Now that a ruthless Air elemental has double-crossed me and killed my handler, I'm out for revenge. And I'll exterminate anyone who gets in my way good or bad. I may look hot, but I'm still one of the bad guys. Which is why I'm in trouble, since irresistibly rugged Detective Donovan Caine has agreed to help me. The last thing this coldhearted killer needs when I'm battling a magic more powerful than my own is a sexy distraction...especially when Donovan wants me dead just as much as the enemy.
No, I'm not just now reading An Elemental Assassin Series. I started when they first came out and then got side tracked. That's happened to me on several series. Instead of starting where I left off, I'm starting from the very beginning on them. Plus, when I originally read Spider's Bite, I wasn't blogging so I just rated it and didn't review it. So, I'm playing catch up on several series.
What I liked: I remember, I really liked the book. It was different and very well written. It kept my attention and more than entertained me. I LOVED the audio book. Ms Estep's writing is great but when being read by Ms Fortgang, it's fantastic. All of her character are good but it's like she becomes Gin. I love when she says "mmm". Oh my.
Being the first in a series, you would expect some stops and starts, but Spider's Bite flows as smooth as Finn's voice provided by Ms Fortgang. It's wildly entertaining and the action just doesn't stop. Be prepared to try in read/listen to it in one sitting.
The characters are the best I've read in a while. They make you want to know them in person. They are each unique in their way and very interesting. At least to me they were. Gin is the star but the other characters don't fade into the background either.
I loved the way Ms Estep ended the Spider's Bite. Usually the bad guy gets his, the good guys reflect and that's that. They are several chapters after the resolution of the main storyline and are just as delicious as the rest of the book and they set up more stories.
What I didn't like: Nothing. I was enthralled from the very beginning.
The pricing might scare some Kindle readers away but it's well worth the $6.83. The paperback is regularly priced at $7.19 but if you want a true experience try it on audio CD @ $6.42 or on Audible @ $17.46/1 credit.