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Dec
28
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  • Hot damn! The villain in this book was so badass awesome. Can you imagine having electricity as your element? What a way to light up a party. If you could have elemental magic, what would you choose?
  • Mab really stooped to new lows with her new business venture. Do you think this idea has been squashed because of Gin’s 4-alarm fire, or do you think Mab will find another way to spice up her city’s nightlife?
  • I really hate that Bria found out about Gin the way that she did, but my heart was overflowing with happiness by the end of the book. Do you think they still have a bumpy road ahead, or has Bria tossed all of Gin’s history out the window?
  • ZOMGWTFBBQ! FLETCHER was initially hired by Mab to kill the Snow family! That was a piece of information I didn’t see coming, though it all adds up now. His assassin moral code stood in the way, and he ended up saving Gin and Bria, in big ways. Did you have any idea he was involved at that level?
  • Owen and Gin make me smile. I am totally falling for this guy, right along with Gin. I have not had the same reservations other readers have had. Do you trust him or is he still shady?
  • BRIA AND FINN! Some of you caught on to this in the last book, and I was totally oblivious to the opportunity. I didn’t think there was a chance in hell, but it appears that we might have a new entertaining romance on our hands. Do you think this connection will actually happen?

Favorite Quotes

“It’s not a booty call,” I muttered. “Right,” Finn drawled. “And I’m a eunuch.”

I raised an eyebrow. “I do happen to have several sharp knives secreted on my person. So we could easily arrange that, if you really wanted to make that sort of permanent lifestyle change.”

Finn shuddered. “I’d rather be dead.”

“That’s why you look so tired, isn’t it?” I murmured. “You used up all your magic to find me last night.”

Owen shrugged as though it was nothing. But it wasn’t nothing to me. Besides Finn and the Deveraux sisters, I couldn’t even remember the last time someone had cared enough to come looking for me when I was in trouble. I was so used to being on my own for so long, always being the tough, strong, capable one, that I’d forgotten how nice it felt to have someone else look out for me.

To have someone else care about me.

And just like that, the fragile strings of my feelings for Owen joined together, all the tangled threads wrapping around and weaving their way through my heart. Scary and painful in some ways, but necessary in others too.

He fished out the item and held it up for me to see. “A key?”“I admit that it isn’t nearly as nice or as inspired as the new silverstone knives that you made for me” I said. “But I’ve been busy these last few days.”Owen stared at me with his violet eyes. “And what does this key go to?”My heart, because you’ve proved yourself worthy of it.

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  1. Tough call; I’m torn between fire and water but I think the latter would come in handy in my every day life while as the first would just be fun to play with.

    It’s hard to say. Mab is pretty unpredictable and I wouldn’t put anything past her. She likes attention and what better way than owning her own nightclub? Or she might think outside the box and come up with something even more showy. Time will tell!

    I think that Bria and Gin definitely have a long, bumpy road ahead of them. There’s still a lot of things that they need to say to each other and none of them are going to be easy. Hopefully love and family conquers all but it’s too soon to say for sure.

    The Fletcher thing caught me completely off-guard! I had no idea how deeply he was involved in Gin and Bria’s fate. I’m sure there’s more surprises to come where her mentor is concerned.

    I LOVE Owen!! He’s the perfect yin to Gin’s yang. But after Donovan even a slug looks good. LOL

    I’m betting on yes. This series needs another romantic side story. Gin’s love life and Finn’s escapades aren’t enough.

  2. I was just glad that Bria found out. FINALLY.
    I love Owen, he prefect for Gin. Sigh
    I love Finn, great comic relief character.
    With Finn and Bria happen?…..can’t answer that without spoilers LOL (I couldn’t say with the reading schedule and I’m now reading the Arc of Deadly Sting, Love this series!)
    Oh Mab what can I say? One word B**ch.
    I like that even though Fletcher died in the 1st book we still get to read about in through the series.

