Saturday, August 1, 2015

83:120 Spider's Trap by Jennifer Estep

The 13th book in the Elemental Assassin series. Gin is in the worst possible place she could ever imagine, the big boss of Ashland which means not only is everyone still gunning for her but now she has to listen to their problems and come up with solutions as well.  Sitting in meetings listening to them is a bigger torture than anything she has ever experienced before so she was almost happy when she spotted the average man who seemed to have brought a bomb on board the River Queen.  Now she has the mystery of who wants her dead this time and why were they so willing to take out innocent bystanders with a bomb there?

Less repetitive inner monologuing in this one which was nice but I felt that some of the ways she remembered the information seemed a bit contrived when their were easier plot devices that were shown but then abandoned to go with dream sequences instead. Also, the end fight sequence where again it was luck and not her skill or magic that saved her again felt very contrived.  Other than that, I thought it was a good book and changed up the usual cliched plots.  The premise being laid out for the next installment also looks really intriguing and I'm excited to see where it goes.

Page count: 384p/21,606p ytd/236,540p lifetime

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