Red Metal gIt is a truth universally acknowledged that Gin Blanco aka The Spider professional assassin always carries at least five silverstone knives on her at all times two up her sleeves two down her boots and one in the small of her back Finnegan Lake drinks a lot of chicory coffee and the supposed caffeine content does not affect him the symbol for Northern Aggression is a heart with an arrow through it Mab Monroe s rune is ruby with wavy rays all around Gin Blanco s eyes arerey whereas Owen Grayson are violet and by the way I still have to meet in my life somebody with violet eyes You might have Saphyre guessed from my remarks what kind of problem I had with this book If there was ever a GoodReads contest for ueen of Repetitions 2011 I would vote Estep Because she not only recaps events of previous books in the series she recaps CHAPTERS within the same book If we took away all the repetitions the book would probably be half its sizeAnd it is withreat chagrin that I say this irritated me and distracted me uite a bit It feels like like the author suffers from short term memory loss OR she thinks that it s ME suffering from itThe plot is The Day the Crayons Quit good I enjoyed it uite a bit and that is why I amiving this book 3 stars anyway The writing is smooth Characters have become familiar to me they are well formed and interesting I liked how she introduced Bria in the story I liked that she Knight Esquire got rid of donovancaine and Iive my blessings to Owen Grayson I WANT to know how the story oes on But can I take another or multiple books of continuous recappingsI am baffled who edited this bookThis could be easily a five star book if not for the fact that my intelligence feels insulted by itIf you re a lover of UF this is definitely a series I recommend reading If you can stomach the recappings Sometimes there are tag lines in a TV show book series or movie for a set of characters that really work and you look forward to seeing them or hearing them For Brandon Sanderson s Mistborn series it was There is always another secret and for Heroes it was Save the Cheerleader Save the World and Highlander s Okay so I ve finished the series now and there s nothing to say except that the uality has remained Gin is still badass but oing kind of soft and heroic and I love OwenI only complaint is that Estep has this annoying habit of recaping things that she s never written about Particularly Donovan and Gin s relationshipImagine if you read a story like Water for Elephants where Jacob joins the circus falls in love marries and has children Then you read the seuel and Jacob starts off the narration by saying Since last week when we fell in love and married my wife and I decided to call it uits after she found me in the asian brothel with my transvestite loverWell damn I kind of want
To Read That Part read that part know like to learn about why Jacob suddenly had a tranvestite lover and when he found
Time To Go Visiting Asian Brothels Maybe to Shadow Work: A New Guide to Spiritual and Psychological Growth go visiting Asian brothels Maybe want to read how his wife reactedOther than that this series has beenood to me and I eagerly await the next installment 18052016 Buddy read with my fellow UF addicts over at BBB because we are bloodthirsty and love Gin s violent assassin ways I m just wondering how exactly I went from being the Spider to the Robin fucking Hood of the Metabolic Repair Manual greater Ashland area Three months ago I was killing people for money Lots of money Buckets of it Now tell me aood sob story instead and I ll take care of all your problems for free Instead of stealing from the rich I m stabbing them to death for the poor Wit What can I say except that I ve Law and Society: A Sociological Approach 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 andangGin She s kick ass I love her character I like digging deeper into her family history and learning In Venom Gin is starting to dream about the day her family died We learn a little bit about that night the night her life ended Fletcher her adoptive father was up to something when he Just an Illusion - Side A gave Gin that folder on her family because weet 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 outGin and the Cybersecurity: Protecting Critical Infrastructures from Cyber Attack and Cyber Warfare (Zones of Religion) gang have their hands full in helping Rosyln with a stalker problem Gin has no problem planning a way to kill theiant Elliot Slater Mab Monroe s head of security It s time to see Mab and her ang of evil minions et what s been coming to them I have to say the big bang and stick it to you too Mab was superb and well doneNow our love interest Owen Grayson I have to say I m loving were this is Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement 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 too it Venom is thrilling action packed and full of characterrowth We et
