Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy #1)
Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career—a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile case. Nevada isn’t sure she has the ...more
For those of you who
Has been since I first read Magic Bites five or six years ago. After I binge-read all the available Kate books, I moved onto The Edge which I also loved, and knowing that the Ilona love was not a fluke, the internet stalking began, in which I discovered the Curran POV Collection and Kinsmen sci-fi short stories, etc.
And the Andrews, have never, not once, let me d ...more
➽ And the moral of this rerererererereread is : can I beat the crap out of Adam Pierce? Please? Pretty please? I promise to be nice and behave and not skewer puny humans for at least a day and stuff!
P.S. I really don't understand why antidepressants are stil ...more
5th read and I still love practically everything about this book. It is like coming home after a long trip away and just being so happy to be there again. If you haven't started this series yet you are missing out in my honest and very humble yet biased opinion
Rereading Again....for no reason what-so-ever *whistles nonchalantly*
Buddy Read with Alexa, Athena, Ya, Carole, oOSarahOo, and Sandra
Fantastic and fun buddy read with some great girls. Totally worth t ...more
This book rocked my socks off as much as any Kate Daniels book ever has. And while the Andrews team has a unique voice that is unmistakable, this book is not Kate: Part 2. The world-building is fantastic and utterly different fr ...more
The trip was a roaring success; everyone not only got along, but got along really well, and because of this dynamic, we accomplished everything we set out to early on in the week. That left us with a lot of free time t ...more
And THAT COVER. Why did they reject this one?
Please don't tell me that it wasn't sexy enough.
There is a Mad Rogan POV scene on IA's site!!!!!
5 If I Could I Would Kidnap IA And Make Them Tell Me Stories Forever Stars
There might(definitely) be untagged SPOILERS.
In 1863 European scientists discovered the Osiris serum, a concoction which brought out one’s magic talents. These talents were many and varied. Eventually the world realized the consequences of awakening godlike powers in ordinary people. The serum was locked away, but it ...more
HIDEOUS COVER ALERT*!
I refuse to blame Andrews for this ridonkulous looking cheese-fest, but I wish that whoever is in charge of this sort of thing at Avon would get a clue.
This looks like the sort of thing I've come to expect from crappy PNR, not Urban Fantasy. This cover doesn't say kick-ass story between these pages, it says Fabioish romance inside.
Well, guess what?
They don't have sex in this book.
The folks who were hoping for a little *bow-chicka-wow-wow* (thanks to the cover) wi ...more
Only three things are certain in life: death, taxes, and good UF from Ilona Andrews. There aren’t many authors who can be counted upon to always deliver the best, but Ilona and Gordon are among them. Burn for Me is just another in a long string of successes for this husband-and-wife writing team.
Please don’t let the cover and the tit ...more
Ok, not enough? Fine. Let's see, why would this book be worth it? First, I need you to forget that beautiful hot cover (the male model doesn't even look good, for God's sake...) and the title (because it's not what you think it means). Now let's see the content:
Awesome family. Yes, this is ...more
HELL YESSSS TO THIS SERIES!!! Lemme tell ya, Mad Rogan has some mad skills.
I GIVES IT 10 STARS
I love Ilona Andrews books and this book was no exception. It's like the author sprinkled crack on the pages, I just couldn't stop reading. I didn't want it to end. EVER. Seriously, were do they come up with this brilliant, magical stuff?
I love the writing, all the humor, the action, the romance and everything about the characters. It's really easy to relate to Nevada, she' ...more
The husband-wife author team of Ilona Andrews began their new Hidden Legacy urban fantasy series in 2014 with Burn for Me. The initial trilogy is finished and a spin-off series is starting soon, beginning with Diamond Fire (starring Nevada's younger sister Cassandra) that promises to be lots of fun!
In an alternative reality to our world, a serum discovered in 1863 unleashed people’s magical talents. As the powerful and rich sought the serum as a new way ...more
This statement has never been more true than for this particular book. The cover just screams "cheap-romance-with-sex" and if it hadn't been for the recommendations of Tadiana & Steven I probably wouldn't have touched it with a barge-pole (yes, I am a booksnob).
But I listened to reason (recommendations), wrapped the book in thick paper & started reading ... and then I got hooked & I had great fun.
The story has everything you need and in perfect proportions: nice world-building with ...more
Rogan POV from Burn for Me (Part 2)
Re-read! I needed a pick me up and this was perfect.
Rogan POV from Burn for Me (Part 1)
If there is something Ilona and Gordon Andrews excel at is world building. And once again they weaved their magic and I fell for it! I love this book! Crushing hard on Mad Rogan and Nevada, in the modern vernacular totally shipping them!
Nevada Baylor is a strong young ...more
2nd read - October 2016
3rd read - 12th December 2016
4th read - 14th December 2016
5th read - 22nd April 2017
6th read - 25nd April 2017
7th read - May 2017
8th read - November 2017
9th read - May 2018
I'm a massive fan of Ilona and Gordon Andrews's Kate Daniels series, in fact I'd put it right up there as one of my favourites, so of course I couldn't wait to dive into their newest novel and explore another world they've created in Burn for Me. When I pick up a sto ...more
I think I finally found my casting choice for Mad Rogan.
