Hmmm…how many stars…I’m torn…I’ll go with 3.5 stars
I’m torn because the writing is really good and the idea, while not original was very interesting. The problem is that I kept switching to other books. There didn’t seem to be anything pulling me back to keep reading. I think the problem was the main character. I didn’t find anything in her personality or character to identify with. I would rarely have made the same decisions and found her interactions with others (especially Eli) annoying.
Scarlet Bernard is a null. This means that the three main factions of supernaturals (vampires, werewolves, and witches) become human again when they are within her null radius. Nulls are rare and Scarlet is the only one in L.A. Her job is cleaning up crime scenes for this supernatural community. I’m not really sure why her being a null has anything to do with her cleaning up their messes, but that is that. In the beginning she is called to a crime scene that is so brutal she is caught off guard and ends up there when the police show up. This is how she comes to be connected to a L.A. detective named Jesse. She has to bring him into her world and soon they are teamed up to solve this and other cases with a deadline.
As mentioned above I just didn’t connect to Scarlet. I’m also not a huge fan of love triangles and there is a small one in this book. I’m not sure if I want to continue reading this series. I’m not against reading other books from this author though because I said at the beginning the writing was good and the idea was good.