Some Startling Truths Andstartling truths and ending that s unforgettable I can t wait to et my hands on the next installment Rated 5 Stars Note This series needs to be read in order 435 Buddy read with my fellow UF addicts over at BBB. What kind of assassin works pro bonoIt’s hard to be a badass assassin when a iant is beating the crap out of you Luckily I never let pride et 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 po. F Ashland and for those who can t take care of themselves Because the world Gin lives in is much darker than our own It s not survival of the fittest it s survival of the cruellest And now that Gin knows some of the truth she s finally The Craving growing out of her self centred existence I liked her enough as a simple assassin but as someone who cares for people outside of her little circle I adore her Gin is a peculiar character In a way she s very straightforward and I like the lack of any real drama When there s a job to be done she doesn t whine about the things that need doing Even if it s something she doesn t really want to do or like she sucks it up and does what is necessary She reminds me of one of my all time favourite characters Mara Jade from the Star Wars Legends And she might even follow in Mara s footsteps and become one of the heroes in the full sense of the word Gin would and will use everything at her disposal to do her job No nonsense about honour and what s the right way to do things The jobets done one way or another I like that she doesn t rely on her magic because most UF characters are very predictable in their displays of power I like the down to earth vibe she The Murder Exchange gives off And I have a thing for sharp objects so I can t complain about her methods Iuess that as the series progress she ll lose some of that and start using her magic and but I m Love in Catalina Cove (Catalina Cove going to enjoy the blood andore as long as we have it The new romantic interest Owen that showed up in the previous book is simply amazing I adore him This is a relationship that has a future mostly because Owen understand how the world works and is secure enough in his masculinity not to be threatened and intimidated by a strong woman The fact that he The Million Dollar Goal genuinely wants toet to know Gin and not just do the nasty with her endears him even to me Add the banter and the thoughtful way he treats Gin and the fact that he s both intelligent and street smart and you have a perfect package Oh did I mention that the Securing Caite guy makes weapons I mean how cool is that He must beood with his hands and Gin will have her very own personal weapons maker to help on her suicide mission And Owen doesn t scare easily He had every chance to freak out and run for the hills Gin made sure to stuff her illegal actions down his throat at every turn after the initial discovery of her extracurricular activities But our boy didn t waver Didn t look at her as if she s a monster Didn t make her feel less for what she s had to do to survive More points to him in my bookIn this instalment we meet Gin s baby sister Bria The one she though was dead but Fletcher had unearthed and left a picture of And she s a police detective a lot like Donovan Caine At first I was really worried about that because she s described as a crusader a straight arrow just like Caine And we all know how that one ended Thankfully she is aware of the how the world works and is not as rigid She s even a bit of a badass herself And stubborn as hell The scene when she finally realizes that Gin is her sister is Trudy going to be epic Bria is Gin s last living blood relative But she has a new family that is perhaps even cohesive than your usual run of the mill family Finn Sophia and Jo Jo and Fletcher s specter They are Gin s foundations the people she loves most and can always count on And they prove that they re there to stay That they won t run when theoings et tough Without being bound by blood Just simple real love and respect Genuine interest in the welfare of Gin And because of that they re willing to accept a virtual stranger in their midst and help Bria because of her connection to Gin Sure they can t trust baby sister yet but they re oing to The Unlikeliest Hero: The Story of Desmond T. Doss give her the chance to prove she deserves it Gin is one luckyirl to have found such a devoted family for herself And she knows itNow about
the bad uysbad uys Elliot Slater is one sick son of a btch He was the target this time around and he earned his demise even if it was only about his on page actions in this book Boy did I hate that iant In my opinion he didn t suffer nearly enough to uench my thirst for blood He deserved a lot painful death I think Jonah is next and I can t wait for him to look at Gin s eyes and see his death in them I m oing to enjoy the moment when he realizes that he s been so close to the one he s looking for and never made the connection and is now oing to pay with his life for all he s done to Gin And then there s Mab She a real psycho from what I ve read so far Mostly it sElliot Slater is one sick son of a btch He was the target this time around andSlater is one sick son of a btch He was the target this time around and
Seen In Gin S Memoriesin Gin s memories irony is that she made her own bed She set Gin on the path that will ultimately lead to her demise that night when she murdered the Snow family She did that not only out of hate but out of fear for the future because view spoiler some aunt with Air magic foretold that the Snow kid with the Stone and Ice magic will kill her hide spoiler Another reat entry into the life and times of one Gin BlancoGood character development nice setting up of future plots relationship rowth on both the romance and family front overall a really fun book. T 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 li.
