Diamond Fire

Diamond Fire

Ilona Andrews / Jun 24, 2019

Diamond Fire 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 lo

  • Title: Diamond Fire
  • Author: Ilona Andrews
  • ISBN: Diamond Fire
  • ISBN13
    9780062878410
    Edition Language
    English
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  • Page: 332
  • Format: ebook
  • 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 price 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store UKOnline StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for ebook, 160 pages Published November 6th 2018 by Avon Impulse More Details Original Title Diamond Fire ISBN13 9780062878410 Edition Language English Series Hidden Legacy 3.5, Catalina Baylor Trilogy 0.5, Nevada Baylor Trilogy 3.5 , Other Editions 7 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Diamond Fire, please sign up Popular Answered Questions is that a tiara shes holding like 7 months ago Add your answer Piya If that s a rhetorical question ignore this.If not yes Kind of flag Hello Is there any snippet available on this book like 7 months ago Add your answer Mahesh Nakka Hello, see Sarah former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans review You find pretty much all snippets in her review flag See 2 questions about Diamond Fire Lists with This Book Can t Wait Books of 2018 1,303 books 4,762 voters SCIFI and Fantasy Book Club Favorite 2018 Reads 272 books 3 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Apr 05, 2018 Sarah former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves ilona gordon i revere you as gods, favourite series, the awesome bunch, cool kids r us, 2018, br 2018, distastefully young mc, kindle, ya Actual rating 3.5 pathetic stars I nearly almost rated it 3.345862 stars and a half but then thought that if I did the Mostest Awesomest Authorlords might force me to relinquish my harem rights over the Scourge of Mexico, so I didn t.It is a truth universally acknowledged that I read this novella wrong and have Despicable Book Taste DBT There, I said it Happy now Moving on and stuff.Okay So When I started this book, I had no particular expectations I mean, I was somewhat kind of excit Actual rating 3.5 pathetic stars I nearly almost rated it 3.345862 stars and a half but then thought that if I did the Mostest Awesomest Authorlords might force me to relinquish my harem rights over the Scourge of Mexico, so I didn t.It is a truth universally acknowledged that I read this novella wrong and have Despicable Book Taste DBT There, I said it Happy now Moving on and stuff.Okay So When I started this book, I had no particular expectations I mean, I was somewhat kind of excited at the prospect of reading a new instalment in this series which I like a little , especially since it was supposed to be about my wedding to the Yummy Butcher of Merida He was supposed to marry someone else, you say Don t be ridiculous now, Mr Tactile and my little nefarious self have been affianced for decades and our nuptials were announced eons ago Didn t you get the invite and stuff In short, I very logically assumed that because this was IA and because this was Hidden Legacy, I could expect to experience something akin to this Don t ask.The thing is, I never stopped to think how the change in POV from Nevada to Catalina might affect the tone of the story, and how different it would be from previous instalments in the series as a result Goes to show you can be both utterly nefarious and ever so slightly harebrained And after reading three stupendously scrumpalicious books written from a kick ass, independent, strong, adult woman s perspective Nevada might be only in her mid twenties, but she is much, much mature than your average female UF juvenile nitwit lead of the same age , the switch to Catalina s POV was a bit, err, you know, um, unsettling and stuff Don t get me wrong or do, it s not like I m going to lose any sleep over it and stuff , I don t dislike Catalina as a character, but she doesn t make a convincing lead for me Not yet, anyway She is too young, too inexperienced and isn t that charismatic, to be honest Yes, I know, this is a bridge story and the next instalment will take place three years in the future, so Catalina should be mature and a solid MC in it In the meantime, she isn t, and this novella feels revoltingly YA ish as a result You got that right, Hot Stuff.This might not be a problem for most of you, Little Barnacles, but I happen to think that YA should be outlawed, so you can imagine how I felt when reading this story Then again, maybe not I mean, I ve heard that barnacles have zero imagination and stuff, so Of course, this novella being Mostest Awesomest Authorlords type YA, it s entertaining and enjoyable and fun and stuff, and didn t repulse me like awakens the homicidal in me type YA usually does So yay and stuff The story itself was alright, if a bit lite and decaf and GMO free by IA standards I have nothing against tiaras or overabundant Spanish relatives I have a few of those myself and haven t unleashed the murderous crustaceans on them Yet but I can t say the plot was particularly gripping Also, its resolution was slightly very meh.One of the things that bothered me most is the way Nevada and Rogan are portrayed in the novella YES, I KNOW, we are seeing them through Catalina s eyes, which explains why they would seem different than what we are used to, but it doesn t account for the fact that they sometimes act like they had personality transplants My Scourge of Mexico mostly acts detached and indifferent, as if he didn t give a fish about the life threatening situation his family and wedding guests are in But apparently I read this extremely wrong, and we are to assume he wasn t as uninterested as he appeared, and involved in a way we aren t aware of, so don t mind me and stuff And don t get me started about Nevada Bridezilla Most Some people seem to think that it s natural for all women to lose their mind while they re preparing their wedding eyeroll , which implies that we shouldn t be surprised to see Nevada act this way eyerolling intensifies , but 1 They are wrong 2 I don t agree with their wrong opinion.3 Sexist crap is sexist.4 Notwithstanding what most some people think, the way Nevada sometimes behaves in this story is completely out of character I personally think that the real Nevada was abducted by villainous aliens and replaced by a malevolent clone, just so you know Is there a point to this GIF, you ask No, why Should there be Now let s pretend I didn t write any of the moderately negative above mentioned stuff and that you didn t read it you couldn t have, since I didn t write it , and focus on the good stuff Catalina s Siren powers they are Slightly Very Wondrous SVW so I m stealing them from her and stuff They will greatly help me in my nefarious undertakings, methinks My new mommy in law, Arrosa I fell in lurve with her at Connor Ander Rogan and the subsequent Yes, Mother she got from my dearly beloved Also, she kicks major derriere So QED and stuff Leon I m demanding very politely, of course a Dark Horse spin off In which Leon will be 40 years old so I don t feel like a total creep for lusting after him Thank thee kindly, Mostest Awesomest Authorlords Runa Etterson and her yummy magic I might possibly maybe want to be her and have her delicious powers when I grow up Perhaps Because poison makes everything cooler Ergo Magus Venenata And the moral of this You I Might Have Read This Wrong Not Entirely Right But It s Okay You Are I Am Entitled To Your Erroneous My Almost Nearly Legitimate Opinion Crappy Non Review YIMHRTWNERBIOYAIAETYEMYNLOCNR is a good thing I had planned to write a short review for this novella Had I decided to write a long one, Catalina s great great grandkids would have been old enough to have great great grandkids by the time I finished So go me and stuff Book 1 Burn for Me Book 2 White Hot Book 3 Wildfire Book 4 Untitled Catalina Novel to be released 2019. Book 5 Untitled Catalina Novel to be released 2020 Book 6 Untitled Catalina Novel to be released 2021 Pre review nonsense Most shameful, lamest rating EVER for a Mostest Awesomest Authorlords MAA book, I know.BUT I have a very valid excuse here Of course I do Who do you take me for, anyway A second class villain or something I am NOT the one who read and rated this book Nope nope nope My Evil Twin of the Despicable Book Taste ETotDBT did Ha Explains a lot, doesn t it I knew you d understand, my Comely Decapods Ha again Full Don t Blame Me Blame The Despicable One Crappy Non Review DBMBTDOCNR to come September 7, 2018 non spoilery excerpt from chapter one available here July 8, 2018 the book is officially finished Time for a Tiny Yet Yummy