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Venom (Elemental Assassin, Book 3) (edició 2010)

de Jennifer Estep

Sèrie: Elemental Assassin (3)

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"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 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."--P. [4] of cover.… (més)
Membre:Sam.Berretti
Títol:Venom (Elemental Assassin, Book 3)
Autors:Jennifer Estep
Informació:Pocket Books (2010), Edition: Original, Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages
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What can I say except that I’ve got a new favorite Urban Fantasy series.

Venom was action-packed, exciting, suspenseful, mysterious, and full of family. The plot thickens and their is no rest for Gin and gang.

Gin - She’s kick-ass. I love her character. I like digging deeper into her family history and learning more. In, Venom, Gin is starting to dream more about the day her family died. We learn a little bit more about that night, the night her life ended. Fletcher, her adoptive father, was up to something when he gave Gin that folder on her family; because we get a SURPRISE visit from someone in Gin’s past. I have to say I love the new addition and can’t wait to see how that plays out.

Gin and the gang have their hands full in helping Rosyln with a stalker problem. Gin has no problem planning a way to kill the giant, Elliot Slater, Mab Monroe’s head of security. It’s time to see Mab and her gang of evil minions get what’s been coming to them. I have to say the big bang and stick it to you too Mab was superb and well done.

Now our love interest, Owen Grayson. I have to say I’m loving were this is going. It’s slow, steady, and building up to something. It’s not like the relationship with the Detective - Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am. This one feels like it will have depth and something more too it.

Venom is thrilling, action-packed and full of character growth. We get some startling truths and an ending that’s unforgettable. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next installment.

Rated: 5 Stars

Note: This series needs to be read in order.

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  angelsgp | May 14, 2021 |
Ok so these books just keep getting better and better as you go. Ok with the last book, Donovan Caine had left, good riddance to him. But now there is a new Detective in town, who goes by the name Bria Coolidge, some interesting things are at foot with this lady. Can't tell you would ruin some important aspects of the book. Well because of things that had happened in the last book, Roselyn the vampire now has Elliot Slater- Mab Monroe's number one enforcer, he had started stalking Roselyn because of Gin, so GIn and Finn had decided to get rid of Slater once and for all, and have Roselyn rid of him, before she gets hurt or killed. Owen became a good character in this book, he is so sexy hehe. Well one thing I didn't like about this book is how Gin kept blaming herself for Roselyn's predicament, and well even though she was partially at fault Roselyn didn't help matters either near the end of the book. However, this book had created new friendships, and a big WHAMMY for Mab Monroe and her circle. Will be very interesting how the series plays out now. ( )
  hixxup79 | Feb 23, 2020 |
I quite like the stories of Gin Bianco. They are fairly straightforward adventure/action stories in a world where vampires, dwarfs, giants (okay, I have to say that the giants are not really so gigantesque) and elementals roam the streets among ordinary people in the town of Ashland. The latter being a rather crime infested place.

Gin is indeed a badass which is one of the things that I like. No messing about, straight to the point which usually means someone is about to die. My only real complaint about Gin is her fear of relying on her powers. Usually she sticks to her trusted knifes which has a tendency to turn rather messy. She is an Elemental Assassin after all so he would really have liked some more elemental fireworks displays.

The story in this book is okay. It is a completed story with a decent beginning, middle and end. At the same time it fits within the overall story arc and brings Gin one step further towards her inevitable (I would think) confrontation with Mab. Her newfound sister also have a role in the story of course. I have to say that the rather disorganized and bungled attempt at the river boat was a wee bit laughable though. Not the way of a professional assassin.

Some readers have complained about the fact that the author is constantly repeating know facts. I have to agree to this. There is a bit too much repetition. It is like it is assumed that we have not read the previous books. It is not enough to put me off though…yet.

Personally I found this book good entertainment. A straightforward and easy read.
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  perjonsson | Jun 10, 2019 |
Venom
4 Stars

Fantastic world building, appealing characters and an engrossing storyline.

The ongoing story arc is developing slowly but surely toward the inevitable showdown between Gin and Mab Monroe, and the gripping revelations regarding Gin's family and the reasons for their deaths make this conflict all the more interesting. In terms of the book specific plot, Elliot Slater is a truly despicable yet formidable villain and the manner in which he is ultimately dispatched makes for exciting listening - it is both poetic and just that Roslyn gets to blow him away.

On the romance front, Donovan Caine has thankfully made an exit and one can only hope that it will be permanent. Now Gin can focus her attentions on a much more deserving, and seriously sexy, Owen Grayson.

The exceptional character development is a highlight of the book. Gin is growing as a person and coming to realize that she is not alone in the world - she not only has a makeshift family in the form of Finnegan Lane and the Deveraux sisters, whose loyalty and faith in Gin is inspiring, but has also found her long-lost sister, Bria, and it will be interesting to see where their relationship goes. Gin is also allowing herself to grow closer to Owen although there is still a long way to go before she trusts him completely.

The one aspect of Gin's characterization that does need work is the use of her elemental powers, which remain underdeveloped within the story line. She has both stone and ice magic but refrains from using them to their best effect, and this distracts from the action scenes as the reader is constantly waiting for her to finally put them to good use.

All in all, the Elemental Assassin series is thoroughly enjoyable and I look forward to Gin and company's next adventure in Tangled Threads.

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  Lauren2013 | May 24, 2018 |
The first thing that comes to my mind when thinking about this book is the lack of Donovan Caine. *does a happy dance* When I finished reading Venom I actually felt like singing Hallelujah for not having that idiot representative of the male species in the book. Yes, I was happy he was gone. (Can you tell I hated him??).

No Mr. Idiot means more Mr. Hottie a.k.a Owen Grayson. I like him a lot. He's very hot, very considerate, he helps Gin when she needs it, even if she doesn't ask for it. And he is mysterious. While reading this book I kept thinking there's something we still don't know about him. Something rather big. I'm waiting to discover what.

One of the best things in this book was Gin helping Roslyn. If you've read the books, you know that these two women aren't exactly on the best of terms. Even so, I always liked Roslyn and I hoped Gin would see her as the good friend she might become if only she'd allow it. I was right. This relationship and the way Gin helps Roslyn makes the situation with Mab a lot more dangerous than before.

I feel like a bad record here, but I have to say this: the repetitions killed me. We know Gin carries 5 daggers made of silverstone, we know Fletcher trained her to be an assassin, even though his son in older than Gin, we know a loooot of things. By heart. A friend of mine suggested that I should just skip over those parts. But that's even worse, because it would pull me away from the story even further. Anyway, I just hope these repetitions will stop as the story progresses.

I am still waiting for Gin to do something about Bria. She's putting off the inevitable and I believe this will make things even worse for her cop sister.

In the end, I enjoyed reading this book, even with those pesky repetitions. It was a good book. ( )
  Rubys.books | Oct 15, 2016 |
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"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 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."--P. [4] of cover.

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