Review: Snared by Jennifer Estep

Reviewed by Jen

Another great installment in Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassin series. I’ve got to say, I’m digging the new series arc.

Assassin Gin Blanco has come a long way over the past 16 books. She’s no longer just a killer for hire. She’s become the head of Ashland’s Underworld. Or at least the figurehead. We now know there’s a super-secret group known only as The Circle and they’re pulling all the strings, including the one that called for the deaths of Gin’s mother and sister many years ago. Let’s just say Gin is very motivated to bring them down.

Here, we see the strengthening of a friendship between Gin and small-time underworld player Jade. The thing is, Jade’s sister has gone missing and Jade turns to Gin to help track her down. The investigation uncovers a serial killer and Gin’s got to race against the clock to find the missing girl before the killer turns her into his latest victim.

You pretty much know from the beginning that there’s a tie between the Circle and the missing girl situation, but I did appreciate that it all wasn’t quite as obvious as it first seemed. Gin is her regular loyal, snarky, bad-ass self and I love her now as much as ever. I love her relationship with Owen. (And I have decided that his fall from grace several books back didn’t actually happen. At least in my mind.)

I’m very intrigued by Hugh. There’s more to this villain and I’m kind of rooting for him and Gin to get on the same team. And I’m more convinced than ever that Gin’s dad is the big bad. If it’s not him, I will fall down on the floor dead.

This is a fun, action packed series that stands-up from story to story. It’s got a couple of repetitive things (OK… specifically one) that can get under my skin, but otherwise, I really enjoy it. And I really think the circle arc is giving it a new cohesiveness that it’s lacked a little since Mab’s death. I’m already looking forward to book 17! Keep ‘em coming.

Rating: B/B+

*ARC provided by publisher

Click to purchase: Amazon

by Jennifer Estep
Release Date: April 25, 2017
Publisher: Pocket Books


  1. I really liked Hugh too!

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