Trail of Dead

Trail of Dead #2019

Trail of Dead As a null Scarlett Bernard possesses a rare ability to counteract the supernatural by instantly neutralizing spells and magical forces For years she has used her gift to scrub crime scenes of any mag
  • Title: Trail of Dead
  • Author: Melissa F. Olson Amy McFadden
  • ISBN: 9781480557918
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Audio CD
  • As a null, Scarlett Bernard possesses a rare ability to counteract the supernatural by instantly neutralizing spells and magical forces For years she has used her gift to scrub crime scenes of any magical traces, helping the powerful paranormal communities of Los Angeles stay hidden But after LAPD detective Jesse Cruz discovered Scarlett s secret, he made a bargain withAs a null, Scarlett Bernard possesses a rare ability to counteract the supernatural by instantly neutralizing spells and magical forces For years she has used her gift to scrub crime scenes of any magical traces, helping the powerful paranormal communities of Los Angeles stay hidden But after LAPD detective Jesse Cruz discovered Scarlett s secret, he made a bargain with her solve a particularly grisly murder case, and he would stay silent about the city s unearthly underworld.Now two dead witches are found a few days before Christmas, and Scarlett is once again strong armed into assisting the investigation She soon finds a connection between the murders and her own former mentor, Olivia, a null who mysteriously turned into a vampire and who harbors her own sinister agenda Now Scarlett must revisit her painful past to find Olivia unless the blood drenched present claims her life first.
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    2.5 StarsRemember that feeling of Meh I had after the first book that was strong Well, now it got stronger and I threw in a valiant dose of Ugh for good measure Review yada yada Read for the Clean that TBR Already 2018 Edition Challenge over at the MacHalos

    Book Info Genre Urban FantasyReading Level AdultRecommended for fans of urban fantasy, those looking for a female lead urban fantasy with less romance and actionBook Available June 4, 2013 in Kindle and Paperback formatsTrigger Warnings murder, violenceMy Thoughts This is the second book in the Scarlett Bernard series, following Dead Spots, which I read and reviewed linked where allowed in March, 2013.One interesting thing about the style of these books is that the point of view goes back and f [...]

    2Trail of Dead managed to be an incredible boring read with a even annoying heroine I found Dead Spots likeable, but not that great ToD was a book I almost DNFed I accused Scarlett to be too much of a victim in book 1 Well, she didn t grow an inch She actually reverts even into YA territory, making her really unbearable She s dumb, she s stupid, she s whiny WHINY She can t think beyond her range It s unbelievable Her brother has already been used as an hostage, again he could But she does abso [...]

    Trail of Dead is very similar to its predecessor, Dead Spots That is, on the one hand, it s a fast, enjoyable read that I stayed up late to finish and, on the other hand, it retains pretty much all the same flaws and foibles that annoyed me about the first book Indeed, in terms of Scarlett and her relationships with women, I feel like there was a step backwards, especially with Molly, Scarlett s roommate A part of me wants to handwave this as consequences damage from the last book, i.e view spoi [...]

    3.5 starsI wanted to give this book higher rating, because I really liked the plot Olivia teaming up with the unknown witch, Golem, murders, etc , but I was so sick of Scarlett that I couldn t bring myself to give it 4 stars In the first book, I liked Scarlett, but in this one, I just wanted her to drive off a cliff and die peacefully without complicating everyone s lives.1 Eli Eli does absolutely nothing wrong in this book, yet Scarlett treats him like a trash, barely even looks at him and keep [...]

    Enjoyed this book even than the first These books are well written and edited, and the series is free with Kindle Unlimited I m immediately on to the next book

    Either the protagonist is shortsighted or ignorant Is she s not familiar with basic Physics Newton s Third law Certainly she s not naive She can t possibly make a decision like changing every cell a character s whole existence lightly can she I suspect she did.

    I wasn t blown away by the first book, but I found in enjoyable in a few spots so decided to try again and see if I warmed up to the characters in its sequel.While the mystery is a little lackluster, the story isn t a bad follow up to the first I probably enjoyed it simply because I did thaw to the characters some Tossing in the nemesis Olivia and having it tied in with Scarlett s past and what she s discovering about herself helped, and of course I enjoyed that she is starting to second guess [...]

    Trail of Dead by Melissa F OlsonRelease date June 4, 2013 Series Scarlett BernardThis is the second book in a new series, but don t worry as this can be read as a stand alone The author goes through great pains doing a lot of rehashing, especially with the main characters.I did expect some character growth with this novel, unfortunately that did not happen If anything, Scarlett has taken a bit of a trip backwards on the self doubt train and is constantly bemoaning about her life and her friends [...]

    Trail of Dead picks up a couple of months after the events in Dead Spots Since then, Scarlett has been trying to find answers She returns home only to be cornered at the airport by Jesse, the human LAPD officer who helped her with the last case He s got another crime scene to show her and he wants answers She s been gone and hasn t had a chance to check in with Dash, Will, or Kirsten since landing, so she doesn t have much to offer But, at the scene, it is clear that someone s cleaned it and Jes [...]

    Another great novel in the Scarlett Bernard series I really enjoy Scarlett and the very peculiar power she wields It s unlike any other urban fantasy out there nowadays and I find it a welcome relief While there s still the requisite vampires, werewolves and witches, Scarlett is in a league of her own as one of the only people in the world capable of completely cancelling out magic by just standing in the same room as the caster I did have a few problems with this book though and most of it had [...]

    Book Trail of Dead Scarlett Bernard 2 Author Melissa F OlsonPublished June 4, 2013Paperback, 295 pagesReview 4 stars Summary from As a null, Scarlett Bernard possesses a rare ability to counteract the supernatural by instantly neutralizing spells and magical forces For years she has used her gift to scrub crime scenes of any magical traces, helping the powerful paranormal communities of Los Angeles stay hidden But after LAPD detective Jesse Cruz discovered Scarlett s secret, he made a bargain wi [...]

