A little more into the character relationships than previous books. It reads like it might be a pivotal book in the series..but I haven't looked at the website to see if the series will be ending anytime soon.
This was a great book. I could not wait for it to come out. I was afraid it would be a let down after the first 5 book dealt with one main character that dies. But, Jennifer, nicely transition from one crisis to another. I love the characters Gin. This series is so worth the credits. Start at book one and you will be hooked. Hurry with book 7...
I loved every minute of this book, just as I loved the entire series. I have to admit, I miss the whole "Mab Monroe" story line, but this story wasn't too bad either.
I have just finished listening to this series for a second time. Despite being on the shady side of the law, Gin and her friends are very likable characters. Who hasn't wanted to despense a little justice and to hell with the consequences. I'd sure like her on my side should I find myself in trouble with the wrong sort. Each book develops the story line a bit more and adds to our understanding of the past. I'll be saving a credit for the next installment.
I really enjoyed the first few books in this series and so was looking forward to this installment. Unfortunately, this book didn't live up to my expectations. I actually contemplated stopping listening a number of times but the story held my interest just enough for me to finish it.
I had three main problems with this book: 1) The narrator irritated me with some oddly placed emphases and unbecoming characterazations (especially of Finn). 2) The amount of time and energy spent inside Gin's head dealing with (and stressing out about) relational difficulties left me feeling annoyed rather than compassionate (too much "telling", not enough "showing"), 3) Gin's interactions with the villain were painful and distressing without being compelling.
Overall, I appreciate the way the characters were developed, the choices that Gin made regarding Owen, and the battles and struggles Gin faced, I just feel like the level of the writing wasn't as high as in the previous novels.
Like all of you, I love to read, but I am time-limited. Audible allows me to keep up with all my favorite authors. I am currently listening to 'Cold Days' by Jim Butcher.
Gin (a.k.a. the Spider) and all her pals are back and on vacation. I know it is hard to believe that the workaholic assassin know as the Spider would carved out some down time, but she did. Or at least, she tried to. Over the books in this series, we have seen the Spider grow emotionally and start living and interacting with the world around her. She has let down internal barriers and this book marks the final removal of those barriers. It has been a joy to listen to Gin grow and heal. As always, Lauren Fortgang nails the Appalachian accent. Unfortunately, one of the best characters in this series is missing from this installment. That character is the Pork Pit. I hope we get to see more of the Pork Pit in the future.
The Spider keeps the pace moving, Her thoughts and actions keep you listening for the next twist or turn of events!
The Spider is true to her character and human. The reader truly helps you feel her jealous moments as well as her anguish over the love that would never be. Then she is over it!
The best scene for me is when she finally walks away from the Detective, letting him go back to his bride to be while she goes to embrace her lover who makes the best weapons for her!
The emotional content of the reading is well balanced, no real unpredictable extremes.
~It's more fun to be wrong in all the right ways.~
Yes. I love The Assassin series, but listening to it gave it more personality.
Gin. She is so fiesty and sassy and I love strong women characters that can kick butt like she does. She's also real in her insecurities and relationships and takes ownership of her mistakes. Finn would be a close second. He makes me laugh.
She brought the characters to life with the right amount of southern accent and warmth....or evilness. Whichever the case may be.
I like the main character Gin Blanco and the fantasy element of the series. Of the 6 books this was one of the better ones.
Yes for a nice beach read or lazy weekend.
I thought the narrator did well overall. Was not distracting like some narrators, You don't hear her swallowing and mouth smacking noises alot of narrators are plagued with.
Yes there will be because there's a cliff hanger.
Gin Blanco!! She's great. I love her character, the people she has around her. Her background. She's a very likable character!
When Gin was dumped in the swamp and made her way back.
When the wife expressed that she would give up everything for her sister. Touching.
Love this series! Keep 'em coming!