Sapphire Flames (Hidden Legacy Series #4)

Sapphire Flames (Hidden Legacy Series #4)

by Ilona Andrews

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Overview

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.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062878335
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/27/2019
Series: Hidden Legacy Series , #4
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 818
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

"Ilona Andrews" is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. Ilona is a native-born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Gordon was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him. They met in college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a better grade. (Gordon is still sore about that.) They have co-authored two New York Times and USA Today bestselling series—the urban fantasy of Kate Daniels and the romantic urban fantasy of The Edge—and are working on the next volumes for both. They live in Texas with their two children and many dogs and cats.

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Sapphire Flames 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous 8 days ago
this series! I look forward to Ilona Andrews next release in any of her perfectly conceived, compelling, and well-written novels.
Anonymous 9 days ago
So, at first I was bummed because it wasn't a Nevada and Rogan story, but Catalina surprised me--just like her character in this book!!! The storyline is witty, touching, and full of great action. I loved every second of it, and I hated finishing it because I know it'll be a long wait until the next release of the series. Definitely get this one, and if you haven't read any before this one, then start from the beginning. Happy Reading!!!
Anonymous 11 days ago
Another good one can't wait to see what happens!
Anonymous 15 days ago
was a great read... these authors are fantastic
Boundlessbookreviews 20 days ago
I loved this installment in the Hidden Legacy series. Catalina has stepped up and become a force to be reckoned with. Especially when you compare it to the shy girl, we met at the beginning of the series. I love that she has learned to own her power and control it. She is has learned to harness her inner prime. Then there is Alessandro, I thought when we first met him, he was just an arrogant rich guy but he has turned out to be so much more. He his dark and dangerous and so mysterious. It is delicious. Sapphire Flame was funny, action-packed, full of mystery and adventure with a beautiful budding romance. I can’t wait for the next installment in the series. I loved it. I am rating Sapphire Flame (Hidden Legacy #4) 5 Boundless stars. Give me more, give me more now!
Anonymous 25 days ago
I cannot wait to read Nevada's newest installment and now I cannot wait for the next installment of Catalina's story! Thank you Ilona Andrews for this amazing read, I couldn't put it down!
specks_usjms 28 days ago
Another great addition to the amazing Hidden Legacy series. I absolutely love the Baylor family, Catalina takes center stage in this beginning of a new story arc within the world of the series. I really enjoyed seeing how much she has grown and come into her own. I cannot wait to see what's in store for her next. *I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by NetGalley*
Anonymous 3 months ago
Can't wait for the next one!
Anonymous 3 months ago
Oh you have got to read this one!
Anonymous 3 months ago
Loved it!
Anonymous 3 months ago
Ilona Andrew's did it again. A wonderful continuation of this series. Love it. Buy and read now.
dsubsits 3 months ago
Ilona Andrews heats things up with SAPPHIRE FLAMES (Hidden Legacy #4). In this story, Head of her House/Prime Catalina Baylor investigates the murder of a friend’s mother and sister. Concurrently, she is trying to figure out the motives of her teenage crush Italian Prime Alessandro Sagredo. This contemporary urban fantasy is suitable for adults. Catalina and Alessandro first met when the Baylors were applying to become a house. Alessandro was Catalina’s judge. The two have sizzling chemistry. We discover more about Alessandro. He is not what you would expect. I love how much Catalina has grown since the series started. The once shy girl is becoming a worthy leader. I like that she is coming into her own. She is developing into a strong heroine with good values. I enjoyed the plot. It was mysterious with numerous twists. The politics involved with the houses are interesting. SAPPHIRE FLAMES is a thought-provoking addition to the Hidden Legacy series. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series. I recommend this book to fans of crime mystery urban fantasy. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
taramichelle 4 months ago
