Monday, September 24, 2012

Get bitten by 'The Spider' with The Elemental Assassin Series Read Along

The Book Vixen and Smash Attack Reads are hosting a Read Along of The Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep. This urban fantasy series features a kick ass female assassin named Gin Blanco known by her street name "The Spider." I have been wanting to read this series for ages. Just ask nath. She loves this series and every time she posts a review of the next book, all my comments are the same--'I want/need/must read this series!' So I'm  finally going to do it. Thanks to a big ole kick in the butt from The Book Vixen and Smash Attack Reads. What better motivation than to have deadlines and cool book people with whom to chat about the books, right? So if you've always wanted to read this series or if you're simply curious, why not grab the first book and see what you think? I may only be 70something pages in the first book, but already Gin has got my attention and I'm feeling the intensity of this character and her world.

There are currently seven full length novels and several novellas out already. For the read along, we're going to read one novel per month starting with Spider's Bite this month and ending with Deadly Sting [ the 8th book which will be released March 26, 2013] in April.

Visit the announcement post HERE for more information about the read along including links to the books on amazon.

Do you read the Elemental Assassin Series by Jennifer Estep? 

What are your overall impressions of the series? 

Which book is your favorite so far?



  1. I haven't read this series and I'm not really in a UF mood ATM (understatement of the century :) so I'll read it vicariously through you if that's OK? *grin*

  2. orannia ha ha no worries! I think I'm in a paranormal - urban fantasy groove so I'm going with it! I like the first book so far.. hope I get hooked. :)

  3. I've seen the series around for sure but UF isn't my thing and I just forced me to read one of them that I wasn't enjoying much lol, so I'll just cheer you while you read ;)

  4. orannia keeps stealing the thoughts out of my head and then commenting before I can *fake pout*

  5. I keep meaning to try this series. I've read other books by the author and really enjoy her YA series featuring a war between the champions of the gods and Loki.

  6. Alex, aww that's okay. Not every genre is for every reader. I get that. Thanks for cheering me on, though! :)

    What UF book did you force yourself to read? I'm just curious.

    azteclady Hey you! So nice to "see" you. xo
    No worries! I know the grooves and moods we readers get into now and then.

    Brandy I wish I could tell you if you'd like this series or not based on you liking her YA series, but honestly, this is my first Estep book so I have no idea if the writing is anything similar or not. I do like the book, though. A word of warning--it is a little gory. Not super gory, but definitely a lot of blood and killing. Mostly the bad guys.

  7. Wooohoo, I'm so happy you're finally giving this series a go! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. It's not perfect and definitively has some flaws, but overall, it's a fun series :) I'm taking a break for now. Waiting to be closer to the next book's release date before reading Widow's Web.


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