I rank Venom one of my favorite so far.
Yes, I could not stop listen I wanted to listen to all 12hours at one time. Great story
I think this series has wonderful plots, but the telling of the details too often repeats the SAME OLD THING! Way too much violet eyes, and grey eyes and heartbeats that count in increments of 10 get stale. Still, I do recommend it for passing the time. Not my favorite author by a long shot, but like I said the plots are just fun. So much potential to be exciting, but the repetitive phrases really bog down the forward motion of the story.
Audio books are just my cup of tea!
Lauren Fortgang really gives Gin Blanco life. I am enjoying this series. This is a series to start from the beginning. In this book we are introduced to Gin’s sister and I like Gin’s new love interest. The only negative is that each book refers to Gin’s past a little too much (don’t know why I find it a little irritating). This will not stop me from listening to the rest of the series!!
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Bought on Audible
Actual Rating 4.25
Audio Rating 4.00
What I Loved: Owen! It is nice to see a strong male, confident not to cocky, accepting lead. Jennifer knows how to write men that you can love (I will forgive her for Donovan) because Finn is also a great male lead! Though to be honest it is Gin, Sophie, and Jo-Jo that really make me love this series! The females are strong, smart, and extremely talented. They do what needs to be done and don't make excuses why they do it. The storyline in this one continued on the arc but I love how she wraps up a little a bit in each book. You can feel satisfied without having a complete resolution to all the issues.
What I Liked: I really like the good ole fashion *ss kicking that goes on in this book. It is almost like a western in the aspect that there is always one really good showdown between our tarnished leading lady and the bad guy that she is going after. I also liked getting to know Brie a little bit better and you can see some sisterly resemblance in their actions. Their way of going about things is different but the sisters have a similar sense of "for the good" running through their veins!
Complaints: A little repetitiveness, especially if you have recently read the other books in the series.
Audio Specific Review: The story was narrated by Lauren Fortgang and she does an excellent job.
Why I gave it a 4.25: Each book in this series is better than the last! I am excited to read where she goes from here :)
Who I would recommend this too: Urban Fantasy Fans
I gave the story 4 starts because of the time she takes to catch you up on the world and previous books. This is not necessarily fair of me because I am currently on the 5th book in the series after 2 week marathon listening. But it is repetitious.
There is also the formulaic obligatory sex scene.
Not a huge fan of those but it is telegraphed and very easy to fast forward over.
This book and series is good enough to suck me in and make me want to listen to the next to find out what is going to happen next. In my eyes it is kind of hard to give better praise than that.
Venom is another great Elemental Assassin book. Hands down, the best of the first 3! I love JE's writting style. It was almost painful when I had to put it down. Lots of action..lots of drama..lots of romance..certainly this book lacks in nothing..can't wait to get to the next one!
Loved this series, got all four audio books at once and was done in 3 days, I just couldn't stop listening. Lauren Fortgang was a wonderful narrater, I loved her voice, make the book easy to listen too.
Good storyline, lots of visual words, which some don't like, but I do, it adds to the story for me.. Gin's fight contuine on in this book, but many great suprises lie in book 3, that shocked me, some were so not expected...
Hoping for book 5 sooooooon...
Can not wait for the next book, loved the first, adored the second and this one is off the charts!!!!!
Loved it! This is probably my third time listening to this series. However, it's been awhile, so I feel like I'm experiencing it again for the first time. I love the her view of the paranormal!