After the shocking revelations of the previous book, Bitter Bite, the world of Ashland’s become even more sinister, and Gin Blanco (aka Ashland’s most fearsome assassin, the Spider) no longer knows who—or what—she can count on. Only one thing is for certain: danger and new enemies await Gin in Unraveled, Book 15 in the New York Times bestselling Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series that RT Book Reviews calls “unbeatable entertainment!”
What could go wrong when you’re trying to unravel a decades-old conspiracy?
As the current queen of the Ashland underworld, you would think that I, Gin Blanco, would know all about some secret society controlling things from behind the scenes. I might be the Spider, the city’s most fearsome assassin, but all my Ice and Stone elemental magic hasn’t done me a lick of good in learning more about “the Circle”. Despite my continued investigations, the trail’s gone as cold as the coming winter.
So when Finnegan Lane, my foster brother, gets word of a surprising inheritance, we figure why not skip town for someplace less dangerous for a few days? That place: Bullet Pointe, a fancy hotel resort complex plus Old West theme park that Finn now owns lock, stock, and barrel. At first, all the struttin’ cowboys and sassy saloon girls are just hokey fun. But add in some shady coincidences and Circle assassins lurking all around, and vacationing becomes wilder—and deadlier—than any of us expected.
Good thing this assassin brought plenty of knives to the gunfight …
Worldbuilding: The Ashland paranormal world was very interesting, with all sorts of creatures. Loved the world!
Characters: Since this is my first time meeting Gin, I can say I loved her. Very kick-ass vibe, snarky when needed, kind when due, properly obsessed where necessary. I loved her and her world, and am very glad I got to meet her. Other characters in the novel were very much so charming too, making for a fun cast.
Plot: The story felt maybe a little bit slow to me at times, but I don’t know what the norm is for the series since this is my first. I liked the ongoing Circle mystery, the action scenes were exciting, and there was a bit of a treasure hunt too. Lots of fun!
Writing: First person, past tense narrative. I loved Gin’s voice, and I fell irrevocably in love with the first sentence of the novel xD
Curb Appeal: Cool cover, hooking blurb – UF impulsive buy material for sure.
Since I came into the series with book #15 and still felt like I wasn’t missing anything major about the world/story, I think this is a fabulous series and Jennifer Estep a fab author – that you guys know already, I know, hehe! -. I totally recommend Unraveled even to new-to-the-series like me, lover of UF, paranormal action, some puzzle-solving sprinkled with hot romantic elements and kickass MC.