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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

ARC Review + Giveaway: Widow's Web (Elemental Assassin, #7) by Jennifer Estep

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: August 21, 2012
Format: e-ARC
Source: author for an honest review

(may differ from final copy)
Breaking into the building was easy.

Things seem to be okay for Gin lately now that Mab Monroe is dead. She still has a few assassin’s silent gunning for her but for the most part things are pretty dang good for her. Owen and she are going strong and steady. But as we all know, Gin’s life can never be simple…enter Owen’s drop-dead gorgeous and extremely dangerous ex-girlfriend Salina, a water elemental. Salina has an agenda of her own and it involves getting Owen back along with killing a whole lot of people who have wronged her, especially Kincaid. Owen’s past is revealed and it has deep connections with Kincaid. Kincaid really comes to the forefront in Estep’s seventh installment and as a reader we are not sure if he is friend or foe. As the roller coaster progresses we find that Owen is very conflicted when it comes to Salina and at times I really wanted to throw my book at the wall in frustration. For Gin it is an no brainer..kill the bitch! But unfortunately she has to consider Owen’s feeling and it is quite obvious he is not going to just let Gin kill Salina. Once Kincaid tells Gin the true story of what happened many years ago and how Salina came to be exiled, Gin must figure out a way to convince Owen that his saintly Salina is bad to the bone and has to be stopped, one way or another.

As a devoted fan, Estep did not let me down. Estep is not afraid of throwing kinks into the story that will have the reader hurting but you know it is for the good of the storyline. Gin of course has evolved as a character and now we are seeing the chinks in her armor. Jealousy is a new feeling for her and even some fear is starting to show. The traits that I loved about Owen, loyalty and honor, backfire because he feels that way towards Salina too, causing a rift between him and Gin. I am hanging on for this ride because I know Estep has a reason to take her readers on another tortuous path with Gin so I will be waiting anxiously for the next installment!


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