Jennifer Estep æ 9 SummaryBecause we are bloodthirsty and love Gin s violent assassin ways a direct uote from my buddy Jo Loved it much much better than the previous 2 books Hope it keeps oing in the same direction Now I am on my way to Ashville literally and have to jump on the road RTC soon hopefully 35 Not as Confessions of an Air Ambulance Doctor good as the previous one but stillreatOk so Gin is still an assassin she still kicks ass and she still has that Mr. Jelly's Business great personality and humor that I love and most people hate This book was a bit annoying though cause the author kept writing the same thing over and over again I mean I read about why Finn drinks that coffee at least 4 times just in this book Iet that most people read this over time not in 2 days and they need to be reminded of stuff from time to time but for me this was damn annoying Still I love this series It is fun and so fast paced it feels like a 200 page read I love Gin s sarcasm and that dark dark humor And I m so damn 6 1/2 Body Parts (Body Movers, glad that detective Donoavn left I really didn t like theuy Owen though well he s Gökyüzü Mavi Kaldı great can t wait to see what happens next D 45 stars Things are hotting up I mlad the detective s out and Owen Grayson is in a much healthier dynamic for our Gin Estep does have some catch phrases which in the first book especially I found uite annoying but as I Corps Values: Everything You Need to Know I Learned In the Marines get further in the series the they become a part of the charm of the book for now anyway I m even warming up to Finn who up til now has been my least favourite of the main characters A very enjoyable dose of urban fantasy brain candy Buddy read with my fellow UF addicts at BBBThis is what I was waiting for Getting so caught up in the book that I can t put it down Sure it took three books toet here but the important thing is that it did Because I would have been pissed otherwise I read for that feeling of being so high on the story that I crave the next page like a drug For that alone I usually The Sun Shines Over the Sanggan River give a 5 star rating However I had to knock a star from Venom because of a few minor problems I know myself so I know that as the series progress and Iet caught up in the world it ll stop being a problem I just won t notice it any so I ll mention these flaws now and be done with it I know I usually start with the THIEME Atlas of Anatomy: Head and Neuroanatomy good things but this time it ll be done backward because I want toet it out of my chest and then continue with the fangirling part of the review without any lingering feelings of uilt The first thing is of a writing style and it probably wouldn t have made a ping on my radar if I wasn t reading the first three books back to back Repetitions I think I complained about it in a previous review but I ll do it again one last
TIME THERE ARE A LOT OF REPETITIONS INThere are a lot repetitions in these There are some phrases that creep up every once in a while all over the book Like Sloppy sloppy sloppy I can chalk that up to trying to establish mental patterns People tend to think in a certain pattern and repeat stuff in their minds a lot Then there s the repetition of whole sentences I don t mean similar I mean identical sentences It happens both in the book and in the series as a whole so far It ets really annoying after a while And to top it off there a some paragraphs that read the same I River Bodies (Northampton County, guess it s done as a reminder of some stuff but after reading three books I think the reader will remember the basics of the magical system Which is precisely the thing that s being repeated over and over again The second thing that set my teeth on edge has to do with my favourite character Donovan Caine This is of a personal problem and I can see why Ms Estep did what she did but since this is my review and my opinion I moing to complain about it I thought that we re finally rid of that pesky little close minded fool But even Dept. of Reproductive Management gone he s still manages to ruin everything Because Gin is still very much obsessed with theuy And measures everyone up to HIM As f he s some kind of Beneath This Ink god instead of the hypocrite that doesn t know aood thing when it practically throws itself at him Bloody idiot Gin constantly thinks of him what he would have done and how he left her Donovan really did a number on her And because of
That She Almost Let Somethingshe almost let something slip between her fingers Thankfully she realized that she s making a mistake by not even trying and The Psychology of Work gave Owen a chance So these are the things that made meive a 4 star rating even though I basically read this book in one day Something that only happens when I really like a book And now to the pleasant parts of the review where I ll ush about all the things I liked Starting with Fletcher Lane The uy might be dead but he still plays a major role in Gin s life Not only the memory of him of what he was like and the things he did for her but the actions he took before he died and the parts of his life he kept hidden from his children And I think of Gin as his daughter because family is than bloodline As this series shows time and again I love that concept but I ll talk about it latter Now about Fletcher He had an altruistic strike a mile wide it seems and now it s slowly surfacing All the things he s done for the strays Werful 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 oversized stalker Mab’s right hand The Woman You Want to Be: Margery Wilson's Complete Book of Charm goon who almostot me dead with his massive fists At leas.