Saturday, April 18, 2015

Review: Boundary Crossed by Melissa F. Olson

Title: Boundary Crossed
Author: Melissa F. Olson
Publisher: 47North
Release Date: May 1, 2015

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...

I am not a huge reader of paranormal fantasy, so my first thought while reading this was, "this book is weird..."  And I stand by that statement.  Why, you ask?  Here is what I find strange about this book:

1) The heroine dies at the beginning of this book..And yet, she's still alive.
2) There are vampires and witches.  Apparently, werewolves are a thing too, but they don't show face in this book.
3) Boundary witches are super powerful and control life and death.
4) Supernatural witchy powers only show up during puberty.

I'm not complaining.  I'm really not.  These are just things that I find strange.  If these things bother you, Boundary Crossed may not be the book for you.  Even so, I still enjoyed the book.  The characters were complex and often hard to dissect.  And more than that, I actually cared what happened throughout the story.  I care what happens after the book ended.

So what did I think overall?
I enjoyed this book. I might read the second one when it comes out.

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