Title: Shadow Hunt (Disrupted Magic Book 3)
Author: Melissa F. Olson
Format: Audible (via Kindle Unlimited)
Narrator: Amy McFadden
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Synopsis **Spoilers if you haven’t read any Disrupted Magic books**
If you haven’t read any Disrupted Magic books yet and don’t want to be spoiled, stop reading this review now.
For years now, Scarlett Bernard has counted on two things: her ability to nullify magic, and Shadow, the bargest who guards Scarlett with her life. But after a sudden revelation turns Scarlett’s world upside down, she panics and leaves town without warning, leaving Shadow with her partner, Jesse. In the chaos that follows, the bargest is stolen – and Jesse nearly dies from a brutal psychic assault.
It seems that an old enemy has returned for revenge…and the attack on Shadow was only the beginning. As Scarlett races home to find the bargest and rescue her friends, she is dragged deeper into a terrifying legend that has somehow found its way to present-day Los Angeles.
Now she will have to recruit every possible ally for a battle that will test her null ability to the limit. Scarlett has been in over her head before, but now she risks losing everything…and she’s never had more to lose.
This book was unstoppable. What does this mean? It means, I couldn’t really put it down.
I very much enjoyed the Scarlett Bernard trilogy, then I found out about the Disrupted Magic trilogy. The Disrupted Magic trilogy takes place after the Scarlet Bernard trilogy and holy crap, I think this trilogy was even better than the first. These trilogies need to be read in order. The third book, Shadow Hunt, takes place immediately following the second book, Blood Gamble.
Scarlett is not very adept at fighting, so the battles she gets in are interesting. She also has a very relatable way of thinking things through, which of course gets her in trouble. This time, it also gets her friends in trouble, and puts their lives in danger.
The writing style combined with the characters will give you a few giggles. I love the no nonsense style of the writing, when Scarlett is thinking through her troubles, sometimes the way she describes things are quite interesting and just makes you laugh a little. The situation is usually serious, and sometimes it’s nice to throw that little bit of laughter in.
The characters, even though they are vampires, witches, werewolves, nulls, and every now and then an actual normal human, are believable. I think some of this comes from listening to Scarlett think things through, and anticipating how the others will react to actions, or words. Then seeing their body language through Scarlett’s eyes, brings them to life.
I enjoyed the plot and how you are just carried through, but feel for the characters, wonder if they will make it through or if someone is going to perish. You never know in this trilogy if one of the main characters is going to be maimed or flat out die.
If you are looking for a quick enjoyable read, I recommend you try the Disrupted Magic trilogy by Melissa F. Olson.