Narrator: Lauren Fortgang
Length: 10 hrs 39 mins
Series: Elemental Assassin #13
Published by Pocket Books on July 28, 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Keep your friends close but your enemies within stabbing distance.
One important lesson I’ve learned in the assassination business is that to be the best you have to roll with the punches. Now that I’m queen of Ashland’s underworld—by default, not by choice—a lot more punches are being thrown my way. But I suppose that’s the price of victory for taking down some of the underworld’s top dogs. Good thing I have my Ice and Stone magic to help me survive my volatile new position. Just when I think things are finally settling down, someone tries to murder me during a hush-hush underworld meeting. But the real surprise is how strangely familiar my shadowy assailant seems to be.
My job is to maintain order among killers, crooks, and thieves, and soon I’m embroiled in a bloody game where the ability to keep secrets could be the greatest superpower of all. My enemies have all sharpened their knives and laid their traps, waiting for me to fall. But this Spider weaves her own webs of death…
I love being in Ashland! There is never a dull moment.
Spider’s Trap was a bit different. We still had Gin as our main character, but I felt like the storyline was not as personal to her. I didn’t really feel her desperation to defend herself and what’s hers.
As per usual of an Elemental Assassin book, we see Gin get beat down to a point that we think she won’t recover. She always pulls a surprise out of somewhere to overcome at the last minute. I was disappointed in her escape this time.
However, the action was still fast and furious. We move from one hair raising situation to the next. Who would have thought a southern ladies tea would be so eventful? It was also a lot of fun to imagine Gin all fancied up for the event!
Spider’s Trap keeps the frantic pace we normally see in this series and keeps you turning the pages at break neck speed. I’m excited for the next book as the storyline promises to be a little more personal.