Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Wildfire - Ranty Book Review

Wildfire (Hidden Legacy #3)
by Ilona Andrews

What is it about:
Just when Nevada Baylor has finally come to accept the depths of her magical powers, she also realizes she’s fallen in love. Connor “Mad” Rogan is in many ways her equal when it comes to magic, but she’s completely out of her elements when it comes to her feelings for him. To make matters more complicated, an old flame comes back into Rogan’s life…

Rogan knows there’s nothing between him and his ex-fiance, Rynda Sherwood. But as Nevada begins to learn more about her past, her power, and her potential future, he knows she will be faced with choices she never dreamed of and the promise of a life spent without him.

As Nevada and Rogan race to discover the whereabouts of Rynda’s kidnapped husband and are forced to confront Nevada’s grandmother, who may or may not have evil motives, these two people must decide if they can trust in each other or allow everything to go up in smoke.

What did I think of it:
If this had been the first book in a series by a new to me author, I don't know if I'd finished it.

Don't get me wrong: the worldbuilding is excellent, the main storyline really cool, and most of the characters are fun as well.

It was the other woman trope that really annoyed me. Why do so many authors think they can only keep a relationship interesting by introducing another (wo)man so the hero(ine) gets all insecure and jealous? I'm so tired of this trope. I want to see more secure female friendships where they support each other and encourage each other. Not this bullshit where every woman who's not family is a potential rival.

That rant over with: apart from the catfighty atmosphere whenever Rogan's ex-fiancee was present I enjoyed the story. There was cool action, some very intriguing revelations, and a solid plot. The ending tied some things up very nicely, but left enough open for there to be more books. I'll be keeping an eye out for news on this series.

Why should you read it:
This is a cool PNR read with excellent worldbuilding

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