  3. Good question! What Elemental magic would I want…..well, Gin’s Ice and Stone magic is proving to be more powerful every time she uses it. But that electricity! To be able to get your enemy without standing too close. That’s a tough one.

    Mab’s new club makes me cringe. I hope this would stop her plans but she’s set in her ways. Maybe Gin, uh I mean the Spider, will be enough of a distraction to keep Mab’s mind off the club.

    I actually liked the way Bria found out about Gin. Who knows how long Gin would have waited otherwise. And being in the predicament both Bria and Gin were both in at that moment, it forced Bria to shove it aside for the time being. I think it will be a little bumpy but I also think that Bria will come around. She showed up at the Christmas party. That’s big.

    I was surprised to find out about Fletcher’s involvement that night. I love how the author has all these tricks up her sleeve! Just when you think you know what’s going on….

    I’m starting to trust Owen more but there is still a small part of me that is wary about him. I can’t put my finger on it but I’m keeping my eye on him.

    I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Bria and Finn. Like Gin said, I think Finn has finally met his match. :D

  4. Oh my, oh my, oh my…. There were a lot of things in this one that I never saw coming.

    1 – I don’t know what kind of elemental power I would want. I wouldn’t want the responsibility of having a power that could cause harm. That’s just too much responsibility. Gin’s powers are pretty cool though.

    2 – I don’t put anything past Mab. She has no limits when it comes to nastiness. I can’t believe what she had planned for her new club, especially she was planning it for mere revenge. Yikes! I don’t think that Gin stopped her, just slowed her down for the time being.

    3 – True, the way that Bria found out wasn’t the best case scenario but I’m not sure exactly when Gin would have gotten around to it on her own. Everyone was gently pushing her to do it, but I understood her reluctance. She was risking a lot but Bria came through. They have a long way to go but the hard part is over.

    4 – Oh, that bit about Fletcher scared me half to death. I never saw that one coming, not even in the set-up. I think I was in as much denial at first as Gin was. I seriously love Fletcher and I didn’t want to be mad at him. Whew! That was a close one.

    5 – I’ve been right there with you with Owen Smash. I never had any doubts about him. I just don’t want anything to happen to them as a couple. Things are so crazy in this whacked out world that Jennifer Estep has created that nothing is certain. I just don’t want either one of them to be crushed. *sigh*

    6 – I LOVED IT! I didn’t see it coming really either but I’m all for it. Someone has to tame Finn and it might as well be someone that we’re already emotionally invested in.

    So glad I made it in time to jump in on the discussion this month. I picked up the specially priced ebook for January’s RAL. Yipee!!

  5. Torn between air and ice for my choice of elemental powers. Forever young or

    I’m going to skip the answers to the plot questions because I had to skip ahead and read the next couple of books to get them mailed out in a book swap.

    But I will say, I’m so glad Bria learned the truth and horray for Owen. Absolutely love that guy. How he accepts Gin for what she is without judgement is heartwarming. Go Team Owen!!

    Looking forward to learning more about Finn. He has always been a strong but mysterious presence and hoping to s see more of him.

    The Fletcher thing totally caught me unaware, but in hindsight I can believe the storyline and see how it drove Fletcher and thus Gin.

  6. Christine says:

    Yay! I finished this month’s book in time to participate in the discussion in a timely fashion.. not a week or more after the fact. I’m so proud of myself. lol!

    I haven’t thought much about what elemental power I’d chose to have, but my first impulse is to say Ice. To be able to manipulate water offers a lot of possibilities to defend yourself or attack.. or make tools out of ice like Gin does.

    Oh I’m sure Mab will be up to more evil and corruption in no time at all. Hopefully she’ll back off Bria a bit though.i

    LaFleur’s elemental power was wicked scary! Yikes.. there’s not a whole heck of a lot of ways to fight off electrocution! No wonder she was so powerful. BUT thankfully she had a temper and ego that made her make mistakes AND thankfully Gin acted calmly and defensively. What a battle. That was freaky.

