ARC Review: Black Widow by Jennifer Estep

Posted November 25, 2014 by Annie in Reviews / 2 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Black Widow by Jennifer Estep
Black Widow
by Jennifer Estep

4 Stars


Released: Nov 25, 2014
Series: Elemental Assasin #12
Published by Pocket Books
Pages: 400
Format: ARC






“Estep has really stepped up her game. BLACK WIDOW casts a whole new web of problems for Gin and her friends. I’m eager to see where Estep takes this series next!”~ Under the Covers

Mab Monroe is gone, but another threat has risen up in its place. They say evil has many faces and this time, Gin is faced with M.M. Monroe, someone who is willing to do anything and everything necessary in order to take her out.

Upon reading the blurb, I wondered how similar the book would be to previous ones we’ve seen already in the series. A lot of the bad guys have been very well done, the latest being some of my favorites so I wondered how well Estep could take an existing idea and morph it into something that’s new and exciting for readers. In the end, I think she accomplishes this well.

This book doesn’t start out as full throttle as the previous books have been, but that doesn’t mean that the stakes aren’t high. For the first time, it looks like someone has been able to make the first jab at Gin that has her really taking a step back to assess her threat. Some incredible – and I mean incredible! – things happen in this book, but to prevent any spoilers, I think you need to read it for yourself and experience the whirlwind action that Estep manages to infuse in all of her books. After reading a Elemental Assassin book, I always feel empowered and willing to go kick ass in my own world (though probably not as cool as how Gin does). Estep has really stepped up her game. BLACK WIDOW casts a whole new web of problems for Gin and her friends. I’m eager to see where Estep takes this series next!

*ARC provided by publisher

Spider's-BiteBook 1 Web-of-LiesBook 2 venomBook 3 tangled threadsBook 4
spider's revengeBook 5 By-a-ThreadBook 6 widow's webBook 7 deadly-stingBook 8
Heart-of-VenomBook 9 spiderBook 10 poison promiseBook 11 black widow Book 12

Spider’s Bite: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads Our Review
Web of Lies: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
Venom: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads
Tangled Threads: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads
Spider’s Revenge: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads
By A Thread: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
Widow’s Web: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
Deadly Sting: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
Heart of Venom: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
The Spider: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
Poison Promise: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads
lack Widow: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads


About Jennifer Estep

Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series for Pocket Books. The books focus on Gin Blanco, an assassin codenamed the Spider who can control the elements of Ice and Stone. When she’s not busy killing people and righting wrongs, Gin runs a barbecue restaurant called the Pork Pit in the fictional Southern metropolis of Ashland. The city is also home to giants, dwarves, vampires, and elementals – Air, Fire, Ice, and Stone.


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Been hearing about this series haven’t had the chance to read them as yet…thanks for the review Annie


I read the first book and thought it was ok…but I’m less inclined to read ok books in a series this long