Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Review & Giveaway: Wildfire by Ilona Andrews

Wildfire (Hidden Legacy #3) by Ilona Andrews
Publisher: Avon
Publication date: July 25th 2017
My rating: 5 Stars
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Just when Nevada Baylor has finally come to accept the depths of her magical powers, she also realizes she’s fallen in love. Connor “Mad” Rogan is in many ways her equal when it comes to magic, but she’s completely out of her elements when it comes to her feelings for him. To make matters more complicated, an old flame comes back into Rogan’s life…

Rogan knows there’s nothing between him and his ex-fiance, Rynda Sherwood. But as Nevada begins to learn more about her past, her power, and her potential future, he knows she will be faced with choices she never dreamed of and the promise of a life spent without him.

As Nevada and Rogan race to discover the whereabouts of Rynda’s kidnapped husband and are forced to confront Nevada’s grandmother, who may or may not have evil motives, these two people must decide if they can trust in each other or allow everything to go up in smoke.

My Thoughts:
Spoilers ahead if you haven’t read the first two books, and if you haven’t, what are you waiting for?! Go. Read. NOW! For a better introduction/breakdown of the Hidden Legacy world see my review of Burn For Me (click HERE).

I’ve been dying to get my hands on a copy of Wildfire, the possible conclusion to The Hidden Legacy series, ever since I finished White Hot. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint!  Ilona Andrews is one brilliant writing team, and they never fail to wow me! I always try to set aside a day to gobble up one of their books, because once I get started I don’t want to set it aside. Thankfully, I was able to tune-out the world and dig in this last Saturday. 

Nevada and her family are in danger now that her evil grandma knows of their existence.  Victoria Tremaine is a powerful Truthseeker, like Nevada, and widely feared. She’s determined to get control of her granddaughters, and fortify House Tremaine. Other than fleeing, and dropping off the grid the Baylors only have one option available. Stay, fight, and establish their own House so that evil grandma can’t touch them for at least three years.  Trouble is they must declare and demonstrate their powers which opens up a whole other box of problems including exposing them to dangers from other Houses. 

The Baylors are faced with this important decision while keeping Baylor Investigations running, and they’ve just landed a new dangerous case.  Rynda Charles, Rogan’s ex-fiancée, turns up distraught, requesting help, because her husband has gone missing, and she fears for his life.  Most believe he just run away for some alone time since the events of the previous book has jeopardized his company’s reputation and connections.

To be honest, I was worried about the ex-fiancée being in the picture.  Especially since Rynda’s described as stunning, and was a prime genetic match for Rogan.  However, I shouldn’t have worried, because there was never a time I thought that Nevada wasn’t first place in Rogan’s heart.  One of the things I absolutely love about Ilona Andrews is they don’t rely on relationship angst and drama (for the most part--I’m looking at you Magic Rises!) to provide interest, and conflict in their stories.  There’s plenty of mysteries, dilemmas, life and death situations to keep me entertained, and on the edge of my seat without relationship frustrations. 

Nevada and Rogan’s relationship is, as always, intense, passionate, all-consuming and oh-so-very HOT! They present as a strong, united couple; in awe of each other’s strengths, and accepting of the whole package, flaws and all. 

Wildfire was exciting, with a world that feels realistic enough that you think it just might be possible.  Nevada and Rogan were characters I’ve grown to love, but the secondary cast, from Nevada’s family, to Rogan’s team, is multi-layered and interesting, as well.  Loved the witty, fun banter between all the characters, providing comedic relief just when you think the story is getting serious and heavy.   

Even though Wildfire wraps up in a really good place, I seriously hope this isn’t the end of the The Hidden Legacy series! There is so much potential for future stories, not only with Nevada and Rogan, but with Nevada’s family.  I want to see them tackling whatever the future holds for them: cases, danger, love and fun!

