[498]: Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews

Avon | Kindle, 400 pp.
October 28th, 2015
Series: Hidden Legacy, #1
Urban Fantasy
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

I’m sure many of you have read this book already and might have even shared the same opinions about it. I, on the other hand, as per usual, am late in the game – not just with this series, but with these authors in general. Nowadays, I follow so many readers of Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. I knew it was only a matter of time before I’m convinced to try their cookies. 🙂

Before this book, I’ve only ever read one of Andrews’ books. It’s the first Kate Daniels series. I liked it well enough, but at the time, I wasn’t all that interested to continue. After an overwhelming fantastic feedbacks for this book, however, I just had to see what the big whoop was about. Well, this book was everything that everyone claimed it to be plus a bag of chips.

In a way, the world reminds me of Brandon Sanderson’s Reckoners series. The characters has abilities like that of superheroes. But while the powers in Reckoners were extraterrestrial by origin, the powers in this book come from a combination of magic and genetics.  Societal hierarchy is also dictated by a caste system dependent on your power.

Mad Rogan reminds me of Victor Vale. He is the type of hero who straddles the fine line between good and evil. I feel like he can go either way. Not to be outdone, Nevada Baylor gives credence to strong female characters usually found in this writing tandem’s books. She uses what she has to go toe to toe with the lot of them. She is witty and funny and fear is not in her vocabulary. I adore her! This is my new favourite couple. Though the romance in this book was not really the forefront of the plot, I’m looking forward to seeing how Mad Rogan will convince Nevada of his er, intentions. Whatever that may be. Either way, I’m chomping at the bits.

This introduction to a brand new series left me a little out of breath. A well-imagined world, immortalized through this duo’s writing prowess, topped off with a couple of unforgettable characters. For someone who’s not a reader of this genre, Burn for Me was the perfect bait and hook to get me visiting the UF/PNR aisle more at my bookstore!