Excellent continuation in the Elemental Assassin series, and wonderfully performed by Lauren Fortang. Plenty of action and romance, and all the favorite characters are back. Gin's relationships with her sister and Owen continue to develop nicely and an old love finally gets what he deserves. Very satisfying.
Even on vacation Gin can't relax! Jennifer Estep never fails to deliver an excellent, interesting tale with this series, and this is no exception. The story pulls you in from the start. Lauren Fortgang is an EXCELLENT narrator for this series! Can't wait for the next one!
If this assassin was as good as she thinks she is she would never get touched. If she killed people as well as she complained everybody would have been dead in the first book. I did like the elemental basis for this series that had been what kept me returning up to this point.
why do you have to make her so dumb to advance the story I do love the story I just wish you wouldn't make her stupid and let her use her dam magic instead of some stupid reason she can't use it.
When I started reading this series I really liked the character of Gin Blanco, she was smart and tough, she thought things through like a chess match (always 3 steps ahead). In spite of the annoying repetition in the books I had high hops for the series.
Over the course of the series Gin has gone from the smart, savvy assassin to just plain stupid. Between the issues with her past "love interest" whom she only slept with a couple of times anyway and the endless mistakes she makes...she has lost all credibility. "Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy!!" (to quote an overused phrase)
I love to read and listen to books. I teach and share my love with my teenager and I'd like to share that love with you.
I left the climatic end of SPIDER'S REVENGE in kind of meh mood. For whatever reason though glad to see Mab go, I wasn't feeling it. But BY A THREAD revived my love for the series. Gin is BACK! Now with Mab out-of-the-way, she can get back to doing what she does best...some people just need killing.
Gin and Bria head out on a much-needed vacation and a chance to connect as sisters. I was really saddened by this. Gin took it on the chin and with a heavy heart, but let Bria go on and on about how much she loved her old life. I was actually kind of happy that trouble comes lurking to distract me and Gin from where they stood.
Now the vampire that needs killing in BY A THREAD is probably one of the most ruthless, evil villains we've seen in the series. ESTEP really pushed Gin and me as a reader. I felt every bit of the horrors. I wished I'd had a silverstone knife to stick in his heart myself.
But the Spider isn't the only one struggling for survival, Gin comes face-to-face with Donovan. ESTEP manages to have the sexual tension and longing leap off the page, just as you are also feeling all the hurt and mistrust. Hold on tight to your heart, because mine smiled at how this all wrapped up.
BY A THREAD has all that we've come to love in this series, while also being fresh and new.
This was my first time to do the series on audio. I really wasn't sure in the beginning how much I liked LAUREN FORTGANG as Gin. Even though I know that Ashland is in the South, I just never heard the drawl in my mind. LAUREN's Gin is southern, but with a street edge and not a mint julep. And by the end of the book, LAUREN's version was mine too. She also has a good handle on all the secondary characters. Her men are full on sex-filled or rough and tumbled. Finn and Owen drip a simmering, husky sexiness that feels like they are kissing their way up your neck. GIVE ME MORE!
The surprises and suspense but not disappointed.
She transitions from character to character seamlessly with voices that help me form what the characters look like.
LOL and cheer!
Love fantasy books, usually with a strong female character. I also enjoyed just about anything from J.D Robb I am a fan of mysteries as well. I also enjoy funny and quirky novels anything from Molly Harper is a winner in my book. Since listening to audio books is important to me while I travel I also follow certain narrators as well.
Wow, I never thought I would enjoy a book about assassins but I tell you what the Spider is not a typical assassin and she will pull you into her web as well, and you might just agree with her methods. In a world were the weak are crushed by the power struggles of the rich and cruel its not so hard to understand why Gin is the way she is and how hard it is for her to ride the line.
A little more into the character relationships than previous books. It reads like it might be a pivotal book in the series..but I haven't looked at the website to see if the series will be ending anytime soon.