Thursday, February 18, 2010

Review: Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep

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I enjoy an urban fantasy of this nature from time to time, but I sometimes have a hard time picking out the ones I'll really like. I like the tough female characters but can live without all the sex, no matter how hot. ;) I like the world to be clearly drawn, not too confusing, original but not ridiculous sounding. That's all I ask.

Spider's Bite was an enjoyable read. I really liked the idea of elementals, people who have magic to manipulate certain elements. Gin for example, is a stone elemental so she can manipulate stone and also read emotions through them. She also happens to be an assassin. Of course, we need the tough girl!

Gin gets hired for a big deal, but it goes wrong. When someone she loves ends up dead, and the whole world is looking for her, she finds herself partnering with an unlikely person (naturally a hot guy) to avenge his death and clear her name.

Like I said, this is an enjoyable fast read. The world is pretty easy to understand and unique in it's own way. I enjoyed reading about Gin who is not only a super amazing assassin but apparently also the world's best cook! I liked the chemistry between her and Donovan as well.

Admittedly, I think the story went on just a bit too long and could have been a little shorter, but overall this was a nice quick read in an interesting magical world.

Rating: 3.5/5
Things You Might Want to Know: profanity, sex, and violence
Source of Book: Provided by publisher for review
Publisher: Pocket Books


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