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Friday, June 12, 2015

Review: Burn For Me

Title: Burn For Me
Author: Ilona Andrews
Series: Hidden Legacy #1
Format: Paperback
Release Date: October 28th 2014
Length: Novel (400 pages)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchased
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Rating: 5.0-stars 

Melissa's Review:

Burn for Me is book one in the Hidden Legacy series. It's world is rich and starts many years ago when there was an experimental serum that the government gave to soldiers. The serum gave the soldiers magical abilities. As time went forward some of the powers diluted and the families that had strong abilities wanted to remain at the top. They started to pick and choose who their children would marry and have children with. All in the name of power...

Nevada Baylor, the sole investigator at her family run detective agency is asked by her parent company to detain Adam Pierce and bring him back to his family safely. This isn’t your run of the mill person though, Adam is a Prime. What’s a Prime? Only the top tier strength magic users out there. He has an affinity for fire, and a video shows that he blasted a bank with his fire and showed no mercy. I was hoping for Nevada’s sake that she had some sort of power that would aid her when she sought Adam out, but we find out she’s pretty much a walking lie detector. Though rare, the ability won’t help Nevada when the Prime is determined on setting her on fire. The mission is a suicide mission, or so I thought. We find out Adam had an accomplice, and Nevada isn’t the only person in town looking for someone.

Connor "Mad" Rogan, a Prime that turned recluse is trying to find one of his family members but his search instead leads him to Nevada. His teenage family member had teamed up with the guy Nevada is searching for so Nevada and Mad Rogan form a hesitant alliance. Neither fully trusts the other and it was interesting to see how they would interact with one another. It started off rocky to say the least, and I really wasn’t sure they would be able to maintain the team. But slowly you see Nevada chip away at Mad Rogan’s icy exterior and get under his skin. The duo are forced to play Adam's cat and mouse game in attempts to protect everyone.

I had to grab this one since I’ve been binge reading their Kate Daniel’s series. Burn for Me is action packed and left me needing to know what happens next. Book two can seriously not come soon enough.  If you’re looking to start a new Urban Fantasy series that has an edge of romance with a ton of action, I highly recommend you pick this.

15 comments:

  1. I'm not a fan of the cover but I really loved the book as well so I"m glad to see it's the same for you. I so can't wait for book 2!

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    1. It can't come fast enough! I think I've been getting spoiled with starting the Kate Daniel's series so late in the game. I can just get the next one now in that series.

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  2. Well, I'm super glad this worked so amazingly well for you! I'm one of those people who still has to put her hands on Kate Daniel’s series but, since everyone I know always speaks highly about Ilona Andrews, I'm wondering if perhaps I should start with this new series . . . After all, I'm very fond of UF!

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    1. I started it last year and have been binge reading (listening) to it since. Loveee it! I think you'd enjoy this one though and it's only one book so far so grab it if you get the chance :) PS: It's on sale right now for Kindle $1.99!!

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  3. A nasty reader borrowed book #1 of Kate Daniels at my library and never returned it, may he/she burn in hell ! I'd love to read that new series, glad you loved it so much and shared it with us :)

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    1. Ooooh that's horrible!! Guess they enjoyed it too much? lol

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  4. Wow, glad it was a five star read for you!!! That's awesome you liked it so much. Since this is a new series I'm going to try to get into it, since I failed at her other series. lol

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    1. Oooh hope you enjoy this one, I loved it :D

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  5. Oys! I still need to get caught up on them. I think I'm 2 behind in Kate and now these two. Ahhh! Glad it rocked for ya!

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    1. I need to see how many more of the audios I can grab on KDaniels series before I'm caught up.

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  6. I can't even tell you how long this has sat on my TBR. Thank you for your great review. I am going to bump it up to where I can actually find it, and will let you know when I get to it.

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  7. When I see y'all's book reviews, I give myself a hard slap on the face. Why am I sticking to these mediocre reads when I can get lost in IAndrews' head for example?! I need help!

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    1. lol girl! You haven't had the best of luck the last month or so in reads. Hope your next few are amazing

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  8. man, I need to get in gear and read this series. I feel so far behind everyone else and I'm probably am, lols. Great review Melissa!

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