Monday, April 17, 2017

Unraveled by Jennifer Estep

Title: Unraveled
Author: Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assassin #15
Publisher: Pocket Books
Release Date:  August 30, 2016 

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 …

Once again the Assasin the Spider is fighting her enemies. In the last book, Gin Bianco, aka the Spider, learned that there is a group of people who are more underground than she is. They form The Circle and they have been doing evil things for longer than Gin has been alive. They might also be responsible for the death of her mother and older sister. In order to learn more about the Circle and Fin's mother, four of them will have to embark on a mini vacation to a cowboy theme park after Fin is named the sole owner of it in her mother's will. Gin hopes to find more clues about the Circle there.  

The Circle seems to be the next baddie Gin has to center her deadly skills on. Gin is able to confirm past players (dead now) and new players too. There is one mystery which is not revealed but I'm pretty sure what it is. This is something I want to see played out. I can already tell it's going to cause a lot of heartache to Gin. 

I don't know if the different settings of where the story takes place made it less interesting for me but I can say that I didn't enjoy it as much as prior books. I'm happy Owen and Gin's relationship is strong now especially after all they had to endure. Same goes with Bria and Fin. I missed some of the characters in this book. I wanted more Sophia, Eva, and even though Philip is there, I wanted more of him too.

Cliffhanger: No 

3/5 Fangs

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