Known as the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales, Baba Yaga is not one woman, but rather a title carried by a chosen few. They keep the balance of nature and guard the borders of our world, but don’t make the mistake of crossing one of them…
The only thing more fiery than Bella Young’s red hair is her temper. She knows that a Baba Yaga’s power without strict control can leave the people she cares about burned, so to protect her heart—and everyone around her—the only company she keeps is her dragon-turned-Norwegian-Forest-cat, Koshka.
But when Bella is tasked with discovering who’s setting magical fires throughout Wyoming’s Black Hills, she finds herself working closely with former hotshots firefighter Sam Corbett—and falling hard for his quiet strength and charm.
Sam may bear the scars of his past, but Bella can see beyond them and would do anything to help him heal. Only before she can rescue her Prince Charming, she’ll have to overcome the mysterious foe setting the forest fires—a truly wicked witch who wields as much power and even more anger than Bella…
Bella is one of the Baba Yaga along with her sisters. She is called to a forest in the Midwest where fires have been randomly set with no trace of a cause. Sam, the fire watcher that lives in the fire tower for a few months out of the year, used to be a hotshots firefighter. His team was burned during a bad fire and he lost his friends and the love of his life. Bella’s companion, a dragon disguised as a giant forest cat, helps Bella find the cause of the fires while keeping the people safe. She must also find the Riders, a trio of men with powers of their own, for the Queen of the Otherworld.
As the third in a series, I found the story to be a little confusing at first. But, the flow was good and kept me interested and I eventually understood the characters and backstory. Bella was kind of a flake…in a good way. She was the least powerful of the Baba Yaga sisters, but she was the most in tune with her fire power. I enjoyed her and her antics and how she used her powers and interacted with the people. Sam is a tortured soul suffering from PTSD from the fire that injured him. I loved seeing him open up to Bella because she treated him like a man and not the injured man that everyone else sees. The suspense and storyline kept me wanting more and I wanted to know how the missing Riders and forest fires were all connected. Great job by the author!
All in all, I believe this entire series is probably good, but Wickedly Powerful was a good story on its own that I enjoyed. It makes me want to go back and read the first two books in the series!