Sunday, 19 May 2013

Review - Deadly Sting

Deadly Sting
An Elemental Assassin
By Jennifer Estep
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pub. Date: March 26, 2013
ISBN: 9781451688993
Retail: $7.99
Pages: 386

Review:

In the seventh entry in the An Elemental Assassin series, three months have passed since Gina Blanco (aka - The Spider) killed Selina, who had murdered her sister. Being an assassin with stone and ice elements comes with a price and many enemies. Own still isn't on speaking terms with her due to the fact that Selina was his fiancé.

Her foster brother, Finn, practically forces her to get an actual life by encouraging her to slip into a fancy dress and attending the local museum event featuring the jewelry and art by Mab Monroe, whom Gina had assassinated. During the event, a few giants thought it would be fun to rob the museum and take everyone hostage. It is all up to The Spider to save the day in a Die Hard style twist.

I’ve seen Jennifer Estep's books in the stores, but I have never read one until now, which I received free of charge from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. The small town of Ashland has a lot going on, with all the vampires, dwarves, giants and other supernatural creatures. The heroine, Gina, is an interested character, who is juggling many things in her life that occasionally puts her family and friends in harms way. She has supernatural powers, but she prefers to use other resources, like knives and other weapons. Even though this is the seventh book, I didn't have any trouble figuring out who was who and what was going on.

Yes, the whole Die Hard plot has been done to death, even the Die Hard movies are getting a bit stale, but the author's creative writing and great characters kept everything fresh. Overall, I liked reading this action packed installment. I hope to read the other books in the series before the next book, Heart of Venom, is released.


CymLowell

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