This was a great book. I could not wait for it to come out. I was afraid it would be a let down after the first 5 book dealt with one main character that dies. But, Jennifer, nicely transition from one crisis to another. I love the characters Gin. This series is so worth the credits. Start at book one and you will be hooked. Hurry with book 7...
Gin gets better and better every time. And gets her back side handed to her on a silver stone platter. She really takes a lickin' this time around. But really takes the cake is the ending with Donovan. I'd smack him down a peg or two as well. Owen is Gin's perfect soul mate. However, I think things are about to change. "Luck, that capricious bitch'"
Regrets, regrets. Gin and Bria decide to take a vacation and revisit Bria"s old hometown. Upon arrival they find Bria's best friend is being harrassed by the local vampire kingpin. He wants her to sell her restaurant to him so he can proceed with his plans for a mega resort/casino. And surprise,surprise Callie is engaged to Gin's Donovan Caine. Well, Donovan is still the same a-hole and doesn't want Gin to use her special skills to help Callie out. Gin may have met het match in the evil vampire Randall. When Randall sends his goons to deal with Gin and Bria, it's game on. Donovan still wants Gin but can't admit it. In the end he tells her how he feels but it's to late. Gin has found her true man in Owen. Plenty of action in this one. We see Gin doubt herself and make mistakes that may cost her her life. I was really into this one and it held my attention from beginning to end.
Oh my word! If the story hasn't been delicious enough so far, Gin packs up her sister, her foster brother and her honey and they head for the shore. I've been wondering if the whole world was ruled by magic or if it was just located around the Ashland area and this gave me my answer. There was a brand new villain and a scum puppy ex that rounded out the cast nicely. I have so enjoyed listening to this series that I've binged through it in less than 3 weeks. Great job!!
Book reviewer - PNR/UF Addict. Lover of make up and all things cute.
Gin Blanco returns in book six of the Elemental Assassin series. After killing Mab Monroe, her cover as The Spider has been blown and she has all the wannabe thugs out to get her in attempts to prove themselves. Talk about annoying, you'd think her taking out a big villain would cause people to not try messing with her. Anyway, she desperately needs a vacation due to all the pesky people. Her and Bria hit the road and head back to Bria's old stomping grounds. They meet up with Bria's BFF, only to find out that Callie, Bria's BFF is being threatened to sell her restaurant or else a vampire will do something bad like torch the place and kill her.
Gin and Bria are having pretty bad tension in this book. I've noticed similarities between Bria and Donovan in the past and knew he'd make a reappearance sometime soon. Much to my surprise, he actually reappears in this book as Callie's fiance. Gin basically has to deal with Donovan's bs while trying to kill the vampire that is out to get Callie. As per norm, there is a lot of plotting, fighting, and a big blow out near the end. I enjoyed listening to the audiobook, and will be getting the next one in the near future. If you're a fan of Urban Fantasy, I highly suggest this series.
By A Thread is a good addition to the series. A change in venue appears to have helped both Gin and the pacing of the storyline. A new baddie along with fresh faces tests Gin and the gang. Along the way, we deal with some lingering baggage. Overall, a very satisfying ride for the reader.
I absolutely enjoyed this book. So many earlier situations are finally resolved. The narration is excellent and the story kept me amused, surprised and not able to put it down until the story was over.
Booked & Loaded
By a Thread is Jennifer Estep’s sixth installment in her Elemental Assassin Series and she is not letting up. With a main plot point solved in the last book I couldn’t help but wonder what was going to come next and By a Thread did not disappoint.
By a Thread gives a bigger insight into some of Gin’s insecurities. Jealously, anyone? Some of her past inner fears surface and it was kind of a nice touch. Gin is still Gin and proud of who she is, but we all have the little things we are deeply afraid of. Estep does a great job of not sacrificing the characters true nature, but allowing some of these fears to surface.
In the previous book the main plot line was wrapped up and I wondered how she was going to continue. Although she did a good job with By a Thread I am not sure that another full story line emerged. I am hopeful that this book was just a lead into another major conflict. The story by its self was still a great story with some fantastically unexpected events. Anther great addition to this series and world Estep has pulled us into.
Audiobook Thoughts: Well, I am sure this is getting repetitive, but seriously Lauren Fortgang just rocks. I am extremely happy that I am listening to this series. I think the narration adds a kick to an already great story.