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

Boundary Crossed (Boundary Magic, #1)

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 t...


Details Boundary Crossed (Boundary Magic, #1)

TitleBoundary Crossed (Boundary Magic, #1)
Author
Release DateMay 1st, 2015
Publisher47North
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages302 pages
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampires, Magic
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Reviews Boundary Crossed (Boundary Magic, #1)

  • Ellen Gail
    2015-04-01
    4 & 1/2 beautiful exciting paranormal stars!Do you see that woman on the cover? The hot chick in the leather jacket, wind blowing through her hair? That's not Lex. Allison Luther aka Lex, an Army vet who served in Iraq, is a massive animal lover with a herd of rescue pets. She works nights at a convenience store, babysits her baby niece Charlie, and lives a fairly normal life.Until she dies.Boundary Crossed is a super fun and inventive paranormal...
  • Ian
    2015-11-22
    While saving her niece from a kidnapping attempt Lex is stabbed multiple times. She shouldn't be alive. Her heart stopped on the operating table. Then just as the doctor is about to call time of death, it starts beating again. That's Lex's introduction into the supernatural world of vampires and witches. As a boundary witch, a witch who has power over life and death she has never received any training and the leader of the local coven wants to ke...
  • Mara
    2015-04-05
    3 1/2It seems to me Melisa Olson will never be an author with too much appeal (for me). I liked (a couple of) her books enough, but I end up picking at them. Boundary Crossed is set in the same world of Dead Spot, simply in an other city. Again I found plot and world-building interesting, but had a problem with some characters. Or facets of them. Lex could have been way more interesting, still it's a female character I can root for (even with som...
  •  Simply Sam ツ
    2017-02-07
    ***3.5 Stars***I liked this one. Maybe it's because I listened to the audio? I don't know. Whatever the reason, I was never bored and I was genuinely interested in the story. Granted, it's really not the most exciting of books. It introduces the reader to the "Old World" of vampires and witches (there are werewolves too, just not in this book) but on a really mundane level, if that makes sense. We learn a little bit about the vampires, a little b...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    2015-04-23
    I won this is a GoodReads first reads giveaway! A few mild *SPOILERS*I really enjoyed this book. I loved the character Lex. She is a former US Army Sergeant and a boundary witch. She has no idea she is a witch until she is attacked by a couple of vampires that are trying to kidnap her little niece. This attack led her to be in the hospital where she meets another witch and a vampire who start filling her in on what she is, of course blowing her a...
  • Jeanny
    2015-10-19
    I keep going from a 3.5 rating to a four star rating for this book. I'm not sure what I'll decide & being I round up my GR stars I guess it hardly matters. What I am sure of is I'll be reading book 2 in this series.
  • Kathleen
    2015-04-17
    THERE ARE GOOD WITCHES THERE ARE BAD WITCHESBUT MY FAVORITE ARE THE KICKASS WITCHES US Army Sargeant Allison "Lex" Luther was honorably discharged after almost dying in the field in Iraq. Anger management issues, possible PTSD issues, and family tragedy turned Lex into a hermit living in a cabin in the Colorado wilderness with her horde of rescue animals and working nights at the Flatiron Depot. A boring night at the Depot and a fortuitous incide...
  • Coyora Dokusho
    2015-11-14
    It was fabulous, really, really, really fabulous. There were feels and action and AMAZINGNESS. The world-building was great. The plot was absorbing. The characters made places for themselves inside my heart. I loved it.
  • Ami
    2015-11-18
    I enjoyed Olson's previous urban fantasy series, Scarlett Bernard, so when I saw her releasing a new one I jumped on it. But of course I forgot about it, piled it up under so many to-read books. Until yesterday when on a whim (plus I was in my urban fantasy mood) I decided to finally pick this up. Well, Olson surely knew how to begin the first chapter, that's for sure... The third time I died was early on a Monday morning, a week after Labor Day....
  • Anita
    2015-05-01
    YAY! Finally a fantasy book I'm able to enjoy! That is mainly because of its strong lead character. Unlike the usual trope for this kind of books, the female lead character (Lex) isn't a wide-eyed teenager or a slightly older young woman with a bitter look on life. Lex is a 30 y.o. well adjusted and mainly happy except for a tragic episode in her recent past. And... gasp! She's not alone in the world either! She has a nice loving family that care...
  • Melindeeloo
    2015-04-12
    3.5 stars- I enjoyed this foray to another corner of the Old World of Olson's Scarlet Bernard series, with Boundaries Crossed we get to see a bit more of the witchy part of that world and meet a new set of characters. I liked the army vet leading lady, Lex, who discovers her magic along with the hidden Old World filled with witches, were's and vamps, when she foils her toddler niece's kidnapping. The story moves along well as Lex commits her serv...
  • Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
    2015-08-18
    Quick review:Cover: Fitting Rating: PG-13 Thumbs Up: 3.5Overall: Pretty GoodCharacters: Well Written Plot: Saving her niece the nullPage Turner: Yes Series Cont.? Yes Recommend: YesBook Boyfriend: QuinnSUMMARY (50 words or less)I went in with an open mind and I’ll continue with the series. I can’t say I was jumping up and down for joy, but I did find the book entertaining.For a full review and yummy pic, see my blog post at:http://www.mybo...
