Deadly Sting by Jennifer Estep
Narrator: Lauren Fortgang
Date Read: March 2013
Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Red is definitely my color. Good thing, because in my line of work, I end up wearing it a lot.
Most people shy away from blood, but for an assassin like me— Gin Blanco, aka the Spider—it’s just part of the job. Still, it would be nice to get a night off, especially when I’m attending the biggest gala event of the summer at Briartop, Ashland’s fanciest art museum. But it’s just not meant to be. For this exhibition of my late nemesis’s priceless possessions is not only the place to be seen, but the place to be robbed and taken hostage at gunpoint as well. No sooner did I get my champagne than a bunch of the unluckiest thieves ever burst into the museum and started looting the place.
Unlucky why? Because I brought along a couple of knives in addition to my killer dress. Add these to my Ice and Stone magic, and nothing makes me happier than showing the bad guys why red really is my color.
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Series: Elemental Assassin #8
Also by this author: Touch of Frost, Kiss of Frost, Dark Frost, Crimson Frost, Midnight Frost br> br>
Also in this series: Heart of Venom, The Spider, Poison Promise, The Black Widow, Spider's Trap
Read from March 28 to 31, 2013
Read for Review/Listened for Fun (Edelweiss/Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.50Audio Rating: 4.50 (Not part of the overall rating)
First thought when finished: Gin manages to get herself into some of the stickiest situations and it is so darn fun to watch her get out!
“Have I ever told you how scary it is that you think of heels in terms of their possible shiv potential?” ― Jennifer Estep, Deadly Sting
Story Thoughts: I really enjoyed this one night heist story! It was fun and so typically “The Spider”. It was fun watching Gin be in her element and yet not. That dress just cracked me up. I thought this was a good book to follow up the emotional killer that was Widow’s Web. It brought the fun, action, and suspense that we love in this series while not ignoring the last book.Yet it gave our emotions a little healing time which I think we all needed.
Character Thoughts: I will admit that there is some redeeming that still needs to be done with Owen in my eyes. However, in this one he did good! Gin was terrific as always and Finn stole the show. Seriously, I have a major crush on Finn and could wax on for hours about him. He just freaking rocks! I was happy to see the whole team there and can’t wait till the next installment!
Narrated by Lauren Fortgang/Running Time 11 hrs and 8 mins
I am just going to say it: YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO THIS SERIES IN AUDIOBOOK! It is probably one of the consistent and well done audio series out there! That is my PSA for today!
Final Thoughts: I wonder if Jennifer would write faster if we plied her with chocolate and coffee?Hosted by Kelly (http://paranormalbookreviews-kelly.blogspot.com/) and Amanda (http://onabookbender.com/)
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