Though this isn't my favorite book in the series, it was nice to come across a change. Sometimes when there are a multitude of books in a series, they can all start to run together and follow the same patterns. This book had a completely different approach to the plot and foes. I thought I might get bored with the whole story happening at one event in the course of an evening, but it managed to keep my attention and interest. I'm glad the "bad guy" wasn't just another elemental trying to move in and take over the city or get revenge on Gin. I'm also glad there was a little bit of a break in the plot between Gin and her sister. I agree with the other reviewers in that I dislike Owen greatly and hope she moves on in books to come.
Reading is my favorite past time.
I so loved this series. I have read all the Elemental Assassin books and this is one of my favorites. I'm so glad that the ending was a complete surprise. I listened to the book all night and got no sleep. I just hope that Gin and Owen will make it work. I love that she is not still hung up on that dumb police officer from a few books ago. I disliked his character so much I don't even want to give him a name.
Loved it and the narration was just great.
I really love this series and can't wait for them to come out. ****SPOILERALERT***** I was really disappointed about the "Spider's/Gin's' love life!
I have thoroughly enjoyed this series and this book has continued this tradition. The Spider continues to be the consummate playing field leveler as she continues to negate the criminal influences in her town. This time It's lots of them and they are all giants who have caught the who's who at a party and they're all being robbed. They think they have killed the Spider - shame they didn't do a better job of confirming it. Faced with daunting odds after having avoided being killed - the question is can she win?
The narration is excellent and Lauren does a great job of bringing the characters to life.
I have listened to every book in this series atleast 2-3 times!
Gin. She is a bad-ass!
I love everything about this book from the slow southern draw, Fin, elements, Gin right down to the Ashland crime bosses!
Sure but, I would tell them that I felt the book was lacking alittle.. But I love Gin and her family...
She always brings the story to life... If they change the reader I would not listen to another book in this series.
It was lacking in moments for me.
I have seen where others have left the names of authors they enjoy and I have found this helpful. So here are some of my favorites...Charlaine Harris, Jennifer Estep, Faith Hunter, Stacia Kane, Kelly Meding, Tanya Huff, Patricia Briggs, Carrie Vaughn, Cat Adams, Kelly Armstrong, Laurel Hamiton and Kim Harrison.
I love to read, but I am time-limited. Audible allows me to keep up with all my favorite authors while on the hiking trail. Thanks, Audible!
Gin and buddies are back, but without Mab Monroe, Ashland is having trouble landing on a new crime lord. This is not one of Estep's best installments in this series. It is predictable and lacks a true villain which gives the book a bit of a sad feeling. BUT I love this series enough that I still enjoyed this installment.
I've lost interest in this series....and the narrators voice for Brea sets my nerves on edge. If I never hear the phrase "my baby sister" again it will be too soon.
The book reads like a Die Hard movie more than the other books. There isn't as much time devoted to her motivations and her relationships with the other characters. 3/4th of the book is about killing with out much explanation why we should even care. The last 1/4 of the book is made up of the stuff I like. Her relationship with Finn, Owen, her sister etc.
I hope the 9th book is much better.
I was very glad to see that she didn't go back AS much into the past as in other books. However the entire book was about one scene only, I kept hitting my fast forward hoping that the fighting and her mental thinking would stop and other places and other scenes would come up. Vin's voice in this audio was way off. It didn't make him sound as manly and sexy as the other books. Plus not enough of the rest of the group. As for Owen, well grow up or leave the story. It's really disgusting how he's being portrayed after being this confident man in the past. I hope the next book is better , if not then I will end this series. I really like the characters and the story, but this book was to dull for me.