Lissa's Review: Dead Spots (Scarlett Bernard #1) by Melissa F. Olson
Released: October 30, 2012
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal
Length: 293 pages
Format: eBook, Paperback, Audio
Scarlett Bernard knows about personal space: step within ten feet of her, and any supernatural spells or demonic forces are instantly defused—vampires and werewolves become human again, and witches can’t get out so much as a “hocus pocus.” This special skill makes her a null and very valuable to Los Angeles’s three most powerful magical communities, who utilize her ability to scrub crime scenes clean of all traces of the paranormal to keep humanity, and the LAPD, in the dark. But one night Scarlett’s late arrival to a grisly murder scene reveals her agenda and ends with LAPD’s Jesse Cruz tracking her down to strike a deal: he’ll keep quiet about the undead underworld if she helps solve the case. Their pact doesn’t sit well with Dash, the city’s chief bloodsucker, who fears his whole vampire empire is at stake. And when clues start to point to Scarlett, it’ll take more than her unique powers to catch the real killer and clear her name
Four Boundless Stars
Dead Spots is the first book in the series. Scarlett is a Null, which basically means when Vampires and Werewolves are near by. They become human again.
There's a murder and Scarlett only has a few days to figure it out or she dies. Which, I think is totally unfair. But there's not much fair in the old world.
Scarlett is a strong character. I really felt sorry for her at times because of what she's been through. I loved the mythology and how it was changed a little bit. I think when an author writes a book, their putting their own imagination, to what mythology is. Vampires were slightly different and so were werewolves.
I loved Eli and I'm hoping to see more of Scarlett and Eli. I realize I have a lot of catching up to do in this series. Though, at times I felt like it was a bit slow, it kept me wanting to know more. I'll keep going with the series. I can't wait to see what happens next!