It’s official. I can’t quit Gin Blanco and the Elemental Assassin series. Is it my addiction? My kryptonite? I don’t know and I don’t care.
Gin and the gang are back to fight another day. There is a new drug in Ashland and a new (but somewhat familiar) enemy.
Ok, so I’m eating my words. I keep saying that I’m done with this series. The writing is somewhat repetitive with the same writing tics in each installment. We know where Gin stashes her knives and that Finn drinks chicory coffee. Sophia’s clothes are goth and her sister, Jo-Jo, is all old south. When you pick up an Elemental Assassin story you know that Gin will probably get the crap beat out of her but she will find a way to defeat the enemy.
Usually these things would drive me crazy and I would have to move on from the series. But, but, but…there is just something about Gin that makes you like her. She is tough as nails but the soft side is there if you just look for it. Her relationship with her sister, Bria, is one of the reasons this series still works. It’s changed Gin for the better. And, changed Bria for the worse (but, trust me, that’s a good thing – she was a little too good for her own good.)
Owen, Owen, Owen. What should we think of you? Sometimes you seem to understand Gin and be man enough to be with her. Other times, you should be kicked. Hard. You were well-behaved this time. Let’s keep it that way. Capisce?
4/5 stars. Already waiting for the next installment like a junkie.
Thank you to the publisher for providing a copy through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.