Wednesday, 24 December 2014

HIDDEN LEGACY

Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews
Book 1 of the Hidden Legacy series
Read by Renee Raudman
Genre: urban fantasy
Format: paperback, ebook, & audiobook


About Burn For Me:
Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career—a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile case. Nevada isn’t sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire.

Then she’s kidnapped by Connor “Mad” Rogan—a darkly tempting billionaire with equally devastating powers. Torn between wanting to run or surrender to their overwhelming attraction, Nevada must join forces with Rogan to stay alive.

Rogan’s after the same target, so he needs Nevada. But she’s getting under his skin, making him care about someone other than himself for a change. And, as Rogan has learned, love can be as perilous as death, especially in the magic world.
Source: Info in the About Burn For Me was taken from GoodReads at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20957444-burn-for-me on 24/12/2014.

My Thoughts:
Another fantastic tale from my favourite author, Ilona Andrews. But the thing is... maybe I've been reading too many Ilona Andrews books that this book is now starting to take on a "same old, same old" feel... and that scares me. Because I don't want the wonderful reading experience to end. Mad Rogan is so like Curran that they could be twins. Nevada Baylor's character is so similar to Kate Daniels that they could be twins. Hopefully Ilona Andrews will do something with subsequent books to overcome the "same old, same old" feeling... because I really like this book, and the series that this is looking to be becoming! But even if this series get stuck with the "same old, same old" feeling, I still would probably buy and read it all. The book is just that good. I think another thing that makes it so good, other than the superb and compelling story telling quality, is the solid plot. The book is not just some fluffy wild goose chase. The weaving of the plot is masterful. There is the development of the dilemma, build-up, and resolution. That is important to me as a reader. Books without a discernible plot drives me up the wall. That author tends to be avoided like the plague thereafter. The fact that the romantic sub-plot is exciting, contributed even more to the addictive-ness of this book. The what-is-looking-to-be a great over-arc-ing plot of the series, re-assures that readers follow it, creating a fan-base, of which I shameless admit to be one of. I can't wait for the next book to be released! Ilona hurry up with the writing already! Pleeeeasse!

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 4.5
Character development = 5
Story itself = 4.5
Writing Style = 5
Ending = 4.5
World building = 5
Cover art = 4
Pace = 4
Plot = 5
Narration = 4.5

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 cherries


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Updates:
11/06/2015 - Updated the cover of Book 2: White Hot.