Narrator: Emily Rankin
Length: 13 hrs
Series: Hidden Legacy #4
Published by Avon on August 27, 2019
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews comes an enthralling new trilogy set in the Hidden Legacy world, where magic means power, and family bloodlines are the new currency of society…
In a world where magic is the key to power and wealth, Catalina Baylor is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, and the Head of her House. Catalina has always been afraid to use her unique powers, but when her friend’s mother and sister are murdered, Catalina risks her reputation and safety to unravel the mystery.
But behind the scenes powerful forces are at work, and one of them is Alessandro Sagredo, the Italian Prime who was once Catalina’s teenage crush. Dangerous and unpredictable, Alessandro’s true motives are unclear, but he’s drawn to Catalina like a moth to a flame.
To help her friend, Catalina must test the limits of her extraordinary powers, but doing so may cost her both her House–and her heart.
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I was very excited to get this next installment in the Hidden Legacy series by Ilona Andrews. I knew I was going to miss Nevada, but was interested to see how Catalina took on being the Head of House Baylor. Catalina is not only Head of the House, but also the one heading up the investigation office.
Sapphire Flames jumps right in with the introduction to the mystery. Catalina must save a young man from himself and because she knows his sister, she ends up taking on the case of who killed their mother and sister. As the story goes on, the more complicated things get. Including Allessandro Sagredo. He has been a teenage crush Catalina had, but he is definitely not who he appears to be on Instagram. Catalina also struggles with her feelings for him. She is so scared of her magic affecting his feelings toward her, she doesn’t believe that his flirting is real. Catalina definitely lacks some confidence in her abilities.
The relationship between Catalina and Allessandro was fun and reminded me a lot of Rogan and Nevada. Those Baylor women are stubborn! Allessandro is quite the character and I really fell in love with him. He is great for Catalina and I can’t wait to see how their relationship is going to progress.
Sapphire Flames was fast-paced and exciting. The Baylor’s are hit with one thing after another and Catalina must really evolve to keep them above water. She does a lot of changing and ends up with obligations that I’m interested to see what affect they have later in the series. I was a bit disappointed with the ending. Now I’m even more anxious for the next book because I just can’t see how the overall story arc is going to work out. Especially with Allessadro and Catalina’s relationship!
We do get to see some of Nevada and she hits everyone with a surprise. I was excited to see that and so glad she wasn’t left out of the story altogether!
If you haven’t read the previous books in the Hidden Legacy series, I think you would be fine picking up here. This takes place over 3 years after Wildfire, and details of the world and family are filled in well. Sapphire Flames is a great start to the next story arc for the Hidden Legacy series!