Thursday, December 4, 2014

Black Widow (Elemental Assassin #12) by Jennifer Estep

Paranormal Mystery

From Goodreads:

There’s nothing worse than a cruel, cunning enemy with time to kill—and my murder to plan.

With wicked Fire elemental Mab Monroe long gone, you’d think I could finally catch a break. But someone’s always trying to take me down, either as Gin Blanco or my assassin alter-ago. Now along comes the Spider’s new arch-nemesis, the mysteriously named M. M. Monroe, who is gleefully working overtime to trap me in a sticky web of deceit.

The thing is, I’m not the only target. I can see through the tangled threads enough to know that every bit of bad luck my friends have been having lately is no accident—and that each unfortunate “coincidence” is just one more arrow drawing ever closer to hitting the real bulls-eye. Though new to Ashland, this M. M. Monroe is no stranger to irony, trying to get me, an assassin, framed for murder. Yet, as my enemy’s master plan is slowly revealed, I have a sinking feeling that it will take more than my powerful Ice and Stone magic to stop my whole life from going up in flames.

When Mab’s daughter showed up in the last book I stated that I hoped that the next books would not be a repeat with the daughter instead of Mab as the next villain.  Well I got my wish.    This was not a repeat of previous books.  Gin takes care of M. M. Monroe before the book is over and the plot is one we have not seen before.  

I loved how Gin was slowly being suckered.  M. M. Monroe worked very hard to get Gin into a trap she could not survive.  Of course we all know Gin had maneuvers of her own going. Monroe goes after Gin’s friends first. Then springs the trap on Gin and it looks like she will lose everything that is important in her life. Seeing how everything works out in the end makes for another interesting adventure for Gin and friends.

Pocket Books published Black Widow by Jennifer Estep in 2014.

I received a free ARC of Black Widow from Netgalley in return for an honest review.

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