We Lurves Leon Snippet TYYWLLS July 1, 2018 we have a cover June 22, 2018 it s Snippety Snippet Day May 31, 2018 all hail the very first Diamond Fire Snippet May 2, 2018 It s official We have a title April 30, 2018 we have a tentative title It s Diamond Fire And we should have a cover posthaste Wheeeeeee and stuff April 21, 2018 If you want to know about tactile stuff the upcoming Hidden Legacy novels don t know why anyone would but what can I say, people are weird sometimes follow the yellow brick road click on this link and stuff You are quite welcome April 19, 2018 I think there might perhaps be a very minor announcement on the blog Maybe Not sure though I ll just copy paste it here so you can judge for your little selves and stuff Three novels in Ilona Andrews Hidden Legacy series, focusing on the emerging powers and personalities of previously introduced House Baylor family members, for publication starting in fall 2019, plus a novella to bridge the gap, published by Avon Impulse in November 2018 Did I just die and go to shrimpy heaven I think I just died and went to shrimpy heaven Either that or my daily puny human sacrifices to the Most Glorious Authorlords finally paid off nightly prayers to Saint Shrimp have finally been answered.P.S Don t tell anyone, but I think two virtual unknowns just invited us to their tactile wedding in November Ooops, sorry, wrong invite.Now that s like it.What Shrimping Huh Hell Stinking Bloody Fish.Real Thing This Damn Is Date Release There Is Pre order For It Up Is AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH flag 171 likesLike see review View all 114 comments Oct 01, 2018 Tadiana Night Owl rated it really liked it Shelves fantasy, arc, urban fantasy 3.5 stars Final review first posted on Fantasy Literature Nevada Baylor is getting married to Connor Rogan, and when Rogan s mother Arrosa shuts down their plans for a small and simple wedding, insisting on a full scale formal wedding, a couple of things happen Nevada inexplicably gets incredibly fussy and controlling about the wedding details, firing two wedding planners, and her beleaguered 18 and 16 year old sisters Catalina and Arabella decide that the only feasible option is to handle the 3.5 stars Final review first posted on Fantasy Literature Nevada Baylor is getting married to Connor Rogan, and when Rogan s mother Arrosa shuts down their plans for a small and simple wedding, insisting on a full scale formal wedding, a couple of things happen Nevada inexplicably gets incredibly fussy and controlling about the wedding details, firing two wedding planners, and her beleaguered 18 and 16 year old sisters Catalina and Arabella decide that the only feasible option is to handle the wedding planning themselves And a large crowd of Rogan s Spanish relatives on his mother s side descends on Mrs Rogan s Texas mansion for a few weeks stay before the wedding The half of those relatives who descend from her father s second wife are already hostile, and matters only get worse when everyone is cooped up together in the same home, however large and luxurious.Now the Rogan family s valuable heirloom wedding tiara has disappeared from the vault, a kokoshnik Russian crown with a large heart shaped aquamarine as its centerpiece An embedded sensor indicates that the Sealight Crown is still on the Rogan mansion s premises Arrosa Rogan, not wanting to involve the police in a family problem since it s almost certain that a relative stole it from their vault using telekinetic powers , asks Catalina to find the Sealight Crown and, by the way, get it back before the wedding in two weeks But that s only the beginning of the family problems that Catalina gets hit with before the wedding Diamond Fire is an interim novella in Ilona Andrews HIDDEN LEGACY urban fantasy series, set in an alternative history of our world in which some families typically wealthy and powerful ones have inheritable magical powers The Baylor clan is neither wealthy nor politically powerful, but does have several family members with powerful magic The first three novels in this series, beginning with Burn for Me, featured Nevada Baylor as the main character Diamond Fire marks a turning point, as the focus of the series now shifts to Nevada s younger sister Catalina.Catalina has siren powers, the ability to make people immediately adore her and do whatever she asks, but it s resulted in Catalina being shy and unwilling to trust that people really like her for herself, not just because of her magic The case of the stolen Sealight Crown forces Catalina to begin breaking out of her shell and to experiment with her magical talent, finding interesting new ways to use it in her investigations.Andrews provides a handy Rogan family tree at the beginning of Diamond Fire it s worth studying Trust me on this There are a lot of underhanded dealings and resentments brewing in Mrs Rogan s mother s side of the family, and it devolves into a near farcical soap opera in the end, with the disclosure of several embarrassing secrets The plot of Diamond Fire, though it never bored me, isn t one of the memorable or creative ones that Andrews has come up with, and contains no romance and limited use of magic to spice it up The storytelling probably also was hampered somewhat by the novella length of Diamond Fire, especially given the large number of new and unfamiliar characters in its pages The story seems quite tame after the pyrotechnics of the first three books in the HIDDEN LEGACY series.I enjoyed getting to know Catalina better, a talented young woman who s unusually withdrawn and uncertain for an Andrews heroine Wedding planning and jewelry theft investigation are a rather unlikely and hefty responsibility to dump on the eighteen year old sister of the bride, but Catalina rises to the occasion, and makes a new and useful friend in Mrs Rogan in the process Diamond Fire is for readers who are already invested in the HIDDEN LEGACY series It s a somewhat slight novella, but it has several good scenes and interactions a quirky poison mage is a scene stealer and achieves the task of shifting focus to a new main character to carry the series forward At just a 1.99 ebook cost, it s definitely worth the price for fans of this series I m anxious to read the next Catalina book I received a free eARC, courtesy of Edelweiss and Harper Collins Thanks so much flag 95 likesLike see review View all 15 comments Apr 04, 2018 Jessica Silverbow Rabid Reads no marked it as forthcoming review of another edition Shelves 11 november releases, favorite secondary characters, i burn i pine i perish, some kinda magic, urban fantasy, waiting on the cover, paranormal romance, pre ordered 4 21 18 an interview with the authorlords by ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY about the new HIDDEN LEGACY installments went live this morning not only is this a thing, but it s up for PREORDER Authorlords are sneaky flag 68 likesLike see review View all 20 comments Aug 27, 2018 Sh3lly grumpybookgrrrl rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves awesome authors, edelweiss, read 2018, short book, urban fantasy RELEASE DAY Happy reading Burn for Me White Hot Wildfire This was a fun novella that serves as a bonus for the fans and also to transition the story to Catalina s POV, since the next three books will be focused on her Nevada and Mad Rogan are view spoiler getting married hide spoiler and Catalina and her sister are helping organize plan things There is an investigation I think this novella packs a punch, and I knew these authors would deliver A must read for fans of t RELEASE DAY Happy reading Burn for Me White Hot Wildfire This was a fun novella that serves as a bonus for the fans and also to transition the story to Catalina s POV, since the next three books will be focused on her Nevada and Mad Rogan are view spoiler getting married hide spoiler and Catalina and her sister are helping organize plan things There is an investigation I think this novella packs a punch, and I knew these authors would deliver A must read for fans of the series Thank you Edelweiss and publisher for providing an eARC for an honest review.Original post ERMAGHERD Got approved through Edelweiss flag 67 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Apr 07, 2018 Aisling Zena rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves paranormal fantasy urban fantasy 4 stars12 11 18Review to come Loved it even if I missed Nevadas voice 31 5 18SNIPPET My phone chimed A text from Rogan You re missing the show What show Come outside I really wanted to run upstairs to my old room and lock the door I couldn t do that for two reasons One, I was an adult, and two, Catalina moved into my room, so it wasn t technically