Two Blogs and a Book – Review – POISON PROMISE by Jennifer Estep

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Two Blogs and a Book – Review – POISON PROMISE by Jennifer EstepPoison Promise by Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assassin #11
Published by Pocket Books on July 22, 2014
Genres: Epic, Fantasy, Fiction, General, Romance, Urban, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 400
Format: eBook
Source: Netgalley, Purchased
Gin Blanco is hard-nosed, sexy, and lethal. Nicknamed “The Spider,” she’s a stone elemental assassin who brings her unique mix of magic and tact to every assignment, no matter the target.

There’s a new drug on the streets of Ashland, and its name “Burn” sums up the potent effect it has on its users. When one of her restaurant employees is threatened by dealers of the drug, Gin steps in to set things straight...


My buddy, Braine, of the spectacular blog Talk Supe, and I are doing a buddy read of the entire Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep.  So don’t forget to head over to Talk Supe and read the first half of our talk.  Check out the links at the end!


Note:  This review does contain a small spoiler and assumes a knowledge of the previous books in the series.

Check out Part I of our discussion at TALK SUPE!

SWR:  He seems to fit into the background well.  I’m sure he will provide the inside information even Finn can’t get.  I also wondered what you thought about this book in terms of its placement in the series.  Do you think this was a necessary installment?  Other than introducing a new character, did we really need this book to get to the infamous M.M.M?  

TS: It’s an entertaining filler volume. Like in the first 4 books, it’s like Gin’s training or warming up for the big event, battling vicious villains with different powers, skills, etc.

SWR:  And what the heck do you think of the ending — exciting or going back to old territory in terms of the three new villains coming after Gin?

TS: OMG I find it so exciting! That’s why I was so excited in the beginning because of the ending! Gin’s got quite a fight coming her way, I want to see how she’s going to get away winning against such powerful enemies. Plus it doesn’t help that these people really has it for her big time, I don’t think they’ll spare her or any of her friends if it comes down to it. So when are we reading Black Widow? 😀

SWR:  Yes!  There is a part of me that felt like the ending was convenient but hoping that it doesn’t feel rehashed from the first few books.  But the more I think about it the more excited I am about seeing how Gin handles this trio.  I mean, really, it’s kinda like cockroaches.  You can’t get rid of them.  And M.M.M has an interesting power combination.  The battle just might be as epic as it was with Mab.  Let’s read BLACK WIDOW soon!  See you in a couple of weeks for a good chat? 🙂

TS: Of course!



POISON PROMISE is a solid three howler.  I had some issues with the book feeling a bit filler and some of the tension between Gin and Bria feeling inauthentic or undeveloped, but I admit it – as usual, this was another entertaining read.  It introduces some major characters that open up a new chapter for the Spider and I look forward to seeing what happens next.  My feeling is that it will be epic! 



Hop on over to Braine at Talk Supe to read the first half of this review!




About Jennifer Estep

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. Books in the series are SPIDER’S BITE, WEB OF LIES, VENOM, TANGLED THREADS, SPIDER’S REVENGE, BY A THREAD, and WIDOW’S WEB. THREAD OF DEATH, an e-novella, is also available.

DEADLY STING, the eighth book, is set to be released on March 26, 2013.

Jennifer also writes the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series for Kensington.

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