Review: Spider’s Revenge by Jennifer Estep

Spider’s Revenge by Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assassin (# 5)
Release Date:  September 27, 2011
Publisher:  Pocket Books
Pages:  400 pages
Source:  ebook provided by the author

Old habits die hard for assassins.

And I plan on murdering someone before the night is through.

Killing used to be my regular gig, after all. Gin Blanco, aka the Spider, assassin-for-hire. And I was very, very good at it. Now, I’m ready to make the one hit that truly matters: Mab Monroe, the dangerous Fire elemental who murdered my family when I was thirteen. Oh, I don’t think the mission will be easy, but turns out it’s a bit more problematic than expected. The bitch knows I’m coming for her. So now I’m up against the army of lethal bounty hunters Mab hired to track me down. She also put a price on my baby sister’s head. Keeping Bria safe is my first priority. Taking Mab out is a close second. Good thing I’ve got my powerful Ice and Stone magic—and my irresistible lover, Owen Grayson—to watch my back. This battle has been years in the making, and there’s a good chance I won’t survive. But if I’m going down, then Mab’s coming with me . . . no matter what I have to do to make that happen.

Review: I’ve been in love with this series since book one.  I’ve enjoyed watching Gin grow and her battle with Mab escalate.  While there were a few stumbles along the way, Ms Estep is back on track and with this latest installment, she has a winner .

In Spider’s Revenge, Gin is finally ready to exact her revenge on Mab, who killed most of her family years before.  She’s honed her assassin skills and with the support of her friends and family, it’s now time.  Over the course of the series, Gin has slowly eliminated Mab’s goons and has crept closer to her ultimate goal.  And Mab knows she’s coming.  Oh the suspense!

There are flashbacks galore and all our favorite characters are back.  Gin is getting closer to her long-lost sister and her romance with Owen is really heating up.  There’s a lot of action and a variety of bad guys to keep the reader on edge.

But this series isn’t done.  I’m really curious to see where this series is going to go… and I can’t wait for By a Thread (Feb 2012) to answer all my unanswered questions.

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