Author: Jennifer Estep
Series: Book Five in the Elemental Assassin Series
Published By: Pocket Books (September 27, 2011)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
My Rating: 4 Stars!
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.
I already knew I liked this series but I think after this fifth installment, it is safe to say that I completely love it now.
Without giving too many spoilers away for the book nor the series I would like to say that the closeness this tight group of friends has, truly is what makes this series so great. These bunch of friends turned family are just so memorable and lovable that it is hard not to get wrapped up in them at all times. They are the type of people that everyone wants by their side and I truly couldn't love them more than if they were very much real and very much my own.
And trust me, things were amped up in this installment. The friends, the battles, the feelings, the danger, all of it. It was hard not to forget about everything else I had to do that day and not want to spend every single minute reading instead.
I loved every minute of this and can truly say without a doubt, this is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. I just love all the characters and Estep's writing so much and can't wait for more.
This series is one of my favorites too. I'm completely caught up with the series and it still isn't predictable, which I love. Great review.ReplyDelete
Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads
Oh I love that too and that is so good to know!Delete
Wohoo for another great UF series! I've been meaning to try this author's adult series, but I haven't had the chance. Too many books that I NEED to get to! Ahhh!ReplyDelete
Lovely review, Ali! :)
I know, I probably should have waiting on starting it but I couldn't help myself. ;)Delete
I'm glad to hear the book lives up to the intriguing blurb. It seriously roped me in!ReplyDelete
It is a series that is definitely full of action. ;)Delete
The series sounds delish. I can't wait. :-)ReplyDelete
Anna from elements of emaginette
It is a fun one. ;)Delete
I'm waiting to collect at least the first 6 books before I start this series. Great review!ReplyDelete
I think I have them all, now I'm just trying to play catch up. ;)Delete
I should ditch Chicagoland Vampires and start this series..you have me craving these characters and world!ReplyDelete
Yes! I actually read the first, two or three of those and loved them but liked this series better.Delete
So I've been wanting to start this series for awhile as a new UF especially since my two favorites (CV and The Others) are ending next year! Probably would be a good time!ReplyDelete
It would be a great time and there are like 14 or something books out so you have a lot to read!Delete
I love the soind of this series! Your review has me interested.ReplyDelete
So happy I could interest you!Delete
I love how strangers become friends, and then close friends, and then FAMILY. That's something that everyone can relate to because, WHO THE HECK doesn't want a close-knit family like that? Or someone they can go to and took to about whatever and WHENEVER?ReplyDelete
Great review, love! <3 XOXO
This series sound so good. Thanks for your review.ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by and checking it out!Delete
So glad this is a series you love!! Always hard when they get past the first couple. Great review!ReplyDelete
It is but I'm happy with where it is headed now for sure.Delete
Ahhh, I love a series that just keeps getting better as it goes! I definitely need to add this to the list. Thanks for sharing :)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking it out! It really is a fun UF.Delete
This is my favorite installment in the series followed by another Blanco-Monroe confrontation. The next few books are episodicReplyDelete
Ooo interesting! Now I need to pick up the next book and see what happens. ;)Delete
hahah, you must have like 300 favorites ;) You're so easy to please, I wish I were like you!!ReplyDelete
That might be true, in a lot of cases. :PDelete
Everybody seems to be loving Jennifer Estep lately! And I'm the poor schmuck who has read one. Yep. ONE book.ReplyDelete
That's okay, she has a lot of them so it can be overwhelming sometimes.Delete
arrghh I know I know I need to read book 2!ReplyDelete
Yes! Do it! :PDelete
Ugh! Ugh, Ali, Ugh! I still have not managed to read book one! I need more hours! You and Melissa are killing me with this series. lolReplyDelete
This might be the one I'm on. It sounds about right by the description. Hopefully I can listen to it soon. So glad to hear it was fantastic!ReplyDelete
So glad you are reading/listening to them as well!Delete
Yet another series I need to check out!! I'm so glad you love this one.ReplyDelete
Yet another read I need to try. I don't have enough of me to read all of these books :)ReplyDelete
I know right? So hard picking and choosing when there are so many great ones out there!Delete
Was this not what we were all waiting for!!!?? So good. Happy you love this series.ReplyDelete