Review: Snared by Jennifer Estep

Posted May 30th, 2017 in book review / 11 comments

Review: Snared by Jennifer EstepSnared by Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assassin #16
Publisher: Pocket Books on April 25, 2017
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Adult
Pages: 400
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: four-stars

If you don’t know Gin “the Spider” Blanco, you don’t know dangerous female heroines.

Irony 101—The Spider herself snared in someone else’s web…

Another week, another few clues trickling in about the Circle, the mysterious group that supposedly runs the city’s underworld. Gathering intel on my hidden enemies is a painstaking process, but a more immediate mystery has popped up on my radar: a missing girl.

My search for the girl begins on the mean streets of Ashland, but with all the killers and crooks in this city, I’m not holding out much hope that she’s still alive.

A series of clues leads me down an increasingly dark, dangerous path, and I realize that the missing girl is really just the first thread in this web of evil. As an assassin, I’m used to facing down the worst of the worst, but nothing prepares me for this new, terrifying enemy—one who strikes from the shadows and is determined to make me the next victim.

At A Glance

I do love a good serial killer.

The Good

It’s up to Gin to find a missing girl before Ashland’s secret serial killer strikes again. All the while Gin can’t forget to keep an eye on The Circle, the meanie-bo-beanie group who killed her family and plot against Gin’s every move.

I loved the serial killer aspect. I just find them fascinating. Those rascally psychopaths are straight up bananas, and who doesn’t love bananas? …Anyways

The action was awesome, like always. I love how methodical Gin takes care of business.  Hugh Tucker is becoming one interesting character. We hate him but we are oddly fascinated by him. I have my guesses on what’s up with him. He’s in deep with The Circle and killing Gin is his goal…or is it?

Gin’s flashbacks were very informative. Oh those twists and turns. I love getting another piece of the puzzle.

The Bad

This series is getting pretty predictable, and each book has a similar format that can get tedious after 16 books. Doesn’t mean I didn’t love this book, I just wanted to warn anyone who plans to start this series. I still love reading Estep’s stories but I am not blind to this series pitfalls.

The Snuggly

Some low-key snuggly. Owen and Gin are so cute together but their fire is gone. They are getting a bit boring.

Final Thoughts

Even though this series is getting a little stale, I still love Snared. I had a good time with it. And that’s that.


“I felt like I was Snared in someone else’s spiderweb, and everything I did only made the sticky threads twist and tangle tighter and tighter around me.”

“He stared at me, a sad smile tugging at his lips. ‘You really do have your mother’s stubbornness. It’s going to be the death of you, little Genevieve. Just as it was the death of her.’
‘Genevieve Snow died the night my mother and sister did,’ I snarled.
He gave me another sad smile. ‘And so did I.'”

“Blood and guts sprayed everywhere, spattering all over the papers and photos still on the floor. Henry screamed and screamed, clutching his stomach and trying to hold his insides, well, inside, where they were supposed to be”


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11 Responses to “Review: Snared by Jennifer Estep”

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      I agree, it’s east to overlook when you love a series.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      I know!!!, I have my guesses for sure. I hope it’s an awesome twist.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      With a series this long, there is bound be a few downfalls.

  1. Christy LoveOfBooks

    Son of a B, I need to get moving on this series. Maybe I will since it’s audiobook month.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      There you go!!! I hope you love it. It’s not perfect but I still love it.

  2. Olivia Roach

    Ah, I know what you mean about when you’ve read enough of a series for it to be predictable. At that point I stop binge reading the series and mix it up before I return to the series. But the action element to the novel sounds epic!

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      Yeah, you have to let it go for a bit so you are more excited the next time you read it.

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