Spider's Trap is the thirteenth book in the Gin Blanco series. This is the first book where we see Gin trying to acclimiate to her role as the underwoSpider's Trap is the thirteenth book in the Gin Blanco series. This is the first book where we see Gin trying to acclimiate to her role as the underworld's leader. As she's trying to mediate a problem between two crime bosses, someone sneaks aboard the ship she's on and plants a bomb. While Gin assumes that someone is just trying to kill her again she discovers that she isn't the target but an enemy of hers. What she also begins to realize is that the weird guilty, dreadful feeling she has is being triggered by forgotten memories from when she was still training with Fletcher. Gin needs to remember what's happened that make her involved with this new psychopath before her friends end up getting caught in the crossfire.
I really enjoyed this book. It was funny to watch Gin trying to play politics and have her friends have to talk her out of killing people. I like how she asserted herself with the crime lords and decided to stop being on the defense and instead go on the offense. I also liked the match up between Gin and the "bad guy", it felt different from the previous books and it kept the book fresh. Of course I loved all the recurring characters and seeing everyone again. I also really like Silvio and the little tiffs between him and Finnegan. It adds a little comic relief to the plot.
I'm very interested to find out more about the next book and how Finn plays into everything. Can't wait to read it!
Thanks to Netgalley and Pocket Books for providing me with a copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review....more
I've been told by a few people to check this book out and finally I got around to it! That pesky TBR list is just way too long and growing by the minuI've been told by a few people to check this book out and finally I got around to it! That pesky TBR list is just way too long and growing by the minute.
I'm not a big fan of the office so I wasn't sure if I would like this book and while it wasn't laugh out loud funny (for me at least) it was definitely entertaining. I love points mindy made about high school not being the peak of your life (that's what I said when high school sucked and hoped it was true!!) and I loved her stories about positive self body image and her struggle in the entertainment business.
Some jokes/humor I just didn't get. Or I didn't even really know what comedian or story she was referencing. Other than those moments I enjoyed reading it.
It was a quick read and I would read another if she ever wrote one. Cheers!...more
This is the sixth book in the Cyborgs series and it was just as good as all the others. Adam is one of the main characters and is the leader on EarthThis is the sixth book in the Cyborgs series and it was just as good as all the others. Adam is one of the main characters and is the leader on Earth that is trying to rescue all the remaining cyborgs. He is posing as a human guard in a lab facility because he's been getting Intel that there might be a cyborg there. Laura is a doctor working at the lab facility researching nanos and Adam is her guard. Laura knows things might be happening but has no idea a cyborg is her guard.
Adam was a funny character and cocky but not to the point of annoyance (like Seth could be!). I loved the description of his batman like cave, very cool. I do wish there had been a little more fleshing out of his character, this book felt more adventurous and non stop than some of the others. Laura was an official badass. She wasn't a wilting flower and stood up for herself and others in more way then one.
One thing this book really did was set up the next arc for Avian and another character. I'm on the edge of my seat waiting to find out what happens next! Can't wait. ...more
**spoiler alert** BE ADVISED... SPOILERS AHEAD... And also a rant. Be prepared!!!!
I had some major problems with this book and the content of it. The**spoiler alert** BE ADVISED... SPOILERS AHEAD... And also a rant. Be prepared!!!!
I had some major problems with this book and the content of it. The main character Addy returns home to help her ailing grandmother with her restaurant. She's kidnapped and thrown into a mine where Noah finds her. We learn quickly that the person who did it had something to do with Addy's gang rape when she was 16.
My main issue is how Addy was treated throughout the book. The stigma of rape is definitely real and a gang rape even more so and it was really prevalent in this book. I felt almost like the author was trying to convince me that in the end it was Addy's fault and she should get over it. The men who did it were "shocked" that she was still thinking about it. Even once the truth began to come out it still seemed like the author was determined for Addy to look bad. At the very end Noah's mom complimented Addy on being kind--- "I'm glad I've been around to see how kind you were to..." Wtf.... That just feels really wrong to me. The mom was just so happy that addy had forgiven these men and her for what they did. It should have played more like "hey I'm happy that you are getting justice and forgive me for being a judgmental bitch who questioned every part of your story and am only now happy because Noah threatened me." That works better for me!! Instead of "you are so benevolent bestowing your forgiveness on these poor men and moving on with your life" it's all in the turn of phrase.
It just left me with a weird feeling and just a wrongness. I don't know. Not sure I want to read more of this series....more
Oh man, this hit me in the feels! So many things were happening to poor Callie. I liked the plot but also felt at times that this was written in 1980.Oh man, this hit me in the feels! So many things were happening to poor Callie. I liked the plot but also felt at times that this was written in 1980. It was just a weird feeling I kept getting every time someone referred to Levi as a drifter. Or tried to insinuate that he needed to "get gone" from town. Besides that weird little quirk I did like the book and I'm curious to see how some of the other stories unfold, especially Sophia's story and also Baxter's. I think they are both going to prove quite interesting....more