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Series: Elemental Assassin
Published by Pocket Books on August 30th 2016
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Also in this series: Spider's Bite, Web of Lies
Also by this author: Touch of Frost, Kiss of Frost
After the shocking revelations of the previous book, Bitter Bite, the world of Ashland’s become even more sinister, and Gin Blanco (aka Ashland’s most fearsome assassin, the Spider) no longer knows who—or what—she can count on. Only one thing is for certain: danger and new enemies await Gin in Unraveled, Book 15 in the New York Times bestselling Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series that RT Book Reviews calls “unbeatable entertainment!”
What could go wrong when you’re trying to unravel a decades-old conspiracy?
As the current queen of the Ashland underworld, you would think that I, Gin Blanco, would know all about some secret society controlling things from behind the scenes. I might be the Spider, the city’s most fearsome assassin, but all my Ice and Stone elemental magic hasn’t done me a lick of good in learning more about “the Circle”. Despite my continued investigations, the trail’s gone as cold as the coming winter.
So when Finnegan Lane, my foster brother, gets word of a surprising inheritance, we figure why not skip town for someplace less dangerous for a few days? That place: Bullet Pointe, a fancy hotel resort complex plus Old West theme park that Finn now owns lock, stock, and barrel. At first, all the struttin’ cowboys and sassy saloon girls are just hokey fun. But add in some shady coincidences and Circle assassins lurking all around, and vacationing becomes wilder—and deadlier—than any of us expected.
Good thing this assassin brought plenty of knives to the gunfight …
I have so much love for this series. Gin and her crew are snarky, fun, and deadly when they need to be.
We’ve all gotten used to the flashbacks Gin has when she’s sleeping. Each one gives her a new glimpse into something that she witnessed when she was young. As much as it must have hurt Gin, I was happy with you popped up in the flashbacks in this book. It gave me a little more perspective into her life.
I’ve also decided that Gin should no longer go on vacations. Nothing good ever comes from going on a holiday when Gin is around. And I mean what can you expect from a place called Bullet Pointe. That’s just asking for shenanigans to ensue.
I love that Gin can meet new people and be able to tell whether she’s going after them or not. She finds unlikely friends in the oddest places.
We don’t get a lot of answers, but we get to see parts of Gin’s past, and more clues about the group her mother belonged to. And we get some pretty awesome fight scenes, and Gin kicking ass in general.
I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book. My mom and I are huge fans of this series, and gush about the books as soon as we are doing reading it.
He growled out the last few words, but I could still hear the hurt in his voice. His shoulders slumped, and his body seemed to deflate, like air slowly leaking out of a balloon. He stared out the windshield instead of looking at me, but a muscle in his jaw ticked, as if he were grinding his teeth to keep from showing any more emotion. Something that I had more than a little experience with, especially these past few weeks.
Phillip had been abandoned as a toddler and had grown up in some bad foster-care situations before finally running away and living on the streets. That’s where he’d met Owen and Eva, and the three of them had formed their own family, along with Cooper Stills, Owen’s blacksmith mentor. Phillip didn’t know anything about his parents, although he thought that one of them must have been a giant and the other a dwarf, given his own enormous strength.
I reached over and squeezed his gloved hand with my own, telling him that I understood his pain, anger, and frustration. He looked at me out of the corner of his eye, squeezed my hand back, and slipped his fingers out of mine.
“Enough of that,” he said, his voice a little lighter than before. “Wouldn’t want Owen to get jealous.”
“Someone has a rather high opinion of himself.”
“Always.” Phillip grinned at my teasing.
Jennifer is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card, and the publisher has offered up 5 print copies of UNRAVELED AND one FULL SET of the Elemental Assassin series! Open to US and Canada residents only.
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