Review: Unraveled (Elemental Assassin #15) by Jennifer Estep

September 1, 2016 Review 0

Review:  Unraveled (Elemental Assassin #15) by Jennifer EstepUnraveled by Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assassin, #15
Published by Pocket Books on August 30, 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 400 pages
Source: NetGalley
Sexual Content: moderate graphic sex scene
Reviewed by: Kristina
3 Stars

After the shocking revelations of the previous book, Bitter Bite, the world of Ashland’s become even more sinister, and Gin Blanco (aka Ashland’s most fearsome assassin, the Spider) no longer knows who—or what—she can count on. Only one thing is for certain: danger and new enemies await Gin in Unraveled, Book 15 in the New York Times bestselling Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series that RT Book Reviews calls “unbeatable entertainment!”

What could go wrong when you’re trying to unravel a decades-old conspiracy?

As the current queen of the Ashland underworld, you would think that I, Gin Blanco, would know all about some secret society controlling things from behind the scenes. I might be the Spider, the city’s most fearsome assassin, but all my Ice and Stone elemental magic hasn’t done me a lick of good in learning more about “the Circle”. Despite my continued investigations, the trail’s gone as cold as the coming winter.

So when Finnegan Lane, my foster brother, gets word of a surprising inheritance, we figure why not skip town for someplace less dangerous for a few days? That place: Bullet Pointe, a fancy hotel resort complex plus Old West theme park that Finn now owns lock, stock, and barrel. At first, all the struttin’ cowboys and sassy saloon girls are just hokey fun. But add in some shady coincidences and Circle assassins lurking all around, and vacationing becomes wilder—and deadlier—than any of us expected.

Good thing this assassin brought plenty of knives to the gunfight …

It's always refreshing when Gin and company get the chance to go outside of Ashland and get into trouble somewhere else. In UNRAVELED, Gin has a very bloody vacation adventure in a Wild West theme park. The park is so cheesy and I loved it! Gin and company end up in a shootout over a prize Finn's mom has hidden with the park as a backdrop for the action. As expected Gin, with a little help from her friends, defeats the bad guys. The really fun aspect of this fight was the way in which Gin basically goes "Home Alone" on the park and creates tons of deliciously deadly traps.

Each bad guy seems to "out evil" the previous one in this series and I was concerned about just how much more evil we could get out of a person and not be bored by the same notes being hit in the plot. Luckily the answer for the next level evilness that Gin must defeat comes in the form of The Circle-a secret group that controls the Ashland underworld. in UNRAVELED we get to 'unravel' more hints about this group and how it relates to Gin's past. I am really interested in finding more out about this Circle and just what they've been responsible for in the past and present.

We get to have some more secondary characters helping out this time which was a nice way to shake things up and add some freshness to the storyline. I love how Gin and her friends have evolved over the series and while we are at book fifteen in this series some repetitiveness is kind of expected, I am thrilled to see where this new Circle arc goes.

Series Titles:
  1. Spider’s Bite - 3/5
  2. Web of Lies - 3/5
  3. Venom - 4/5
  4. Tangled Threads - 4/5
  5. Spider’s Revenge - 3/5
  6. By a Thread - 4/5
  7. Widow's Web - 4/5
  8. Deadly Sting - 3/5
  9. Heart of Venom - 4/5
  10. The Spider - 5/5
  11. Poison Promise - 4/5
  12. Black Widow - 4/5
  13. Spider's Trap - 4/5
  14. Bitter Bite
  15. Unraveled
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