Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Black Widow by Jennifer Estep

Book Description

Lethal, sexy, and always ready to protect her friends, Gin Blanco (a.k.a. the Spider) takes on the mysterious M.M. Monroe in book twelve of the New York Times and USA TODAYbestselling Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series.

There’s nothing worse than a cruel, cunning enemy with time to kill—and my murder to plan. With wicked Fire elemental Mab Monroe long gone, you’d think I could finally catch a break. But someone’s always trying to take me down, either as Gin Blanco or my assassin alter-ago. Now along comes the Spider’s new arch-nemesis, the mysteriously named M. M. Monroe, who is gleefully working overtime to trap me in a sticky web of deceit.

The thing is, I’m not the only target. I can see through the tangled threads enough to know that every bit of bad luck my friends have been having lately is no accident—and that each unfortunate “coincidence” is just one more arrow drawing ever closer to hitting the real bull’s-eye. Though new to Ashland, this M. M. Monroe is no stranger to irony, trying to get me, an assassin, framed for murder. Yet, as my enemy’s master plan is slowly revealed, I have a sinking feeling that it will take more than my powerful Ice and Stone magic to stop my whole life from going up in flames.

My Thoughts:
This was a book I couldn't wait to devour.  Gin's friends think she is paranoid thinking that everything going wrong in their lives are because of M.M. Monroe.  They don't understand the way her world works and the amount of plotting it takes to take down the spider.  Trying to frame her for a murder was almost poetic, but events spin out of control from there and Gin must show M.M. Monroe who is in charge.  The plan to get Gin out of the way is well though out, but her revenge will be much sweeter.  You don't mess with an assassin's family.
I still love Gin.  Actually I love all the characters in this book.  Owen was strong and steadfast.  Her brother was wonderfully supportive.  Her sister was kick butt.  I thought how the plan was revealed slowly and quite well.  Honestly, I thought it would be more drawn out with M.M. Monroe but loved how everything played.  Great story filled with great characters!!
Solid 5/5.  I absolutely love this series and this book was great.
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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