Friday, July 3, 2015

Review: Web of Lies (Elemental Assassin #2) by Jennifer Estep

Web of Lies (Elemental Assassin, #2)
Title: Web of Lies

Series: Elemental Assassin #2

Previous book in this series: Spider's Bite

Short stories in this series: Poison (#0.1) | Web of Deceit (#0.2) | Spider's Bargain (#0.5) | Web of Death (#1.5)

Author: Jennifer Estep

Publication date: May 2010

Published by: Pocket Books

Source: Library book

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Curiosity is definitely going to get me dead one of these days. Probably real soon.

I'm Gin Blanco.

You might know me as the Spider, the most feared assassin in the South. I’m retired now, but trouble still has a way of finding me. Like the other day when two punks tried to rob my popular barbecue joint, the Pork Pit. Then there was the barrage of gunfire on the restaurant. Only, for once, those kill shots weren’t aimed at me. They were meant for Violet Fox. Ever since I agreed to help Violet and her grandfather protect their property from an evil coalmining tycoon, I’m beginning to wonder if I’m really retired. So is Detective Donovan Caine. The only honest cop in Ashland is having a real hard time reconciling his attraction to me with his Boy Scout mentality. And I can barely keep my hands off his sexy body. What can I say? I’m a Stone elemental with a little Ice magic thrown in, but my heart isn’t made of solid rock. Luckily, Gin Blanco always gets her man... dead or alive.

My rating: ★★★★☆

In Web of Lies, our retired assassin Gin Blanco decides to take on another assignment, completely free of pay. You see, Gin was just working at her restaurant one day when all of a sudden it gets shot at. She of course thinks that it was meant for her, Gin being the Spider, and all. But whoever shot up her restaurant wasn't aiming at Gin, they were actually aiming at one of her customers, Violet Fox. It turns out that this guy--a bully, really--wants the land that Violet's grandfather owns to expand his mining business. And he wants it bad. Gin helps Violet and her grandfather take out this a-hole with a little help of the goody-goody known as Detective Donovan Cain.

Web of Lies was a great sequel! The writing is amazing, the whole world is amazing with wonderful characters (except for maybe the detective... he still annoys me)… I am definitely falling in love with this series!

But one thing I noticed that there is quite a lot of repetition in the book. It's something I didn't notice when I read the Mythos Academy series, though apparently it was there. I wasn't exactly annoyed by it, but I did end up skimming those paragraphs. Besides that, though, it was just super exciting with a lot of action! Gin is just so badass with her awesome powers--I love her! Speaking of her powers... that thing at the end in the mine... so awesome!

Anyway, I am really loving this series! Especially with that little plot twist there at the end with Donovan Cain. If you've read this it might sound mean, but you know how I feel about him. Gin can totally do better! I can't wait to read more of this series!

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a link to your review or comment below! :)

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