Title: Spider’s Bite
Author: Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assassins #1
Gin, also known as the Spider, is one of Ashland’s most feared assassins and has the ability of ice and stone. When an air elemental double-crosses her and kills her handler, she is determined to seek revenge.
It has been years since I read this series but man is it still really good! Gin is a deadly assassin but she doesn’t enjoy killing. She is just good at it and knows that there are people who need to die. Gin is just one of my favorite heroines.
Finn, Fletcher’s son and Gin’s adopted brother, is a wonderful side character. I loved how much of a fashion and car snob he was. He really was a great brother to Gin and never blames her for what happened. I also really enjoyed the dwarf sisters Jo Jo and Sophia. Gin really has a great adopted family and I really can’t wait to learn more about them (again).
This magical world is fascinating. There are all different kinds of elemental users, vampires, dwarves, giants, and who knows what other supernaturals will pop up. Estep really knows how to create a fascinating and complex world that captivates the reader. This is just a wonderful urban fantasy series that I always recommend to anyone looking for UF books. Its action packed, has great characters, and a rich world.
- Use of the words “crazy” and “psycho” to describe people in a psychiatric hospital in the first chapter.
- Gin was tortured and watched her family die when she was 13.
- The torture and death of her father figure.
- Lots of death, gore, and blood