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Friday, August 22, 2014

Audio Review: Widow's Web

Title: Widow's Web
Author: Jennifer Estep
Release Date: August 21st 2012
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
Buy: Amazon, BN


Gin Blanco returns in book seven of the Elemental Assassin series, Widow's Web. This time around, Gin is facing off with a crazy lady that has water elemental powers. Gin takes a catering job and the person's body guard is murdered in public, and it sure wasn't Gin that did the killing. This starts the cat and mouse game that every Elemental Assassin book contains. We quickly know who the villain is in the book, which I found a bit strange. It was extremely early in the book that we figured out who the villain was. I'm probably just being picky about it, but I felt like it was announced a bit too early. Drop me subtle hints, don't give me the whole shebang right away.

There are a ton of bumps in Owen and Gin's relationship in Widow's Web. As the book progresses I could see it getting worse and worse for them. Owen's ex comes into town and he neglected to mention quite a few things about her, like they had been engaged, or she contacted him recently, and that she's crazy. Owen seems to be wearing rose color glasses, because his ex Salina can do no wrong in his eyes. I've enjoyed Owen's character in the previous books, but this one had me frustrated with him, and not in a good way.

I'm going to keep this review short and sweet, so I don't give a ton of spoilers. The Elemental Assassin series has quickly become my favorite Urban Fantasy series. I love the audiobooks, and suggest them if you're looking to try out audiobooks. The narrator channels the characters well, and I can easily distinguish between the different character's voices. I suggest this series if you're looking for an Urban Fantasy with a strong female character that isn't afraid to smack a hoe.

22 comments:

  1. I was really worried about Gin and Owen's relationship during and after this book. But, mild spoiler alert, when they do get back together, it is with a better base of understanding and this whole incident not only moves their relationship forward, but other's as well. And great ending there... I may have to steal that. *grin*

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    1. I was like oh noooo when I saw they were having issues. :( Glad to see they get back together, their characters suit each other. lol thanks :D

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  2. This is a great series and I enjoy it on audio. Great review.

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    1. Thanks hun! Loving the series so far!

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  3. Ah, Jennifer Estep, a name I've often heard about, must read her books one day soon ! Thanks for sharing, I love strong female characters ;)

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  4. Have I told you lately how much I ADORE this series!? The villain was rather predictable, but that being said, the fight scenes still kicked butt. Owen really pissed me off in this installment, but he's a boy, and they tend to do that sometimes. Fab review, Lily!

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    1. Ohhh girl, Owen pissed me off too. *shakes head*

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  5. I'm so so late in this series and each time I'm saying it but I need to read book 2!

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    1. Hope you enjoy it when you read it! :)

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  6. You are catching up real fast here and loving it I see. I'm curious about M. Monroe!

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    1. You and me both!! That's on the next book, which I've already devoured lol

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  7. Girl, you doing so good :) Way to go! Look how far you have gotten already.

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    1. Already listened to the next one as well!! :D

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  8. I think this is the last one I have read, so I have quite a few to catch up with as well. Glad you are enjoying those books!

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    1. Hope you enjoy them when you catch up as well :)

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  9. Owen really, really pissed me off in this book. I have heard other books by this narrator but have done this series. Good to hear she does an awesome job on this series as well.

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  10. *grumble grumble* Still haven't gotten the chance to start it. Yall taunt me every time with a review. lol She was at a book con I went to earlier this month and I was so wishing I'd at least read book one before going. One day.

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  11. bwahahahaha @ smack a hoe. Yes! my kind a girl. Oh, I am loving your reviews on this series. I know I need to catch up with this one, but I am living you right now, lols. Awesome review Melissa.

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    1. *Living through you now* sigh, me & my typos, lols.

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    2. lol girl, you're fine. Hope you enjoy the series if you get around to it!

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