Diamond Fire by Ilona Andrews

November 6th, 2018 Kimberly Review 44 Comments

6th Nov
Diamond Fire by Ilona Andrews
Diamond Fire
by Ilona Andrews
Series: Hidden Legacy #3.5
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
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Rating:One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

Nevada Frida Baylor and Connor Ander Rogan cordially invite you to join their wedding celebration. Summoning, weather manipulation, and other magical activities strictly forbidden.

Catalina Baylor is looking forward to wearing her maid of honor dress and watching her older sister walk down the aisle. Then the wedding planner gets escorted off the premises, the bride’s priceless tiara disappears, and Rogan's extensive family overruns his mother’s home. Someone is cheating, someone is lying, and someone is plotting murder.

To make this wedding happen, Catalina will have to do the thing she fears most: use her magic. But she’s a Baylor and there’s nothing she wouldn't do for her sister's happiness. Nevada will have her fairy tale wedding, even if Catalina has to tear the mansion apart brick by brick to get it done.

Humor Kick Ass Heroine mystery urban

Diamond Fire by Ilona Andrews is a novella in their Hidden Legacy series and while I can’t hide my disappointment that this was only a novella I will tell you this was amazing! Despite the page count the Andrews delivered a full story filled with a mystery, snark and glimmers of what is to come as Rogan takes Nevada home to meet Momma.

While initially this story focused on Nevada Baylor and Connor Rogan as he takes her home to meet his Momma this writing duo quickly shifts the story to Catalina Baylor. From a Romeo and Juliet moment to an all out mystery and wedding this story delivered all of the elements I love about this series, characters and authors.

  • Snark
  • A missing heirloom
  • Character growth
  • Betrayal
  • Sleuthing
  • Humor

Catalina Baylor is a level headed badass and I adore her. She is a Prime with a skill set that feels more like a curse. She needs to learn to harness and test her abilities. Some of skills end up being pretty dang cool. You’ll have to read Diamond Fire for the deets. I am dying to get my hands on the next full-length novel and felt this was the perfect bridge book. THIS, this is how you refocus a series on a new lead character.

This series is available on Audio as well. I started reading mostly to appease my curiosity. I’ve listened to everything else this writing team delivered and wanted to see if the stories were just as magical to read. Trust me no matter how you experience their stories they are brilliant.

Diamond Fire by Ilona Andrews delivered mystery, humor and character growth as we get to know Catalina and watch the nuptials. #HiddenLegacy #urbanfantasy Click To Tweet

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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44 Responses to “Diamond Fire by Ilona Andrews”

  1. Olivia Roach

    I always struggle to read novellas in the series because I feel like we don’t get enough of a full story or they don’t add anything to the series. But it sounds like this one isn’t like that at all, and is really a full story in its own right!

    Olivia Roach recently posted: Top 10: Unpredictable Books!
  2. Jen

    Great review – I agree 100%… the writing team of IA just is amazing – the way they quickly shifted focus from Nevada and Catalina and made the story hers. It was the perfect transition! Can’t wait for more.

    • Kimberly

      Yes, I am excited too. I am also anxious for the next Innkeeper on audio. I won’t read the installments and prefer to listen.

      • Angela

        I’m sad to say I haven’t. I don’t ever read books on release days anymore. Not sure why!! Maybe it’s the hype, but I will get to it before the end of the year and it’s short so I should get it done in a few hours. ^_^

  3. Sophia Rose

    This should be on my Kindle now and ready for me. So excited to read it. You’ve described just what I’m expecting to read. 🙂

  4. Rachel @Waves of Fiction

    Twins! We both posted on this today. 🙂 I was delighted with Catalina’s story. Every time I dive into Ilona Andrews I fall in love all over again. They’re sooo talented. I love the snark and fun with this series and I’m dying for Catalina’s full length novel! Wonderful review, Kimberly! 🙂

  5. Angie Elle

    This showed up as an Audible pre-order for me this morning, and I started listening while I was getting read for work. I am loving it so far. That you did, too, bodes well!

    Great review.

  6. Ailyn Koay

    i hope there’s a follow up with the novella then@ but knowing Ilona Andrews, which i don’t, i think there will be more coming XD