Author: Ilona Andrews
Title: White Hot
Series: Hidden Legacy 2
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Rating: Four Petals
On the Author's website:
Nevada Baylor has a unique and secret skill—she knows when people are lying—and she's used that magic (along with plain, hard work) to keep her colorful and close-knit family's detective agency afloat. But her new case pits her against the shadowy forces that almost destroyed the city of Houston once before, bringing Nevada back into contact with Connor "Mad" Rogan.
Rogan is a billionaire Prime—the highest rank of magic user—and as unreadable as ever, despite Nevada’s “talent.” But there’s no hiding the sparks between them. Now that the stakes are even higher, both professionally and personally, and their foes are unimaginably powerful, Rogan and Nevada will find that nothing burns like ice …
I received this book as an ARC via the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Nevada somehow survived the last battle, but she knew then that there was more to the evil plot to destroy Houston. With Rogan's help, she hopes to continue figuring out who the bad guy is, except Rogan hasn't spoken to her in weeks and Nevada is worried she'll be forced to save the world on her own.
The magic in this series continues to be my favorite part. The way the powers of the primes versus the powers of everyone else influence the political and social structures of the world was brilliantly written. I also really like how Nevada is slowly learning how to navigate all of that as she comes into her own powers. Her viewpoint as an outsider colors that new world perfectly.
If I had a complaint about this book, and there honestly wasn't much to complain about, it is that much of the story is a bit predictable. It was easy enough to guess where the overall plot, the romance, and the ending would go. I didn't mind that overly much because the story was so good despite that, but I still had to take a petal off.
I can't help recommending any book by Ilona Andrews as their books are easily some of my absolute favorites. While this story was a bit predictable, the political and social structures as well as the overall plot were so amazingly interesting I really enjoyed this book anyway.
Maggie reviews paranormal and fantasy novels and novellas. She also interviews authors and hosts giveaways.