This wonderful urban fantasy continues to mesmerize and entertain with its wonderfully capable kickass heroine and her fascinating coterie of friends and allies. The author’s inventive expansion of the powers available to newly encountered villains provides new and exciting situations that Gin must adapt to, and makes the story unpredictable and refreshing. Although there are several heartstopping and potentially devastating occurrences, the action continues to escalate throughout the book, even while there are interludes that are wonderfully sensual and life-affirming in the midst of so much death and mayhem.
There are several surprising twists in this tale, with a particularly explosive reveal at the end, and I was reminded why I fell in love with this series even as my curiosity was piqued, making me very anxious to read about the next adventures in Gin’s exciting life. It might be possible to read this as a stand-alone title, but why deprive yourself of so much heart-racing entertainment? This is another great title that will appeal to those who like reading about a feisty, deadly, and admirable female who doesn’t give up, isn’t afraid to fight for what she believes in, and maintains her integrity despite severe provocation!
“Spider’s Trap” by Jennifer Estep is part of the ‘Elemental Assassin’ series and continues the saga of Genevieve (Gin) Blanco, who somehow has trouble being a ‘retired’ assassin. Her default position as head of the Ashland underworld has complicated her life even more—not only does she have to survive repeated attempts on her life, but she is expected to mediate between the warring factions of the underworld. When matters explode and those she loves risk being caught and killed in the shrapnel, Gin must find a way to defeat an enemy with roots in their shared past, but with the handicap that her beloved weaponry may be turned against her. This time, she will have to think outside of the box and use all of the resources at her disposal to survive, but will she be able to do so and keep all of those she loves safe as well?
The next thrilling book in Jennifer Estep’s New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Elemental Assassin series—“an extraordinary series.…One of the most intriguing heroines in the genre” (Romantic Times Book Reviews).
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…