Series: Elemental Assassin #4
Published by Pocket Books on April 26, 2011
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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I’d rather face a dozen lethal assassins any night than deal with something as tricky, convoluted, and fragile as my feelings.
But here I am. Gin Blanco, the semi-retired assassin known as the Spider. Hovering outside sexy businessman Owen Grayson’s front door like a nervous teenage girl. One thing I like about Owen: he doesn’t shy away from my past—or my present. And right now I have a bull’s-eye on my forehead.
Cold-blooded Fire elemental Mab Monroe has hired one of the smartest assassins in the business to trap me. Elektra LaFleur is skilled and efficient, with deadly electrical elemental magic as potent as my own Ice and Stone powers. Which means there’s a fifty-fifty chance one of us won’t survive this battle. I intend to kill LaFleur—or die trying—because Mab wants the assassin to take out my baby sister, Detective Bria Coolidge, too.
The only problem is, Bria has no idea I’m her long-lost sibling . . . or that I’m the murderer she’s been chasing through Ashland for weeks. And what Bria doesn’t know just might get us both dead. . . .
My buddy, Braine of the spectacular blog Talk Supe, and I are doing a buddy read of the entire Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep. Rather than follow our normal format, we decided this time around to ask each other questions about our different takes on the book. Here is my interview with Braine and please visit TALK SUPE to see what fun questions Braine asked me about my take on TANGLED THREADS, book 4 in the Elemental Assassin series.
SHE-WOLF READS FINAL VERDICT
My final thoughts on TANGLED THREADS? It’s good. Very, very good. Estep has created a world and a heroine I just can’t get enough of — the world is dark and violent, just like Gin Blanco, our intrepid kick ass heroine. In this book, number four in the series, Gin faces off with assassin Elektra LaFleur, who is sent by Gin’s nemisis, Mab Monroe. Elektra is very powerful and she proves to be a tough opponent. The action is tense and so well-done, you’re never sure who’s going to make it out alive. Estep also pushes the overall arc forward, bringing Gin closer to a death match with Mab. I am dying for this to happen! But in the end, where TANGLED THREADS really grabbed me, were in the relationships. Gin is cementing her circle of trust; she’s getting closer to the people around her and she’s depending on their support. Estep raised the stakes for Gin and for the readers! I feel like this is the calm before the storm. I’m fairly certain Gin is going to get the happiness yanked from underneath her feet and which makes me sad, scared, and desperately wanting to read the next book. 4.5 howls!
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And don’t forget to visit Braine at Talk Supe to learn her take on TANGLED THREADS!