Dec 042014
 
Review: VenomVenom (Elemental Assassin #3) by Jennifer Estep
Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
Published by Pocket on Sept 28, 2010
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook from Purchased
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: three-stars

It’s hard to be a badass assassin when a giant is beating the crap out of you. Luckily, I never let pride get in the way of my work. My current mission is personal: annihilate Mab Monroe, the Fire elemental who murdered my family. Which means protecting my identity, even if I have to conceal my powerful Stone and Ice magic when I need it most.

To the public, I’m Gin Blanco, owner of Ashland’s best barbecue joint. To my friends, I’m the Spider, retired assassin. I still do favors on the side. Like ridding a vampire friend of her oversized stalker—Mab’s right-hand goon who almost got me dead with his massive fists.

At least irresistible Owen Grayson is on my side. The man knows too much about me, but I’ll take my chances. Then there’s Detective Bria Coolidge, one of Ashland’s finest. Until recently, I thought my baby sister was dead. She probably thinks the same about me. Little does she know, I’m a cold-blooded killer . . . who is about to save her life.

Another solid addition to the series, I really loved getting to know the characters in this story. We see more of Finn and Sophia and lots of Owen. I really like each of these characters, and how they develop.

I did notice more repetition in this book than in the previous ones. It’s a hard line to follow in a series, what to repeat and what to assume readers know. In this case, I feel like a little less repetition would have been fine.

Overall, a good story with lots of character development. I really enjoy this series, and have every intention of continuing it.

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