Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Boundary Crossed (Boundary Magic #1) by Melissa F. Olson

Boundary Crossed (Boundary Magic #1) by Melissa F. Olson

This is an adult urban fantasy novel (Rated PG-13)

(Three and half Witchy Hearts)

Book Summary

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 Review

First let me say that the initial setup of the story/series is pretty strong. The backstory is interesting enough to draw you in. The author doesn’t dump everything out at you all at once. She gives you information along the way in such a fashion to keep you reading. Great Job there.

The romance is an undercurrent of the story to the point of almost non-existent. But that is to be expected in an urban fantasy novel. However, by the end, you can’t help but wonder where the two will go. There is almost a feeling of a love triangle, but trust me, it’s not there and I’m so glad for it.


Lex’s brother in law John is a total douchebag in my opinion. He’s interested in Lex and they have a minor fling (like sex and stuff) like right after or during her last year of high school. He admits he has feelings for her and she admits hers. However, she’s determined to enlist and does. While she’s away, he starts dating her twin sister. And I don’t care that they are fraternal twins. It’s her sister and worse her twin. John and her sister end up getting married and having a kid. If that’s not bad enough, her twin dies in the other series (Dead Spots). It’s almost a year after her death and John tells Lex she needs to move on and not think so much about her dead twin. AND that he’s moved on, he’s seeing someone. Total douche. I don’t like him at all, not that he’s not entitled to move on, but it’s the way it comes across in the story that bothers me.

There was one part where Lex is told about a party for her father. Immediately, I knew who Lex would end up going with even initially he’s going alone (yeah, right). And things don’t change until later in the story. I also knew what would happen to Charlie. And all the attempts to get Charlie, I can’t believe they didn’t anticipate and have protection for her. I thought that whole part was an epic fail

I did figure out the who done it pretty early. I can’t believe that Lex didn’t figure it out.
The way the book ends, you can see that things have the potential of being an outstanding read. I sure hope so. Only, I want more of the Dead Spots series (whatever that series is called) and it looks like this author has moved on to this series. I’m sort of sad.

Audio Review
Kate Rudd does a good job. Her separation of voices was pretty easy to follow.

My book boyfriend Quinn.

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