I love Gin Blanco. I say this every single book, and I mean it. She is exactly who I would want to have as my friend in real life. Sure, she is an assassin, but her loyalty and compassion for those who are lucky to have her love is unmatched. With this sixth book in Jennifer Estep's Elemental Assassin series, By A Thread is definitely no exception to the rule, each book just gets better and better in this series. I loved this book!
By A Thread is a wild ride. Gin is finally convinced that she needs a vacation, something she has never had before. She and her sister Bria head out a day early together to Blue Marsh, and from the start, things are a little tense between them. Bria is being really annoying with the constant talk of her best friend, Callie, and is making Gin feel somewhat alienated. Having once lived in Blue Marsh, Gin is faced with the insecurities of there being someone else in Bria's life whom she has loved like a sister. And it sucks. Finn and Owen are going to leave later and meet them there, giving them some girl time together. But of course, trouble follows Gin like a bee to honey. As they are visiting Callie's restaurant, The Sea Breeze, it becomes clear that Callie is being bullied and threatened to sell her restaurant so the local wealthy vampire tycoon, Dekes, can build his casino on it. When the threats go too far, there is no way that Gin can walk away. And that is what I love most about her.