Review: Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews

, by Kt Clapsadl

Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews
Hidden Legacy #5

As Prime magic users, Catalina Baylor and her sisters have extraordinary powers—powers their ruthless grandmother would love to control. Catalina can earn her family some protection working as deputy to the Warden of Texas, overseeing breaches of magic law in the state, but that has risks as well. When House Baylor is under attack and monsters haunt her every step, Catalina is forced to rely on handsome, dangerous Alessandro Sagredo, the Prime who crushed her heart.

The nightmare that Alessandro has fought since childhood has come roaring back to life, but now Catalina is under threat. Not even his lifelong quest for revenge will stop him from keeping her safe, even if every battle could be his last. Because Catalina won't rest until she stops the use of the illicit, power-granting serum that's tearing their world apart.

I'm a complete Ilona Andrews fan girl. They write it. I love it, and will reread them over and over again. I love all of the characters and rich worlds. Catalina is a bit different than some of her predecessors. She's quieter, calmer, and more calculating, less brash as it were, and I love the added depth she brings. That doesn't keep her from getting in over her head at times, and it was incredibly enjoyable getting to see her work her way out of the latest mess. 

Onto the romance side of things. After Alessandro left, the last thing Catalina wanted was to be paired with him again. So when she's forced into accepting him as her bodyguard, boy oh boy do the sparks fly. The two are like oil and water and yet when they do come together in sync, whoo boy, talk about swoon! I also really enjoyed getting to see further into his past and the revelations on why he is the way he is, and choices he has made were earth shattering. Talk about ramping the intensity up to eleven! 

All in all, EMERALD BLAZE is a fantastic installment in the Hidden Legacy series that let me clamoring for more. Fans of the series will be more than pleased with Catalina's latest adventure.

(Received a copy from the publisher)


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