Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Snared: Review and Excerpt

From Goodreads:
The sixteenth book in the New York Times bestselling Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series that RT Book Reviews calls, "An extraordinary series…[containing] one of the most intriguing heroines in the genre."

If you don’t know Gin "the Spider" Blanco, you don't know dangerous female heroines.

Irony 101—The Spider herself snared in someone else's web…

Another week, another few clues trickling in about the Circle, the mysterious group that supposedly runs the city's underworld. Gathering intel on my hidden enemies is a painstaking process, but a more immediate mystery has popped up on my radar: a missing girl.

My search for the girl begins on the mean streets of Ashland, but with all the killers and crooks in this city, I'm not holding out much hope that she's still alive.

A series of clues leads me down an increasingly dark, dangerous path, and I realize that the missing girl is really just the first thread in this web of evil. As an assassin, I'm used to facing down the worst of the worst, but nothing prepares me for this new, terrifying enemy—one who strikes from the shadows and is determined to make me the next victim.

My Review:
I just absolutely loved reading this book! This series has been so incredible, and Gin faces a lot in this book! She's facing off against the Circle, except there's more than meets the eye! This book was so complicated and intricate!

Gin knows more about the Circle now, she's been looking into them for a little while now. So when she learns about this missing girl, it was almost like a fast forward button was pushed, so many things were going on!

In this book, we learn more about Hugh Tucker. And not all of it was easy for Gin to learn, not how she learned it, but what she learned! Because it showed him to be much more complicated than just the enforcer bad guy of the Circle.

Of course, the revelations didn't stop until the book ended! That ending packed a heck of a doozy, from how Elissa and her situation was resolved, to Hugh Tucker and the Circle. It was just a fantastic ending, and I can't wait to see where things will go from there!

Such an amazing book, and I can't wait to read more!

Author: Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assassin #16
Read: April 11th, 2017
Source: Let's Talk! Promotions via NetGalley
Reason Why: Love her books, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Pocket Books
Expected Publication: April 25th 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars
Still, I tensed as the guard wandered closer and closer to my position. I was standing at the corner of a gray stone house, set in the very back corner of the yard, several hundred feet from the main mansion. Trees clustered all around the house, their branches arching over the black slate roof and making the shadows here particularly dark, giving me the perfect hiding spot to watch and wait out the guard.

No doubt the man who lived in the mansion charitably referred to this house as a caretaker’s cottage, or something else equally dismissive, even though the house was almost large enough to be its own separate mansion. Even Finnegan Lane, my foster brother, would have been impressed by the spacious rooms and expensive, antique furniture that I’d glimpsed through the windows when I’d been sneaking around the house and getting into position—

“So are you actually going to break into the mansion or are we just going to stand around out here all night in the dark?” a low, snide voice murmured in my ear.

Speak of the devil, and he will annoy you.

I looked to my right. Fifty feet away, a tall, man-shaped shadow hovered at the edge of the tree line. Like me, Finn was dressed all in black, although I could just make out the glimmer of his eyes, like a cat’s in the darkness.

“I’m waiting for the guard to turn around and go back in the other direction,” I hissed. “As you can bloody well see for yourself.”

The transmitter in my ear crackled from the force of Finn’s snort. “Mr. Cell Phone Video Game?” He snorted again. “Please. You could do naked cartwheels across the lawn right in front of him, and he still wouldn’t notice.”


Jennifer Estep is a New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea.

Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series. Snared, book #16, will be released on April 25.

Jennifer also writes the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series. She is also the author of the Black Blade young adult urban fantasy series and the Bigtime paranormal romance series.

For more information on Jennifer and her books, visit or follow Jennifer on Facebook, Goodreads, and Twitter.

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