 The Hidden Legacy series:
(Click on covers for Goodreads link)

Link to my reviews:

Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy, #1)  White Hot (Hidden Legacy, #2)

Connect with Ilona Andrews:

I was super excited to hear that Ilona Andrews was coming to a town relatively close to me, and I was able to meet them yesterday (Sunday) at The Ripped Bodice in Culver City, CA.

The place was packed, but I got there early and was able to get a few of my pressing questions answered! Ilona and Gordan were super nice, I only wish I had more time to talk to them. Will they continue The Hidden Legacy series? Maybe. They hope so. The publisher didn't want them to write an epilogue that completely wrapped up everything for Nevada and Rogan, so Ilona and Gordan think they want more books.  I hope so!!  At any rate, here are a few photos from the signing. 

Of course I had a copy of Wildfire signed by the authors to giveaway here on the blog.  Fill out the rafflecopter below for a chance to win. Giveaway is open to US Residents only. Good luck!

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  1. I heard that there will be one more

  2. I was so worried about the ex being in the picture too, but I also trusted the authors and Nevada and Rogan to handle it maturely, which they totally did. I just love this series so much. I so want more books in this series, possibly a spin-off? I'm really glad you loved this final book too, Rachel! And OMG so lucky you got to meet these two authors at Ripped Bodice!!
    Wonderful review, Rachel and thank you for your giveaway! :)

    1. I think they'll continue with the series eventually. Sounds like the publisher wants that, too. I know! I've been dying to meet them for a while. I just wished it wasn't just a signing.

      You're welcome! Good luck! :)

  3. I wanted to read this series! I've not read anything by this author but she has always been on my list. I'm glad the ex wasnt a big deal - I would be so mad if that was a thing. o_o So glad you enjoyed this book, Rachel! Hopefully it is not the end of the series!

    Have a great week. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. You definitely need to try them, Alyssa! One of my top 5 favorite authors for sure! Ex-drama always worries me, too, so I purposely wrote that it wasn't a big deal here for readers like me. :)

      Thanks, you too, Alyssa! :)

  4. Absolutely love this series! So happy you did as well!

  5. Ilona Andrews Kate Daniels series is one of my favorite, and I love Nalini Singh's Guild Hunters and Psy-Changling series, too.

    1. Glad to hear it! I've read a couple of Nalini Singh's books and I really enjoyed her, too! I want to read the rest of her Psy-Changling series, but you know, so many books, so little time! :)

  6. I've heard so many good things about Ilona Andrews. Sounds like a series with great world building and characters- I hope they get to write more stories in that universe! And how cool that you got to mee them. Nice!

    1. Thanks Greg! Their writing is top notch! :)

  7. I just got my audio copy. I am itching to read it, but I have to finsih my other two first. So behind after having company for two and a half weeks! That is so awesome that they might continue this series. I have loved it so much so far. Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. Lovely review Rachel :D So glad you loved this book so much. <3 Five stars. Yesss. Best feeling to love a book :D And good ending too? That's the best. Thank you for sharing. <3

  9. I'm just about to start this and I'm so glad that this finale did not disappoint! Wonderful review, dear--am so excited for all the feels I'm expecting with this one.

  10. Some of my favorite series are by this author:Hidden Legacy, Kate Daniels, Innkeeper Chronicles and two other series I really like are Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs and The Others by Anne Bishop.

  11. Have you read or listened to this book, Rachel? I’ve just binge listened this series. I loved it of course. The audiobooks were amazing.

    I totally agree with you about Rynda’s presence, the authors dealt with ex-fiancée being in the picture with such grace. No need for angst and drama to keep emotions high and readers interested. I’m so jealous you’ve been able to meet Ilona and Gordan. And I hope they continue The Hidden Legacy series.

  12. I both read and listened to the first two books, but I only read the last book. I need to get the audio of the last book (this one), but I know I will. I love this series on audio! I hope they continue the series as well. I think they will because the authors want to and it seems like the publisher does, too. Thrilled to hear you loved the series! :)


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