Blaze of Memory
By Nalini Singh
Psy-Changeling, book # 7
Category: Paranormal Romance
Overall Rating: 3.8
- Captivation: 3.5
- Sizzle: 3.5
- Romance: 4
- Enjoyment: 4
- Literacy: 4
Book Description: Dev Santos discovers her unconscious and battered, with no memory of who she is. All she knows is that she’s dangerous. Charged with protecting his people’s most vulnerable secrets, Dev is duty-bound to eliminate all threats. It’s a task he’s never hesitated to complete…until he finds himself drawn to a woman who might yet prove the enemy’s most insidious weapon.
Stripped of her memories by a shadowy oppressor, and programmed to carry out cold-blooded murder, Katya Haas is fighting desperately for her sanity itself. Her only hope is Dev. But how can she expect to gain the trust of a man who could very well be her next target? For in this game, one must die…
Captivation: I struggled getting into this book and sticking with it. The last third of the book was fantastic, but the initial 2-thirds were hard to keep pushing through.
Sizzle: There is some great flirting and tension in the initial portion of the book, but the sizzle picks up toward the end. What is there when its there is pretty well written.
Romance: Though I found a lot of this book to be boring, the building relationship between the two characters is neat and at times suspenseful to read.
Enjoyment: The last third portion of this book is the sole reason this book rates as high as it does for me. The last portion is fantastic to read… wonderful development of the plot.
Literacy: No major literacy issues on this one, just a few standards.
Overall, So far, this is my least favorite of the series. Still, it is important to read as it provides insight into the main plot, characters, and additional cultures in the series world. This book is on my read-again shelf, however, I have notations to skip ahead to highlighted sections.