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Friday, February 1, 2013

Review: Widow’s Web by Jennifer Estep

Title: Widow’s Web
Author: Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assassin, book 7
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Pocket Books
Format: E-book
“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.”
Widow’s Web is the seventh book in the Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep.

Gin Blanco is one of my favorite heroines in books; I really love how strong, smart and caring she is. Her life hasn’t been an easy one, but one of suffering, sacrifices and losses. Book after book we have seen her grown and become a better person, a better friend, a better family member and lately a better lover. This is not only her doing but also thanks to the help and support she has received from her close circle of friends and family. We have seen her fall apart in pieces to then get herself back together and become a better Gin. But I think Mrs. Estep doesn’t want Gin to have an easy and happy life, because poor Gin can’t catch a break, when she thinks she can finally retired as an assassin and live a peaceful life next to those she love awful things are throw her way, things that shake her foundation and make her reevaluate how she thinks, feels and acts.

Apart from what the blurb says I don’t want to give too much away because with what happened in this book it’s very easy to be too spoilerish. Let me just say that Widow’s Web is a book that inspire strong emotions, it made me doubt characters I loved and made me love characters I doubted. Widow’s Web has the same components I love about previous books of this series, it’s action packed, it has a great cast of characters including a villain so well written that made me experience strong emotions and have not too civilized thoughts towards her. Widow’s Web also has so many twists and turns that you won’t know the outcome until the very end, and what a freaking outcome this book had, a heartbreaking one, one that made me add Mrs. Estep to my “Why Did You Do That Evil Author?” list.

Despite all the strong emotions and the heartache I totally recommend this book, those factors were what made of this book such a strong read.

My Verdict: 4 stars

Other books in the series
Spider’s Bite
Web of Lies
Tangled Threads
By A Thread
Widow’s Web
Deadly Sting (March 26th, 2013)
Heart of Venom (August 27th, 2013)

Other reviews Goodreads


  1. I did read book 1, but it was sadly just meh for me

  2. I LOVE this series but Owen broke my heart in this book and still hasn't redeemed himself 3 books later. :(

  3. I just wanted to curl up into the fetal position after reading this one.


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