Review: Thread of Death (Elemental Assassin #5.5) by Jennifer Estep

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Elemental Assassin #5.5
Jennifer Estep
Urban Fantasy
Pocket Star
January 31st 2012


Gin Blanco, aka the assassin the Spider, might have finally killed her nemesis, Mab Monroe, but that doesn't mean that it's smooth sailing. Gin goes to Mab's funeral to say her goodbyes and runs into some of Ashland's most notorious underworld power players, including Jonah McAllister and Phillip Kincaid. McAllister wants her dead, and Kincaid has his own murky motives when it comes to the Spider, and Gin once again finds herself fighting for her life. Only this time, she might wind up in the cemetery right next to Mab.


Thread of Death is a great shot story setting up for the change in Ashland and what is coming for Gin. We get three different POV’s in this one. I loved the three different POV’s. We get action, some hints, and letting go of one era and moving into the next.

Don’t read this unless you have read up to book 5 or past, because this short gives away a lot of what happened in the previous novels and sets use up nicely for whatever is coming next.

Rated: 4 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

10 comments on “Review: Thread of Death (Elemental Assassin #5.5) by Jennifer Estep

  1. I do love when you get different POVs in novellas that you don’t normally get in the full length novels. I’m loving revisiting this series through your reviews. I’m glad you’re enjoying them.
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    • I’m glad you are enjoying the revisit through my reviews.

  2. I do want to get back to this series. It looks like I have read up through book 9 but without the short stories or .5 like this one. I think I’ll read all those before I read #10 to put me back into the series. Anne – Books of My Heart
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    • Hope you enjoy the short stories/novellas. Happy Reading!

  3. I haven’t read this series at all yet. I’ve heard great things about her books though.

    • I was like that for years saying I was going to read Estep and finally I did last year. I love this series.

  4. Great review angela! Love this cover too!??
    Shared on all my socials!??

    • Thank you. It’s a great cover. All the covers for this series are good.

  5. I’m behind in this series by a couple of books. Glad to see you are still enjoying them!
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    • I’ve still got a was to go before I get caught up in this series too, but slowly I’m fitting them in here and their.