Review: Ruby Fever by Ilona Andrews

Series: Hidden Legacy #6
Author: Ilona Andrews (Ilona & Andrew Gordon)
Publisher: Avon
Released: August 23, 2022
Received: NetGalley/Own

Pardon me as I squeal. I can’t believe it’s time for the sixth novel in the Hidden Legacy series! For those new to the world, Ruby Fever is the sixth novel of the series but the third novel following Catalina Baylor.

Catalina Baylor is a Prime magic user and has a sworn duty to fulfill. While most of the world doesn’t know about her duty, she is frequently all that stands between the general public and magical destruction.

That fact has never felt more accurate as Catalina finds herself standing in as the Warden of Texas. Worse, there’s a battle brewing, and it is going to require all of Catalina’s resources and allies to find a way through it.

“You got a promotion with extra responsibilities but without pay or additional benefits.” Mom smiled. “I’m so proud of you. You’re officially a successful adult.”

Ahhhh! I’m in love. No, seriously, I adore the Hidden Legacy series. Every time I dive into a new addition to this series, I know I will love it. And Ruby Fever is no exception to that rule, thank goodness!

Ruby Fever concludes the second set of three in this series, meaning readers should go into it knowing that it will conclude Catalina’s arc. That isn’t to say that she’s gone – we saw Nevada from time to time during Catalina’s series, after all. To see both previously leading ladies, we must first get another set of three to this series. Looking at you, Arabella. Your time to shine!

There are SO many reasons to love Catalina’s addition to this series. For one thing, her perspective has always been slightly more political, given her job. For another, she’s fierce and confident, and her ability set is fascinating. It makes for a pretty good combination, right?

Anyway, time to move on to the actual review of Ruby Fever. As the pivotal third novel, this book is packed to the brim of action, danger, and bloodshed. As Catalina continues to hunt down certain enemies, things have been building for a while. While there is certainly room for the story to carry on, much of the current concerns get wrapped up in this novel.

In other words, this book gets explosive. A few surprises were thrown into the mix, such as a surprise appearance (that I won’t spoil), family drama, promotions, and a few more personal arcs. It made for a fast-paced read. I devoured this book and was surprised when I came to the ending. Granted, that may have been partially because I wasn’t ready to conclude this part of the series. I never am.

Some sweet and bittersweet moments strewn throughout Ruby Fever, somehow finding the perfect balance between the two. Don’t worry, there are also several funny moments, which are always appreciated.

While I’m sad to see Catalina’s arc end, that epilogue already has my attention. And my imagination. I don’t know if anything has been confirmed for Arabella’s trilogy, but I will keep holding to that hope until told otherwise.

Thanks to Avon and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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