Elemental Assassin Book #16 Coming April 25th!

Elemental Assassin #16
by Jennifer Estep (GoodReads Author)
Kindle edition, 400 pages
Pub April 25, 2017, Pocket Books
Also available in paperback.

GoodReads Summary
If you don’t know Gin “the Spider” Blanco, you don’t know dangerous female heroines.

Irony 101—The Spider herself snared in someone else’s web…

Another week, another few clues trickling in about the Circle, the mysterious group that supposedly runs the city’s underworld. Gathering intel on my hidden enemies is a painstaking process, but a more immediate mystery has popped up on my radar: a missing girl.

My search for the girl begins on the mean streets of Ashland, but with all the killers and crooks in this city, I’m not holding out much hope that she’s still alive. A series of clues leads me down an increasingly dark, dangerous path, and I realize that the missing girl is really just the first thread in this web of evil. As an assassin, I’m used to facing down the worst of the worst, but nothing prepares me for this new, terrifying enemy—one who strikes from the shadows and is determined to make me the next victim.

My Review:  
First response:  Gin must be really tired of being knocked around by dwarves and giants, all these guys with extra strength. She seems to get beaten to a pulp each time she takes on a case. But she also seems to make either big enemies or really special friends or both. Full review coming up on my blog.

This time the Spider is caught in a web of someone else's weaving. Someone is leaving just enough clues for Gin to follow to bring her to the answer he wants her to find. And to kill the people he wants to be killed. Gin is always so clever, how can she be outsmarted? Outmanipulated? Can this be the end of the Spider? 

No, Gin will get some magic healing and some rest and live to fight another day. But will I care? I'm not sure I'm interested in the series going beyond this point. Maybe it's time to end the series. Maybe it's become predictable and a little bit tired. This was a good book. The story was really good and it was interesting to see Gin caught in someone's web. But I think it's time to rethink the series. Not every series can run to forty or so books. Ms. Estep is such a great writer that I'd like to see her try something else for a bit.

This eARC was provided by Pocket Books and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review for which I am not being compensated in any way. All opinions are fully my own.
~ Judi E. Easley for Blue Cat Review