Thursday, February 18, 2010

Book Review- Spider's Bite

I just finished reading Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep for a Pocket Books Blog Tour.

From Goodreads:

"My name is Gin, and I kill people."

My name is Gin Blanco. They call me the Spider — the most feared assassin in the South (and a part-time cook at the Pork Pit BBQ joint.) As a Stone elemental, I can hear the whispers of the gravel beneath my feet and feel the vibrations of the soaring mountains above me, though I don't use my powers on the job unless I absolutely have to. Call it professional pride.

After a ruthless Air elemental double-crossed me and killed my handler, I'm out for revenge. And I'll exterminate anyone who gets in my way. I may look hot in a miniskirt, but I'm still one of the bad guys. Which is why I'm in trouble when irresistibly rugged Detective Donovan Caine agrees to help. The last thing a coldhearted killer needs when she's battling a magic more powerful than her own is a sexy distraction ... especially when he wants her dead just as much as the enemy.
I have previously read all of the Bigtime series books by Jennifer Estep and really enjoyed them, so I just at the chance to read Spider's Bite.  And I wasn't disappointed.
First off, let me say that Spider's Bite is a bit more gory and gruesome than what I normally read but that didn't stop me from devouring the book.  For some reason, Estep's writing just flows so easily and I always plow through her books so quickly.
I loved the characters in this story.  I really liked the main character Gin--she was hard and tough, yet there was a slightly softer side lurking below the surface.  And the morally-good detective Donovan Caine just sounded plain hot.  Plus he was such a good guy.  How could I not like him?
I thought the plot was interesting.  It kept me hanging on until the end.  And I liked the idea of Elementals having special powers. It was a new twist on the paranormal or urban fantasy (not sure what you'd consider it).  The next book in the series, Web of Lies, comes out at the end of May and I can't wait to get my hands on it!
I gave this book a rating of 4/5.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:

2010 100+ Reading Challenge: 20

Other Stops On The Tour:
Pam’s Private Reflections
The Cajun Book Lady
Book, Books Everywhere
Book Junkie
My Life In Not So Many Words
I Heart Monster
Carol’s Notebook
My Guilty Pleasures
The Neverending Shelf
Steph the Bookworm
My Friend Amy
The Bibliophilic Book Blog
Chaotic Book Obsession
Ramblings of a Teenage Bookworm
Drey’s Library
Jeanne's Ramblings
Books Gardens & Dogs
See Michelle Read
Book Series Reviews
The Wayfaring Writer
What Book Is That?
Jen’s Book Talk
Pick of the Literate
My Overstuffed Bookshelf
Temple Library Reviews
Dan’s Journal
I Heart Book Gossip
Geek Girl Reviews
All Things Sizzle
Find the Time to Read
Poisoned Rationality
Reading with Tequila
Mindful Musings
Vision Quest Fail
Wendy’s Minding Spot
Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks
Red Headed Book Child
Eclectic Book Lover
Parajunkee’s View
You Wanna Know What I Think?
Patricia's Vampire Notes
*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free by Sarah from Pocket Book Blog Tours for an honest review

1 comment:

  1. I felt pretty much the same about this book. Glad you enjoyed it! Great review :)