**And just an FYI: if you see a book listed on my blog that is part of a series, just go ahead and assume that I've read all the books, or am working on reading ALL the books within that series. I may not always list them on here but trust me - they were read.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Venom: An Elemental Assassin Novel

Author: Jennifer Estep

In this, the third book of her Elemental Assassin Novels, Estep does not disappoint. You will find yourself rooting for Gin all the way...even while she's killing.

I'm going to quote the back cover of this book because it's just to perfect an explanation of Gin and her life not to.

         It's hard to be a badass assassin when a giant is beating the crap out of you. Luckily, I never let my 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 oversize 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.

This book is too much fun NOT to share it with you guys. So far I've enjoyed every single book of Jennifer Estep's that I've read. Here's hoping you do too!!

My favorite quote out of this book comes from when Gin tells Owen exactly what she is... an assassin.
"Besides, " Owen continued. "If you're as good as you say you are, I wouldn't make it to the door anyway."
"No, you wouldn't," I replied in a quiet voice.

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