ARC Review: Wildfire by Ilona Andrews

Posted July 24, 2017 by Suzanne in Reviews / 7 Comments

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ARC Review: Wildfire by Ilona Andrews
Wildfire
by Ilona Andrews

5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: July 25th 2017
Series: Hidden Legacy #3
Published by Avon
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
 

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Nevada Baylor has to make a hard choice, should she want to register her family as a House? Becoming a House will push her irreconcilably into a world of ruthless and deadly politics, but may save her from becoming a slave to others, especially her paternal grandmother’s, will. As she faces this decision, she also gets presented with a case, to find a missing husband. Only the woman asking is the daughter of a deceased enemy, an enemy she had a hand in killing. But, the more Nevada finds out, the more nothing is quite as it seems.

Once again Ilona Andrews confirms exactly why I adore her books, Wildfire had me clutching my kindle and unable to let it go from the very first page. This phenomena isn’t unusual with me and an Andrews book, you may have guessed from this review and all the others that I am a routing-through-their-rubbish kind of fan. So, to spice this review up I am going to break my adoration down into what it is that draws me into their books, and to this book in particular:

THE WORLD

Any Fantasy (Urban or otherwise) has to build a good world. It’s got to be grounded in enough reality or sense so that you can believe it, but different enough from the normal world so that it sparks your imagination. In the Hidden Legacy series I believe that Andrews has achieved this balance. The world is close to our own, with the addition of having certain families that can wield different types of magic. Being able to wield magic then affects everything, the businesses they go into, the people they will marry and treatment by law enforcement. It’s fascinating and exciting and with each new book new nuances are added. It’s the perfect setting for the characters and stories Andrews has crafted.

THE CHARACTERS

Andrews has knack for creating characters I love. And not just the central characters (who we will get to) but also everyone surrounding them. Enemies, friends, family…even characters that make a brief appearance have more personality then some heroes and heroines I have read in other books. This all stems from reading this from Nevada, the heroine’s, POV, we see them through her eyes. We view her family through a lens of her love for them, we see the developing relationship between her and Rogan and everyone else through her observations. Luckily Nevada is pretty astute. Another element I love, Andrews’ writes a very human, but intelligent heroine and I can’t help but love hopping along for the ride.

THE STORY

This is the last book that has been contracted for this series, I really hope that they are offered more, because this series has such a great potential for more. But, if it doesn’t it has ended, although with one loose end untied and ready to be grabbed on to, at least satisfactory. Each book has had it’s own individual story running through it, but Wildfire pulls the overarching story line to a conclusion. And what an exciting, action packed conclusion it was!  There were monsters, car chases, bear soldiers and tanks, just to name a few.

THE ROMANCE

I couldn’t do this review without mentioning the romance. Rogan and Nevada. Perfect for one another and their relationship continues to develop, they but heads, their is a great mixture or fireworks and sweet moments between them. Definitely enough to sooth the romance junkie in me.

CONCLUSION

Get it. Read it. Love it.

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About Ilona Andrews

Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. author2sm“Ilona is a native-born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Gordon was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him. They met in college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a better grade. (Gordon is still sore about that.)

Gordon and Ilona currently reside in Oregon with their two children, three dogs and a cat. They have co-authored two series, the bestselling urban fantasy of Kate Daniels and romantic urban fantasy of The Edge.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Ginelle Blanch

Thanks for sharing…the series looks great!!

Amy R
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Amy R

Can’t wait to read, thanks for the review.

Chris Alexander
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Chris Alexander

I will definitely be picking this up this week.

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Elena

You have expressed exactly what I felt when I opened the first book I ever read of Ilona Andrews (Magic Bites). I knew I had found my UF author and that from then on any other author had a very high standard to meet. This series is just as amazing as the Kate Daniels books. Wildfire is on its way to my doorstep and I can’t wait.

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Rachel W

I love this series! Thanks for the review!

Darynda Jones
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Darynda Jones

These two are solid gold. It doesn’t matter what they write, it’s always fantastic!

Timitra
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Timitra

Can’t wait! I’ll be binge reading the second and third books