Rogan and Nevada.
Re-read: May 8, 2017 in preparation for the May 30th release of White Hot. New rating: FIVE You-Couldn't-Handle-My-Snake STARS! I have no idea what I was thinking when I read this the first time. "3.5-3.8 stars?!" Pffffffffffffffft.
This time around, I really liked Rogan a lot more.
Grandma Frida is awesome.
I loved the world-building so mu ...more
There was a fluid, magnetic grace in the way he moved. All those muscles I had been admiring yesterday were just a by-product of his journey toward his goal. And the goal was power. Raw, lethal power. All of him, his incredible strength, his blinding speed, his flexibility, dexterity, and stamina blended together to achieve an almost feral savagery. Tiny hairs stood on the backs of my arms. It was l...more
#Experimental love read.
I don’t even know where to begin this review from, I love the book, charcters, magic, plot etc. But I still find it hard to review this. Urban fantasy and 3 star reviews have always being my hardest to write but I will do my best to make this good.
World building and Writing
The magic sys ...more
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I read this book for the Unapologetic Romance Readers' New Years 2017 Reading Challenge. For more info about what this is, click here.
I'm not very good at fangirling, but some books make me want to try. BURN FOR ME makes me want to try. It was so good. The heroine, the villainous antihero, the magic system, the world-building...it was all so, so good. Reading this transported me to childhood again, when I could completely immerse myself in ...more
Not a real review, but this book is eons better than that cover. I don't know how Ilona Andrews keeps coming up with a never-ending set of AMAZING urban fantasy realms without them feeling stale. This writing team is everything. The second book can't come fast enough, and I actually think I like it better than the Kate Daniels series.
Actual rating: 4.25 stars.
This book is hot stuff !
And I'm not using the word "hot" based on the cover (ugly and misleading) or the title (deliberately equivocal ?). I had a blast reading "Burn for me": it was fun, it was fast-paced, it was intriguing and, let's be honest, pretty sexy!
I shouldn't be surprised though! There is something extremely familiar, cozy and addictive about the Andrews' writing. Their prose is simple, their dialogues either informati ...more
30 November 2015: $1.99 on Kindle
25 October 2015: $1.99 on Kindle
October 2015 re-read: Okay, couple of addendum points to my review. I still have questions about the world-building, but I trust that it'll be further explored in future books. However, on a re-read I've noticed things that I simply didn't the first time (or that I've forgotten since I read it the fi ...more
Reread May 2017
Getting in the mood for the sequel which is out in just a few days. Wow. Just as good as I remembered. Nevada is such a grounded character! Her self respect and understanding of who she is, what she stands for, what she wants is very empowering to read. Cannot wait to see how things de ...more
A buddy read with the army of IA fans!!!
I love Ilona Andrews! As much as I do, I can't say that I am as hard-core as 99.9% of my GR friends are. My lovely Sarah, who is the leader of the gang of insanely IA knowledgeable flock of Kate Daniels-like kick ass awesome readers, persuaded me to read this book with very bodice-ripper looking cover. I have to admit, I had been afraid to read it, because I didn't want to be disappointed by the Gordons,, thinking this would be a PNR... After all ...more
Great new series by Ilona Andrews!
EDIT: 3.5 stars
The more I think about it, the more I have a problem with the heroine being sexually attracted to someone who kidnapped and tortured her. The hero has a very interesting back story that will probably explain how he became this way and I can see myself liking him in the future BUT
I needed him to grow more before she fell in lust with him. The partnership with the al ...more
Re-reading again because this series is the best
TEN AMAZING STARS!!!!! One of my favorite books EVER written!
“I don’t judge,” he said. “You’re allowed your compassion.”
Oh great. Thank you for permission. “You’re doing that thing again.”
“The one where you think you can tell me what to do.”
Once again Ilona Andrews blew my mind and I loved it! An amazing world where the discovery of the Osiris serum resulted in people having various kinds of magic abilities and now a century a...more
Because I - and so many others - fangirl Ilona Andrews, I was pretty sure I'd dig this book at least some. To my delight, I ended up falling completely head over heels.
Unique worldbuilding graces the pages. The world has magic in it to which only a few are granted, and to which an even smaller number are known as Primes (the super powerful). Houses made up of primes are what makes the world go round, as they've ...more
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"Yes," Mad Rogan said, his voice calm.
"And you can break cities?"
"And you have all this money and magic?"
Where was Leon going with this?
My cousin blinked. "And you look . . . like that?"
Mad Rogan nodded. "Yes."
Leon's dark eyes went wide. He looked at Mad Rogan, then glanced back at himself. At fifteen, Leon weighed barely a hundred pounds. His arms and legs were like chopsticks.
"There is no justice in the world!" Leon announced.”