Review: Diamond Fire (Hidden Legacy #3.5) by Ilona Andrews

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Diamond Fire Book Cover Diamond Fire
Hidden Legacy #3.5
Ilona Andrews
Urban Fantasy - Novella
Avon Impulse
November 6th 2018


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.


Diamond Fire is a novella set in the Hidden Legacy world. It’s an introduction to Catalina the middle sister to Nevada.

I very much enjoyed this novella. It gives us the POV of Catalina. We get a great introduction to Catalina, the challenges and struggles she faces as a coming Prime and a young women. Her gift is not a simple one and it’s one people, including herself, do not understand.

Besides seeing Catalina we get to see the preparations to Nevada and Connor’s wedding. It can’t be a simple wedding, Oh No, it has to be big, make a statement; because of who they are. And, last we get a little investigating that Catalina is in charge of.

I loved everything about this novella. My favorite part was finally meeting Connor’s mother. She is so level headed and at the end she connects to Catalina. The investigation/mystery was a great side-plot and lots of fun.

Diamond Fire was a delight. I can’t wait to dive back into this world and learn more about Catalina and see the rest of the Baylor family. I highly recommend this series to Urban Fantasy fans. The world building is outstanding, the romance is solid, and the cast is amazing.

Rated: 5 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

20 comments on “Review: Diamond Fire (Hidden Legacy #3.5) by Ilona Andrews

  1. Yes Yes Yes! I love Nevada and Rogan, and felt that this transition novella was the perfect way to move into Catalina. I love how she’s Baylor tough, but has her own ways. I’m looking forward to the next book!
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    • I agree on all you said. I was very happy with this transition novella. I can’t wait to see how Catalinia hands herself, her gift, and life. ^_^

  2. I loved this in between story, too. It sure was fun meeting Connor’s family since we know so much more about the Baylors.
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    • I agree. It was nice to look into Connor’s family. ^_^

  3. I love Ilona Andrews. I loved this. I loved Catalina. Great review! I have this on both Kindle and audio. I haven’t listened to the audio yet but will probably do that right before Sapphire Flames. I love this series!
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    • The audio is good. I hope you enjoy it in that format. I’m sure I’ll listen to it again before I read Sapphire Flames. Can’t wait for the novel. Thank’s for visiting!

  4. I love Ilona Andrews and The Hidden Legacy series, but I still haven’t read this! I really need to get around to it. It’s been on my kindle since November, lol.
    Glad to hear it was a 5 star read for you!

    • Her full length novel is coming out this fall, so I’d say you should most defiantly read this one before then. ^_^ I do love the Andrews and also the Hidden Legacy series. Thank’s for visiting!

  5. I really enjoyed this novella too. Nice bridge to Catalina’s story. Great review.
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    • I agree it’s a nice bridge into Catalina. Thank’s for stopping in.

  6. Oh I love this series so much:

    • Me too! ^_^

  7. Thanks for the wonderful review. I have this on my series to read list and hope I can squeeze in some time to start it soon.
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    • I hope you enjoy. Thank’s for visiting!

  8. I enjoyed this one too. Thanks for the great review.
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    • Glad you enjoyed the review and the novella. Have a great weekend!

  9. Great review Angela! Shared on my socials!??

    Have a awesome weekend!!???

    • Thank you! Glad you enjoyed my review!

  10. Totally agree! I loved this look through Catalina’s eyes. I’m interested to see how she learns to deal with her gift and trust when people are there for her just because of who she is or because of her gift. I can’t wait for the next book!
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    • I’m with you on see how she’s learn to deal with her gift and trust people. I’m excited for her novel. I audio for this one was really good too. ^_^