Author: Ilona Andrews
What I’m Talking About:
For those who enjoy the Hidden Legacy series, Diamond Fire is an entertaining, must-read novella. While the book doesn’t tackle the little surprise the authors left for readers at the end of the Wildfire, they do put to rest the Nevada-Rogan storyline in wonderful fashion.
The story is set only months after the conclusion of the third book and the creation of House Baylor. Nevada and Connor are getting married, and Mrs. Arrosa Rogan wants her only child’s wedding to be a spectacular event. Nevada’s sisters, Catalina and Arabella, are the wedding planner/coordinators because Nevada can’t work with anyone else. As the wedding day approaches, a family heirloom goes missing AND someone attempts to poison the wedding guests. Not wanting to add stress for Nevada, Mrs. Rogan hires Catalina to take care of the problems.
The original three books of the Hidden Legacy series were all shared from Nevada’s POV; they were her stories. In Diamond Fire, only the prologue is Nevada’s, recounting when she first meets Rogan’s mother. The remainder of the book is Catalina’s tale. The authors designed the story brilliantly so that it makes sense for Nevada to be on the sidelines. I like how Catalina pulls in her family to do the investigative work… just like when Nevada lead the group. While it’s clear she’s learned from Nevada and her mom, Catalina has her own unique style. She methodically investigates and gathers the facts, handling the entire ordeal with a maturity beyond her years.
Knowing that the future of the Hidden Legacy series belongs to Catalina, Diamond Fire is a wonderful transition from the old guard to the younger generation. I am completely satisfied with and happy that Nevada and Rogan get their Happily Ever After. I like that the format is familiar, yet unique to Catalina, and my curiosity is piqued on how she will grow into her own.
My Rating: A, Loved It
About the Book:
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.
Release Date: November 6, 2018
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Series: Hidden Legacy #3.5
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Novella
Format(s): paperback (160 pages), e-book, audiobook
Book Source: Publisher/Edelweiss
Reviews in the Series:
Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews (Hidden Legacy #1) – Audiobook Review
White Hot by Ilona Andrews (Hidden Legacy #2) – Audiobook Review
Wildfire by Ilona Andrews (Hidden Legacy #3) – Audiobook Review