I liked this book. It reminded me of the Gail Carriger Soulless books set in the present instead of the past. The idea of a null is very interesting. The storyline was well thought out and I enjoyed listening to the world unfold. I liked the characters and enjoyed the romantic triangle that is setting up. I hope that Melissa Olson turns this into a series. I thought Amy McFadden was a fantastic narrator. This is the first time I've listened to anything she narrated and I would definitely listen to her again.
This was one of the books I picked up during the recent First in a Series sale and I am thrilled that I did. The heroine is not whiney or afraid of who she is and the other characters are well fleshed out. I am certain that we will get a bit more back story on each of them as the series moves along based on the writing style exhibited in this book. The plot was good too. It had some fun little twists and turns and a decent mystery. The supernatural world is also well thought out and interesting, and I like the twist of a Null.
Amy McFadden's performance was spot on and I really enjoyed listening to her.
Nicely done! I am looking forward to the next installment!
Yes! I really enjoyed the extra bit of "real" that Ms McFadden was able to give the characters with the audio version.
Eli. He's a mixture of a big puppy that wants to make his mistress happy and a protective rottweiler who wants to do everything to keep her safe.
This was my first time hearing Amy McFadden.
Not without spoilers!
I was just looking for something to distract me from the long wait in between books in another series. What I got was another series to add to my "Must always read" pile...and another long wait for the next book. If you are looking for the same, be prepared to love this book, and this series!
This is an interesting and captivating series
It mostly fits into the Harry Dresden genre, good story, interesting characters
I keep searching for an urban fantasy series that I like as much as the "Dresden Files" and the Georgia Kincaid series by Richelle Mead. The Scarlett Bernard series is good, very good considering the fact that this is Olson's debut.
The Good: I like Scarlett; like all heroes of this genre, she is snarky, beautiful and slightly damaged. She is also of average intelligence and slightly lost in a believable way. I also like how Olson brings Los Angeles into the story as a character; I appreciate a book that addresses the challenges of a real life urban dweller such as parking and traffic.
The Bad: Characters actions and motivations do not seem too consistent. There are also some plot holes that vex me.
I am always looking for some good urban fantasy. I cannot put my finger on why one series becomes a must read and another series bores me,bugs me or just does not grab me. I will be curious to see how this particular series evolves.
Im some guy in Oshkosh, WI that walks to work and has found the joy of listening to good books and values good narrators :).
I really like the book. I like that the plot centers on a new idea in fantasy (a null) and not just a rehash of typical vampire/werwolf genres, She is a hole in magic so if a magical creature enters her field their magic gets turned off which make for some pretty fun reading.
For me, the only big negative is the love triangle. I hate them and try to avoid them when ever I can so if your not a fan of love triangles you probably will get a bit annoyed. It doesn't play a huge part of the story but its there, poking you in the eye with its gnarly wart covered finger. And it seems like it will be here for at least a couple more books. Its not as heavy handed as "twilight" but it is there..
I gave the series a chance because of the Narrator "Amy McFadden" who also narrates the "Jane Yellowrock" series. She does an excellent job reading this book and I will probably continue listening to the others. And the first couple books are pretty cheap to pick up too.
Urban fantasy with vampires, Werewolves & witches Oh My!!
The good news is, Scarlet isn't a teenager in love with the vampire. Very refreshing.
Scarlet goes from being the clean up crew to an investigator. It's a pivotal point in her life. She has more than her share of issues to sort out, so a love triangle is just what she needs. The language is a bit rough, but no graphic sex. I would let my high schooler listen to it.
The narration is great & is worth the credit or cash.
Im struggling with this book, Its not keeping me entertained :( Very slow and predicatble
I enjoy reading -romance, mystery & paranormals. Some of my favorite audios are: Harry Potter, Fablehaven, Cat & Bones & JD Robb.
Interesting paranormal adventure
I enjoyed all of the characters and plot line. The cast of characters are interesting and intelligent. I look forward to the next adventure and see how Scarlett grows and develops,
I'm a Canadian book blogger who loves audiobooks. My favourite genres are sci-fi and fantasy, especially anything paranormal.
Exciting, Fun and Sympathetic
The narration fit Scarlett's character perfectly. She was honest and humourous, and very easy to listen to. I also loved the accent given to Jesse's character.
The ending had some killer twists and reveals. This book's storyline was wrapped up nicely, but there are certainly exciting things coming next.
The budding love triangle is done very tastefully. Both guys are so sweet and nice. At the end of the first book, I totally sympathize with Scarlett’s inability to decide between them. The pros for both look pretty good, and the cons are livable at this point.