Review: Widow’s Web by Jennifer Estep

Widow’s Web (Elemental Assassin, #7)

I used to murder people for money, but these days it’s more of a survival technique.
Once an assassin, always an assassin. So much for being plain old Gin Blanco. With every lowlife in Ashland gunning for me, I don’t need another problem, but a new one has come to town.
Salina might seem like a sweet Southern belle, but she’s really a dangerous enemy whose water elemental magic can go head-to-head with my own Ice and Stone power. Salina also has an intimate history with my lover, Owen Grayson, and now that she’s back in town, she thinks he’s hers for the taking.
Salina’s playing a mysterious game that involves a shady local casino owner with a surprising connection to Owen. But they call me the Spider for a reason. I’m going to untangle her deadly scheme, even if it leaves my love affair hanging by a thread.

Title: Widow’s Web
Author:  Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assassin
Publisher:  Pocket
Format: ebook
ISBN: 1451651775
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date: August 21st 2012
Number of pages: 384

 
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This book was not my favorite for one simple reason: Owen and the way he became so blind after this Salina showed up. He’s such a guy and couldn’t even believe his own friends and family. She created a big fat lie and he fell for it years without once thinking it could be something else.

I always liked Owen and the way he treated Gin in the other books, plus he’s a really good brother. He had some problems and became successful after living on the streets, but that did not explain why he became so blind with anything related with Salina. She was his first love and suffered a lot in her life too, but she’s very powerful and can handle herself just fine.

I liked how we discovered more about Owen past and his connection with Kincaid. I never really thought Philly was all that bad, but after this book, he’s more like another addition to Gin’s big family.

So this book was all about Salina and how she came back to execute her revenge against the people that left her father die on Mab’s hands, but also she wants to become the new boss in town. Gin since the begin can see she’s more than just a pretty and has a hard time doing what she wants and accepting what Owen and Eva wants.

I felt really bad for Gin, because she was stuck and no matter what she chose the path would definitely lead to pain.

SERIES IN ORDER

#0.5 – Poison
#0.6 – Web of Deceit
#0.7 –
Spider’s Bargain
#1 – Spider’s Bite
#1.5 – Web of Death
#2 – Web of Lies
#2.5 – Wasted
#3 – Venom
#3.5 – Tangled Dreams
#3.6 – Tangled Schemes
#4 – Tangled Threads
#4.5 – Spider’s Nemesis
#5 – Spider’s Revenge
#5.5 – Thread of Death
#6 – By a Thread
#7 – Widow’s Web
#8 – Deadly Sting (Expected publication: March 26th 2013)

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