Review: Spider’s Revenge (Elemental Assassin #5) by Jennifer Estep

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Elemental Assassin #5
Jennifer Estep
Urban Fantasy - Paranormal Romance
Pocket Books
September 27th 2011


Old habits die hard. And I plan on mur­der­ing some­one before the night is through.

Killing used to be my reg­u­lar gig, after all. Gin Blanco, aka the Spi­der, assassin-for-hire. And I was very good at it. Now, I’m ready to make the one hit that truly mat­ters: Mab Mon­roe, the dan­ger­ous Fire ele­men­tal who mur­dered my fam­ily when I was thir­teen.

Oh, I don’t think the mis­sion will be easy, but turns out it’s a bit more prob­lem­atic than expected. The bitch knows I’m com­ing for her. So now I’m up against the army of lethal bounty hunters she hired to track me down. She also put a price on my baby sister’s head. Keep­ing Bria safe is my first pri­or­ity. Tak­ing Mab out is a close sec­ond.

Good thing I’ve got my pow­er­ful Stone and Ice magic — and my irre­sistible lover Owen Grayson — to watch my back. This bat­tle has been years in the mak­ing, and there’s a chance I won’t sur­vive. But if I’m going down, then Mab’s com­ing with mat­ter what I have to do to make that happen.


Spider’s Revenge is book five in the Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep.

*** Possible Spoilers ***

WOW, we are finally at the big showdown between Mab Monroe and Gin Blanco. This battle has been a long time coming. The wait has well been worth it. Estep doesn’t waste anytime jumping into the thick of things and keeping readers in suspense until the final page.

I’ve been devouring the books in this series. Estep world-building is superb and her kick-ass herion is out of this world bad ass. I love all the secondary characters as well. Their is just so much to love and capture you in the Elemental Assassin series. I also love the first person POV writing style and the non-stop action.

In Spider’s Revenge we get to see a new side to our fearless assassin; which is to be expected when everything she holds dear is on the line. We see that Gin’s infamous patience slip’s a few times and with that mistakes happen. I can understand it; because so much time has gone by and built to this moment, it’s hard to hold back when all you want is Mab dead.

I have to say that I love the relationship with Owen. He, to me, fits Gin. He accepts who she is, maybe cause he has had to do some not so great things, but also he supports her and if he can will come for her. Seeing Gin deal with all her different kinds of emotions towards Owen, family, and friends was a fabulous addition.

I will say I did have a few teary eyed moments; one was when all her friends and the people she has helped rally behind her and refuse to let her take on May alone. Watching her realize that she is not alone had me going; awww. Another moment, which I loved, was her near death experience with her mentor, Fletcher Lane. He’s dead, but he has/does play a pivotal roll in Gin’s life. It was exhilarating to see her finally get to ask all those burning questions she has.

Last, we finally get to find out what happened to Sophia and her mangled voice.

Spider’s Revenge ends one storyline, but we know it’s not over for Gin and her gang. Their is still more to come. I can’t wait to read on.

Rated: 5 Stars

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6 comments on “Review: Spider’s Revenge (Elemental Assassin #5) by Jennifer Estep

  1. Such a fun series. I loved seeing Mab get her due.
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  2. YEA!! I remember this was such a good one. And things only get better (in my opinion) from here. Glad you are enjoying!
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  3. I am behind on this series but you are catching up to where I am behind. When you get there maybe I’ll read along with you. I enjoy the series so I don’t know why I got behind exactly. Probably because at The Book Nympho Jennifer reviewed them so I read other books to review. Great review. Anne – Books of My Heart
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    • Thank you!! I’m trying to read one book a month for this series, so I can get caught up.

  4. This was such an intense book! The stories in this series just keep me holding my breath! I’m glad you are enjoying them so much!
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    • I agree. I’m always on the edge of my seat when I read the books. So intense and so much fun!