mine any.It was absurd I was a trained private investigator with almost ten years of experience Baylor Investigative Agency existed 4 stars12 11 18Review to come Loved it even if I missed Nevadas voice 31 5 18SNIPPET My phone chimed A text from Rogan You re missing the show What show Come outside I really wanted to run upstairs to my old room and lock the door I couldn t do that for two reasons One, I was an adult, and two, Catalina moved into my room, so it wasn t technically mine any.It was absurd I was a trained private investigator with almost ten years of experience Baylor Investigative Agency existed today because I took it over when Dad got sick and made it successful against all odds Not only that, but I was a Prime, the highest level of magic user one could reach My paternal grandmother had the same talent, and people cringed when they heard her name I had stood up to her and to a dozen of other Primes In the past year I ve been shot at, hit with a car, burned, teleported, and frozen nearly to death I had a bus almost dropped on me, I faced a psionic who nearly destroyed my mind, and I told Connor Rogan, the Scourge of Mexico, no repeatedly and stood my ground I should be able to meet my fianc s mother.I could do this.I got up, put my plate into the sink, hugged my mom, and went to the door.A gunmetal grey Range Rover waited in front of our warehouse Rogan leaned against it I ve seen him in twenty thousand dollar suit and in dirt stained jeans and a T shirt No matter what he wore, Rogan always had a kind of rugged masculinity about him You got a sense that nothing would knock him off his stride Whatever came up, he would handle it and he wouldn t panic The fact that he was huge, over six feet tall and built like he fought people for a living, only added to it Today he wore a pair of jeans and an olive T shirt.Oh no.I stopped What he asked We match, I ground out So I m going to go change He caught my hand and drew me to him His dark blue eyes laughed at me He leaned down and kissed me He tasted of mint and coffee and the touch of his lips anchored me You know what, it would be fine You look great Also, if you leave, you ll miss the best part He nodded to my left I glanced in that direction.A sapphire blue Maserati GranCabrio was parked at the curb Next to it, directly under my no, my sister s window stood Alessandro Sagredo.19 4 18So excited We get Baylors novels in Ilona Andrews Hidden Legacy series, focusing on the emerging powers and personalities of previously introduced House Baylor family members, for publication starting in fall 2019, plus a novella to bridge the gap, published by Avon Impulse in November 2018, to Erika Tsang at Avon, by Nancy Yost at Nancy Yost Literary Agency world.7 4 18Where was I What s it about Is it Catalina and Alessandro I might faint I have not seen this on their blog or any of their newsletters I sure hope it s for real It is, right GR wouldn t let me down Right flag 64 likesLike see review View all 20 comments Apr 06, 2018 Sarah rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves books i own kindle, edelweiss, favorites, for review read, read in 2018, books i own print, scanned 1st read 15th August 20182nd read 27th August 20183rd read November 2018Diamond Fire is a novella in the Hidden Legacy series that bridges from the first trilogy told in Nevada s point of view and helps us transition into the upcoming trilogy that will have Catalina at the forefront It ties up a few loose ends, raises a whole new set of questions and gives us just a tiny hint of the kind of main character that Catalina is going to be.I have to confess that I was kind of hoping this story 1st read 15th August 20182nd read 27th August 20183rd read November 2018Diamond Fire is a novella in the Hidden Legacy series that bridges from the first trilogy told in Nevada s point of view and helps us transition into the upcoming trilogy that will have Catalina at the forefront It ties up a few loose ends, raises a whole new set of questions and gives us just a tiny hint of the kind of main character that Catalina is going to be.I have to confess that I was kind of hoping this story would be told entirely from Nevada s point of view, I m a teeny bit obsessed with Nevada and Rogan so I was hoping for one last story with them entirely front and centre let s face it, I just wanted tactile sexy times but I know to trust Ilona Gordon Andrews and they didn t disappoint I really enjoyed the chance to see Nevada and Rogan take this next big step in their relationship and I ll be happy to see the occasional glimpse of them in the background as the series continues but I absolutely loved getting to know Catalina better.Catalina is a very different type of heroine to Nevada, she s less confident and self conscious, especially when it comes to her magic, but she s just as protective of the people she cares about and equally capable of standing up to anyone who threatens her family I really enjoyed seeing Nevada and the rest of the family through Catalina s eyes and I loved getting to know Rogan s mother a little better as she takes Catalina under her wing I think what is going to be really nice about Catalina s story is that we re probably going to get to know the younger members of House Baylor a little better, Nevada was quite a bit older than her sisters and cousin Leon so Catalina has a different type of relationship with Arabella which will be fun to explore.While this story is very much about Catalina and Arabella helping to plan the wedding of the century it is also a mystery with a possible thief amongst Rogan s closest family members and a potential plot that could put the entire wedding party in danger Catalina doesn t want to worry her sister so she s going to have to do the one thing she really hates doing and start using her magic to help her figure out what is going on We ve already seen a little of Catalina s powers in the past but we find out so much of what she can do here and I can t wait to see her exploring her ability further as the series continues.Diamond Fire was a fantastic story that left me with a massive smile on my face about Nevada and Rogan s HEA and also left me ridiculously excited to get my hands on Catalina s spin off series I ve been a huge Ilona Andrews fan for a long time now but their stories honestly just get better and better every time.__________________________Full review to come closer to the official release date but this was all the epic awesomeness that you d expect from an IA story I ll confess I was hoping for a little Nevada and Rogan sexy time BUT I absolutely loved getting Catalina s POV, she s very different to her big sister but super sweet and I m looking forward to her trilogy even now Rogan s mother is fantastic, the wedding planning was hilarious and we get to spend time with Nevada s fab family which is always fun.UPDATE 15th August DIAMOND FIRE IS UP ON EDELWEISS This is not a drill people DIAMOND FIRE IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEWERS RIGHT THIS SECOND AND I JUST SENT IT TO MY KINDLE ____________I know nothing about this, there s no title, no cover, no blurb all we can tell is it s something to do with the Hidden Legacy series.Hell, what do I actually need to know It s already up on so OF COURSE I ve preordered it Is it November yet How many times do we think I can manage to reread the first 3 books between now and the release date Update 18th April From Ilona s blogWe get a wedding novella AND THREE MORE BOOKS in a new spin off trilogy And I thought I couldn t possibly get excited LOLUpdate 26th April In case you missed it there is all kinds of extra info about the new Hidden Legacy series in this Entertainment Weekly interview with Ilona and Gordon I am so bloody excited about this spin off flag 60 likesLike see review View all 12 comments Nov 12, 2018 Jilly rated it really liked it Shelves urban fantasy, novella I know it s a novella, but still, I needed I love these characters so much and can t wait for what comes next This book was like eating one potato chip Just that perfect chip, fresh from the bag, with the perfect amount of salt Then, no Just one The rest will sit there looking delicious and mocking you.So, it wasn t enough But still, what we got was fun Nevada and Rogan are getting married and Catalina is the wedding planner She is under a lot of pressure, and then Rogan s ext I know it s a novella, but still, I needed I love these characters so much and can t wait for what comes next This book was like eating one potato chip Just that perfect chip, fresh from the bag, with the perfect amount of salt Then, no Just one The rest will sit there looking delicious and mocking you.So, it wasn t enough But still, what