Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Review: Boundary Crossed by Melissa F. Olson

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After her twin sister’s brutal murder, former US Army Sergeant Allison “Lex” Luther vowed to protect her niece, Charlie. So when two vampires try to kidnap the baby, it quickly turns into a fight to the death—Lex’s death, that is.
She wakes up to two shocking discoveries: she has miraculously survived the fight, and baby Charlie is a “null,” gifted with the ability to weaken supernatural forces...and a target for creatures who want to control that power. Determined to guarantee her niece’s safety, Lex makes a deal with the local vampires. She sets out with the mysterious—and undead—“fixer” Quinn to track down whoever’s responsible for the kidnapping, sharpening her newfound magic skills along the way. But the closer she gets to the truth, the more dangerous her powers become.
Boundary Crossed is a dark, thrilling journey into a world where the line between living and dead isn’t nearly as solid as it appears...

My Thoughts:

The first sentence "The third time I died was early on a Monday morning, a week after Labor Day." had me hooked.  It was just one of those sentences that grabbed me.  Not having read any books by Melissa Olson before, the world she built was new to me.  I thought she did a great job weaving both the "normal" world & the "old" world together.  Lex was an interesting character.  She was complex & I liked that she had some issues she needed to work through.  She could still do some serious butt kicking, yet she was vulnerable both physically & mentally.  What I loved most about the book is that I wasn't able to predict the plot or the ending right away.  Don't you just hate books that are predictable from the first chapter?!  This story isn't.  And the ending will leave you eager for the next book to come.  I'm looking forward to seeing where Lex ends up & how her relationship with Quinn plays out.  She has many secrets to uncover & there is still much about her past I hope we get to discover.  

This book was from Amazon's Kindle First library.

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