Sara's Review: Bitter Bite (Elemental Assassin #14) by Jennifer Estep
Publisher: Pocket Books
Released: February 23, 2016
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 400 pages
Format: ebook , paperback, audiobook
Which is stronger: blood ties or a battle-tested friendship? That’s the question Gin Blanco asks when a friend’s long-lost relative strolls into town. The suspicious reunion is a surprise for everyone—and a big problem for Gin. Book fourteen in the New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series RT Book Reviews calls “unbeatable entertainment!” It’s not easy being queen bee of an underworld abuzz with crooks and killers. Wielding my potent Ice and Stone elemental magic will only get me so far—my real secret is my tight-knit makeshift family, a motley crew of cops and criminals, dwarves and playboys. My foster brother Finnegan Lane is my right-hand man, but when his suddenly not-dead relative comes back into the picture, I’m the one on the outside looking in. It’s funny how life works: one minute your best friend is rock-steady, and the next he’s doe-eyed and buying into this whole loving-relative routine to the point of ignoring you. I’d like to be happy for Finn, I really would. But all of my instincts are telling me that beneath the syrupy sweet demeanor and old-fashioned charm, this sudden interloper is planning something. The whole shtick leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. This person might have avoided the grave once, but I’ll put anyone who hurts Finn in the ground—for good.
Four Boundless Stars
I received a copy of Bitter Bite, via Net Galley for an honest review.
Gin finds herself locked in a battle a wills, with Fin’s long lost mother. Who by all appearances; is just a harmless, sweet, southern lady. But Gin can feel it in her gut that the woman is up to no good, and is going to hurt Fin. If Gin is one thing, it is protective of her loved ones. She is more protective of Fin, her faster brother and her rock, than anybody.
The Spider does what the Spider does best! She waits and watches and lets things play out. However, this time around, this foe may be too much for Gin, and she may be caught in her own web!
Like all Elemental Assassin Books, Bitter Bite was fast paced and full of not stop action and drama. Even though it wasn’t my favorite in the series, it was still pretty darn good! I’m giving it a rating of 4 Boundless Stars; it was A OK to me!