Saturday, July 16, 2016

Review: Unwanted by Jennifer Estep

This novella is considered #14.5 in the Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep starring Gin Blanco. Warning: Contains SPOILERS for Elemental Assassin #14: Bitter Bite by Jennifer Estep.

The e-novella is told from the point of view of Finnegan Lane and takes place after the events in Bitter Bite, but before the upcoming #15 in the Elemental Assassin series, Unraveled.

The mini family reunion that occurred in Bitter Bite has left a bad taste in Finnegan Lane's mouth. It was a worst case scenario ending in the deaths of several innocent people at the bank where he works.

Attending the funeral for one of the guards, Finn finds out that the widow is being shaken down for some debts owed by the guard's brother. He decides that this is something he can take action on and that the widow shouldn't feel obligated to pay off the giant delinquent. Rather than call on Gin to deal with it, he takes matters into his own hands.

It's a good novella, 4 star quality. We see things from the point of view of Finnegan Lane, a well liked character in the Elemental Assassin series. Here though, he is disliked and full of self-loathing after the disastrous reunion in the previous book. It's interesting to see how he deals with the resulting emotions.

The story moves along at a good pace. It sets up some plot elements that could be built on in future stories. It"s all Finnegan and no Gin. This novella is best recommended for fans of the Elemental Assassin series who have already read book #14. It will please readers who have wanted to see a deeper side to Finn especially about how he feels after the events of Bitter Bite.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.