Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Review: Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep

Title: Spider's Bite 

Series: Elemental Assassin #1

Author: Jennifer Estep

My name is Gin, and I kill people.

They call me the Spider. I'm the most feared assassin in the South — when I'm not busy at the Pork Pit cooking up the best barbecue in Ashland. As a Stone elemental, I can hear everything from the whispers of the gravel beneath my feet to the vibrations of the soaring Appalachian Mountains above me. My Ice magic also comes in handy for making the occasional knife. But I don't use my powers on the job unless I absolutely have to. Call it professional pride. 

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.

Main character: Gin Blanco

I DNFd this after approximatively 40% about one month ago... And yes, I'm procrastinating, but I don't know what to write besides my notes. In conclusion here are my notes and some visual aids ;):

-This chick gets so much on my nerves! It's always "oh, the woe is me!" it doesn't matter what happens to anyone else, she had more traumatic crap happening to her.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Let me present you Gin^ PS: Yes, she is very dramatic.[/caption]

-I don't like the narrator. -I get that the old dude is dead and he was a friend and everything, but do I have to listen to what a great guy he was for 5 minutes from every 7 minutes read? -She's all talk, talk, talk and no action! -She boast more then any male character I've ever read. -She f-cking "sees" everything: if someone looks slightly left she sees it, if their nose itches she sees it, if someone frigging breaths she sees it. -Oh wow, she has a "hard stare" *snort* -And I thought Charley Davidson was annoying me, boy I didn't know what I was getting into with this book -She reads minds as well[she really doesn't], aren't we talented?! -If I hear one more word about her doing what she hadn't, aka quit killing, I will

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="245"] That was me, smacking some sense into her :D[/caption]

murder her myself and save us all[40%]; she repeated this at least 5 times, FIVE!!!!!!!

-She's the queen of blabbing, there isn't a moment when she doesn't talk about crap, not even in her head! -[44%] All in all I want to kick her as* aka she makes me murderous aka I GIVE UP!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Self-explanatory[/caption]

It wasn't all bad. Ms. Estep has an interesting writing style and she didn't have info-dumps, but that doesn't make up for her annoying main character...


  1. Erg this seems this is one you either love or just doesn't work for ya. I have the latest book on my review pile. Eep!

  2. :)) I think you're right. Maybe you'll have more luck :D