  • R&R Express
    2015-04-04
    Very unique I loved this story. It's very unique in terms of using a female veteran as the hero in a paranormal book. This story doesn't seem to pull from other books, it's unique and creative. I'm happy to see the potential for a little romance, too, but the suspense is enough to drag you in completely. Lots of unanswered questions here and I hate having to wait for the next book!
  • Aisling Zena
    2015-05-13
    4.5 stars
  • Sarah
    2017-03-20
    Book one of the "An Old World Novel" series by Melissa F. Olson narrated by Kate Rudd. Lex is an ex army sergeant honourably discharged and working at supermarket trying to get over losing her twin sister less then a year ago and PTSD from been only surviving member of her unit. One night a couple come into the shop looking for nappy but when Lex looks at the baby she realises it her niece and try's to stop her abduction. While unsuccessfully try...
  • Caitlin
    2015-04-09
    For more reviews like this check out Weezled.“The third time I died was early on a Monday morning, a week after Labor Day.”The opening line of Boundary Crossed is, by far, the high point of the novel. Olson does a great job of capturing your attention in the first chapter, but I found my interest waning in chapter two. From there it plateaus into a flawed but easy read, allowing you to relax and enjoy the Benny Hill sketch that is Boundary Cr...
  • Rob Blackwell
    2015-04-29
    "The third time I died was early on a Monday morning, a week after Labor Day."So begins another terrific urban fantasy novel by Melissa Olson, whose Scarlett Bernard books I've also greatly enjoyed. It's a great opener and the book never slows down from there. It's an origin story of Allison "Lex" Luthor, who discovers she's unable to die because she's a witch. Olson has explored witches before in her other books, but what makes this one special ...
  • Krissy
    2015-06-30
    Good start to the series
  • AE
    2015-06-07
    It wasn't until almost half way through that I realized this was the author of Dead Spots and that just explained a lot of my feelings on the matter. In that book, her concept was interesting but just didn't pan out for me. I just lost interest, when it was an interesting concept because it was a bland read--2 star, "okay" quality. I had no desire to ever read the next book, and I can't even remember the ending or the main plot line. And that's j...
  • Boundless Book Reviews
    2015-05-20
    One day, I was browsing on my Kindle. I have a lot of books I could read but nothing I really felt like I was really just whole heartedly getting into. This book caught my eye. I loved the cover and didn't really read much of the Synopsis. I kinda like doing that, not really knowing what the book is about. Well.. Let me just say I'm glad I browsed that day for whatever was calling me. The beginning of this book, just pulls you in. It was fast pac...
  • A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
    2015-04-06
    4.5*Book source ~ Kindle FirstThere’s something strange about Allison “Lex” Luther. She has a difficult time dying. Ok, the dying part isn’t so difficult. It’s the staying dead that’s giving her problems. For some reason she can’t stay dead. Not necessarily a bad thing, but most definitely strange and it’s the reason why she suddenly ends up over her head in a magical world she never knew existed when she dies yet again while prot...
  • Jean W. Phillips
    2015-04-11
    Great fun to read!I will definitely read the next book in this series. I really enjoyed the characters and the story line. The writing was perfectly placed and descriptions of people and places were well drawn.
  • Lorna
    2017-03-15
    (RabidReads.com) Story 4.25 stars. Narration 5 stars. When a book starts with “The third time I died was early on a Monday morning, a week after Labor Day,” you can believe I was intrigued. I read and enjoyed Dead Spots by this author about three years ago, and for whatever reason, never went on with the series. I even have other books by this author in my tbr pile. When I saw all three books of this series on sale recently, I bought them in ...
  • A. Cook
    2016-09-19
    Okay but not one of my favorites. Caught my attention but didn't hold it.
  • Jon Abbott
    2016-01-04
    There is something about stories, sagas or poems about "firsts" that brings out the best, or the clichéd, in authors. Classically, some of these were bildungsroman, novels about a person’s formative years. These can be coming of age stories, such at Catcher in the Rye or Jane Eyre, or the variant coming-of-age-in-the-service, such as Horatio Hornblower or more recently Honor Harrington. In erotica, such stories take such forms as the losing on...
  • Lynn
    2015-05-18
    4.5 starsI reread this to prepare for Boundary Lines which comes out later this month. It definitely holds up to the initial read. I may even like it better. I didn’t zoom through it like I did initially, so I picked up a couple of things on this second read-through. I'm a sucker for books that take place in Colorado, since I've lived here forever. You can tell that Melissa Olson actually researched Boulder and the surrounding areas. Boulder se...
  • Earicka
    2015-09-25
    Fun With KidnappersThis series must be read in order. This is the first book. I can't wait to read Boundary Lines!Lex had a twin sister Sam. Sam married John and had Charlie. Then she died. Now all Lex has is her crappy third shift job, her herd of abused and/or abandoned shelter animals, and Charlie. Her niece is her world. She would do anything to keep Charlie safe. Seeing two strangers with her niece in the baby aisle at work sends her into a ...