we got was fun Nevada and Rogan are getting married and Catalina is the wedding planner She is under a lot of pressure, and then Rogan s extended crazy family shows up and makes everything a thousand times harder Family you can t have nice things with them, and you can t kill them Except this grandma I wonder if she d do a boudoir photo shoot for me to give to my husband Not of me Of her I could use the extra sleep.Of course someone steals a valuable item at the family gathering They are all suspects and Catalina has to figure it out while trying not to offend everyone The baby did it I knew it This was fun and gives us a little taste of what Catalina s series will be like I can t wait So, now I guess I ll just wait flag 61 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Nov 06, 2018 Em Lost In Books rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves 2010 19, 3 star, 2018 I wanted this one to be Nevada Rogan book I am disappointed as this one was an introduction to Catalina, female of next trilogy A decent read It would be interesting to read a full story about her magic flag 57 likesLike see review Nov 07, 2018 Robin Bridge Four rated it really liked it Shelves 2018 reads, 4 5 stars, bb b 2018, buddy read, chick i want to hang out with, chocolate pms day reads, kick ass heroines, shorts, super sidekicks, uf pnr Diamond Fire is a transition story, it moves us away from Nevada as the main character to Catalina being the PoV for the series This doesn t have all of the things that I love in an IA book but please remember that this is a novella and so it isn t supposed to come with all of the bells and whistles of a full length novel What Diamond Fire Did Great I think the movement to Catalina as the PoV went well Nevada has tossed the baton beautifully to her younger sister to take over fr Diamond Fire is a transition story, it moves us away from Nevada as the main character to Catalina being the PoV for the series This doesn t have all of the things that I love in an IA book but please remember that this is a novella and so it isn t supposed to come with all of the bells and whistles of a full length novel What Diamond Fire Did Great I think the movement to Catalina as the PoV went well Nevada has tossed the baton beautifully to her younger sister to take over from here Everthing with the side characters is awesome as usually We even get a new Grandma type to love in Rogan s Mom She is fan freaking tastic and I can t wait to get to know her better in future books There is the introduction of another House s Prime mage who I hope we see in the future But, Leon steals the show and is fantastic in his new role in the family I really like this upgraded version of him now that he knows what his magic is and has become comfortable in his skin Leon let out a long suffering sigh Are you sure that I ll be enough These places can get pretty rough You walk into a cake shop and then some gunslinger tells you, You ain t from around here, partner, and the next thing you know, you re in the middle of the street, your horse is dead, the bad guy s got your girl by her hair, and you re down to one bullet What is going on in your head It s a dark, lawless place, Catalina So dark The actual story It isn t as complicated as a full length novel but it is a fun little side show I figured out where the Crown went pretty early but that was only one part of the story The other was all the family drama No wonder Rogan lets people believe that he really doesn t have any family There were a few gems in the family but most of them were just awful Showing off Catalina s magic and the potential of what it can do This is one of those times where when you get to see something from the inside it doesn t sound as great I thought it would be fantastic to have Catalina s power when reading the other series But it has to be hard to know that you can never relax with a person you like or your power might take hold of them and give them false feelings But when I saw Alessandro, I wanted to snap my wings open as far as they could go and dazzle him with everything I had, so he would be mine forever I liked him so much, I had to let him go It would be a struggle I really enjoyed exploring the magic though and the potential it could hold Plus I m glad that we are holding off on the potential romance between Alessandro and Catalina until there is a full series to play with it Catalina s relationship with Arabella is also in the big win column for me I love how they fight as sisters and are there for each other in every way They are so close and protective I m hoping that we get to see a lot of Arabella in the future books since she is a great counterpoint to Catalina s serious side What Might Not Work For You in Diamond Fire I read this in a group and there were a few grumblings I understand a few of them but just so maybe you aren t too surprised I ll just address a few Nevada and Rogan seem so different. Well, yes and no To me they seemed a little different and a loof or uncaring in some instances but remember this is from a totally different PoV and so perception is everything Catalina is going to see both of them differently and just because you don t see them doing things in the background doesn t mean they aren t reacting to situation Nevada went all Bridezilla on us Again did she I mean there are certain things that she wants in her wedding and doesn t want to budge on Plus she and Rogan only wanted a small wedding but they are Primes and so it had to be a big tahdoo There are other things she just doesn t really care about all that much and so I don t think she put a lot of effort into the colors of them I d feel a little bad for Catalina and Arabella as her wedding planners, but they teased her so much pre proposal that I feel like a little bit of it is payback The resolution of the Kelly Waller plot line wasn t what I wanted it to be. I m totally fine with how this particular plot line played out I thought that it was the perfect wedding present to Nevada and Rogan With a new series starting up focused on Catalina and some of the other kids a little I liked that this wasn t left lingering This didn t feature a romance with Alessandro. GOOD I need books with the slow burn and intensity of their love story or another love interest inbetween or something I don t want it in a novella I need way pages for that particular story to be told Read This It s Ilona Andrews so you know that this novella is going to be fun and you are going to have a good time with it I liked most of this book and even though we are moving from Nevada I see a lot of potential with the other characters and can t wait to see where they take this series next flag 52 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Nov 09, 2018 Holly rated it really liked it Shelves paranormal romance urban fiction, 2018 read You re going to need to reference that family tree diagram at the beginning of the book repeatedly while reading this, but other than that small problem this novella book is the usual Ilona Andrews perfection Nevada and Rogan are getting married and Catalina is in charge as wedding planner Only in the course of her duties she also has to investigate a theft which leads to several skeletons in the extended Rogan family closet coming to light Oh and of course there is magic Love this series, l You re going to need to reference that family tree diagram at the beginning of the book repeatedly while reading this, but other than that small problem this novella book is the usual Ilona Andrews perfection Nevada and Rogan are getting married and Catalina is in charge as wedding planner Only in the course of her duties she also has to investigate a theft which leads to several skeletons in the extended Rogan family closet coming to light Oh and of course there is magic Love this series, love this author Give me , give me , give me flag 51 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Oct 05, 2018 Erin Proud Book Hoarder rated it really liked it review of another edition Yes, it was a short tease of to come seriously, whatever happened to those 1,000 page sequel books Why is that only reserved to intellectual classic high fantasy stuff I m into Catalina Yes, I adored Nevada and Rogan but I can t wait for the new trilogy with her and the Alessandro Italian Count guy I love the family and how she s different from Nevada, curious where it will all lead, can t wait.Again this is a tease offering but it s a good short story, intellectually plotted, glori Yes, it was a short tease of to come seriously, whatever happened to those 1,000 page sequel books Why is that only reserved to intellectual classic high fantasy stuff I m into Catalina Yes, I adored Nevada and Rogan