Audiobook Review: By a Thread (Elemental Assassin #6) by Jennifer Estep

June 19, 2014 4 Bullet Rating, Audio Book Review 1 ★★★★

By a Thread by Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assassin #6
Also in this series: Web of Lies, Venom, Tangled Threads
Published by Pocket Books on February 28, 2012
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 384
Format: Audiobook
Source: Personally Purchased via
Amazon four-stars
The sixth book in the USA TODAY bestselling Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series featuring Gin Blanco, who by day owns a Tennessee BBQ joint, and by night is a tough female assassin known as the Spider. 

I never thought I’d need a vacation from being an assassin….

My name is Gin Blanco, and I’m the assassin the Spider. All the Ashland’s lowlifes are gunning for me and trying to make a name for themselves by taking out the Spider. So I think it’s a good idea to get out of Ashland for a while until things cool down.

So I’m headed south to a swanky beach town, along with my baby sister, Bria, for a weekend of fun in the sun. But when an old friend of Bria’s is threatened by a powerful vampire with deadly elemental magic, it looks like I’ll have to dig my silverstone knives out of my suitcase after all. But this time, not even my own Ice and Stone power may be enough to save me from coming home in a pine box…


By a Thread is Jennifer Estep’s sixth installment in her Elemental Assassin Series and she is not letting up.  With a main plot point solved in the last book I couldn’t help but wonder what was going to come next and By a Thread did not disappoint.

By a Thread gives a bigger insight into some of Gin’s insecurities.  Jealously, anyone?  Some of her past inner fears surface and it was kind of a nice touch.  Gin is still Gin and proud of who she is, but we all have the little things we are deeply afraid of.  Estep does a great job of not sacrificing the characters true nature, but allowing some of these fears to surface.

In the previous book the main plot line was wrapped up and I wondered how she was going to continue.  Although she did a good job with By a Thread I am not sure that another full story line emerged.  I am hopeful that this book was just a lead into another major conflict.  The story by its self was still a great story with some fantastically unexpected events.  Anther great addition to this series and world Estep has pulled us into.

Audiobook Thoughts:  Well, I am sure this is getting repetitive, but seriously Lauren Fortgang just rocks.  I am extremely happy that I am listening to this series.  I think the narration adds a kick to an already great story.

I rate By a Thread 4 out of 5 Bullets!

4 Bullet Rating

I personally purchased this title via  All opinions are my own and are not influenced in anyway.

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