by Ilona Andrews
Series: Hidden Legacy #5
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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Ilona Andrews, #1 New York Times bestselling author, continues her spellbinding series set in the Hidden Legacy world where magic controls everything…except the hearts of those who wield it.
As Prime magic users, Catalina Baylor and her sisters have extraordinary powers—powers their ruthless grandmother would love to control. Catalina can earn her family some protection working as deputy to the Warden of Texas, overseeing breaches of magic law in the state, but that has risks as well. When House Baylor is under attack and monsters haunt her every step, Catalina is forced to rely on handsome, dangerous Alessandro Sagredo, the Prime who crushed her heart.
The nightmare that Alessandro has fought since childhood has come roaring back to life, but now Catalina is under threat. Not even his lifelong quest for revenge will stop him from keeping her safe, even if every battle could be his last. Because Catalina won't rest until she stops the use of the illicit, power-granting serum that's tearing their world apart.
Revelations, and an intense plot with plenty of swoons made Emerald Blaze pure perfection. I want to join House Baylor. Continue reading to find out why I love the Hidden Legacy series by Ilona Andrews.
With Emerald Blaze, Ilona Andrews closed some story arcs, delivering answers even as they created new threads to entice me. They managed all this while providing an intense action-packed case for Catalina Baylor in her role as deputy to the Warden of Texas.
Alessandro Sagredo has returned. Be still my heart. The man makes me melt. Linus has asked him to protect his deputy, something Alessandro would have done, regardless. I love the chemistry between them and his respect for her. Our dream man has changed since he has been away. Fans will love getting all the deets as he opens up and shares.
The case was intense with lots of action and magic. Catalina and Alessandro worked well together from investigating and questioning suspects to crushing monsters. The Andrews team brought the battles to life with fantastic imagery and detail. I felt like I was thick in the swamps.
I was glad to get answers regarding Nevada and her previous actions. It also allowed us to see how capable Catalina is. We’ve been witnessed to her growth, but in Emerald Blaze no one will doubt her role as House Prime.
I forced myself to saviour this read by purposely stopping each night. It was wonderful and each day I was excited for nightfall so I could slip into this world again. Now I am stuck waiting for the next installment. Ugh!
The Andrews left us in a good place. They wrapped up the current case, didn’t break my heart and have me anticipating the next book. I consider that a win!
Fantasy books take us to a different world. It is easy to forget our worries and move along with our imagination as we read. The review is well written. As far as fiction books are concerned, I read any book I get hold of. But, I always read online reviews before purchasing science and technology books.
Everything you said. I totally love this series, love the characters and was so upset when i finished it because now I have to wait.
yes, when a book doesn’t break your heart it is a good thing. So is that why she’s wearing an emerald dress? ( The title being Emerald Blaze?)
SOOOOOOO Good. You are spot on about the closure for readers re: Nevada and how it shows us Catalina’s depth of character and abilities. There is just so much going on, but I never feel overwhelmed. They are AMAZING storytellers.
Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books
I pre-ordered this book as soon as it went up, I squeed in happiness when it hit my kindle but I haven’t gotten to reading it yet. I’m so looking forward to it and your review has me even more so! The way Alessandro and Catalina left things broke my heart!
Sounds exciting! Though I’ve never read this author’s work, I know the name and their covers are always stunning! Thanks for sharing!
Darn the fact that I have not yet tried this writing duo LOL 😉
Yessssss! I am so happy Alessandro opens up in this one. I want to know what he’s been up to! GIRL, I AM SO JEALOUS. I live for Ilona Andrews books.
Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? ?
You know I love a good Texas setting!
Anne - Books of My Heart
Yes! All the cups, all the stars, all the hearts for this series and this author.
Felicity Grace Terry
One of the authors so loved by my best friend who sadly died a few years ago. I can’t say I’m a huge fan of her books but then I haven’t read this particular series which I must say both does and doesn’t appeal to me. As always, a great review, thank you.
I have listened and love all of her series, this is the only series I physically read. Sorry for your loss.