    Olson s Trail of Dead picks up a few months after the ending of the first book in the Scarlett Bernard series Scarlett returns to Los Angeles after spending some time with another null in New York trying to learn about her powers Detective Jesse Cruz is waiting for her at the airport to take her directly to a crime scene for her analysis It turns out that Olivia, Scarlett s crazy mentor turned vampire, is putting her plan in motion killing two witches and a human couple with the same first name [...]

    I liked the mystery a lot better in this book that the other, but for some reason I still think its the narrator I found my mind wandering and having to rewind.

    Competent and imaginative if suffering from a few situations of unbelievable character actions, and a love triangle that I know is ongoing even into the next spin off that features the MC.

    delivreenlivres 20 Il m a fallu un peu de temps pour vraiment arriver me rentrer dans l histoire de ce tome, comme dans le premier de la s rie en fait Mais finalement, une fois que c tait fait j ai trouv ma lecture tout fait agr able.Scarlett Bernard est une Null, c est dire qu elle permet, rien que par sa pr sence d annuler tous les effets magiques, que a soit li une cr ature, un objet ou un sors Depuis la fin du tome pr c dent Scarlett connait son ennemi Alors lorsqu une voiture est retrouv e [...]

    I liked this world, I liked the characters, I liked the plot, but I didn t like the relationships view spoiler I think it was a personal thing though, b c I hate love triangles with a passion of a thousand fiery suns This one wasn t as bad as some I ve read, but it s still on the event horizon, so to speak.I know I m supposed to like the cop, and on his own, yeah, he s fine, but I m just not seeing the main character and the cop together shrug I can t put my finger on it exactly, but I just wasn [...]

    Quick review Cover Nice Rating R Thumbs Up 4Overall Unhappy with ScarlettCharacters Well WrittenPlot Danger for her is brought to everyone she cares forPage Turner Yes Series Cont Yes Recommend YesBook Boyfriend EliSUMMARY 50 words or less Why I ll continue to read this series for now, I was really unhappy with Scarlett I m really not on the Jesse bandwagon and not sure how I ll react if they end up together.For a full review and yummy pic, see my blog post at mybookboyfriend 2Audio ReviewAmy Mc [...]

    So much going onIt s crazy how much happens in this story Crazy Olivia has friends and they re willing to kill anyone in their way It didn t take long for Scarlett, Jesse and the gang to figure out Olivia was behind the murders The problem was all the misdirection and Psycho stuff that was going on No one could figure out her end game because she wasn t alone Scarlett is still dealing with a love triangle which sucks and of course Olivia the vampire isn t helping I enjoyed this book and will rea [...]

    If you enjoy urban fantasy, these are the books for you Olson does a terrific job continuing to build her world and using familiar monsters vampires and werewolves in unfamiliar ways As in Dead Spots, the best part is the focus on Scarlett and her powers as a null, someone who can cancel out the powers of vampires, werewolves and witches Scarlett is both very likable and flawed, making her approachable and easy to root for And the villain was excellent I can t wait to see what happens next

    4.5This was really good It kept me sitting on the edge of my seat throughout most of the book It s such an awesome ensemble of characters Even the bad guys are interesting The big showdown almost seemed like it concluded the story arc I have no idea where book 3 can go I m curious to see what Ms Olson has in store for Scarlett and company now This book was cram packed full of action and I loved every second of it

    Scarlett s story continues and some of the loose threads from the previous book get tied, some forward progress is made and some actions taken that are bound to have consequences in the future.The story is engaging and I enjoyed listening to it I look forward to the third book, Hunter s Trail.

    The character develops in this book, which is nice, because helpless protagonists that just happen to save the day aren t really my thing At least here, Scarlett begins to come into her own Well paced, enjoyable.

    Melissa F Olson did it again Trail of the Dead is just as good as Dead Spots The battle between good and evil is so entertaining in these two books The introduction of new characters were weaved in nicely with the old.Kudos on job well done.

    Strong Second Book in an Entertaining SeriesIt s good to be home again For about five seconds, anyway.She s fresh off a plane and back in LA after a long trip to New York, but magic null and Old World cleaner Scarlett Bernard doesn t even make it out of the airport before LAPD Detective Jesse Cruz is dropping a new case in her lap and glaring at her like she caused it all Dragging her out to the crime scene, questioning her as if she hadn t just gotten back in the state, the gorgeous detective d [...]

    Another fun readwhen overused descriptions weren t driving me bonkers anyway I ve liked book 1 and 2 about the same as far as story is concerned Good but not earth shattering This 2nd book, however, seemed to really recycle descriptions than the 1st or maybe I just didn t pay as much attention to it in the 1st as I was still getting to know the characters and staying distracted, who knows If I read one wince, flinch or eyeroll I was about to start acting them out as appropriate reactions I als [...]

    This is a pass the time type of series As a reader, I feel as though in a way I am a knowledge seeker So, when I read stories that have characters that seem to choose to be ignorant it bugs me I may be over analyzing What really grinds my gears about this series so far is that the main character deals in covering up crimes for individuals that are above the normal human standard According to her, the only thing she does is run to keep in shape that way in case she would ever have to run away She [...]

    Scarlett Bernard has to face the killer of her parents, and former mentor, Olivia Once a null, Olivia is now a vampire and she wants Scarlett So Olivia joins forces with a witch to gather the magic they need and leave a path of death in their wake Scarlett know this has something to do with her and she is not going to let any innocents die if she can help it.This is turning out to be a really fun series Scarlett is just snarky enough to get a laugh yet the story is dark and dangerous It is a ni [...]

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