Release Date: July 28, 2015
Publisher: Pocket Books
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Keep your friends close but your enemies within stabbing distance.
One important lesson I’ve learned in the assassination business is that to be the best you have to roll with the punches. Now that I’m queen of Ashland’s underworld—by default, not by choice—a lot more punches are being thrown my way. But I suppose that’s the price of victory for taking down some of the underworld’s top dogs. Good thing I have my Ice and Stone magic to help me survive my volatile new position. Just when I think things are finally settling down, someone tries to murder me during a hush-hush underworld meeting. But the real surprise is how strangely familiar my shadowy assailant seems to be.
My job is to maintain order among killers, crooks, and thieves, and soon I’m embroiled in a bloody game where the ability to keep secrets could be the greatest superpower of all. My enemies have all sharpened their knives and laid their traps, waiting for me to fall. But this Spider weaves her own webs of death
"Because youre in my killing fields now, bitch." -Gin
Hey there friends! Blogging from the road here on my way to the wilderness of West Virginia to go camping. And I'm more anxious than excited because I'm not very outdoorsy, and I have close to zero survival skills. So in case I get eaten by a bear or bit by a venomous snake, know that I had a blast blogging and I'll see you in the aether.
SPIDER'S TRAP is another solid Elemental Assassin installment. If by chance you haven't heard, Gin is the new Mab, but she's no autocratic, tyrannical criminal mastermind. Gin's very democratic leader, and have become a heroic villain by novel's end.
Once again, Gin found herself up against a formidable Elemental. And for a long time, Gin the Assassin (throwback to book 1) is back. SPIDER'S TRAP is the conclusion to a case Gin and Fletcher had a while back so for the first time in a long time, Gin is dealing with a villain who isn't after her but someone else.
Per usual, the action and fight scenes were on point. Relentless, gasp-inducing, and clever. Makes me wonder if Jennifer Estep plays with action figures to play out the scenes in her head before she transcribes them on paper. The stand-off and duels between Gin and her enemies is, IMO, this series strongest quality, and the reason why Elemental Assassin is one of the best urban fantasy series out there.
There was something that happened in SPIDER'S TRAP that scared and moved me to tears. If you've read or plan to read this, you('ll) know what I'm talking about. There's also an OMG surprise in the end. I guess I spoke too soon because it seems things are about to get personal again for Gin and her gang and I have a feeling Bitter Bite is going to be an emotional one.
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