I enjoyed Jennifer Estep’s Snared very much. Gin is drawn into a murder investigation when a friend’s sister disappears, only to find that a serial killer is on the loose and somehow related to the Circle, her mortal enemy.
I’m enjoying these later books with the focus on the Circle because it brings back the larger story of good and evil that we saw in the originals when Gin was trying to determine who’d kill her mother and sister.
Sister relationship run supreme in this series, and they ride equally if not larger than the romance, which is still there. I like this a lot because it isn’t common in Urban Fantasy. If you’ve enjoyed this series, it does not disappoint. If you haven’t, I wouldn’t recommend jumping in with this one. It requires too much knowledge of the world. Start at the beginning or maybe with #8, which starts up after the Mab Monroe story line.
Being an assassin meant knowing when to kill—and when not to kill.Unfortunately.I stood in a pool of midnight shadows, my boots, jeans, turtleneck, and fleece jacket as black as the night around me. My dark brown hair was stuffed up underneath a black toboggan that matched the rest of my clothes, and I’d swiped a bit of black greasepaint under my eyes to break up the paleness of my face. The only bit of color on my body was the silverstone knife that glinted in my right hand. I even inhaled and exhaled through my nose, so that my breath wouldn’t frost in the chilly January air and give away my position.Not that anyone was actually looking for me.Oh, a dwarf on guard duty was patrolling the estate. Supposedly, he was here to keep an eye out and make sure that no one snuck out of the woods, sprinted across the lawn, and broke into the mansion in the distance. But he was doing a piss-poor job of it, since I’d been watching him amble around for more than three minutes now, making an exceptionally slow circuit of this part of the landscaped grounds.Every once in a while, the guard would raise his head and look around, scanning the twisted shadows cast out by the trees and ornamental bushes that dotted the rolling lawn. But most of the time, he was far more interested in playing a game on his phone, judging from the beeps and chimes that continually rang out from it. He didn’t even have the sound muted—or his gun drawn. I shook my head. It was so hard to find good help these days.
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.
Publisher: Pocket Books
Release date: April 25, 2017
About Jennifer Estep:
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.
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