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06 December 2010

Manic Monday: Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep

Each Monday (or the closest I can get to Monday) I will be posting a Past/Present/Future Reading Post called Manic Monday. Don't hate me if I post it on a Tuesday - it just indicates how "manic" my Monday really was! If you want to see more of what I have been reading, I try and update my Goodreads account with each book I am reading.

What I just finished reading
Spider Bite by Jennifer Estep
Stars: 4/5

Blurb from Goodreads:
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.

Why I picked it up: Sofia from Galaxy kept telling us it was awesome at book club. She rarely steers me wrong and it sounded interesting.
Why I finished it: It was a good solid urban fantasy. I liked the plot, I liked the suspense and the action, the main characters had just the right amount of chemistry, and I loved the main character. I also want to know more about the goth dwarf!
I'd give it to: People who love Devon Monk, Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs and Lillith Saintcrow.

What I am reading now
What I am I not reading? I can't seem to make up my mind! I have been skipping from book to book this month, because I banned books in November. I can't settle on anything.

What I am reading next
I realised that my New Years Resolution was to read Wuthering Heights, but I got stuck half way through again. I guess I should do something about that! I also want to finish my Global Challenge. I am not sure what I have actually read though, so it may be bust... I have Oceania, Europe, and North America in the bag, so I need one more South American book, one more Asian book and two African books. I still don't know what African books to read :-/ Oh, Asia is finished if Lebanon is counted as Asia? The Middle East is technically counted as the western part of the Asian continent isn't it? So 2 African books and one South American book? ;-/ Do you have any suggestions? I mostly read speculative fiction... I hate dramas and biographies...

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