Leaving town on an urgent errand has catastrophic consequences for Scarlett. Her friend Jesse has been cursed and is dying and her dog Shadow has been stolen. An old enemy has returned and they plan on destroying the peace between the vampires werewolves and witches and starting a war.
As a null Scarlett holds the key to stopping them but to do so she will need to take control of all the supernaturals who haven’t fled LA and face their common foe in a last ditch battle.
I read a little of the first of the Scarlett Bernard books (Dead Spots) but being totally honest it didn’t really grab me and I didn’t continue with the series. I managed to get a review copy of Midnight Curse, the first in the Disrupted Magic series which also features Scarlett Bernard and I was hooked. Now I think I need to revisit those earlier books and get the entire back story.
I’m not sure if Shadow Hunt is the last in this series but it’s certainly the best. Far and away my favorite thus far. I’m definitely wanting some more of these characters and especially the bargest. What’s not to love about a monstrous bullet proof demon dog?
Many thanks to 47North for providing me with this review copy.
When vampire celebrities start performing a show in Las Vegas that puts the entire old world at risk Dashiell sends Scarlett to investigate.
What she discovers is two vampire factions at war and vampires disappearing without a trace. Someone is using the weakness of the Las Vegas vampires to hide their own sinister agenda and Scarlett with the help of a very old cowboy are the only ones who can stop them.
I struggled a little with the Scarlett Bernard books. They were good, well written urban fantasy but for one reason or another I just didn’t connect with Scarlett in those books and it’s hard to enjoy a book when the main character leaves you feeling nothing. So when I picked up Midnight Curse I wasn’t expecting much –– and I loved it.
I’m not sure why but I’m loving Scarlett in this series. Blood Gamble is another solid entry in the series. It’s not perfect, I skipped through all the romance and I think the ending felt a little rushed but there are some truly spectacular urban fantasy moments in this book.
The grieving vampire cowboy –– Best. Character. Ever.
Many thanks to 47North and Netgalley for providing me with this review copy.
Yellow, Orange, Red – What it means. YOR-Guide
Something wicked is at work in Colorado’s supernatural community. Vampires are being paralyzed or killed with poison…a weapon favored by witches. This offense threatens to break apart the already-fractured alliance between witches and the undead.
The state’s cardinal vampire, Maven, summons boundary witch Allison “Lex” Luther to stop the killing before it ignites a war. Lex has barely started investigating when she gets another surprise: the biological father she’s never met arrives on her doorstep. He has answers to all of Lex’s questions about her bloodline, but getting those answers could mean betraying the life she’s already built.
Then the next vampire is poisoned—and this time it’s Maven herself. The new evil that hunts Lex is powerful and ruthless enough to stop the strongest supernatural creature in the state. In order to find such a killer, Lex will have to face down her own birthright and call on every ally—both living and dead.
With Boundary Born Melissa F. Olson has done something quite remarkable. She’s given to me a book I just can’t fault. It’s perfect in every way. I keep expecting the wheels to fall off and this series keep surprising me.
Now I’m thinking I need to go back and give her Scarlett Bernard series a second chance. I read book one, wasn’t impressed and walked away, but now I’m wondering how much I’m missing out on.
Position in Series: Book 3
1 –– Boundary Crossed
2 –– Boundary Lines
3 –– Boundary Born
Orange, Red, Yellow. What it means: YOR-Guide