Monday, May 6, 2013

Spider's Bite

Book: Spider's Bite
Series: Elemental Assassins #1
Author: Jennifer Estep

Review: Gin Blanco, professionally known as The Spider, is very good at her job. She's one of the best assassins in North Carolina and her services don't come cheap. When an assignment goes wrong and her handler is killed, Gin will stop at nothing to avenge his death. That includes teaming up with a local police officer who wants her dead, for killing his partner. They agree to a truce until the case is over, after that, all bets are off. 

This is a very exciting year for me in terms of reading because I'm starting several new series and authors. And even more fun, I'm loving almost all of them!! Once again, another strong beginning to a new series. Estep has done a good job layering Gin's personality. It's only book 1, I feel like there is a still a lot to learn about our heroine. It's true, she kills people for a living, but they usually deserve it. Is Gin good or bad? Hard to say, but her preferred killing method is with knives people! She is the definition of bad ass! I will say she has some moral code and hey, she enjoys cooking, so she can't be all bad, right? Estep has created several interesting secondary characters with good back stories which I'm excited to learn more about. In terms of the mystery, I don't think the most antagonist was developed enough and the final fight was slightly anti-climatic, but overall, I really enjoyed this. 

Grade: 4/5

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