but I can t wait for the new trilogy with her and the Alessandro Italian Count guy I love the family and how she s different from Nevada, curious where it will all lead, can t wait.Again this is a tease offering but it s a good short story, intellectually plotted, glorious ending, getting to know the sister through the sister s head, and I totally dig Rogan s mother flag 50 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Aug 17, 2018 Carole Caroles Random Life in Books rated it it was amazing Shelves edelweiss, paranormal, romance, series, 2018, reviewed, own kindle copy This review can also be found at Carole s Random Life in Books.I loved this novella Absolutely loved it It is hard not to gush over how much I loved this book so I am just going to go with it I adore the Hidden Legacy series and have read the original three books two or three times each already so I was really excited to learn that the series would be continuing I was really excited to see this world through Catalina s eyes and I was not disappointed I had so much fun with this story.I love This review can also be found at Carole s Random Life in Books.I loved this novella Absolutely loved it It is hard not to gush over how much I loved this book so I am just going to go with it I adore the Hidden Legacy series and have read the original three books two or three times each already so I was really excited to learn that the series would be continuing I was really excited to see this world through Catalina s eyes and I was not disappointed I had so much fun with this story.I love Nevada and Mad Rogan but I really like the rest of Nevada s family as well so I am than okay with the torch being passed along to Catalina I like Catalina even after reading this story I felt like I knew her before I got started with this novella but the amount of character development in this short piece was extraordinary In this story, readers actually see of Mad Rogan than Nevada which I think worked perfectly since it gave Catalina a chance to really stand on her own for the story I also fell in love with Rogan s mom She was amazing in this story and I hope we get to see a whole lot of her in future books.There is a mystery that needs to be solved on top the upcoming wedding There is a big group of Rogan s extended family in town for the wedding and causing a whole lot of trouble at the same time This is not a very likable group overall and it was hard to trust most of them It was a lot of fun to watch Catalina navigate such a complicated group of individuals and get to the bottom of it all.I would highly recommend this story to others I think that it could work as a stand alone but I think that it really works better when read in series order This series is amazing and you don t want to miss any of the books anyway so I would suggest starting with Burn for Me I can t wait to read from this fantastic series I received a digital review copy of this book from Avon Books via Edelweiss.Initial ThoughtsThis was beyond amazing It s a shame that I can only give it 5 stars since it clearly deserves a few bonus stars Ilona Andrews packed story and character development into this novella than most books with 5 times as many pages Fans will not want to miss this one Before ReadingEven pretending that I can do anything but read this one right away is just silly I can t wait to read about this group of characters ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss flag 42 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Apr 18, 2018 Jessica rated it it was amazing Shelves 0 faves, 24 ebooks, fantasy Loved it I cannot wait for Catalina s adventures to begin I always thought Nevada s abilities were cool but Catalina s definitely take the cake There s so much potential, it makes me giddy I m literally breathing into a paper bag right now Like, seriously I m hyperventilating I m so excited flag 43 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Apr 21, 2018 Nenia Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out of Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention Campbell marked it as wishlist review of another edition Edit THERE S A COVER NOW SCREAMS LIKE A JURASSIC DINOSAUR ABOUT TO FUCK UP SOME SCIENTISTS PLAYING GOD IN A THEME PARK WHAT IS THIS IS THIS A DREAM I DON T THINK I M DREAMING screams shrilly I don t think there s anything I can say exceptOMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG 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available The story was a lovely transition from a Nevada book to a Catalina book, and I need a full length book ASAP Ilona Andrews can t write fast enough to satisfy me instagra 4.5 stars The only thing I didn t like about this novella was that there wasn t 200 pages I didn t want it to end I love, love, love the writing couple of Ilona Andrews, and I think their Hidden Legacy series is their best work I rarely preorder books, but I preordered Diamond Fire as soon as it was available The story was a lovely transition from a Nevada book to a Catalina book, and I need a full length book ASAP Ilona Andrews can t write fast enough to satisfy me instagram twitter blog flag 38 likesLike see review View 2 comments Oct 06, 2018 Corina BookTwinsReviews rated it really liked it Shelves novella, magic, urban fantasy 4.5 starsDiamond Fire was a wonderful novella Not every author can write a novella that doesn t make the reader feel like it was rushed or parts were missing But as always the author delivered And as a matter of fact the novella perfectly introduced the upcoming trilogy A trilogy about Catalina And I must confess I m already hooked This fantastic and magical world had me captivated from the very beginning.I love this series so much Unsurprisingly I reread the entire Hidden Legacy trilogy i 4.5 starsDiamond Fire was a wonderful novella Not every author can write a novella that doesn t make the reader feel like it was rushed or parts were missing But as always the author delivered And as a matter of fact the novella perfectly introduced the upcoming trilogy A trilogy about Catalina And I must confess I m already hooked This fantastic and magical world had me captivated from the very beginning.I love this series so much Unsurprisingly I reread the entire Hidden Legacy trilogy in preparation for Diamond Fire And boy am I glad I did Everything was vibrant and fresh in my memory Just in time to enjoy Catalina carrying her own novella And she did it perfectly Catalina is not like Nevada In fact she is a quite, and serious personality Maybe because she had to repress her magic her entire life However, it seems like she is stretching her wings so to speak And it s going to be a pleasure to see her experiment those powers Naturally I can t wait to read about her Because she rocked this book I love mysteries In Diamond Fire Catalina skillfully solved a wonderfully entertaining mystery Because Catalina worked for the family company for years, she definitely knew what she was doing Granted she had seen Nevada work with clients over the years, but the way she handled herself was impressive In fact she was professional, knowledgeable, smart and mature in handling the entire situation I already know her stories will be brilliant.Even though Diamond Fire introduced a huge cast with Rogan s family, the original cast from the trilogy was still present Because of this, it was the PERFECT way of connecting Nevada s trilogy with the upcoming books about Catalina It felt like a continuation I thought the novella was very well done.And I m really excited I m honestly counting down the months, weeks, and days until Catalina s first book Again, another Ilona Andrews series that has become a favorite of mine But at this point it s not a surprise any I like their writing, stories and characters It just works for me Every single character is adoringly real And always entertaining Makes me hope they never stop writingC generously provided in exchange for an honest review If you want to chat with me about books, find me on Instagram For of my reviews My Blog Book Twins ReviewsFacebook Blog PageTwitterSubscribe to Blog flag 37 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Apr 06, 2018 Robin Bridge Four marked it as to read review of another edition I don t know what it s about but that doesn t really matter since Ilona Andrew s is an auto buy for meUp on Edelweiss now Edelweiss hates me so no ARC kicks aluminum can I guess I ll just have to reread Magic Binds instead flag 37 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jan 23, 2019 Phrynne rated it it was amazing An easy five stars I know I am a fan but even so how do these two authors do it Every book is a gem, even the novellas like this one.At last