Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews


Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews
Series:  Hidden Legacy #1
Avon
Publication Date:  October 28, 2014
Date Read:  October 30, 2014




5 Stars!

This book was absolutely amazing.  The writing team of Ilona and Gordon Andrews have consistently been able to produce books that are written to a higher standard.   I have only one complaint regarding this book - the cover.  Nevada looks like a damsel in distress on the cover instead of the strong woman she is in the book.  Can someone please tell me why Mad Rogan's shirt is half off on this cover?  If Mad Rogan (or this cover model) were anywhere near me, I would encourage them to remove their shirt right away but I don't think this image represents the book at all.

I loved that the world this book is set in was so easy to jump into.  There is a very brief intro before the prolog that really sets the stage for the novel very well.  I never felt lost regarding the rules of this world which is a major strength for a first book in a series. 

The characters were phenomenal!  Nevada is a competent, strong woman who places her family above all else.  Nevada does not yet seem to know the extent of her power and I look forward to watching her learn throughout this series.  Her family was so much fun.  How can you not love Grandma?  Everybody who reads this book should love Grandma. 

Mad Rogan is your average lovable psychopath.  Alright, maybe he is not a psychopath (or average) but he does have a few violent tendencies.  And he is powerful and he knows exactly how to use his powers.  The powers that the characters had were just so much fun.  I would love to be able to shake a building when I feel that I am being ignored - I bet that would get my husband's attention even when his favorite show in on television.

This book had tons of action and kept the excitement going.  The banter between the characters was some of the best that I have ever encountered in a book.  The sexual tension between Mad and Nevada was intense but we will have to wait until later books to see that fully realized.  This book ended up being everything I had hoped it would be and I can't wait to get my hands on the next book in this series.  I would highly recommend this book and all other Ilona Andrews books to everyone. 

5 comments:

  1. You really wanna make me want to read this book! I'll try to see if I can go find it on Goodreads. (:
    I've just done my very first book review on my blog, of 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower'. (:

    - Love, Felicia
    ( Wow, picture nr. 7 is really great! I mean, they're all good, but I love that thing when there's clouds everywhere, dark clouds, and then one point you can just see the sun trying to break through. I think it's really beautiful.

    - Love, Felicia
    ( http://asillygirlsthoughts.weebly.com/ ) )

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    1. Thanks, Felicia! It was such a good book. I have The Perks of Being a Wallflower on my TBR list but I hope to get to it soon.

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  2. the coves does failed to do justice to the whole book per your review :P

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    1. Thanks, Ailyn! I am not a fan of the cover at all. This book is so good and the cover is not good at all.

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  3. I recently read another review where the reader was also very happy about this book! It's a shame the cover lets down the book and doesn't give it a proper representation, especially as a lot of people do judge a book by its cover! I will have to try this someday.

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