When I first started Sapphire Flames, I was a little nervous about the narrator switch from Nevada to Catalina. But I ended up absolutely loving that we got a new perspective. Catalina is a very similar to Nevada but it was fascinating to see how their shared experiences shaped them differently. Plus her power was so much fun to learn more about. The incredible family dynamics were still there and there was way more political drama than previously (because of the time jump, this novel takes place right after House Baylor's grace period runs out). And the romance!! I can't wait until we get more of Catalina and Alessandro, I just love the two of them together. There isn't much I can say about their romance without spoilers but I can't wait to find out what happens next. Sapphire Flames is a fantastic new addition to one of my favorite series. I'm so glad that we're getting more in this world and I can't wait for the next installment. *Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Ranting_Reading_Addict 4 months ago
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!
Ranting_Reading_Addict 4 months ago
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!
Evampire9 4 months ago
Baylor House Prime, Catalina Baylor has been afraid to use her unique powers, but she will risk her reputation and safety to help her friend unravel the mystery when her friend’s mother and sister are murdered. Powerful forces are at work behind the scenes including Alessandro, her teenage crush and his motives are unclear, but he’s drawn to Catalina like a moth to flame. She will have to test the limits of her extraordinary powers, but doing so may cost her both her house and her heart. The Hidden Legacies continue in House Baylor as Catalina steps up to the plate and becomes the Head of the House and in this astonishingly powerful book, she shows readers that she is more than capable of being as ruthless as she needs to be. Readers loved Nevada and her die hard protection of her family and everything they had and they can’t help but smile in eager anticipation to discover if Catalina has what it takes. Well, the story starts off with excitement and continues to be a non-stop buffet of action, suspense, gripping emotions and snarky wit. And to spice things up even more, Catalina and Alessandro have a push- pull relationship full of sizzling chemistry and readers just know that they would be great together but this relationship has quite a few obstacles standing in its path, not the least of is just where Alessandro stands on the whole good or bad issue. This fast paced plots keeps readers hanging on to every word with lots of thrilling suspense, adrenaline pumping action and extraordinary magical battles that has readers’ eyes flaring wide open and gasps escaping in amazement as Catalina asks one question to many and finds herself caught up in a whirlwind of danger and deadly assassins. There’s no way to put this powerful, heart-pounding read full life altering twists down once they have begun.
KScottnLA 4 months ago
I do feel that you need to have read the Hidden Legacy series before starting Catalina Baylor’s story. Based on the previous series, we know that Catalina is the new Prime of the Baylor house (her older sister Nevada has married and joined a new house). She has been classified as a Siren, which is a form of Truthseeking. Catalina is also the new head of the private investigation firm that the Baylor family owns. They have a new case – the death of a previous character’s (a friend who happens to be a modern day Poison Ivy) mother. With an old crush of hers, Alessandro, who is more than he seems they work together to solve the murder while building alliances and learning new things along the way.
JewelsBookPages 4 months ago
Catalina has really grown into her power, even though her comfort level is still a work in progress. And that’s a good thing, because it helps keep her grounded in why she’s doing what she does. She’s analytical, has a huge heart, and is fiercely protective of those she loves. She’s a serious person, but her sarcastic sense of humor was contagious. Alessandro...he’s a sexy devil, with a liquid tongue and irresistible allure, but his magic kept me on my toes in surprise! His ability had me shaking my head in wonder... He’s a total package and I can’t wait to see what he has up his sleeves! I also loved his silly antics with Catalina, especially when paired with her crazy, but loving family. Talk about comic relief! The romance takes a backseat to House dynamics, but believe me, it’s stewing to a steaming boil! Catalina and Alessandro’s romance is a very slow burn (the attraction established during Catalina’s trials), but I really wasn’t expecting the sheer force of their chemistry in action! These two may seriously give Nevada and Rogan competition in the combustible department ;) The first book in a spin-off series from Hidden Legacies, I believe it could be read as a stand alone, but you’ll miss out on family dynamics and house politics, which give the story richer perspectives. Catalina’s book was a fast-paced, humorous, sarcastically-quipped, action packed with House warfare, and thought-provoking read... I loved it and happily skipped the lull of sleep just to finish! I voluntarily read and reviewed an arc from Avon/Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Warning! Review lacks objectivity. Four and a half stars. Loved