Review: Wildfire

September 11, 2017

Wildfire by Ilona Andrews cover

Wildfire by Ilona Andrews
Series: Hidden Legacy #3
Rating: ★★★★★

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.

It’s been a rough month or so for me. I’d intended to have this review up much sooner. Life got in the way.

As has been the case my entire life, when life gets me down – books bring me back up. When I was devastated recently, I turned to the Hidden Legacy series for comfort. Ilona Andrews is one of a few authors that can consistently give me that. I started with Burn for Me, flew through White Hot, and finally re-read Wildfire.

I am just as impressed this time as I was the first time I read it. Wildfire, cranks up the tension and kept me on the edge of my seat – despite knowing what was going to happen. The stakes are high, and Nevada and Rogan once again find themselves at the center of a disaster waiting to happen.

For me, the best thing in this series is Nevada and Rogan, and their relationship. The fact that they’re not perfect, they’re not infallible, and they sometimes make bone-headed decisions, simply adds to my certainty of their perfection for each other.

I also really enjoyed seeing Nevada navigate some of the more subtle, and even more obvious, nuances of politics within the Houses.

Obviously, I can’t say a whole heck of a lot without spoiling some of the best aspects of this book – but I will say that I missed (somewhat to my surprise) a certain character.

And despite this being (very loosely) tied up – I’m hoping we get a lot more books in this world, and specifically in this series to more firmly tie up a rather large, dangling thread.