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Friday, January 23, 2015

Review: Black Widow

Title: Black Widow
Author: Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assassin #12
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Lauren Fortgang
Release Date: November 25th 2014
Length: Novel (384 pages/12 hours)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchased
Buy: Audible, AmazonBarnes & Noble
Rating: 4.0-stars 

Melissa's Review:

Gin Blanco returns in book 12 of the Elemental Assassin series. This time around Gin is dealing with M. M. Monroe, the daughter of Mab Monroe who was one of the big bad villains in the previous books. I didn't think I would dislike any of the villains as much as Mab, but I do believe her daughter takes the cake. Mab was a lot more straightforward, she didn't mess around she just did what she wanted by brute force with her fire magic. Madeline on the other hand is more cunning, she likes toying with her prey and Gin is squarely in her line of sight, and so are her friends. Madeline manages to attack everything Gin holds dear, her friends, family, the Pork Pit (her restaurant), and of course Gin. How Gin would manage to outwit and defeat Madeline, I wasn't sure but I knew it would be a big battle.

I do believe Black Widow is probably my favorite book in the series yet. Gin's character continues to grow, the villains aren't the same old boring ones used over and over. I'm finally catching up to where the series is currently. Now I have to wait for the next book, which luckily comes out this year (July 2015), This is a great Urban Fantasy series, and I highly recommend it.


  1. you're so fast with this series while I stay at the same point. Terrible! I'm so late.

    1. It helps that I listen to the audiobooks on my commute and at the gym daily :) I can finish one in about a week give or take a day or two.

  2. Dang! That's pretty amazing that 12 books in and it's a favorite. That's some serious staying power.

    1. I know, right? I can't wait for the next book.

  3. Lord have mercy. I read PP & I so want to jump into this but I buddy read it with someone. Gah, Madeline Monroe, I so want to get to know your nasty ass better.