Friday, August 12, 2016

Unraveled by Jennifer Estep (Elemental Assassin #15)

Unraveled
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Written by: Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assassin
Sequence in Series: Book 15
Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication Date: August 30, 2016
ISBN-10: 1501142216
ISBN-13: 978-1501142215
Genre: Urban Fantasy

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 …

Unraveled (Elemental Assassin, #15)Unraveled by Jennifer Estep

By all things urban fantasy, I was thrilled to get my hands on a copy of Unraveled. Nothing makes my day like knowing I’m about to immerse myself in the world building and characters of Jennifer Estep’s imaginings. AND, of course, I was not disappointed.

Unraveled follows almost immediately after the events of Bitter Bite. Gin is keep a close eye on her foster brother Finn, especially following the aftermath of his mother’s betrayal. She is also keeping both eyes out for clues on the mysterious “Circle”. The same circle that has ties to Finn’s and Gin’s mother.

Finn receives an unexpected inheritance that includes a Dolly Worldish type theme park. Knowing it is probably a trap but still wanted to learn more about the circle, Gin, Finn and their significants head down to the park to check it out.

Circle assassins are lying in wait and its up to Ginn and her posse to wrangle up the bad guys.

All the key factors are there to make this an amazing read. Magic, mayhem and a group of fascinating friends and family are there to back up Gin and her incredible ability to think her way out of insurmountable odds. There is some romance but it takes the back seat to the amazing tale Estep has woven for us to enjoy. In other words, Estep whipped up a deliciously delightful adventure. 15 novels and quite a few novelettes and this series is still going strong.

I received this copy of Unraveled from Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication August 30, 2016.




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