Ok, so there was this book (it was actually a series) about elves, humans, and evil spiders, but I cannot for the life of me remember the title. I do however remember one scene in particular in which the love interest (male) of the main character (female) is found to have been killed by a spider. he is found in its web and has been disemboweled.
The year I read it would have been 2001-2002. The main character was a female elf, the main love interest was male and I think he was human. There was a war going on, the humans and elves had united against these spider people. It was book #1 in a series, but my school library only carried book 1. It looked new when I read it, or at least had not been checked out by anyone else. It was in a teen fantasy section.