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Friday, June 27, 2014

Audio Review: Tangled Threads

Title: Tangled Threads
Author: Jennifer Estep
Release Date: April 26th 2011
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
Buy: Amazon, BN

Gin Blanco returns in book four of the Elemental Assassin series. This time around Gin is toying with Mab, the fire elemental that murdered her family when she was a child. Mab is a formidable opponent, she has all the corrupt people in Ashland under her thumb. In an attempt to get rid of the thorn in her side, Mab hires an assassin to get rid of The Spider (aka Gin Blanco).

Gin doesn't just have Mab and the assassin looking for her though, Gin's little sister Bria is on the case trying to figure out who The Spider is and why she's picking off Mab's men one by one. Bria has a suspicion that The Spider is her long lost sister, but she isn't sure who that person is. Gin knows who Bria is, but cannot tell her the truth without risking losing her little sister just like how she lost Donovan Caine. I feel like Bria and Donovan have a lot in common, they're both honest cops that are dedicated to their job. I'll be interested to see what happens in the next book.

My biggest and only real complaint is that there was a lot of repetition in this book. I've had this discussion with a few authors in the past to gauge what people (readers) prefer, but I tend to like only a bit of refresher. I'm probably noticing it more so than most due to listening to the books one after another.

Gin's character is growing, she's not just a cold blooded killer compared to the previous books. She's learning new things about herself and facing tough decisions. She's still dating Owen Grayson, and as in any relationship their feelings for one another are growing. My main concern is that Gin will eventually push Owen away due to trying to protect him. That isn't an issue in this book really, and I'm hoping it won't be an issue later on in the series. I love pretty much everything about the Elemental Assassin series so far, and highly suggest it to any Urban Fantasy lover out there.


  1. AAAh you're terrible, each time to remind me that I need to read book 2 in this series and maybe book 1 as I don't remember a thing.

  2. Ahhh agreed you're terrible but in the best way ;) I have this on my list of series to give a go but just haven't been able to squeeze them in yet.

    I've had that repetition thing when reading back to back too. It's nice when you're reading them with lots of books between them though. My memory definitely needs a bit of a nudge those times. lol

  3. ow you're ahead of me big time..LOL One of this days I need to catch up...If they only stop publishing new books for a month...LOL I probably need a lot more refresher than you..LOL I forget everything, but than again a rarely read series back to back.
    I'm the story still is good :)

    1. lol girl, I'm trying to marathon through these while I drive to/from work each day :D I finish one a week

  4. Oh so true! Lee of She-Wolf Reads and I are buddy reading this series and we both made the same observation about the recaps. On one hand I think she did that for the benefit of long time series followers so they don't forget events as books comes out once a year or something. but if you're catching up with it like us, it can get annoying. Overall, I love it all though!