About the Book:
But on the eve of the Vampire Trials, a two-day tribunal that allows the otherworldly community to air their grievances, Scarlett receives a blood-soaked message from Molly, her estranged former roommate. Molly, a vampire, had been living with twelve human college students…and in one terrible night, she slaughtered them all.
Scarlett believes Molly’s been set up, but no one else in the Old World agrees with her. Meanwhile, the true perpetrator is determined to make sure Molly goes on trial for the massacre—and the penalty is death.
With less than two days to prove her friend’s innocence, Scarlett calls on former LAPD detective Jesse Cruz to help her dig into Molly’s past. But no one—Molly included—wants Scarlett and Jesse to bring the terrible truth to light.
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A Curse I Can Live With
Do you like Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files novels? Ever think they’d be better with a female protagonist? Then you should probably read this book.
Surface similarities aside, though, this isn’t just “Dresden Files but with a female lead.” The main character, Scarlett Bernard, is a null, someone who emits a magic-nullifying bubble around herself. That means vampires, werewolves, and witches can’t do squat with their magical powers when she’s near them. It’s also earned her a job working with these three groups, who all happen to coexist more or less peacefully in LA. Scarlett’s job is to clean up in those instances where things didn’t go peacefully, and she’s good at it. However, when a former roommate (who happens to be a vampire) calls her for help, it leads to a massive plot designed to disrupt the unity of the LA “Old World” and make life for Scarlett and her cohorts miserable, if not terminally short.
I seriously enjoyed this book. The characters were well-crafted and each had their own unique personality. Characters made choices that made sense with who they were, not just what was convenient to move the plot along. Ms. Olson’s prose is succinct, deft, and descriptive without being overly-ornate. She strikes a great tone between breezy banter and tense action.
If you like stories with paranormal creatures, well-crafted characters, a clever-but-very-human female protagonist, and a solid mystery that earns its ending, you should pick up Midnight Curse. I’m excited to see more from this series.