Current Giveaways

None right now, check back soon!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Review: Heart of Venom

Title: Heart of Venom
Series: Elemental Assassin #9
Author: Jennifer Estep
Release Date: August 27th 2013
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
Buy: Amazon, BN

When a terror from the past threatens Gin’s friend and body-disposer, Sophia, Gin will stop at nothing to protect her, even if it means walking straight into a killer’s trap. Meanwhile, the rocky romance between Gin and Owen reaches a turning point—can they reunite and rekindle their love? Or will the things Gin has been forced to do in her line of work as the deadly assassin the Spider keep them apart forever? Assuming, that is, she survives long enough to find out…

Gin Blanco returns in book nine of the Elemental Assassin series. This time around Gin is dealing with her friend being abducted. Sophia was taken by a crazy man named Harley Grimes, who kidnapped her in the past to tortured her and hasn't gotten over that fact that he didn't break her before she was rescued. This time around you get to see how dark and twisted JEstep's villains can be.

I was kind of surprised by our leading lady and how she acted in Heart of Venom. Don't get me wrong, I can understand why, but it was unlike her. Gin has always been a calm, calculating assassin, but since this time it is personal, she rushes and has to figure things out as it goes. She does have the help of her friends, but I wasn't sure how it was all going to play out.

There are several bits of character growth in Heart of Venom, one being finally getting more information on Sophia. Her character has always intrigued me, and previous books had only given glimpses of details of her past. I was sad to hear her story, but I can understand her character a lot better now. Another instance is Owen, the love interest. I was kind of pissed off the last few books due to Owen. He made a colossal mistake and I was glad to see him prove himself. I really like his character, and hope Gin and Owen manage to make it work in future books. The Elemental Assassin series is one of my favorite Urban Fantasy series that I've read so far. It has a bit of everything I could ask for, romance, strong friendships, and a hunky love interest. I highly recommend this series if you haven't read it yet.

10 comments:

  1. I love this series and I'm actually behind on it. I need to read the most recent book. I'm seeing reviews for the next one coming out later this year and they look good. Great review.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm catching up, hope to be caught up by the time that one comes out :D Have it on my kindle, not sure how I'll like it since it's not audiobook though.

      Delete
  2. I loved learning more about Sophia in this installment because her character has pretty much remained a mystery up until this point. Owen does indeed make a bit of a comeback in Heart of Venom—thank god! This is also one of my favourite Urban Fantasy series; I just finished Black Widow earlier this week, and I'm happy to report that it was AWESOME!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yay!! I was wondering how Black Widow was. Have the eARC on my kindle waiting for me to catch up

      Delete
  3. wow you're fast! it's already book 9? I'm so late *sigh*. I need to get into book 2! I'll!!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. lol!! You'll enjoy it when you get around to it :) So many books, so little time though

      Delete
  4. Yeah you are fast! I'm buddy reading the one after this next.

    Loved this installment too, Sophia is such a curious character its great that her story is finally told. I find Jojo's romance with Cooper so cute!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've been listening to the audio of these on the way to/from work :D

      Delete
  5. This series. I'm always saying...one day...one day...one day. Lordy but it's a long one!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. haha yeah when I first started it, I was like omg I'll never catch up. It's worth it though!!

      Delete