Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Review: Boundary Crossed by Melissa F. Olson

Boundary Crossed (Boundary Magic, #1)Boundary Crossed

Author: Melissa F. Olson
Series: Boundary Magic #1
Publisher: 47 North
Genre: Paranormal
Pages: 302
Release date: 1st May 2015

Synopsis (Goodreads): 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...
Review: 3 ½ out of 5 stars

Former US Army Sergeant Allison “Lex” Luther is content to work at the local depot, babysit her niece weekly, grieve the death of her twin sister Sam and look after her numerous rescue pets so when a kidnapping attempt is made on her niece Charlie her life is forever changed; she not only finds out that she should have died in her rescue attempt from multiple stab wounds but there is a supernatural world of witches, vampires and werewolves that she is a part of!

Lex finds out that she is a Boundary witch, meaning she has the power over life and death hence the reason she ages slowly and has been unable to die; she is extremely dangerous but has never received formal training.

The plot is fast paced and thrilling as Lex learns the ways of the supernatural world whilst trying to keep her niece safe so she makes a deal with the undead leaders to keep Charlie protected while she works with a mysterious vampire named Quinn to find out who is after her. The world that Olson has created was imaginative and entertaining, I liked the way Lex dealt with everything that was thrown her way.

I was eager to learn where Lex fit into the Old World and her background story; there are still so many questions to be answered. All of the side characters were interesting but I do look forward to finding out more about them in the next instalment, I enjoyed Lex’s growing friendship with Simon and Lily as well as her relationship with her family.

There is a smidgeon of romance but nothing that truly wowed me unfortunately; I hope that this is developed further in the next book.

Overall, Boundary Crossed is a nice start to the series and I look forward to reading the next book, Boundary Lines.

Melissa F. OlsonAbout the author: Melissa Olson was born and raised in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, and studied film and literature at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. After graduation, and a brief stint bouncing around the Hollywood studio system, Melissa landed in Madison, WI, where she eventually acquired a master's degree from UW-Milwaukee, a husband, a mortgage, a teaching gig, two kids, and two comically oversized dogs, not at all in that order. She loves Madison, but still dreams of the food in LA. Literally. There are dreams. Learn more about Melissa, her work, and her dog at

1 comment:

  1. Oh this sounds interesting Sharon, and not bad for a first book in a new series.


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