Author: Jennifer Estep
Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Pocket (January 26, 2010)
Full Disclosure: Received from publisher for review
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 [would read again]
Gin is a bad ass. Oh my god. I don't know how else to describe her. When I first started reading Spider's Bite I was convinced I was going to hate it. I was expecting it to follow the same pattern as all the other paranormal romances out there. I have to say I was pleasently surprised.
Spider's Bite starts out with a bang. Gin kills someone and has to escape. From the get go, this book was high action. There wasn't many parts where it slowed down either. I really felt the urgency that Gin felt, and when something bad happened I felt the emotions as well. The attraction she has to Donovan is electric and I could feel the mixed emotions both characters had about it.
My only complaint with Spider's Bite is that it was stated that Gin was a chef at the Pork Pit a couple of times but she never really worked there. I mean I guess I understand that with her handler dying, she wouldn't really be at work, but to me it was just weird. Also I really hated how Gin would refer to a chance to die as a chance to "get dead" or instead of saying that's how he died it was that's how he "got dead" and that just annoyed me a whole lot.
All in all Spiders Bite was a really good read. I'm glad I picked it up, and I'm eagerly awaiting the next installment in the series. I would also recommend this book to anyone who likes mystery and paranormal reading. It really wasn't a romance book, at least it didn't feel that way to me. The romance that was there, wasn't the main focus of the story. The main focus was the fact that someone had double crossed Gin, and she was going to get even.