Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.


Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
Oh, and I moved my Google Friend Connect info and share this buttons to the top, as without our friends, who are we?

Monday, May 22, 2017

Book Review of Unraveled by Jennifer Estep- 4 1/2*

Title: Unraveled
                       Series: Elemental Assassin (Book 16)
      Author: Jennifer Estep
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Rating: * * * * 1/2
Publishers: Pocket Books (April 25, 2017)                                      
 Paperback: 384 pages
ISBN: 978-1501142277
FTC Disclosure: ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley

What could go wrong when you’re trying to unravel a decades-old conspiracy? 
As the current queen of the Ashland underworld, you would think that I, Gin Blanco, would know all about some secret society controlling things from behind the scenes. I might be the Spider, the city’s most fearsome assassin, but all my Ice and Stone elemental magic hasn’t done me a lick of good in learning more about “the Circle”. Despite my continued investigations, the trail’s gone as cold as the coming winter.
So when Finnegan Lane, my foster brother, gets word of a surprising inheritance, we figure why not skip town for someplace less dangerous for a few days? That place: Bullet Pointe, a fancy hotel resort complex plus Old West theme park that Finn now owns lock, stock, and barrel. At first, all the struttin’ cowboys and sassy saloon girls are just hokey fun. But add in some shady coincidences and Circle assassins lurking all around, and vacationing becomes wilder—and deadlier—than any of us expected.
Good thing this assassin brought plenty of knives to the gunfight …

This is one of my most favorite on-going Urban Fantasies at book number 16. The excitement is always there when I hear that  there is another one due for release and I nearly always devour it in one sitting. I think I'm especially fond of the later books as they have a lot more backstory in them. This occurs through Gin's flashbacks. This is a series that must be read in order to appreciate the subtle changes in Gin. The growth that she has made from a vicious assassin to a more caring sister and lover (though still an assassin) has been fun to watch. It's rather like peeling back the layers on an onion. I do wish that there was a bit more involvement with Owen in the story-line rather than just a helping hand in Gin's latest escapade. I know that the books where Finn was more of a major character than a secondary one were much more interesting. If you've not read any of this series and love action packed Urban Fantasy, you are really missing the ride of a life time. As a lover of series binge reading or TV watching, I almost wish I had this series in front of me to indulge in.

Elemental Assassin Series
3. Venom (2010)
8.25. Parlor Tricks (2013)
10. The Spider (2013)
12. Black Widow (2014)
14. Bitter Bite (2016)
14.5. Unwanted (2016)
15. Unraveled (2016)
15.5. Nice Guys Bite (2016)
16. Snared (2017)
Parlor tricks (2013) (in Carniepunk)

Jennifer Estep is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea.
Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin adult urban fantasy series for Pocket.
Jennifer also writes the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series for Kensington.
Jennifer has worked as a features writer and page designer for a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper and has more than 10 years of journalism experience. Shes a member of Romance Writers of America, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and other writing groups.
Jennifers books have been featured in Cosmopolitan, Entertainment Weekly, Southern LivingJennifers books have been featured in Cosmopolitan, Entertainment Weekly, Southern Living, and a variety of other publications.

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