Monday, December 08, 2014

Black Widow (Elemental Assassin #12)

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.

Release Date 11/25/14
Pocket Books
Elemental Assassins #12

I was lucky enough to get a review copy of Black Widow thanks to the publisher through Edelweiss. I'm a huge fan of the Elemental Assassins series and impatiently await the release of each book.

Black Widow kept me on the edge of my seat pretty much the entire time. I honestly was a little worried when M.M. Monroe showed up; her storyline would span several books. I absolutely loved that Estep not only wrapped it up in one book, but also did so in such a way, I couldn't put the book down. I loved the time Gin got to spend with her friends and family in this book. I know for me the more time Gin spends with her loved ones, the more I love the book.  There are always twist and turns in the Elemental Assassins books, but the big one in Black Widow has the potential to change the series in the future.

I am so excited to see where Jennifer Estep takes this series. Spider's Trap, Elemental Assassins #13 is currently set for release on July 28, 2015, and I can't wait to read it!

1 comment:

Jen Twimom said...

Best book of the series! :-)