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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Review: Snared by Jennifer Estep

Title: Snared
Author: Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assassin #16
Format: Ebook
Release Date: April 25th, 2017
Length: Novel (400 pages)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Free via Publisher
Buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 5.0-stars

Melissa's Review:

Snared is book 16 in the Elemental Assassin series. The series revolves around a retired assassin that is a stone and ice elemental and is the head of the underworld (aka bad guys). In this installment, we have a missing girl that Gin and the gang are trying to locate, and a serial killer loose in Ashland. It sure made for an interesting read!

We start off with exactly what I want more details on ASAP, Gin Blanco doing some investigation work on the Circle. We learned in the previous book that Gin's mother was a member of the Circle before she passed. And any group with Mab Monroe in it and her mother has her questioning everything. While we do get back to the Circle later in the book, things quickly go back to normal for Gin. She runs her BBQ restaurant and handles the petty squabbles with the underground. That is until one of the underground members approaches Gin to have her look for her missing sister. While searching for the girl, Gin and the gang wind up on high alert when they find a woman's body with Gin's spider runes drawn on the hands. And when Gin finds out this isn't the first time a girl with similar coloring has been found mysteriously dead, she knows there's a serial killer on the large in Ashland. With the missing girl still out there, Gin and the gang have to find her before the killer strikes again.

Snared is a great read that had me chomping at the bit to see if they'd be able to figure out whodunit. I have to give major props to JEstep for managing to make a long running series better and better with each book. It's not an easy feat but with a new villain popping up in each book it keeps the plot fresh while letting the main/secondary characters evolve along the way. I love this series and highly suggest you grab it if you haven't read it yet.

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22 comments:

  1. I am intrigued by the series, but 16 books, that is a lot.

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    1. It really is a long series, but each books manages to impress me ;)

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  2. Wow, book 16? It's the mark of a good author that the story hasn't devolved by now.

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    1. Right? I'm still has intrigued as ever. :D

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  3. Dang. I had no idea the series was this long. I will admit that I'm not normally a big series person since I tend to get bored with it after a while but it sounds like the author is able to keep everything fresh and new after all these installments.

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    1. I think it really helps that there are different villains in each book and a big bad one builds up over a few books then she has it out with the big bad one ;)

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  4. This is on my kindle and I am DYING to get to it! I'm glad to hear it is as good as I'm hoping!

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  5. I am 50% done and I am dying to know who it is!!!! :)

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    1. Woot! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did :)

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  6. I will eventually get around to reading some books from this series. I love the sound of the characters and the world. It's def on my to be read this year

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    1. I hope you love the books if you try them Lily :)

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  7. Fantastic review! Yay, a lot of people seem to love this series. I'm curious now. Can this be read as a complete standalone? :)

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    1. I wouldn't suggest it as a standalone

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  8. I haven't started this story yet. I need to download the audio. I really love this series. So excited to see your 5 star rating (skipped the review since I want to go into my read blind).

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. I LOVEEEE the audiobooks on these. Hope you enjoy the series as much as I do Melanie!

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  9. Yea!!! So glad you enjoyed this book so much. And that the series is continuing to be great at 16! :D I need to get back to the series and get to know Gin again. :)

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