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Boundary Haunted

(Boundary Magic #5)

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4.50  ·  Rating details ·  377 ratings  ·  64 reviews
Months after her battles in Wyoming, Allison “Lex” Luther is still struggling with the aftereffects of the psychic attack she suffered—and with the new developments in her own magic.

Then Lex’s boss, the cardinal vampire of Colorado, passes along a strange request from her counterpart in Atlanta. Hundreds of Civil War spirits have abruptly vanished in Beau Calhoun’s
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Kindle Edition, 317 pages
Published December 3rd 2019 by 47North
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Beth
I received this ARC copy of Boundary Haunted from 47North. This is my honest and voluntary review. Boundary Haunted is set for publication Dec. 3, 2019.
Dee Arr
Nov 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I was looking for something in the fantasy genre, and the cover of “Boundary Haunted” caught my eye. Not having read any of the first four books in the Boundary Magic series, I wasn’t sure what to expect. As the series seemed well received by other readers, I decided to take a chance.

The main part of the story is a standalone, and it is understandable that there will be a certain amount of backstory. Fans of the series may have appreciated the numerous information dumps in the beginning, but as
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Ami
Oct 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Still struggling with nightmares after the psychic attack she suffered after the last book, Allison “Lex” Luther travels to Atlanta, Georgia, to fulfill the request of help from the vampire cardinal Abner Beaumont "Beau" Calhoun. Apparently, Beau’s ghosts are missing, and since Lex is a boundary witch, Beau thinks that she can help finding them. Lex is reluctant at first, until her twin-sister Sam, tells Lex in her dream that she is needed. So off Lex goes to the South, alone this time.


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Mona  Brown
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. I liked how Lex has to take herself out of her comfort zone on this assignment and deal with things she's not really used to. The history woven into this story was an added bonus. As I was reading this, I could picture the places like I was there along side the characters
Mona  Brown
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. I liked how Lex has to take herself out of her comfort zone on this assignment and deal with things she's not really used to. The history woven into this story was an added bonus. As I was reading this, I could picture the places like I was there along side the characters
Maureen
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
While I greatly enjoyed this entire series, this 5th book in the Boundary Magic series was just awesome. Being from the South and having spent a lot of time in the Atlanta area, I could imagine much of the scenery and of course in my mind, Beau, the Atlanta cardinal vampire, has this wonderful old southern accent that I could hear as I read. The setting, culture, and old Civil War history was done perfectly. I was pleasantly surprised at the accuracy as I have visited many of the landmarks in ...more
Valerie
Oct 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It took a little while to get into this book, I didn't really like Beau when we first meet him, but when the story really begins with the reason for Lex being there and the action starts, it's easy to get into. I enjoyed it. I really liked the respect and determination that Lex has to find and fix the problem. I did have some inkling that Odessa was the bad guy but didn't realize the range of it. I liked how the two remaining horsemen warming up to Lex at the end especially helping hold her up. ...more
keikii Eats Books
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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85 points, 4 stars

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"You want to send me to Atlanta," I said slowly, "because a cardinal vampire is worried that his vampire social event is missing its ghosts?"

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Boundary Haunted was so just much fun to read. I loved the entire setup for the book. There is a vampire master, who works out of a cemetary, who sees ghosts, and when he was turned, he also turned his friends and named them the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
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Melindeeloo
Nov 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Melindeeloo by: 9
Shelves: arc
While this Lex book, did take sort of a breather from the long arc stand point, Ii did add a bit more to the understanding of just what a boundary witch is as Lex, heads out to help the head vampire of Atlanta with a missing ghost problem. Since the vamp is from a family with unactivated boundary witch powers and is able to see ghost too, we also get to learn a bit more about different types of ghosts. And there is sort of a touching ghostly moment near the end. Atlanta is interesting in that it ...more
Jeannie Zelos
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Boundary Haunted (Boundary Magic Book 5)

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Genre: Sci-fi and fantasy

I love all Melisa's stories about the Old World, and this one continues to engage my attention as much as the rest. Sometimes when a series continues a while the stories feel faded, same-ish but not with these. The Scarlett Bernard books follow the same lines as the Boundary ones, same Old World but different city, different issues. That means there's always something new to bring to the
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Sharon Tyler
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Boundary Haunted is the fifth book in the Boundary Magic series by Melissa F. Olson. This is a series that should definitely be read in order. This installment is scheduled for release on December 3 2019.

