Tuesday, March 6, 2012

By A Thread (Elemental Assassin #6) By Jennifer Estep

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.
Warning: There will be small spoilers for those that have not been reading the series...

I can't believe it is already #6! I love this series and I'm so glad to have been able to read this one. You think that after solving one of her biggest problems things would just settle down and perhaps almost be boring (I mean how boring could it be with Owen around? *sigh* Anyway back to the review...). Oh but this is Gin and of course you know that nothing is that simple with her. She finds someone in dire need of her services and it happens to be her sister's very best friend. So, if it involves her sis in even the smallest way, Gin is willing to come to the rescue and do things that others can't or are unwilling to do.

The story also involves Gin's strained relationship with Bria. I did have a problem with Bria's attitude, especially when she's been dating Finn who also isn't completely lawful and has killed people for money. I always thought that was a bit hypocritical. Also, we see that Donovan Caine is back and still has the same attitude with Gin and what she does. However, do not let these two things bring you down in the book. Both are solved and in a quite brilliant way. Bria gets a stick removal and Gin gets to tell Donovan how she hurt. I totally applaud both moves!

Oh and then there is Owen. *sigh* OWEN! Oh the contrast between Donovan and Owen just makes him SO much more swoon worthy. You will feel like me and want... no demand... that Owen be real and sweep... well.. ME off my feet. :D Oh Owen fans will NOT be disappointed with this book. Oh and I still say there was not enough Owen in the book... but again... I'm just a greedy wench. ;)

I give this book 4 1/2 stars. It is a great addition to the Elemental Assassin series. It closed some doors, opened some possibilities and gave me a fun ride in the process!

And if this makes you salivate for this book, don't forget Jennifer is having a giveaway for a signed book at my blog! Just go HERE to enter!

19 comments:

  1. In this line of work, you either get lucky or you get dead ...... what a great sentence.

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  2. "Bria gets a stick removal and Gin gets to tell Donovan how she hurt. I totally applaud both moves!"

    Hahahha YES! I was getting so angry at Bria! I just wanted her to look past Gin's actions and see the reasons behind them. I of course was super satisfied with how Gin handled both of them at the end, I just adore her. Oh, and more Owen please:)

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    1. I know! Gin did such a wonderful job! I don't think she would mind sharing Owen, right? *looks over shoulder* *uneasy laugh*

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  3. I'm so excited for this one. I really thought it would close out after the last book, but admittedly I always want more Owen. You know me, selfish to the core.

    However, it will be so nice to see Donovan get told off by Gin. He's an ass and he totally deserves it. And Bria...I feel your pain with that one. Can't wait for those little bits of the book. It's always nice to see things like that resolved! :D

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    1. I guess we can be selfish together! :D

      I can't wait for you to read it. I know you'll love it as much as I did especially the Donovan and Bria parts!

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  4. AAAAh well I really need to read more books of the series. I'm so ashamed to be so late. I'm glad the series is still awesome, it's so nice that way! Can't wait to read it.

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    1. Oh I know you will love it. I really just loved this one. :)

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  5. I did not comment? Oh where is my head today! I keep forgetting things

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    1. Found it! Now, just don't forget my Friday Flash!

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  6. I need to read these books! For real! I am going to slap myself silly if I don't! LOL!

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    1. No! Don't do that... just read them. Oh Savvy... I know you'd love the parts with Owen. I know the romantic in you will just swoon!

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  7. Sounds like someone has a cruu uush!

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    1. You? Is it you? Because it can't be... Oh Owen... Sorry, thought interrupted... What was I saying? ;D

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  8. Great review! I love this series, as Gin is incredible! And love the line about Bria getting a stick removal! ROFL!

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  9. Why haven't I read this series? *knocks self on head* Well I've just ordered up from the library to get started!

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  10. Lalalalaalaa *fingers in ears, eyes shut*

    I'm not listening, or reading..... I want to start this series soon. I need to get through the two books I've got going and I'm thinking by the end of next week I'll be in the first book. Yes, yes, I know...about time. ;D Thank you!

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  11. lalalalalala I am plugging my ears!

    Actually not true I don't mind spoilers so I am glad to see that she deals with some things. Not thrilled that F&S are still together but that is only because I think he should be mine LOL

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  12. Loved this book, and you know, there will be more Owen in the next. I so agree, Donovan is an a$$ and I loved how Gin let him down in the end.

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  13. It is Jennifer Estep week on your blog, huh? I'm like Felicia, I really don't mind spoilers. I need to learn all I can about Owen. :)

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