When I discovered Audible it was like discovering love :-) I love receiving codes and in return I post reviews. Wife, and mom of two,
Spiders Revenge is another great book in the series. This time Gin has a bounty on her head. Man Monroe has put a hit out on her. Bounty Hunters from all over come to do Gin in. Mab also put a hit on her baby sister, Bria. The narrator is absolutely wonderful. She does a terrific job with her southern accent Ans also the individual speaking of each character. I love Lauren Fortangs southern twang, being from the south myself.
this series is perfect addition to any collection. Jennifer Estep is an outstanding writer and Lauren Fortgang has the voice that has it all to pull of the entire book flawlessly.
Given that this series is about a female assassin, this is sort of a guilty pleasure for me. I just LOVE this series and can't wait for each new installment to be released! Lauren Fortgang does a wonderful job portraying Gin's smoky southern voice. AWESOME!
If you could take out all the repetition and the constant reminders then the story would be a lot better. A lot of what's in the book is something you already know if you've read the previous books in the series. In fact, you probably have a good portion memorized because the same story or description is told in each book.
In this one it finally comes down to a show-down between Mab and Gin. I won't give anything else away, although I'm sure you can guess who wins.
Book reviewer - PNR/UF Addict. Lover of make up and all things cute.
Gin Blanco, aka The Spider, returns in book five of the Elemental Assassin series, Spider's Revenge. The main purpose of this book is going after the fire elemental, Mab Monroe. In the previous book, she was toying with Mab. I knew she would have to deal with her once and for all and it was going to be a big battle. I wasn't let down, the face off was years in the making. Mab was the one who murdered Gin's mother and sister when she was just a child. She also tortured Gin, and left her mark on her by burning a spider medallion into her hands.
Gin has a lot to lose if she doesn't manage to kill Mab. Since the beginning of the series, she has slowly been putting down roots and caring for people. Finally reconnecting with her long lost sister, Bria she can't afford to lose her now. Add in that Gin and Owen are moving to the next level, they're being honest and accepting each other for who they are. She can't afford to make any mistakes.
I really enjoyed Spider's Revenge. It was a pretty intense read, that had me wondering if Gin would be able to pull it off without getting herself killed in the process. I highly recommend the Elemental Assassin series, and I will be listening to the next audiobook in the very near future. If you're not a fan of audiobooks, I'd recommend trying out this series. I was never fond of audiobooks until I ran across this one.
What is not to love? Jennifer Estep has created a great cast of characters, developed a really cool world for them, and allows great action scenes to unfold.
I don't want to give anything away, but there are some really great moments between Gin and Owen.
I think that she does a fantastic job of capturing Gin's personality with her narration.
What tangled webs are weaved
Overall... 4.00 star
Performance.... 5.00 star
Story... 3.75 star
Finally, after 5 books, we finally get the showdown between Gin and Mab...although at times in this book, I definitely wondered if it was ever going to happen.
There were parts of this book that I loved...
*the opening scene with Gin trying to kill Mab
*the scenes between Gin and Owen. I like where things are going with them.
But there were other things about this book that drove me nuts...
*I'm sorry...is there a single person who reads book #5 in a series like this who hasn't been reading all of them?? I'm so tired of the same repeated information over and over and over again....every single book, and usually several times throughout the book. What happened to Gin's family, how she got her spider rune scars. Enough already. I don't want to hear it anymore. If I was reading this series, rather than listening to it, I think I would have abandoned it several books ago for this reason entirely.
But it does work for me on audio because it's like a soap opera...I can come back into it a couple of weeks later and it's absolutely no issue to pick right back up where I left off. Now that things are resolved with Mab, I'm REALLY hoping that the series picks up a little bit with some new story lines. I feel like the last three books have stalled out a bit in the style/creativity of the writing.
Yes, enjoy this paranormal type story
Gin's elemental magic dual with Mab Monroe.
Very good expression when she narrates, really makes you feel she is The Spider.
laughter throughout, especially when Fenn is involved!
Would like to know when Thread of Death will be available, so I can finish listening to the entire series. Thread of Death is #6 book which you do not have available.
some, language can be an issue
I have listened to the first five books and they are all pretty equal.
An assassins story with a twist.
The story captured my attention so much that I had to listen until the main villain was eliminated.