Melissa F. Olson – Boundary Crossed
The blurb: 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 rating: 4/5
Tagged: urban fantasy, paranormal, vampires, magic
Date I started this book: 01/01/2016
Date I finished this book: 04/01/2016
What did I think? his book reminds me a LOT of early Charlain Harris/ Laurel K Hamilton- before they went down the all-powerful-heroine-porn path. If you enjoyed their early books, I think you will enjoy this. (Witches and vampires and magic, oh my!)
Likeable characters, fast pace, not excessively graphic. At about the 32% mark I thought it was telegraphing too much about plot twists but I turned out to be completely wrong so that was another plus. A very little foul language and no sex (but a whiff of romance of course) for those who care.
On the down side, well, it’s not great literature, but if you were looking for that you probably didn’t read past the first paragraph 🙂 It has a bit of the too-powerful-heroine thing going on and is definitely formulaic, but it is unabashedly light escapist reading.