Venom in the Veins: An Elemental Assassin Book (Paperback)
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This is book number 17 in the Elemental Assassin series.
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- #7: Widow's Web (Elemental Assassin #7) (Mass Market): $10.99
- #8: Deadly Sting (Elemental Assassin #8) (Mass Market): $10.99
- #9: Heart of Venom (Elemental Assassin #9) (Mass Market): $10.99
- #10: The Spider (Elemental Assassin #10) (Mass Market): $10.99
- #11: Poison Promise (Elemental Assassin #11) (Mass Market): $10.99
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- #14: Bitter Bite (Elemental Assassin #14) (Mass Market): $10.99
- #15: Unraveled (Elemental Assassin #15) (Mass Market): $10.99
- #16: Snared (Elemental Assassin #16) (Mass Market): $10.99
- #18: Sharpest Sting: An Elemental Assassin Book (Paperback): $17.24
- #19: Last Strand (Elemental Assassin #19) (Paperback): $17.24
Blood might be thicker than water, but venom is stronger than just about anything ...
It was supposed to be a nice, quiet, simple dinner with friends--but nothing is ever nice, quiet, or simple when you're Gin Blanco, the Spider, notorious assassin and current queen of the Ashland underworld.
This time around, someone seems to be targeting Stuart Mosley, the president of First Trust bank. Lots of people have grudges against Mosley, but the more I investigate, the more Mosley's problems seem to be connected to some of my own, especially when it comes to the Circle, the evil, shadowy group that is secretly responsible for much of the crime and corruption in Ashland.
But when another blast from my dark and deadly past as the Spider comes to light, I wonder if I'll be able to survive this dangerous new enemy, who has a burning thirst for revenge that will only be satisfied with one thing: my death.
Matt Wallace’s middle grade debut is a fast-paced dynamic story of 12-year old MJ who dreams of becoming a lucha libre – or wrestler. This unconventional sport has been shared & loved with MJ’s dad, Papi, who is now no longer in MJ and her mom’s life. Hiding the truth from herself (& readers), MJ goes to great lengths to avoid seeing her dad. MJ’s poor treatment by her former gymnastic teammates has alienated her as well as the struggling to make sense of middle school dynamics. Finding an outlet for her joy, friendship and a chance of being in the ring wrestling to “storytell”, her next door neighbor, Mr. Arellano, has offered her a chance to train at his wrestling academy. I was totally enthralled by the deep character development and uber-realistic scenes Wallace has painted with respect to MJ’s relationship with her now-single parent Mom as well as the wrestling basics & behind-the-scene techniques. The secondary plot of a cruel and vengeful athletic commissioner who wants to shut down Mr. Arellano’s academy leads to a hair-raising climax where MJ needs to save the day. Girls who enjoy sports that may not be typically portrayed in MG literature will shout for joy with MJ’s perseverance, her can-do attitude, as well as her vulnerabilities. This novel rings as true as the bell at the end of a match – A WINNER! - Reviewed by Maureen