Nevada and Rogan are actually getting married and they take a back seat in this book as Catalina steps up in the role of wedding planner detective On one hand she is organising bouquets and seating arrangements while at the same time preventing all the wedding guests being poisoned and trying to find a missing tiara The authors are obviously grooming he An easy five stars I know I am a fan but even so how do these two authors do it Every book is a gem, even the novellas like this one.At last Nevada and Rogan are actually getting married and they take a back seat in this book as Catalina steps up in the role of wedding planner detective On one hand she is organising bouquets and seating arrangements while at the same time preventing all the wedding guests being poisoned and trying to find a missing tiara The authors are obviously grooming her for her own series and her magical abilities start to become truly amazing.So it was a short but very sweet read and roll on the next one flag 36 likesLike see review Aug 16, 2018 Beth rated it it was amazing Shelves own, kindle, november 2018, avon, impulse, harper collins, scifi, fantasy, paranmormal, paranormal romance Diamond Fire is a transitional book, taking us from Nevada Baylor and Connor Rogan as the lead to Catalina Baylor Don t worry, you get plenty of time with the Baylor family, similar to the first 3 books in the Hidden Legacy series, you just get a little spot light shown on Catalina nowand wow, does she shine.Nevada and Connor are getting married and all the relatives have come out of the woodwork Someone has stolen something precious that Nevada is suppose to wear on her wedding day fr Diamond Fire is a transitional book, taking us from Nevada Baylor and Connor Rogan as the lead to Catalina Baylor Don t worry, you get plenty of time with the Baylor family, similar to the first 3 books in the Hidden Legacy series, you just get a little spot light shown on Catalina nowand wow, does she shine.Nevada and Connor are getting married and all the relatives have come out of the woodwork Someone has stolen something precious that Nevada is suppose to wear on her wedding day from Mrs Rogan, Connor s mother To keep Nevada s and Connor s day special and away from the family drama, Mrs Rogan hires Catalina to uncover who has stolen the family heirloom I just can t get enough of the writing team Ilona Andrews I loved this novella length story telling and of course they left me wanting This is a series that I will periodically re read and its like coming homeif your family was packed full of magically superior prime beings, LOLwell you know what I mean Check it out, its an amazing series.I received this ARC copy of Diamond Fire from Avon Impulse HarperCollins This is my honest and voluntary review Diamond Fire is set for publication November 6, 2018.Written by Ilona AndrewsOn Sale Date November 6, 2018, ISBN 9780062878410, 0062878417E Book 384 pagesFiction Romance Paranormal Noble check us out on Tome Tender Book Blog or on Facebook flag 34 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 24, 2019 Kat rated it it was amazing Shelves library 2 A fun novella bridging the gap between Nevada s books and Catalina s, with the focus on Nevada and Connor Mad Rogan s wedding With all the evil, scheming guests invited on Connor s side, is it any surprise things start to go wrong First, a family heirloom goes missing view spoiler I suspected where this was going early on with the presence of Chekov s gun or shall we say Chekov s bedazzler, but it was no less hilarious hide spoiler , then when House scheming and attempts against House B A fun novella bridging the gap between Nevada s books and Catalina s, with the focus on Nevada and Connor Mad Rogan s wedding With all the evil, scheming guests invited on Connor s side, is it any surprise things start to go wrong First, a family heirloom goes missing view spoiler I suspected where this was going early on with the presence of Chekov s gun or shall we say Chekov s bedazzler, but it was no less hilarious hide spoiler , then when House scheming and attempts against House Baylor Rogan ramp up, Catalina who narrates most of this , has to use her abilities to figure out who is behind it This was really cool, has me excited to read Catalina s series, and came to an exciting as always conclusion.Please excuse typos name misspellings Entered on screen reader flag 33 likesLike see review Apr 05, 2018 Marguerite Lady RH marked it as to read review of another edition No plot No cover Nothing preorder right away flag 29 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Sep 08, 2018 Niki Hawkes The Obsessive Bookseller rated it it was amazing review of another edition Another absolute gem RTC D flag 27 likesLike see review Nov 24, 2018 Trish rated it it was amazing review of another edition I m usually not much of a fan of these interim stories Not because they aren t good but because I m looking forward to the next novel Same with the Kate Daniels series of which I haven t read a single interim short story yet.However, I was told that Nevada s and Connor s story is over after the first three books we already have and that this was therefore the last chance to see a bit of them so of course I had to.The story is that Nevada and Connor are finally getting married but, as I m usually not much of a fan of these interim stories Not because they aren t good but because I m looking forward to the next novel Same with the Kate Daniels series of which I haven t read a single interim short story yet.However, I was told that Nevada s and Connor s story is over after the first three books we already have and that this was therefore the last chance to see a bit of them so of course I had to.The story is that Nevada and Connor are finally getting married but, as is usual, the extended family is giving everyone a headache Add to that the fact that due to their House status especially House Rogan , they can t just do a little private ceremony.Not just the flower arrangements are a challenge, there is also someone trying to kill all the wedding guests and a family heirloom the bride is supposed to wear goes missing.In this case, however, it s not Nevada investigating but her little sister Catilina It s the authors way of gently easing us fans into the series focus shifting onto her and I thought it worked very well We get of Connor than Nevada here and both are only in the periphery to keep us connected but that also meant that I still felt at home Plus, Catilina, despite being younger, was a great MC here and the family grandma Frida, Leon and the others have always been very important to the series We get them all, here, too So it s all good.Moreover, what I always adore about these books, apart from the fantastic setting with an interesting magical setting, is the humour I quoted a few of my favourite scenes that made me burst out laughing in public yesterday It gets me every time.And who doesn t like a wedding and its preparation combined with a murder mystery and crime story The only thing I was sorry about was that the actual wedding was cut so short, hammering home that it no longer is Nevada s and Connor s story.Still, I have yet to find anything by these authors that I don t love Bedazzling indeed flag 25 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Aug 24, 2018 Annie Under the Covers Book Blog rated it really liked it Shelves arc, author ilona andrews, for fresh fiction review, genre urban fantasy, read in 2018, review requests, series hidden legacy DIAMOND FIRE is a novella set in the Hidden Legacy world that Ilona Andrews has created I was really excited about reading this story because we get to see of Nevada and Connor However, in addition to their wedding preparation, there s also a bit about another character named Catalina Although she is a key player in the series, I never expected to see of her in this story But I think it was a nice touch to have of her thoughts in this book I would have also loved to see DIAMOND FIRE is a novella set in the Hidden Legacy world that Ilona Andrews has created I was really excited about reading this story because we get to see of Nevada and Connor However, in addition to their wedding preparation, there s also a bit about another character named Catalina Although she is a key player in the series, I never expected to see of her in this story But I think it was a nice touch to have of her thoughts in this book I would have also loved to see moments between Nevada and Connor, but we do get a heady dose in the beginning that certainly made me smile.I would definitely recommend this series to any lovers of Urban Fantasy or Ilona Andrews There s some great worldbuilding as well as a solid romance