[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. ­čÖé

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. ┬áSocietal 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!

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Swoonuary: A Month for Romance

Swoonuary (1) Now, we all know I read and review just about anything on the blog. But I’ve also been notoriously guilty whenever I read books that are purely mind candy: tasty reads but you don’t get much “nutritional value”.

This month, I decided to join in the fun with the ladies of The Bookish Groupies as they celebrate this month of romance. How, you might ask? Well, since I’m only good for one thing, and one thing only, I decided to read a few romance books this month. This is funny to me, because before drafting this post, Carmel of Rabid Reads asked her readers if they’re “seasonal readers”. I said I wasn’t. And sure enough, here I am.

Anyway, who can resist reading sugary sweet romance books? Heck, you bet your Edible arrangement I will take advantage of any excuse to read them free of guilt! While I have been slowly easing away any former hang ups I might’ve had with reading romance books in the past, I haven’t fully embraced it! So this month, I thought it’s as good a time as any.

I’m going to attempt to read the following books:


Once Upon a Rose [La Vie En Rose, #1] by Laura Florand

Right. So I’ve been mildly obsessed with Amour et Chocolat ┬áby this author. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’ve read most of the books and novellas in this series. Rachel of The Readers’ Den┬árecently read and loved this book, so of course I had to download a copy! Seriously, Rachel and Jasprit are going to be the death of me. Any who, looking forward to reading this one!

20799724 Burn for Me [Hidden Legacy, #1] by Ilona Andrews

I’m cheating a little bit. This one is not really pure romance, but much of the ‘flailing’ reviews on Goodreads and the blogosphere touched on how fantastic the romance is in this book. I’m also killing two birds in one store here since it’s an Urban Fantasy; a genre that I decided to explore more this year. I’m dying to read this book!

20910177 Keep Me Safe [Slow Burn, #1] by Maya Banks.

I just know this book is going to be a sizzler! I’ve read a few of Ms. Banks books, and if those are any indication of what I’m in for, there’s no doubt that I’ll guiltily┬áhappily enjoy this one!


So I hope you’ll check out all the books that will be reviewed during this month. The ladies involved in this event are sweet bloggers who reached out to me to see if I’d be interested. Check out their blogs, will you?

Happy reading!

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