Months after her battles in Wyoming, Allison “Lex” Luther is still struggling with the aftereffects of the psychic attack she suffered—and with the new developments in her own magic. Then Lex’s boss, the cardinal vampire of Colorado, passes along a strange request from her counterpart in
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Jen
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Four stars for the urban fantasy genre.

The Boundary Magic series is so much fun. The series is a spin-off from the Scarlett Bernard series, but I began reading this series first, and then went back and picked up the Scarlett Bernard series.

Allison "Lex" Luther is an army veteran who doesn't realize she is a witch until vampires attempt to abduct her niece in the first book Boundary Crossed. She has a lot to learn.

I reviewed the first four books here.

In Boundary Haunted, Lex is still recovering
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Anne Szlachcic
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was wonderful to get back to the world of 'Lex' Luther - especially after her battles , both real and psychic , in Wyoming .

Maven , the Cardinal Vampire in Colorado , makes a strange 'personal' request of Lex - will she aid the Cardinal Vampire of Atlanta , Beau Calhoun , - hundreds of Civil War spirits have suddenly vanished . Initially Lex is reluctant , she is still coming to terms with the changes to her magic ………. but Maven needs this alliance if the new Council is to come to fruition .
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Cat C
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another action-packed adventure

I love Melissa F Olson's Old World series and I was so delighted to have a chance to read an early copy from Net Galley and provide an honest review.

This Atlanta setting takes Lex further away from Colorado than she's ever been, and I missed her usual cast of secondary characters like Quinn, Maven, and Charlie. However, the setting imbued by literal specters of the Civil War was fascinating and it was a fair trade-off to get to experience this unique setting.

This
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Kristine
Oct 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have enjoyed this series since I found book one many years ago with the Old World and Scarlett and her gang and I was thrilled when we got to move to Boulder and got to meet Lex and her crew. This book is a bit of a departure because it takes Lex to a new location with not a lot of support. While she has had to travel on other occasions, it seems that both her and her gang are a bit fragile after the happenings in the past couple of books and we see a bit of a different Lex. I will admit that ...more
Kristine
Oct 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have enjoyed this series since I found book one many years ago with the Old World and Scarlett and her gang and I was thrilled when we got to move to Boulder and got to meet Lex and her crew. This book is a bit of a departure because it takes Lex to a new location with not a lot of support. While she has had to travel on other occasions, it seems that both her and her gang are a bit fragile after the happenings in the past couple of books and we see a bit of a different Lex. I will admit that ...more
Just Jese
Dec 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Loooooooovvvvvvvveeeeddddd it

I expected this book to be amazing and it did not disappoint. The story was good and was typical tortured Lex.
I can sing the books praises as I usually do, but this simply couldn’t earn 5 stars from me. From book one of Lex’s journey we knew Lily and Simon were biracial and Boulder seemed very diverse and hipster-ish. Here we are several stories later, across the old World universe) and we’ve just now encountered racism and prejudice? It seemed just thrown in there
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Stacy
Dec 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Lex is back and she isn't in Colorado anymore.

Lex is still having issues with the events in BOUNDARY BROKEN. She is having nightmares and she want's nothing to do with ghosts. Unfortunately she is needed in Atlanta and there are a lot of ghosts there.

I love Lex, but I also love the rest of her gang. We don't get much of them in BOUNDARY HAUNTED, but I didn't miss them as much as I thought they would. The storyline had a great flow and the action kept me waiting to see what would happen next. I
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Jumms
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
In between

This story was a bit intricate but good.

Lex is still scarred and hurting from the last book. This picks up a little bit after. Lex isn't sleeping well and hurting a bit. She is sent to Atlanta on a mission she believes is to find missing servants. But as usual, not everything is as it seems.

Lex is pretty much on her own for most of this story but we do get some of the old cast back towards the end. I missed the interaction of our usual crew. I also realized that I wish there was a
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Justine
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hauntingly Good Story

(I don't summarize the plot teaser, so check it out if you're looking for that...)
In some ways, this may be my favorite Lex story to date. It's a perfect blend of supernatural action & intrigue with grand character development & pacing. I would gladly follow Lex back to Atlanta anytime.
I appreciated how, as a reader & fan of both series (Scarlett's books), you got to see a vulnerability in Lex that made her all the more human in spite of her magical nature. Her
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Ashley Reyes
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy for an honest review from Netgalley.

