Monday, March 25, 2013

Early Review: Deadly Sting by Jennifer Estep

Deadly Sting
Release Date: March 26, 2013
Publisher: Pocket Books
ISBN:  1451688997
ISBN13: 9781451688993
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Edelweiss

Red is definitely my color. Good thing, because in my line of work, I end up wearing it a lot.

Most people shy away from blood, but for an assassin like me — Gin Blanco, aka the Spider — it’s just part of the job. Still, it would be nice to get a night off, especially when I’m attending the biggest gala event of the summer at Briartop, Ashland’s fanciest art museum. But it’s just not meant to be. For this exhibition of my late nemesis’ priceless possessions is not only the place to be seen, but the place to be robbed and taken hostage at gunpoint as well. No sooner did I get my champagne than a bunch of the unluckiest thieves ever burst into the museum and started looting the place.

Unlucky why? Because I brought along a couple of knives in addition to my killer dress. Add these to my Ice and Stone magic, and nothing makes me happier than showing the bad guys why red really is my color.

Loved the opening of DEADLY STING. Gin and Finn are way to funny together and them shopping for dresses of course could not go off without a hitch. There were a few things I didn't love about DEADLY STING. The book was missing the initial investigating that I have always enjoyed, the whole book took place at one location in one evening and wasn't as suspenseful as usual. The entire conflict seemed to drag on way to long with little movement. Having said that DEADLY STING still brought plenty of action to the table. Gin still kicks ass at every turn and I never get tired of watching her beat the bad guys. I continue to love the supporting characters of the series, it really wouldn't be the same without them. Owen is still ticking me off. I still don't understand why its him that is mad at her and not the other way around. Gin made the hard choice and protected his family. I still feel like Gin should feel betrayed by him and his behavior. I'm really disappointed in his lack of understanding.

I love the Elemental Assassin series and would never think of not picking up the next book. Can't wait to see what comes next for Gin and her friends. Bring on HEART OF VENOM.

I gave it 3.5/5 stars