Saturday, February 6, 2016

Bitter Bite by Jennifer Estep (Elemental Assassin #14)

Bitter Bite

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Written by: Jennifer Estep

Series: Elemental Assassin
Sequence in Series: Book 14
Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication Date: February 23, 2016
ISBN-10: 1501111272
ISBN-13: 978-1501111273
Genre: Urban Fantasy

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Which is stronger: blood ties or a battle-tested friendship?

It’s not easy being queen bee of an underworld abuzz with crooks and killers. Wielding my potent Ice and Stone elemental magic will only get me so far—my real secret is my tight-knit makeshift family, a motley crew of cops and criminals, dwarves and playboys. My foster brother Finnegan Lane is my right-hand man, but when his suddenly not-dead relative comes back into the picture, I’m the one on the outside looking in.

It’s funny how life works: one minute your best friend is rock-steady, and the next he’s doe-eyed and buying into this whole loving-relative routine to the point of ignoring you. I’d like to be happy for Finn, I really would. But all of my instincts are telling me that beneath the syrupy sweet demeanor and old-fashioned charm, this sudden interloper is planning something. The whole shtick leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. This person might have avoided the grave once, but I’ll put anyone who hurts Finn in the ground—for good.

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Bitter Bite (Elemental Assassin, #14)Bitter Bite by Jennifer Estep

Bitter Bite is the fourteenth book in the Elemental Assassin series and is proof positive this series is only gaining momentum as it progresses. I flat out love this series, I loved Bitter Bite. If Jennifer Estep writes it, I’m there.

You never thought anything could ever come between Gin and Finn, but when a presumed dead family member returns she creates all kinds of trouble for Gin. This predicament provides the perfect opportunity to see deep into Gin’s and Finn’s history, even deeper insight into the relationship we thought we knew so well.

Gin is also dealing with her new role as the leader of Ashland’s underworld, a relationship she has been pulled into kicking and screaming. A new, unknown ice elemental is making some waves in Gin’s other relationships and causing some serious questions about her ability to rule said underworld.

At 400 pages, I still didn’t get my fill of Estep's Elemental Assassin world. Captivating, action intense, visionary world building and amazingly humanized characters makes Bitter Bite a must read for 2016.

I received this ARC copy of Bitter Bite from Pocket Books in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication Feb. 23, 2016.

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