Monday, April 2, 2012

Venom Review

Title: Venom
Author: Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assasin #3
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Elemental Magic, Assassins, Vampires, Giants, Dwarves.


Like I mention on the Web of Lies review, the third installment of the Elemental Assassin series Venom starts with Gin in "action" specifically Gin getting beat up by Mab Monroe's enforcer Elliot Slater and his giants with Jonah McAllister trying to beat the information who killed her son Jake. By this time also Gin knows that who was the one responsible for the deaths of her mother and eldest sister as Gin discovered the files that Fletcher Lane gathered information about their deaths and that's why Fletcher also took her in and train her as  an assassin.

Another twist in the story is the arrival of Bria Coolidge which we later learn that she Gin's long lost youngest sister who now works as a detective in Ashland (she replaced Donovan Caine in the police department). She comes to her rescue when  followed Eliot Slater who coincidentally is under orders from Mab Monroe kill her as she suspect that Bria is really Bria Snow the youngest daughter of her rival Eira Snow.

Venom is not short on Gin's "probono work" as this time she helps Roslyn Phillips, the vampire who owns Nothern Aggression club from Elliot Slater who took a sick, sadistic obsession to Roslyn. At this time also it is reveal that Roslyn is in love with her giant bouncer Xavier WHO coincidentally (there's no short of coincidence in the series like I said before) is Bria Coolidge's partner at the police department. Elliot Slater was eventually killed by Roslyn using at his mansion when Gin and company attempted to rescue Rosalyn. Gin leaves her Spider rune mark for Mab Monroe to know that it was "The Spider" not Roslyn who was responsible of the death of her enforcer.

On the romance front, Owen and Gin's relationship has slowly progress as he continue to woo for his love, yet Gin was still unsure if their relationship would work in the long run.

I'm glad that Venom show some great progress despite some similar aspects as with the previous books.
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