Tuesday, 30 August 2016

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Elemental Assassin 15: Unraveled

Release Date: 30/08/16
Publisher:  Pocket Books


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...


The latest book in Jennifer’s cracking Elemental Assassin and picks up where the previous outing, Bitter Bite left off, leaving the readers wondering how the events would affect our beloved characters in future outings due to treachery as well as familial bonds were stretched.

Here in this title, readers are taken on the continuing journey as The Circle tries to find ways to get the principle characters to recover monies owed by the deceptive now deceased mother of Finn. Its definitely a book that gets to play with a number of tropes and as a reader I just loved getting a touch of the old west mixed into this cracking series.

As usual there’s top notch action, cracking dialogue and some wonderful twists leaving the reader glued to see how events would unfurl as time and again our heroes look out thought. Well done, delightfully delectable and above all else a book that more than left me sated by the end. Cracking.

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