no rest for Gin and gang. However, like I said, by the end of Venom, she really had to make her stand and she chose declaring war on Mab : I think there were two reasons that made her reached that decision: 1 she'd be protecting Bria and 2 she had her friends behind her. What kind of assassin works pro bono? Particularly Donovan and Gin's relationship. This really is a series that is just getting better with time and one of the biggest appeals to it, at least for me, is the friendship. It's not sunshine and roses here in assassin land, but I really liked that this book shows us Gin opening up a bit, her circle expanding and some glimmers of hope for a real future shining through. Gin is one lucky girl to have found such a devoted family for herself.
Why didn't she blast him with ice to freeze him? My current mission is personal: annihilate Mab Monroe, the Fire elemental who murdered my family. I love that she truly is an assassin and has no qualms with cutting someone down if need be. This is more of a personal problem and I can see why Ms. Yes, she feels guilty for the predicament that Rosilyn is in. I can chalk that up to trying to establish mental patterns.
You know, like to learn more about why Jacob suddenly had a tranvestite lover and when he found time to go visiting Asian brothels. Kudos to Estep, who is rapidly heading toward the top of the urban fantasy genre! Ashland is cesspool of bad guys and villains out to do her and her friends harm. It is just a matter of time before Roslyn is raped and probably disposed. Before the auction begins, Gin is suddenly thrust back into the past when when she comes face-to-face with an ene When Mosley, Finn's boss, is almost abducted by muggers, Gin and Finn are in the right place at the right time. She is the one who helped Gin infiltrated Mab's party and has now become the fixation of Elliot Slater, a twisted giant and one of Mab's top goons. Compared to the other two books from this series this book was slooow and the main story dragged on.