it, loved it, loved it. Catalina is now head of House Baylor, she gets brought in to bring a suicidal Prime down using her siren powers and gets drawn into investigating the death of his mother and sister. From the get go things don't seem to be on the up-and-up, then Catalina's teen crush Alessandro Sagredo turns up being less Eurotrash billionaire heartthrob and more deadly assassin (albeit a very sexy Italian one). Soon House Baylor is embroiled in yet another mystery, all of our favourite family members have a part to play but the star of the show is Alessandro, I just love the way he keeps appearing on Catalina's bed, lolling like one of Shelly Laurenston's vain lion shifters, especially when he finds the heart-shaped glitter picture frame that Catalina's sisters filled with a picture of him from his instagram feed LOL. I know I'm biased because I think I've read everything Ilona Andrews has published but I thought this was just great, I loved the plot and the romance and the mystery and I can't wait to see where the series goes next. (view spoiler) Overall, it was worth the wait, I read it in less than a day and I love Ilona Andrews just as much as ever.
Red-HairedAsh 4 months ago
This was so good! I got sucked into this book and couldn't put it down. I want to reread it already. Catalina is now head of House Baylor. She is working a case for Runa, the poison mage from Diamond Fire. Along the way she teams up with Alessandro, her teen crush. They uncover new dangers and secrets, and kick a lot of butt. Catalina has grown so much since Diamond Fire. She is no longer the scared and shy girl trying to find her place. She has accepted her abilities and uses them to keep her house safe. Alessandro is complicated and surprisingly deadly. He has so many layers that it's hard to know which is the true person. I can't wait to see where their relationship will go after this. Overall, this was everything I expected from an Andrews book and I can't wait to see what Catalina will do next. *ARC provided by Netgalley for an honest review.*
Eloise_In_Paris 5 months ago
I am so glad the Hidden Legacy series isn’t over. I love this world. I loved Nevada, Catalina is just ok to me. I don’t dislike her, but she’s not exactly fun to read. But that is ok. It’s great that her personality is totally different from Nevada because that means this series cannot be formulaic. Alessandro is also very different from Rogan. Him, I like. He’s wild but also is a man of mystery. I was also happy that the rest of the family and friends were as much a part of the story as the first three books. I am eagerly anticipating the next book in the series. Especially since Alessandro seemed to notice some other connection between Linus and Catalina. I need to know what it is, now.
BookNut1996 5 months ago
Sapphire Flames is Catalina & Alessandro’s first book. The action is edge of your seat exciting and the kissing is toe curling. The characters are likable, relatable, believable, and entertaining! The dialogue banter, fight scenes, side of romance, & bad vs. good is everything that I look forward to when reading an Ilona Andrews book. Just enough detail to suck you into the world but not enough to bore us action junkies. Also, I really like how the story ended! Definitely looking forward to the next book!
Anonymous 5 months ago
no spoiler but so good cant wait for the next book
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BobbieLCLA 5 months ago
I received a free copy of SAPPHIRE FLAMES (A Hidden Legacy Novel) by Ilona Andrews in exchange for an honest review. It’s been almost three years since the Baylor family was named House Baylor; they’re all at the end of the three-year grace period before coming under fire from the competing houses. During that time, Nevada worked ceaselessly to secure funds and favors for her family. In fact, she worked herself into a collapse. This alarmed her family to the extent that they voted in bylaws to prevent Nevada from contributing anything to her family’s security. All money and favors earned by Nevada are now strictly Nevada’s. Because Nevada could no longer assist House Baylor, she stepped down as the head of the house and appointed Catalina, who orchestrated the family action, to take her place. Once again, House Montgomery drops a difficult case on Baylor Investigations. Despite the danger, Catalina takes the case because of the three cardinal rules established by their father. Alessandro Sagredo keeps popping up, interfering, and otherwise annoying Catalina. Can Catalina solve the case? Will House Baylor survive? Desperately attracted to Alessandro, Catalina is determined to save him from her powers. Amused, Alessandro doggedly pursues Catalina. This is the beginning of the Catalina and Alessandro courtship. No, I’m not going to tell you what happens. I enjoyed all of the books published under this name. I was thrilled to be given a chance to preview this novel because I adored the Nevada/Rogan books. I recommend this book to fans of Ilona Andrews, to fans of supernatural romance, and to fans of urban fantasy. #SapphireFlames #NetGalley