From the very first page, the journey of former US Army Sergeant Allison "Lex" Luther never disappoints. I sunk happily into the world author Melissa F. Olson has created: it's just like ours but with an extra serving of magic. Lex is not a damsel in distress—in fact, she's anything but. Danger (in the form of ancient creatures, power-hungry kidnappers, and pissed-off witches) seems to follow her everywhere she goes, but she kicks its butt each time, and that's what I love most about her. What makes her all the more relatable is that the one thing she hasn't quite gotten the hang of is dealing with her feelings for a certain sexy vampire (and I can't blame her).
At its core, this is the story of a woman discovering her place in the world while trying not to hurt herself or others. In that sense, Lex is just like many of us, albeit with a tendency toward the supernatural. This novel will have you rooting for her from start to finish, as secrets are revealed and her unique strength wins over everyone she encounters—including you.
- Adrienne Lombardo, Editor