|Nomadic SA Chick||
Publisher: Pocket Books
Page Count: 400
Fiction Genre: Paranormal, Magic, Romance, Supernatural
Dates Read: September 16-21, 2015
The Spider has retired, but just at the beginning of her retirement shit hits the fan, and now she feels like she needs to dust of her trade tools and help solve a problem, and save an old friend of her mentor.
NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!!!!!
After this book I can never pick up another book by Elemental Assassin book again.
Book 1 (Spider's Bite) in the series was pretty good, not great, but entertaining. I thought this series had great potential and would go somewhere. I do not know what happened between book 1 and book 2, but Web of Lies turned out to be one huge pile of steaming junk. About 3/4 of Web of Lies, Estep is repeating exactly what happened in book 1, or things that have happened so far in this book. She is constantly reminding us about the things that have happened, as if she does not trust that her readers have the cognitive abilities for any kind of memory retention.
The other 1/4 of the book is actual plot development for the current book. Do not even get me started in on the weak love (lust) story between Gin (Spider) and Donovan Caine, detective. Estep is trying to build this hot and heavy romance between the two, but I am starting to feel bystander sexual frustration for them. The two characters barely speak to each other, but just seem to communicate through a series of grunts and pants.
Someone please get Ms. Estep a thesaurus and tell her to stop using the phrase "get dead", she sounds ignorant with the frequency in which she uses it (about every 7 pages).
Ratings (based on a 10 point scale)
Quality of Writing - 2
Pace - 4
Plot Development - 3
Characters - 4
Enjoyability - 2
Insightfulness - 3
Ease of Reading - 5
Photos/Illustrations - N/A
Overall Rating - 1 out of 5 stars