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SUNNY - ARC REVIEW: "Poison Promise" by Jennifer Estep
In book eleven of her New York Times bestselling
Elemental Assassin series, author Jennifer Estep continues “one of the best
urban fantasy series going on the market” (Fresh Fiction).
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
Poison Promise is
book 11 in the Elemental Assassin series.
The joy of reading
a long running series is the attachment I feel toward the characters. I love
Gin and her friends. I love her overwhelming need to protect them.Each book brings a spotlight to one of those
relationships.This time we, the reader,
get a little more into the dynamics between Gin and her sister, Bria.Jennifer Estep does a fantastic job of
revealing the love, competition, resentment, and admiration in a relationship
between older and younger sisters.I
don’t know if she has a sister, but she nailed this one on the head. This
struggle happens all within the context of Gin battling an evil gangster and
the emergence of a new super villain.
is flooding the streets of Ashland with a new drug called Burn.It’s highly addictive and seems to affect
Elementals especially hard. Benson is not a new criminal in Ashland, but he is
making his move to become a big player.Benson
is not only a drug pusher, but considers himself a scientist noting with
Mengele-like eeriness the pain and suffering as he pumps the drugs into his
Bria is desperate
to bring Benson down and the stress brings certain emotions to the surface.
Being on opposites side of the law, she and Gin have a conflicted relationship already
and the pressure of this pursuit results in a painful confrontation for both.This is not the first time they have clashed,
but this one is unexpected considering things are going well between them.Gin is different too. She is tired of
constantly looking over her shoulder and fighting for her life.Her weariness makes her think twice about
engaging with Benson.
As this conflict
resolves, a new one emerges.We learn
the identity of M.M. Monroe.This sets
up a whole new set of challenges for Gin and for me, restarts the series.M.M. Monroe promises to be a worthy adversary
for our beloved Gin and I am looking forward to this epic conflict.
addition to the Elemental Assassin series, Poison Promise is a heart-satisfying
story with dramatic turns and suspense.Highly recommended. Thank you to the author, publisher and Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.