Friday, August 26, 2016

Early Review: Unraveled by Jennifer Estep

Release Date: August 30, 2016
Publisher: Pocket Books
ISBN:  1501142216
ISBN13: 9781501142215
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Edelweiss
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 …

As we all know by now, nothing is ever easy for Gin, even when she's on vacation and I loved every moment of watching her fight off bad guys and save her family and friends in UNRAVELED.

There isn't a huge amount of action in UNRAVELED abut the final fight scene is pretty epic. The location was a tad bit corny, but Estep totally pulled it off with her fabulous world building and attention catching storyline.

We don't get our normal dose of Sophia and Jo-Jo and I did miss them, but it was nice seeing Gin interact with some of the lesser secondary characters as well as a new ally that comes off cranky at first but totally grew on me by the end. I actually wouldn't mind seeing more of him in the future.  Another great thing about UNRAVELED is that we learned a little more about Gin's mom.

I always enjoy me some Gin Blanco and gang and UNRAVELED was no exception. I hope this series never ends, but I know when it does—hopefully after many many more books— it will go out with a bang.

I gave it 5/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Loved the excerpt you hosted for UNRAVELED - and the review. Shared the blog stop!

  2. Great review and snippet! Can't wait to read this book! :D

  3. Great review and snippet! Can't wait to read this book! :D


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