Monday, November 12, 2018

Review: Diamond Fire by Ilona Andrews (@ilona_andrews, @ilona_andrews)

Diamond Fire
Release Date: November 6, 2018
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Hidden Legacy Book #3.5
ASIN:   9780062878410
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Edelweiss

Nevada Frida Baylor and Connor Ander Rogan cordially invite you to join their wedding celebration. Summoning, weather manipulation, and other magical activities strictly forbidden.

Catalina Baylor is looking forward to wearing her maid of honor dress and watching her older sister walk down the aisle. Then the wedding planner gets escorted off the premises, the bride’s priceless tiara disappears, and Rogan's extensive family overruns his mother’s home. Someone is cheating, someone is lying, and someone is plotting murder.

To make this wedding happen, Catalina will have to do the thing she fears most: use her magic. But she’s a Baylor and there’s nothing she wouldn't do for her sister's happiness. Nevada will have her fairy tale wedding, even if Catalina has to tear the mansion apart brick by brick to get it done.

As usual, I was hesitant to jump into a different characters head in a much beloved series, but Ilona Andrews made it easy.

Catalina was fun to follow. She's different from her sister, but in a good way. I already knew about her power from previous books, but you really get a feel for how Catalina struggles with using it in DIAMOND FIRE. She can't trust if interest is real or because of her power which makes it hard for her to trust what males say to her.

I enjoyed reading about Catalina taking the reigns on the investigation of the story and she did a really great job of solving not only the main mystery, but unveiling secrets that were hidden in the family that could have hurt her family in the future.

DIAMOND FIRE was a nice little sneak peek into what we should expect from Catalina as we dive into her part of the Hidden Legacy series.

I gave it 4/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.