Monday, March 12

By A Thread (Elemental Assassin #6)

By a Thread (Elemental Assassin #6)
Jennifer Estep

Publication Date: February 28, 2012
Finish Date: March 12, 2012
Format: Paperback

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.

I always feel like coming home, when reading this series. I got so attached to all these characters and the story and when I pick up the next book in the series I know I am in for a very good read again. And this book is great again! Jennifer Estep is one of my favourite authors and this book again proves why!

I didn't really know what to expect from this book. The last book in this series felt like the last book and I was actualy a bit surprised to find out the series continued. I expected that maybe it wouldn't be as good as the first five books, because so much changed in the last book. So I was a bit afraid that the series would lose it touch after what happened in the last book, but this book was just as great as the first five books. I found myself really enjoying it. Jennifer Estep found a great way to continue this series!

In this book the scenery changes a bit. Gin and her friend decide to take a vacation on the beach and that's where this whole book takes place. I did like the change of scenery combined with the familiar characters. We also get introduced to some new characters and an old character comes back again. The characters are one of the things I just love about this series. All characters have their own characteristics that make them feel like they are a real person. I really feel like I know the characters and I love reading about what happens with them.

The story is also great as always, although I have to say that sometimes the story is a bit predictable it is just such an enjoyable read that I don't mind. There are also enough surprises in this book. And it also contains the usual action and a bit romance like in the previous books.

To conclude again a great book in a great series. i enjoyed every minute of this book. I liked the change of scenery. Further this book has again great characters and story like we're used to in this series. I can't wait for the next book!



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