Boundary Crossed by Melissa F. Olson

Rating: 3.5 stars

Series: Boundary Magic #1

This didn’t bring much of anything new to the table as far as UF goes. The one thing that really makes this world stand out is the people that are magical nulls. I don’t think I’ve ever read another series where a person is capable of voiding any magic that comes near them. Aside from the nulls it is standard UF, but I liked it anyway. This series takes place in the same world as the Scarlett Bernard series. There isn’t much of an overlap as far as characters go, so this can be read without reading Scarlett Bernard first.

Lex discovered that she was special. It’s an overused unoriginal trope, but it didn’t bother me too much in this. Lex seemed very normal aside from her powers. She didn’t have low self-esteem but didn’t think highly of herself either. She struggled with emotional issues from being in the military and from the death of her sister. The issues she struggled with about the death of her sister resonated with me since my only sibling died several years ago.

The side characters need more development. So far most of them seem nice but don’t have much personality. Characters with shades of gray are always more interesting, but all of them are lacking that. Quinn is a vampire, but he’s not very bad ass. I really want to like him, but he’s too boring so far. Lex has a few men in her life. I really hope this doesn’t end up delving into the territory of love triangles.

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