Review ~ Wickedly Powerful by Deborah Blake @BerkleyRomance

Posted February 27, 2017 by Tanya in Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 2 Comments

Review ~ Wickedly Powerful by Deborah Blake @BerkleyRomanceWickedly Powerful by Deborah Blake
Series: Baba Yaga #3
Published by Berkley on February 2, 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 304
4 Stars
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I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Known as the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales, Baba Yaga is not one woman, but rather a title carried by a chosen few. They keep the balance of nature and guard the borders of our world, but don’t make the mistake of crossing one of them…

The only thing more fiery than Bella Young’s red hair is her temper. She knows that a Baba Yaga’s power without strict control can leave the people she cares about burned, so to protect her heart—and everyone around her—the only company she keeps is her dragon-turned-Norwegian-Forest-cat, Koshka.

But when Bella is tasked with discovering who’s setting magical fires throughout Wyoming’s Black Hills, she finds herself working closely with former hotshots firefighter Sam Corbett—and falling hard for his quiet strength and charm.

Sam may bear the scars of his past, but Bella can see beyond them and would do anything to help him heal. Only before she can rescue her Prince Charming, she’ll have to overcome the mysterious foe setting the forest fires—a truly wicked witch who wields as much power and even more anger than Bella…

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In Wickedly Powerful, we meet the third of the three Baba Yagas watching over North America.

Bella’s power, or abilities all revolve around fire, so it is not unlikely to see her helping to put out forest fires, or just living in her trailer in the woods. As soon as I read “red hair” in the blurb, I knew we were dealing with fire. In fact, there are a lot of heroines I read about are gingers… I wonder why that is.

Anyway, back to the book. Because of the fires her temper or feelings trigger, she has isolated herself. Just like our hero. He is isolating himself for a different reason, it just seems appropriate that the two come together.

There seems to be more than just forest fires going on that Bella is battling. She gets a surprise visitor that her cat seems more than happy to welcome, and she also gets included in the search for a few missing Riders.

I really loved Bella. The strong, spunky heroines are always my favorite. Her Prince Charming was a little on the weak side for me. He pulls it together in the end, but he just didn’t feel like Bella’s match. He definitely deserves the surprise he gets.

When all comes together it ends up being a big surprise all the way around. Threads are ended, and Bella goes back to her Baba Yaga life. Since there are only the three of them, and they have all had their HEA’s, my guess is, their stories are over. We move on with the Riders which I think are going to be really interesting. It’s hard not to get pulled in to the tortured male.

This series was really fun. I enjoyed that the Baba’s all have their animal/dragons and how they help and contribute to the story. This world was full of mystery, excitement and some good humorous moments. I definitely recommend!

About Deborah Blake

Deborah is the author of nine non-fiction books on modern witchcraft from Llewellyn and the Baba Yaga series from Berkley Romance, including Wickedly Magical (novella), Wickedly Dangerous, and Wickedly Wonderful, Wickedly Ever After (novella), and Wickedly Powerful, plus an urban fantasy, Veiled Magic.

Deborah lives in a 120 year old farmhouse in upstate NY with four cats, and runs an artists’ cooperative shop when she’s not writing. She believes in magic, laughter, chocolate, and wine. The order may change depending on the day.

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