Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Spider's Trap by Jennifer Estep

Book Description

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…

My Thoughts:
I liked this Spider book.  It is a good addition to the series.  Gin is the head of the underworld, though she would much rather life go back to 'normal'.  When her friends are going to be collateral damage in a hit gone wrong, she is unhappy to say the least.  Snippets of memories tease her but it takes a thorough search to see what act from the past is coming to the present.  Now she must do more than just avoid the everyday attempts on her life, but find a killer before he finds her.
I absolutely love the Spider series.  Gin's life is awesome.  Reading the first couple of pages, I wasn't sure it would live up to my expectations but it did.  Her loyalty to her friends and family makes her stronger than most any of her enemies.  All the regular characters are there and in fine form and we meet an underworld boss with her own talents.  I liked how the past messed with the present and love the set up for the next book!
It was a 4/5 for me.  I love this series and this was a great addition.
Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book (via netgalley).  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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