Wildfire by Ilona Andrews
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
When life hits you in the gut, it’s always a sucker punch. You never see it coming.
I have some small grievances, that I will happily ignore in my final rating, because the rest was just so much fun:
Too many repetitions of previously explained points. The elaborate descriptions of absolutely everybody’s hairstyle, hair colour, shape of their chin, skin tone, bla… got a bit tiresome.
Oh, yes, and please ignore the cover. It is hideous and has absolutely no relevance for the contents of the book. I don’t know what the cover artist was smoking. This is Urban Fantasy with some romance thrown in, some sleuthing and some great magic.
I am also 99.999% sure of the identity of Cesar, because his last sentence in the book is something he said exactly like that in an earlier scene. And because I have been suspecting him since White Hot. Bummer, because I like him. One could hope for a false trail?
Victoria turned out to be a likeable character. Surprise!
Arabella was fun and her alter ego is great. I am picturing her as the monster on the cover of Where The Wild Things Are, with bigger horns and a bone plate on top of her head. And strangely, I picture her fur to be a dark purple. No idea.
Leon evolved very nicely.
Cornelius is becoming one of my favourite characters, especially now with the addition of Zeus.
Seargent Teddy riding in the car with them was a hoot. The whole book was a hoot.
The final battle was over way too quickly. Could have gone on for another 30 or so pages. But nobody asked me.
Fingers crossed that there will be a fourth book. And in the acknowledgment a new book in The Edge series is mentioned. Really? I thought that series was done? Instabuy!
Would I buy the next book? Silly question. 5 stars, with a cherry on top.
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