Book Review: Wildfire (A Hidden Legacy #3) – Ilona Andrews
Title: Wildfire Author: Ilona Publisher: Avon Release date: May 30th 2017 Genre: Fantasy
Nevada Baylor has a unique and secret skill—she knows when people are lying—and she’s used that magic (along with plain, hard work) to keep her colorful and close-knit family’s detective agency afloat. But her new case pits her against the shadowy forces that almost destroyed the city of Houston once before, bringing Nevada back into contact with Connor “Mad” Rogan.
Rogan is a billionaire Prime—the highest rank of magic user—and as unreadable as ever, despite Nevada’s “talent.” But there’s no hiding the sparks between them. Now that the stakes are even higher, both professionally and personally, and their foes are unimaginably powerful, Rogan and Nevada will find that nothing burns like ice …
One day some other Prime will threaten our House, and when that day comes, I’ll kill him.
Before I start the real review, I need to say one thing: Thank you for finally choosing a decent cover and a decent not ambiguous title for the third book in this series! Finally! This is a cover that shows what the inside tells!
For the real start of this review I have to admit that it always gets harder to review a book the further I get in a series. Most of the time there isn’t very much left to say about the series that I haven’t said yet. Especially when it isn’t the best book in the series and nothing mind-blowing happens. I still gave it 4 stars so I still thought it was an awesome book! It’s very difficult to pick a favourite in this series. They all where very much the same and still so very different. Reading this book felt like coming home after a long day of work, it is relaxing and it is a fun read, but it felt too safe at times. It felt like everything that I expected to happen did happen. But none the less, this has been an amazing journey through an equally amazing magical world. I really loved this version of our world. It wasn’t all perfect, but it was a glamorous and powerful adaptions of our (sometimes boring) planet earth.
If you compare the romance throughout the three books. This one had my absolute favourite moments. The romance finally felt like it was maturing into something more than just some meaningless flirting. I don’t know what I would have done if their relationship had stayed like it was in the second book (Imagine the horror!). I love the way they wrote the romance scenes in this final novel. It kept that down to earth, human touch which I liked so much about the previous books.
The main reason why I didn’t give this one 5 stars, is because there was just a bit too much action for me. But don’t let that stop you from reading this book!! I’m just not the biggest fan of action scenes. I get bored fast when an action scene is longer than one page. But I have to admit that this book would have been a disappointment without a “violent” ending, so I think I was in a love-hate-relationship with the action scenes.
I have to complain just a tiny bit about the ending, I’m sorry but it has to be done. After reading three whole books about Rogan (Connor? It just feels more natural to call him by his last name) and Nevada, I feel like I’m really invested in them!! And it didn’t really feel like the story was 100% over and completely told! It felt like they weren’t writing a last book. But there isn’t enough story left to write another book like this, so that got me a little bit confused! So I hope they will bring out another book in this world. It doesn’t necessary have to be like the rest of the series. Maybe even about different people, or a novella? (I don’t know, I’m not a writer). I just need something to be satisfied with leaving this world behind.
When we were at the lodge, and you were dancing in the snow, I kept wondering why the snow wasn’t melting. You’re like spring. My spring