Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Early Review: By A Thread by Jennifer Estep

By A Thread
Author:Jennifer Estep
Release Date: February 28, 2012
Publisher: Pocket
Elemental Assassin Book #6
ISBN:   1451651767
ISBN13: 9781451651768
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Review Copy Source: Publisher

When killing people is your job, there’s no such thing as a vacation.
Then again, how often does an assassin live long enough to enjoy her retirement? In this line of work, you either get lucky or you get dead. And since I destroyed my nemesis Mab Monroe a few weeks ago, all of Ashland’s lowlifes are gunning to make a name for themselves by taking out the lethal Spider—me, Gin Blanco. So I’m leaving behind my beloved barbecue joint and heading south with my baby sister, Bria, to cool my heels in a swanky beach town. Call it a weekend of fun in the sun. But when a powerful vampire with deadly elemental magic threatens an old friend of Bria’s, it looks like I’ll have to dig my silverstone knives out of my suitcase after all. Complicating matters further is the reappearance of Detective Donovan Caine, my old lover. But Donovan is the least of my problems. Because this time, the danger is hot on my trail, and not even my elemental Ice and Stone magic may be enough to save me from getting buried in the sand—permanently.

Now that Gin's identity is completely revealed everyone who is someone is looking to be the one to kill her. She cant go a day without an attempt on her life. She is bad ass but that would wear on anyone so she took Finn up on the idea of a vacation with him, Bria and Owen. We all know by now that Gin never catches a break so it isn't surprising that she doesn't get a moments of peace before she is back in the action.

I have to admit that when Jennifer said that Donovan Caine would be back in a future book I was worried why and what he would do, but after reading BY A THREAD I can not even begin to describe the immense satisfaction I got out of most if not all of the Gin/Donovan scenes, especially the very last one. And that is all I will say about that so that I don't give away spoilers.

I have always loved Gin, there isn't much else I can say about her that I have not already said a million times. I love that all her friends and family are there for her when she needs them and I love that she is always there for them. She meets her match and gets pretty close to deaths door in BY A THREAD but she pushed threw it and came out on top once again. I love Owen. He is supportive, loving and they are really the perfect match for each other. Gin and Bria's relationship has been kinda up and down. They finally get there feelings out in the open and I cant wait to see how there relationship will be in the future.  As with all of Jennifer's Books BY A THREAD was faced paced, super suspenseful, filled with action and all around hard to put down. The Elemental Assassins series continues to be a favorite on my bookshelf.

I gave it 5/5 stars