ARC Review: Sapphire Flames – Ilona Andrews

Posted 26 August, 2019 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 15 Comments

*I received a free copy of Sapphire Flames from Avon via Edelweiss. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *

ARC Review: Sapphire Flames – Ilona AndrewsSapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews
Series: Hidden Legacy #4
Published by Avon on 27 August 2019
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
5 Stars

In a world where magic is the key to power and wealth, Catalina Baylor is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, and the Head of her House. Catalina has always been afraid to use her unique powers, but when her friend’s mother and sister are murdered, Catalina risks her reputation and safety to unravel the mystery.
But behind the scenes powerful forces are at work, and one of them is Alessandro Sagredo, the Italian Prime who was once Catalina’s teenage crush. Dangerous and unpredictable, Alessandro’s true motives are unclear, but he’s drawn to Catalina like a moth to a flame.
To help her friend, Catalina must test the limits of her extraordinary powers, but doing so may cost her both her House–and her heart.

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Sapphire Flames brings all the magic, the fights, the intrigue, the romance, and the tension I have gotten used to with the Hidden Legacy series!

While I would have loved more Nevada and Rogan, I have to say Sapphire Flames still blew me away. Catalina is definitely a worthy heroine, and I loved how she wanted to take care of things herself. Just so that Nevada and Rogan could have a little alone time. The way the Houses tried to move in on her, and take her out made for a lot of action.

In Sapphire Flames, I loved how Alessandro tried to find more with Catalina. She resisted all his advances, though, because she knew that people found themselves attracted to her because of her magic. And she’d rather be alone than be with someone who was somehow forced to be there.

The overall story arc for the series continued in Sapphire Flames, but Catalina still got her own storyline as well. And the way she resolved her problems made me love her just as much as I love Nevada.

Fast paced, action-packed, and still romantic, Sapphire Flames ticked all the right boxes for me. I can’t wait for more in this series – or anything written by Ilona Andrews, really. Always excellent writing, with a universe that makes sense, and paranormal sightings galore, they are my top go-to author when I want to be amazingly entertained.

If you want to know more about this series, you can find my reviews for Burn for Me, White Hot, and Wildfire right here on the blog. They were all five star reads for me.

 

 

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Lexxie is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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15 responses to “ARC Review: Sapphire Flames – Ilona Andrews

  1. I’m back! I have yet to read anything by Ilona Andrews, but this sounds like something I would quite enjoy! Love your review, I guess I have to start catching up with this author’s books!

  2. I did miss Nevada and Connor in this, but love the moments when they were mentioned. That framed photo of Alessandro that Nevada made was the best! 😀
    I’m really glad you enjoyed this as much as I did, Lexxie! 🙂

  3. Sophia Rose

    The romance in this one is definitely a challenge because of her gift. Sounds great and I’ll be getting around to it soon. 🙂

  4. Jen

    Yes, yes! I loved this one and was so glad to see the authors did a great job transitioning from Nevada to Catalina.

  5. I loved the first three books in this series and just finished the bridging novella so I’m looking forward to more Catalina! Sadly , even though I got my pre-order of SF this week, I couldn’t read it because I was so busy and drained. 🙁 Fingers crossed I get round to it this week! Your review has made me even more excited to read it.

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