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.
My Thoughts :
I really enjoyed the Scarlett Bernhard series by Melissa F. Olson and was looking trying this new series set in the same world. Somehow I got sidetracked by all those other books I have (how can that happen? hehe) and completely forgot to add this is my pre-order wishlist and then was happy to see it on Netgalley. That was until I realised the book I got from Netgalley was already the second installment!
Anyway...long story short I picked up this one on Audible and started listening to it straight away! It was amazing! I couldn't stop! I thought I liked the other series by this author but this debut in the new series was even better. I was hooked within minutes and it is no wonder. That opening scene started off all daily routine and ended up in a fight with two vampires. From then on it was just lots of exciting twists and turns on a supernatural rollercoaster ride.
Melissa's previous series already stood out because of the unique aspect of a Null. Now she went and did it again with a Boundary Witch and she throws in another Null and some vampires for good measure. I really enjoyed Lex's story and character as well as the other major players who were involved. I am looking forward to that second book more than ever.
Actually, I will be honest and say, that despite having the review copy of the second installment, I went to Audible and got the next part as an Audiobook. I loved the version so much that I can't imagine reading the book any other way. The narrator was great and even if the audio version wasn't out yet I would have waited for it to release.
Well worth checking out. Unique, full of action and paranormally good. This is a great author who obviously has some amazing ideas that haven't already been done. Refreshing and exciting. Will be listening to part two asap!