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Venom (Elemental Assassin, Book 3) Mass Market Paperback – September 28, 2010
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Now, here we are with the third installment. Estep still feels the need to remind us of things in that incredibly redundant style. The Spider's mentor was Fletcher Lane; she's got 5 silverstone knives on her person: one at the small of her back, two up her sleeves, and two in her boots. She palms the silverstone knives, she throws the silverstone knives, and she slashes the giant's throat with a silverstone knife as if we had forgotten that they were made out of silverstone. This is only a minor gripe, but when Estep does it with just about everything, the type of coffee Finnegan drinks (and why), the silverstone spider rune scars in her palms, the way someone is going to "get dead", and it just grates on you. After two full novels of it, well, it's obnoxious to say the least.
On top of that, nothing has really changed, she's supposedly the most powerful elemental JoJo had ever seen, and yet...she simply refuses to logically use her powers. She fears growing too dependent on them, which is a legitimate worry, but she's supposed to be the city's best assassin is she not? Why then would she not TRAIN those powers so when she finally NEEDED them they would be there and ready for her?Read more ›
As for the author's dated references, again, something irksome and could have been easily avoided had she used an urban dictionary, or just avoided trying to use clever terms. They're not clever, and only go onto date the author, it's not 1992, and this is not an Ice-T video, so please, please stop calling the police The Po-Po, just called them cops and be done with it. Every single time she refers to the cops as The Po-Po, just stop already and write according to the time we're presently in.
Third, the author needs to resist treating her readers like half-wit morons with the attention span of a gerbil. Yes, you may give a quick synopsis to catch the readers up as to what happened in the previous novel, but you really don't need to keep repeating phrases and historical facts throughout the novels.Read more ›
Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy is actually one of the better ones
Then there is
Gray eyes on violet (or gold or blue insert arbitrary eye color of various character here)
two up my the sleeves, two in my boots, and one at the small of my back. referring to the locations of all of her Silverstone knives.
It is a little distracting. I think problem Number 1 that I’m having with the series is that I’m listening to it and so I can’t just eyeskim the parts that are redundant. I remember who Donovan Caine is, he was just in the last book and the guy you were uber hung up on. I don’t need to be reminded multiple times why your semi-relationship (seriously more like 2 rolls in the hay) didn’t work out. I know that you have 5 blades on you at all times. I remember character XYZ because we have met them multiple times. Stop with all the recounts of EVERYTHING. Problem Number 2…get a new danger factor. Rape or threat of rape to the MC or side characters only carries for so far. It can’t be one of the main danger factors in every book. Does every bad dude have to threaten to rape Gin or the Client??? There are other ways to create fear and drama in a book.Read more ›
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Gin Blanco, AKA the Spider, takes on the role of vigilante in this novel. Protecting vamp Roslyn Phillips becomes personal when her attacker has also attacked Gin and other loved... Read morePublished 1 month ago by N. B. Smith
Venom, book 3 of the Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep. Honestly, it's getting fairly hard to come up with something to write about when it comes to this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tyr
I loved this book and it's easy to lose yourself in but the writer needs to fix some things.
1= stop saying gets dead it's gets killed or getting killed. Read more