Heart of Obsidian

Heart of Obsidian
By Nalini Singh
Psy-Changeling, book # 12
Category: Paranormal Romance

Overall Rating: 4.2

Captivation: 4.5
Sizzle: 4
Romance: 4.5
Enjoyment: 4
Literacy: 4

Book Description: A dangerous, volatile rebel, hands stained bloodred.
A woman whose very existence has been erased.
A love story so dark, it may shatter the world itself.
A deadly price that must be paid.
The day of reckoning is here.

Captivation:  This is a pretty good book. The prior few books dove into the main male character’s personality some along with a bit of mystery on his own plot in life – leading into this book. Kaleb is an interesting character and his dedication and devotion to his task, along with how the book develops in general is pretty interesting. Between the plot of the series continuing on and the plot for this book itself, it can definitely hold attention.

Sizzle: This one is a little different from the prior books in various aspects. The intensity of the physical relationship in this book is at times frustrating (due to personalities of the characters, not the writing), but leads to some pretty fantastic moments.

Romance: The romantic story in this book is probably the best part of the story. Sure, the over-all plot of the continued series is captivating, but Singh does a great job of focusing on the characters and making the plot a part of their lives and relationships. This book is pretty unique to the whole series, the characters unlike any Singh has written in this series thus far, so the relationship doesn’t leave you bored (as so many series do by the time you get this many books down the line).

Enjoyment: I really enjoy this book. The unique plot of this book coupled with the personalities of the main characters make this book feel new, while keeping to the reader’s known comfort zone for the series in general. You continue to feel a part of this imaginary world and the characters within.

Literacy:  The editing for this book is okay, I caught a few more errors than normal, and just enough to make a few spots distracting. When I catch enough that I start to pause, highlight, and think “here’s another one”… then it’s no longer standard.

Overall, I like this book, and will read it again. It’s not my top few favorites in the series, but it’s right up there behind them. The psyche of the main characters just plain fascinates me.

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