too, so it has a very well rounded out storyline and cast Andrews delivers an upbeat short story that I think readers will find intriguing, especially if you are a loyal fan of the series already DIAMOND FIRE burns hot and doesn t disappoint, so do yourself a favor and pick up this book Read this review at Fresh Fiction flag 24 likesLike see review Aug 17, 2018 Tori Smexybooks smexys_sidekick rated it it was amazing Shelves i will beat u down 4 this book, angst, arc, class differences, coming of age, e book, edelweiss, family, fantasy, female porotagionist Favorite Quote I know how to be Catalina Baylor, an ordinary person I know what s expected of me I do not know how to be a Prime Nevada Baylor and Connor Ander Rogen are getting married and both families are ready to lend a hand in helping this couple tie the knot with no problems.That s easier said than done.Catalina Baylor is at a crossroads since her power was outed to the world when she was declared a prime Choosing to focus on her sister s upcoming nuptials rather than her slowly imp Favorite Quote I know how to be Catalina Baylor, an ordinary person I know what s expected of me I do not know how to be a Prime Nevada Baylor and Connor Ander Rogen are getting married and both families are ready to lend a hand in helping this couple tie the knot with no problems.That s easier said than done.Catalina Baylor is at a crossroads since her power was outed to the world when she was declared a prime Choosing to focus on her sister s upcoming nuptials rather than her slowly imploding life, Catalina finds herself forced to once again use her powers when it becomes obvious that certain someone s want to stop the wedding no matter the cost.As Catalina digs deeper into her investigation, she learns that jealousy is a powerful magic all it s own but she is a Baylor and her sister will marry her Prince Charming if Catalina has anything to say about it Diamond Fire is a novella that picks up right after book three It focuses on Catalina, Nevada s sister, and a very rare Siren, building a bridge for the next full novel that is her journey Catalina has been struggling with accepting her magic and the consequences of it since birth If you are a Kate Daniels fan, you will recognize a similar element in that storyline According to Greek mythology, Sirens are creatures who used their voices to lure sailors into crashing their ships upon the rocks of their island Catalina s life has been somewhat unconventional as she was only allowed interaction with people who were immune to her gift Now older and in control, she is able to turn it on and off at will That, however, doesn t negate its impact or her own feelings towards it I had practiced controlling my magic since the moment I understood it ruined lives Fast pacing propels the full bodied storyline along Witty dialogue and lots of action adds to the story s overall appeal I had so much fun reading this novella I adored getting Catalina s pov A sweet teenager who just wants to be normal in a family that is anything but Intelligent and quiet, she isn t a roll with it kinda girl She needs rules to feel safe and being a Prime means she needs to learn a whole new set She has a little bit of all her family in her, though it only shows when she has hit her breaking point A tight knit family, the Baylor s are always there for one another Through the good and bad Co opted into helping plan Nevada s wedding, you can t help but laugh as she and her younger sister, Arabella, attempt to maneuver and manipulate Nevada when she becomes a little to bridezilla for them The queen has dismissed us, Arabella announced.I dropped into a deep curtsey Your majesty I hate you guys We hate you back, Arabella told her We hated you before the wedding Before it was cool to hate you Get out Nevada growled.A theft and manipulative relatives lead Catalina on a merry chase and forcing her to confront all her fears But luckily for her, she has than the Baylor s on her side this time She now has the Rogan s and no one crosses that family and survives.Grade A Smexybooks is giving away 1 copy of Diamond Fire One lucky commenter to win End 11 2 flag 23 likesLike see review View 1 comment Nov 23, 2018 Bradley rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018 shelf, fantasy, urban fantasy I don t generally expect much out of in between novellas in series, and this one had all the markings of a gratuitous oh, we re getting married, let s roll in the mud with the relatives kind of storyBut what I got was that AND a bonafide whodunit with a jewel heist, an attempted mass murder, hate, graft, blackmail, and a little kiddo coming into her own.In other words coolness all around But what about the wedding Um was there a wedding flag 22 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Jul 02, 2018 Geri Reads rated it really liked it Shelves the authorlords nuff said If you have been following me for a while, then you know about my obsession with Ilona Andrews, the husband and wife team that gave us Kate Daniels, The Edge series, and of course, Hidden Legacy In this novella, Ilona Andrews gives a glimpse into the future of House Baylor The last time we saw House Baylor, they have just successfully completed their trials Diamond Fire, bridges the events of Wildfire to the new spin off series And let me tell you that the new series is going to be fantasti If you have been following me for a while, then you know about my obsession with Ilona Andrews, the husband and wife team that gave us Kate Daniels, The Edge series, and of course, Hidden Legacy In this novella, Ilona Andrews gives a glimpse into the future of House Baylor The last time we saw House Baylor, they have just successfully completed their trials Diamond Fire, bridges the events of Wildfire to the new spin off series And let me tell you that the new series is going to be fantastic.In this book, we finally get to be in Catalina s head as she tries to recover a stolen crown belonging to Rogan s mom And I m already in love with her I ve always loved her character in Hidden Legacy so being able to see the world in her point of view was a treat One of the best things about the original trilogy was the relationship between the sisters especially between Catalina and Arabella I love their fights and arguments, and their loyalty towards each other Ilona Andrews captured the sister dynamics well and I can t wait to read of it.This book also introduces us to Rogan s mother She was already mentioned in the original trilogy but this is the first time we get to meet her And I must say that I m intrigued Who is this woman who raised Mad Rogan, the Butcher of Merida This book was shorter than most of IA s books but it s no less compelling It gives us a taste of what s to come and I for one, cannot wait for of Catalina and the House of Baylor I will read anything and everything that IA puts out YES, I will read even their grocery list because goddamn, these two can weave a captivating story flag 21 likesLike see review View 2 comments Nov 09, 2018 Tinja A Court of Pizza and Laziness rated it really liked it Shelves adults, paranormal, people with some sort of abilities, magic and hocus pocus, love the sidecharacters, favourite authors, favourite series More like 3.5 I just wished there had been of everything I love all the characters and wish that everyone would get their own POV book flag 20 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Nov 05, 2018 Rachel rated it it was amazing Shelves fantasy, favorites, urban fantasy, novella I loved the first three books of the Hidden Legacy series, so I was a little worried the series ended with book three To be honest, it ended in a great place, but of course I wanted , because it s simply amazing We begin with a little of Rogan and Nevada yes the prologue from Nevada s POV, but shift gears and get Catalina s, Nevada s sister, POV Catalina is smart and powerful, but a little afraid to use her power, and I can already tell I m going to love her journey If you haven I loved the first three books of the Hidden Legacy series, so I was a little worried the series ended with book three To be honest, it ended in a great place, but of course I wanted , because it s simply amazing We begin with a little of Rogan and Nevada yes the prologue from Nevada s POV, but shift gears and get Catalina s, Nevada s sister, POV Catalina is smart and powerful, but a little afraid to use her power, and I can already tell I m going to love her journey If you haven t read the first three books, stop now, because there are details here that would spoil the prior books.Nevada and Rogan are getting married, but the small wedding the wanted just isn t in the cards A much larger affair must happen due