ARC Review: Spider’s Revenge

Posted September 28, 2011 by Jen in Guest Review, Reviews Tags: , , , , ,

      Today I have a special review post from the lovely Danni. Danni won my Spider’s Revenge ARC Giveaway, and today she takes over That’s What I’m Talking About to tell us a little more about Jennifer Estep’s newest release.
      Danni is a stay-at-home mom who loves to read.  Luckily she gets enough free time to indulge in her passion.  Paranormal romance and urban fantasy are her preferred genres, and she loves a hot shifter story! Please welcome Danni to That’s What I’m Talking About!
Spider’s Revenge
Author: Jennifer Estep
Release Date: September 27, 2011
Publisher: Pocket Books
Elemental Assassins #5
ISBN: #978-1439192641
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Format(s): Paperback (400 pgs), e-book
Book Source: Author

About the book:

Old habits die hard. And I plan on mur­der­ing some­one before the night is through. 
Killing used to be my reg­u­lar gig, after all. Gin Blanco, aka the Spi­der, assassin-for-hire. And I was very good at it. Now, I’m ready to make the one hit that truly mat­ters: Mab Mon­roe, the dan­ger­ous Fire ele­men­tal who mur­dered my fam­ily when I was thir­teen. 
Oh, I don’t think the mis­sion will be easy, but turns out it’s a bit more prob­lem­atic than expected. The bitch knows I’m com­ing for her. So now I’m up against the army of lethal bounty hunters she hired to track me down. She also put a price on my baby sister’s head. Keep­ing Bria safe is my first pri­or­ity. Tak­ing Mab out is a close sec­ond. 
Good thing I’ve got my pow­er­ful Stone and Ice magic — and my irre­sistible lover Owen Grayson — to watch my back. This bat­tle has been years in the mak­ing, and there’s a chance I won’t sur­vive. But if I’m going down, then Mab’s com­ing with me…no mat­ter what I have to do to make that happen.

What Danni is talking about:

      Gin is finally ready to face Mab Monroe.  Finally ready to take down the person that destroyed Gin’s family and set her on the path of becoming the Spider.  The action starts right off the bat with Gin making an attempt on Mab’s life right in her own home while Mab is entertaining guests.  Of course things can’t be that easy for Gin.  And she also discovers that there are tons of bounty hunters in town going after a bounty on both Gin and her sister, Bria.  Gin has to stay in front of all the bounty hunters, and make sure her sister stays safe.
      When Gin isn’t making an attempt on Mab, she is plotting.  And she isn’t plotting alone.  Much to her chagrin all of the people that she has protected in the past and have become her friends all want to do their part to help Gin.  Gin doesn’t know what to do with that kind of support.
      The final face-off is pretty extreme.  While she may have help taking out Mab’s guards and the bounty hunters, the actual fight with Mab is one-on-one.  I won’t spoil the end for readers, but I will say that Gin does finally have some words with Mab before the elements start flying.
      I enjoyed this book and spent my reading time feeling both anxious and excited.  The buildup to this showdown was pretty immense, and it lived up to the anticipation.  I loved seeing Gin grow, and all the events that have led to this showdown revealed in their own time.

Dannis Rating:

Personal favorite – a must read (A+)

14 responses to “ARC Review: Spider’s Revenge

  1. That’s what I loved, too! The fact that the anticipation rises and then the final battle delivers such a bang. Can’t wait to see what happens next 😉