    I’m with Brianna and actually liked the way Bria found out about Gin. It was the most realistic way for the truth to come out and forced Gin to show her true nature, you know? Both with her elemental powers and how she feels about Bria. It was harsh, but that’s the way it is for Gin. At least it was honest.

    I think Bria and Gin will have a bumpy go of things as they sort out their relationship, but things look promising. I think Bria’s reaction falls between Donovan’s and Owen’s and it makes sense, too. In the end, I think they’ll work things out and slowly get closer and closer as the series progresses. I hope so, anyway, since family is a central theme of this series.

    Have you guys read the short stories on Jennifer Estep’s website? They’re all very short–anywhere from maybe 6 to 15 pages long, but they do give some insights to the series arc, some from the POV of other characters–Fletcher, Finn, Bria and even Mab. Since I read them, I picked up on some of the hints about Fletcher’s involvement in Mab’s plot to kill the Snow family many years ago as well as some hints about sparks between Bria and Finn.. although the latter was hinted about in the last book, too.

    I don’t have any reservations about Owen. He’s sexy and romantic and so patient with Gin. I love it! I’m not so naive to think everything’s going to go perfectly smooth with them here on in. I bet some conflicts are going to come up that will screw up the bliss and test their relationship. Maybe something about their family’s from the past. Didn’t their parents know each other? I can’t remember.. Or an old flame of Owen’s screwing stuff up or something. BUT I am a die hard romantic, so I’m rooting for these two. I think he’s THE ONE for Gin. I hope I’m right.

    As for Bria and Finn. I hope they get together eventually. I think they’ll play games for a while, but I think they’ll eventually hook up. Hopefully it will be meaningful to both of them, but again, I see challenges popping up between them, too.

    So much to look forward to!

    • I absolutely love your thoughts on Bria and Gin. It WAS honest. :) I think Bria showing up at Christmas was huge!

      I have only read one of the shorts but I really should dig into all of them. And I think challenges are ahead for everyone, but I am definitely rooting for the romantic relationships to pan out in a BIG way. I am so terrified for Gin though. One of the later books is called Widow’s Web, and while that could be about Black Widow spider, since she is the Spider, but that word also means something else! I constantly obsess over this and I am so scared to get to that book… :/

  7. Ruby says:

    I’d love to be able to control water. That way I’d have my own little sea, with huge waves all the time (no sharks though, those creatures freak me out)

    I think that if left to her own devices, Mab will find another way to be mean and cruel to the people around her. I can see her doing some really bad stuff just to get her way.

    I think Bria hasn’t yet fully accepted Gin and what she’s done. I think part of her is blaming her big sister for what happened with their parents and for not being honest from the very start.

    I suspected Fletcher had something to do with Gin and Bria’s family. I didn’t think it was THAT though.

    I love Owen. He’s one of the reasons I read this series. I love his relationship with Gin and how he accepts her assassin career. I haven’t read the latest book in the series, but I do hope they never break up.

    Bria and Finn are so cute together. I wish we could get at least part of the story from Bria or Finn’s POV. That would be a very funny read, I’m sure.

    • You should check out the short stories! http://www.jenniferestep.com/excerpts-short-stories/ Many of them are told from other POVs. I do not yet know if we get a Bria/Finn relationship POV, but that would be so fun!

      You realyl think Brian blames Gin for what happened to the family? That makes me sad. :(

      • Ruby says:

        Part of me thinks that, to be honest. Makes me sad too but I do think Bria thinks that if maybe Gin reached for her power earlier or if she fought harder maybe at least their older sister would still be alive. Or maybe something about Gin being alive and never see if Bria was ok. I get that Bria lived thinking her entire family was dead, but now she knows that has been a lie. If she realizes that the same guy who saved her is the same guy who saved Gin, I’m thinking she might believe Gin knew about her being alive a long time before she came to Ashland. Don’t know if that makes sense or if it’s even true. But I can’t really think it will all be easy with those two.

        Thanks for telling me about the short stories. I completely forgot about them *blushes*

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