to family and social obligations, and somehow Catalina and Arabella, Nevada s younger sisters, have become the wedding planners Nevada may or may not have become a bit of a bridezilla here, lol Not because she wants extravagance, just because some of her choices aren t what a bride marrying into House Rogan should be, and she s kind of stubborn Good times, funny times, and it all makes me smile During normal wedding drama, a family heirloom typically worn by the Ramirez Rogan s maternal family bride s goes missing and Mrs Rogan Connor Rogan s mother enlists the help of eighteen year old Catalina to track it down Catalina has been working for the family business for some time so she s no stranger to investigations Plus, she s a Prime magic user and her talents are especially valuable in this investigation even though she s a little hesitant to use them.Catalina s gifts were showcased previously, and they are no joke I can understand why Catalina would be so hesitant to use them, but I m thrilled she s testing trying them out to gain experience and control She s amazing with this investigation and I loved the big reveal at the end I ve long been a fan of Agatha Christie mysteries I could always count on the big reveal at the end with all the relevant parties present, and this felt a little similar From the first page I was addicted Ilona Andrews talents of storytelling are in a class above most I love the Baylor family dynamic, they have fierce loyalty to each other, but aren t afraid to tease or deal out reality checks when necessary The banter between them cracked me up Catalina is quiet and reserved, as she s been taught with her brand of magic, but I can see her coming out of her shell and I can t wait A copy was kindly provided by Avon Impulve via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. flag 20 likesLike see review Oct 22, 2018 Hollis rated it really liked it Shelves 2018 reads, a smattering of lols, arc, ebook, family focused, fantasy, finished in october 2018, hello diversity, not a bunch of twenty somethings, not all the feels but some Treated myself to this little delight because I deserve nice things And also I feel like the last time I liked a book was during my Kate Daniels reread This isn t that series but that doesn t matter Hidden Legacy is great too give him a Hard pass, Catalina Hard pass. Stay out of my life, Bug His Instagram is called Boss Moves. Stay out DIAMOND FIRE felt almost like a crash course introduction to this world I think, if you didn t want to bother with the first three books, this is a Treated myself to this little delight because I deserve nice things And also I feel like the last time I liked a book was during my Kate Daniels reread This isn t that series but that doesn t matter Hidden Legacy is great too give him a Hard pass, Catalina Hard pass. Stay out of my life, Bug His Instagram is called Boss Moves. Stay out DIAMOND FIRE felt almost like a crash course introduction to this world I think, if you didn t want to bother with the first three books, this is a pretty perfect stepping off point It wraps Nevada and Rogan s story with a pretty lilac hahah bow and lets Catalina, her younger sister, step into the limelight And oh I m so excited for of this sibling I found out some things about your family which you probably should know They re unpleasant. I ve known that for years No, I meant the things I found out were unpleasant. I knew what you meant As an added bonus this novella has family dynamics that reach soap opera or, perhaps a relevant reference, Kardashian levels of squabbling and also comes with a mystery to solve It was pretty much excellent Can t wait for of this, of Hugh, of anything Andrews I m here for it I received an ARC from Edelweiss and the publisher thank you in exchange for an honest review flag 18 likesLike see review View all 4 comments previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Why do American authors delve into cultures they are ignorant about without appropriate research 3 51 Jan 02, 2019 05 25AM SOS Serious Over Dec 2018 tie Diamond Fire Discussion 6 22 Dec 14, 2018 03 39PM Fantasy Buddy Reads Diamond Fire Nov 6, 2018 26 46 Nov 16, 2018 01 57PM Play Book Tag Diamond Fire by Ilona Andrews 4 stars 1 7 Nov 12, 2018 02 07PM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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        Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband and wife writing team Ilona is a native born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S Army Contrary to popular belief, Gordon was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him They met in college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a better grade Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband and wife writing team Ilona is a native born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S Army Contrary to popular belief, Gordon was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him They met in college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a better grade Gordon is still sore about that Gordon and Ilona currently reside in Oregon with their two children, three dogs and a cat They have co authored two series, the bestselling urban fantasy of Kate Daniels and romantic urban fantasy of The Edge


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    1. Actual rating 3.5 pathetic stars I nearly almost rated it 3.345862 stars and a half but then thought that if I did the Mostest Awesomest Authorlords might force me to relinquish my harem rights over the Scourge of Mexico, so I didn t.It is a truth universally acknowledged that I read this novella wrong and have Despicable Book Taste DBT There, I said it Happy now Moving on and stuff.Okay So When I started this book, I had no particular expectations I mean, I was somewhat kind of excit Actual rat [...]


    2. 3.5 stars Final review first posted on Fantasy Literature Nevada Baylor is getting married to Connor Rogan, and when Rogan s mother Arrosa shuts down their plans for a small and simple wedding, insisting on a full scale formal wedding, a couple of things happen Nevada inexplicably gets incredibly fussy and controlling about the wedding details, firing two wedding planners, and her beleaguered 18 and 16 year old sisters Catalina and Arabella decide that the only feasible option is to handle the 3 [...]


    3. 4 21 18 an interview with the authorlords by ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY about the new HIDDEN LEGACY installments went live this morning not only is this a thing, but it s up for PREORDER Authorlords are sneaky.


    4. RELEASE DAY Happy reading Burn for Me White Hot Wildfire This was a fun novella that serves as a bonus for the fans and also to transition the story to Catalina s POV, since the next three books will be focused on her Nevada and Mad Rogan are view spoiler getting married hide spoiler and Catalina and her sister are helping organize plan things There is an investigation I think this novella packs a punch, and I knew these authors would deliver A must read for fans of t RELEASE DAY Happy reading B [...]


    5. 4 stars12 11 18Review to come Loved it even if I missed Nevadas voice 31 5 18SNIPPET My phone chimed A text from Rogan You re missing the show What show Come outside I really wanted to run upstairs to my old room and lock the door I couldn t do that for two reasons One, I was an adult, and two, Catalina moved into my room, so it wasn t technically mine any.It was absurd I was a trained private investigator with almost ten years of experience Baylor Investigative Agency existed 4 stars12 1 [...]


    6. 1st read 15th August 20182nd read 27th August 20183rd read November 2018Diamond Fire is a novella in the Hidden Legacy series that bridges from the first trilogy told in Nevada s point of view and helps us transition into the upcoming trilogy that will have Catalina at the forefront It ties up a few loose ends, raises a whole new set of questions and gives us just a tiny hint of the kind of main character that Catalina is going to be.I have to confess that I was kind of hoping this story 1st rea [...]


    7. I know it s a novella, but still, I needed I love these characters so much and can t wait for what comes next This book was like eating one potato chip Just that perfect chip, fresh from the bag, with the perfect amount of salt Then, no Just one The rest will sit there looking delicious and mocking you.So, it wasn t enough But still, what we got was fun Nevada and Rogan are getting married and Catalina is the wedding planner She is under a lot of pressure, and then Rogan s ext I know it s a no [...]


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