on August 30th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Urban, Romance
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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 …
4.5 Stars! God help me the day this series comes to an end, I’ll have to find a withdrawal program. I can’t imagine not being able to look forward to another installment in this series…I enjoy it that much!
What’s the saying…don’t bring a knife to a gunfight…that is unless you’re Gin Blanco because she wields her weapon of choice with pinpoint accuracy! This was another action packed, kickass installment in this ever evolving series! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, when this group of friends and family work collectively to oust the enemy, it makes the story even better. Gin alone is magic, the group at her back makes it epic!
Watch out… Silvio’s in the house…my goodness what a fantastic addition he’s been to this series and I am thrilled that he is getting a novella of his own, Nice Guys Bite, coming December 12th. Mystery surrounds him and I don’t think we’ve even begun to see what he is fully capable of. He just slid himself onto a stool in the Pork Pit, self-appointed himself as Gin’s assistant, messes with Finn, which is comical and in general has been a huge boon to the character line-up.
While the overall plot in the series moves forward and remains intriguing, the author misses the mark a little with Gin and Owen’s relationship. If you’re going to bring a romance element into the story at least allow it to move forward. I’m not asking for a lot, but I feel like these two are at a standstill. For two people who have declared their love for each other, they spend very little time together. However, when they are in each other’s company the chemistry is undeniable, but I need something more to let me know that they are working toward a forever together!
Fifteen books in, along with a few novellas, and the author continues to breathe life into the series with mysteries from the past. With the information offered up in Unraveled about the Ashland underworld, it begs to wonder what really did happen all those years ago when Gin and Bria’s mother and sister were killed. And how does Fletcher fit into the picture? He’s been long gone but always has a heavy influence in the plot. So many questions remain to be answered and I look forward to seeing what mess Gin and the gang find themselves in next time around!