Sunday, December 4, 2016

Book Review: Unwanted (Elemental Assassin, Book #14.5) by Jennifer Estep #UrbanFantasy


About Unwanted:

The New York Times bestselling Elemental Assassin series continues with a new e-novella--from the point of view of Finnegan Lane, the foster brother of Gin Blanco, and a fan favorite of readers of the series.

The fallout from his disastrous “family reunion” in Bitter Bite has left Finn feeling hurt, angry, and depressed. He can barely stand to look at himself in the mirror, much less eat any of the delicious barbecue from Gin’s famed Pork Pit restaurant.

But when the funeral for a slain security guard at his bank turns into a showdown with some nasty underworld giants, Finn knows that he must act in order to protect an innocent family.

Finnegan Lane might be the most unwanted man in Ashland these days, but he’s determined to try to make amends for his past mistakes...

Book Details:

Kindle File Size: 1671 KB
Print Length: 74 pages
Publisher: Pocket Star
Publication Date: July 18, 2016
Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
ASIN: B017I22EHY

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My reviews of other books in the series can be found here:

https://saphsbookblog.blogspot.com/search?q=elemental+assassin

My Review of Unwanted:

If you love Finnegan Lane, you are going to love this book. Told from Finn's point-of-view, Unwanted deals with the aftermath of Bitter Bite. There is a lot of self-loathing on Finn's part plus he's not the most popular person in Ashland right now. When thugs start picking on the family of a slain security guard, Finn steps in to help - a sort of penance for the catastrophe he was part of in book 14, Bitter Bite.

The story being told by Finn adds a different outlook on the series than the ones told from Gin's POV. We usually only get her internal dialogue and how she views each situation that everyone faces. Seeing into the mind of Finn and getting to understand the self-loathing he is facing and the depression and disgust, gives his character a realistic quality. He, of course, is written realistically in the rest of the series, but in Unwanted we see that, contrary to the other books, Finn isn't just a handsome playboy that knows how to swindle money from the tightest miser. He's deeply upset by what he allowed to happen in Bitter Bite. He knows that he's lost a lot of his popularity. In this series novella Finn tries to make it up to the town of Ashland and helping out the family of a slain guard is his first step.

I highly recommend this series to lovers of urban fantasy. Each book builds from the last so please read them in series order.

I voluntarily reviewed a provided copy of this book.

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