After the last book, it's totally expected Lex is scared and a little broken. She was drug through a hedge backwards so to speak with the wraiths, so the idea of going into Atlanta as a favor is scary- we're told it's one of the most haunted places. But, the master vampire sees ghosts, and they're disappearing.

Without giving too much more away, I liked that this was a much more localized mystery rather than some great conspiracy larger
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Ashley Reyes
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy for an honest review from Netgalley.

After the last book, it's totally expected Lex is scared and a little broken. She was drug through a hedge backwards so to speak with the wraiths, so the idea of going into Atlanta as a favor is scary- we're told it's one of the most haunted places. But, the master vampire sees ghosts, and they're disappearing.

Without giving too much more away, I liked that this was a much more localized mystery rather than some great conspiracy larger
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Penny
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
There are authors I read who when I read them after a while between books, I’ve forgotten just how good they are. This is one such author. I was immediately drawn into this book, the characters just like returning to old friends. Lex is a great character who suffers from PTSD from both her time in service and the events of last book, but she must try to not let it interfere in her latest assignment for Maven, especially when her sister tells her she really must go. I loved the new characters ...more
Witch-at-Heart
This is my first book by Melissa Olson and it is the fifth installment in the old world series. I received this book from NetGalley for an honest review and jumped right in with this one. I feel because Lex was in a different setting it didn't hold me back. I did miss out on a lot of background and history with the characters but that just made intrigued enough to buy the first book so I can catch up.

I really enjoyed this book and I never saw the person doing this coming it was a big reveal for
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Kelsey Ruud
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good boundary magic book by Melissa Olson. This one is a little different in that Lex goes by herself to another city, Atlanta, to help with some missing ghosts. Of course Lex once again learns some new things about boundary magic and ghosts and we meet some new characters again.
The only problem I'm starting to notice with this series is that if you only read the five books of the series without all the extra in-between stories that are available, it feels like you're missing a lot.
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Kelsey Ruud
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another good boundary magic book by Melissa Olson. This one is a little different in that Lex goes by herself to another city, Atlanta, to help with some missing ghosts. Of course Lex once again learns some new things about boundary magic and ghosts and we meet some new characters again.
The only problem I'm starting to notice with this series is that if you only read the five books of the series without all the extra in-between stories that are available, it feels like you're missing a lot.
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Chelsea
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Boundary Haunted is the 5th book in the Boundary series. In this book Lex goes to Atlanta. Melissa F Olson does an amazing job building her characters. By this book, all of the regular characters feel like friends. Plus, I love how other people from the Scarlett series can always make a cameo or be referenced. However, now I want to reread all of the books and the short stories. There was one or two tiny places I felt like the story stumbled a little, but on the whole, I really liked the book. I ...more
Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
LOVED. LOVED. LOVED. Did I mention I loved the latest in Melissa Olson's Old World series? I connect with Lex in so far as trying to figure out who she is while so much other stuff (like life!) continues to come at her. Loved the Civil War backdrop to this latest novel, which of course set up a nice foreshadow to a future possible novel. Great new characters. Great recurring characters. A must read! While it could be read as a stand alone, I would read her series in order. The back stories make ...more
Chelsea
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Boundary Haunted is the 5th book in the Boundary series. In this book Lex goes to Atlanta. Melissa F Olson does an amazing job building her characters. By this book, all of the regular characters feel like friends. Plus, I love how other people from the Scarlett series can always make a cameo or be referenced. However, now I want to reread all of the books and the short stories. There was one or two tiny places I felt like the story stumbled a little, but on the whole, I really liked the book. I ...more
Emily
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Snarky and sweet

I stumbled upon the Boundary Magic books by chance and fell in love with the entire Old World. Boundary Haunted doesn't disappoint with Lex's trademark sarcasm, gritty action and generous heart! Growing up just north of metro Atlanta, this story had a special significance to me and I loved Melissa's characterization of Beau's complexities. A wholly bingeable addition to the Boundary Magic series.
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Melissa Olson was born and raised in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, and studied film and literature at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. After graduation, and a brief stint bouncing around the Hollywood studio system, Melissa landed in Madison, WI, where she eventually acquired a master's degree from UW-Milwaukee, a husband, a mortgage, a teaching gig, two kids, and two comically ...more

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