Review: Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews

Posted July 13, 2017 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 14 Comments

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Review: Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews
Burn For Me

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Series: Hidden Legacy #1
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Avon
Released on 10/28/2014
Pages: 382
Source: Purchased
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The Delight

A modern world where society’s class structure is based on a person’s magical heritage and their own individual power and a savvy gritty female private eye sent on a suicide job were just the thing to make me continue with my love for this author team and their Hidden Legacy series


I hopped over to start this first book in the Hidden Legacy series while waiting to acquire book three of their The Edge series from my library’s loan program.  One might just hazard a guess that I’m a tad bit addicted to Ilona Andrew’s writing and that one would pretty much be right on the money.

Burn for Me is the brilliant beginning to a new series.  I love Nevada Baylor, her quirky close-knit family and gah, yes, the dark hero Mad Rogan.  This pair have a lot of oil and water going on what with his expedient way of doing things and a wonky moral compass and her skittish issues with relationships and a compass that points true north always.  Rogan is a powerful first tier magic user, but Nevada is shaping up to be much more than she seems.

Things are shaping up good with an immediate threat which is the case that Nevada is strong-armed into accepting and places her as reluctant ally to Mad Rogan and then the underlying threat of a monstrous magical conspiracy set to overthrow the world order.  This was exciting, gritty, and twisting just as I’ve come to expect.

The world and set up of the cast of characters was great and I can’t wait to get on with this series and see what comes next.  I can’t recommend the book/author enough to urban fantasy lovers.


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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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Cyn @ Bookmunchies
4 years ago

Yay!! I’m glad you loved it! This series is amazing (it must gets better and better!) Nevada and her family is amazing. And Rogan! Ah the chemistry. Great review, hope you enjoy the rest of the books, Sophia Rose!

Sophia Rose
4 years ago

Better and better, eh? Great news there, Cyn. Thanks!

4 years ago

This was a good one! I just got book #2 in the mail and hope to read it soon.

For What It’s Worth

Sophia Rose
4 years ago
Reply to  Karen

I’m in line for it at the library and look forward to it, Karen. 🙂

Debbie Haupt
Debbie Haupt
4 years ago

One of these days I will read them 😉

Sophia Rose
4 years ago
Reply to  Debbie Haupt

And a good time will be had by all. LOL 🙂

Mary Kirkland
4 years ago

I really need to read more from her. This sounds really good.

Sophia Rose
4 years ago
Reply to  Mary Kirkland

I have really enjoyed any of theirs that I pick up no matter what the back drop setting. Hope you get the chance for more of them soon, Mary.

4 years ago

Yay I enjoyed this one too!

Sophia Rose
4 years ago
Reply to  LilyElement

Neat! I’ve seen great reviews lately for book three so I just had to jump in and read this one. 🙂

Angela-Angel's Guilty Pleasure

One of my favorite series. Actually anything written by Ilona Andrews is an auto-buy for me. I just LOVE their writing and creativity. Glad you are enjoying their work! ^_^

Sophia Rose
4 years ago

Oh cool! I love everything I’ve read by them, too. Thanks, Angela!

Anna@herding cats&burning soup

They’re a great author duo to become addicted to 😀 I still need to start this series. Glad it rocked for ya!

Sophia Rose
4 years ago

Oh yes! You’ll love it. 🙂