Midnight Curse


Scarlett Bernard is used to cleaning up messes. As th human who cancels out any magic around her, Scarlett ’ s job is to maintai the supernatural world hidden—at any cost.

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 werewol, 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. Unfortunatel, the true perpetrator is determined to make sure Molly goes on trial for the massacre—and the penalty is death.

With mor than two years to prove her riend ’ s guil, 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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Published February 7th 2017 by 47North

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Scarlett ’ s job becomes twofold: hide the magical involvement from the humans and find out who wants to hurt her friend.Nobody believes in the vampire 's innocence, but Scarlett is determined to prove he real murderer with a little helps from an old LAPD buddy.

Olson and published February 7th 2017 by 47North.I was browsing Netgalley for a promising new series when I ran across Midnight Curse, first in he new “ Disrupted Magic ” trilogy.

It wasn ’ t until after I requested he book that I kne about a previous trilogy starring Scarlett Bernard, but I fel in anyway.

: Scarlett is at an art show with her frien when she finds a creepy, blood-spattered SOS note delivered from her old vampire riend, Molly.

Scarlett and Jesse keep the twisty mystery plot moving, interspersing their investigation with humorous one-liners, psychologically layered character dynamics and precise, interesting character and worldbuilding.

Not with all his going for Midnight Curse, why did I rate a book at 4 stars instead of 5?

( hide spoiler) ] But I fin he sens that Olson wanted/needed to shake things up for a new installmen, and my impression of Scarlett suffered without an understanding of the love triangle and character histories of the original series.

She ’ s the great narrato in every other way, and in fact, a lot of readers enjoyed everything about thi nove ( the overall Goodreads rating is super high—currently 4.27, wow!), including this arc.

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I just thought way too much was going on for th irst ook and have just a general state of confusion occurring while I was reading this.

I have no idea why the person would n't just turn into dust if they re a 1,000 years old, but I learned to stop asking questions like that while reading.The other main character is a former friend/partner whatever of Scarlett 's, former LAPD detective Jesse Cruz.

Jesse is bitter over a divorce and feeling like he got played by the Old World people ( I barely manage to figure out what happened based on all the hints floating around) .When a former vampire friend of Scarlett ( goes by name of Molly) asks for her help, Scarlett goes up against the Old World to prove she was set up.

A nove just got a bit awkward when it ent from Scarlett to Jesse 's POV.

For contex, we just got told that Jesse used to have emotion for Scarlett and they ave n't seen each other in three week.

he nly stuf that I did like was Scarlett being happy she could just be friends with Jesse without any romance going on.

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Despite having relationship issues with Eli, she did n't convince herself she wanted things she did n't to appease him.

Suc issues popped up in that time like getting a divorce and fame from writing a memoir.

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I didn ’ t realiz it was part of thi arger series until after I ad finished it, and I didn ’ t look like I missed nything by not reading the previous books; in fact, I loved how Scarlett is a more mature, experienced heroine who has tricks up her sleeve and isn ’ t bumbling around discovering her powers or how the world works.Scarlett is a null, someone who can cancel the magic of other supernaturals in her vicinity.

Pick it up here, or dig through the older books if you say, but you ’ ll certainly be sorry you discovered the Old World Chronology series.

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Olson 's website, this arc -- entitled Disrupted Magic -- will be nother trilogy.

Timeline wise, it has been three years after Hunter 's Trail: Scarlett is living with his werewolf boyfriend, Eli, while ex-LAPD Detective Jesse Cruz is now a divorcé who " stars " in his own ook ( although a ghostwriter actually done all the work).

Anyway if I also hought that Scarlett developed a bit of a temper -- but I kno if I was dealing with an overprotective boyfriend like Eli, I ould be annoyed as well.As for Jesse, he must hav started this book to be having quite a depression, after his ivorce.

I actually lost my good night sleep finishing this one!! Last but not least, I adore he connection that Olson made in regards to her other series -- I am confident that one particular progress in his ook might make way to Lex 's next trilogy series.This book ended without any cliffhanger sense to it; unless if you count the romance factor ( view spoiler) [ since Scarlett and Eli broke up by the beginnin of this nove -- different principles and life-purpose -- so she and Jesse were practically single again ( hide spoiler) ].

I 'm actuall actuall in it for the romance though; it is les of the world that Olson provides.I genuinely have no complaints; I will ot WAIT for the las nove ( like I though, Olson wrote that Disrupted Magic series would e a trilogy) to be released.

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It has the same characters and thi is wonderful!

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