Monday 31 October 2011


Blaze Of Memory by Nalini Singh
Book 7 of the PsyChangeling series

Genre: adult urban fantasy

About Blaze Of Memory:
Nalini Singh returns to the Psy/Changeling world and its “breathtaking blend of passion, adventure, and the paranormal”* as a woman without a past becomes the pawn of a man who controls her future…

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…
Source: Info in the About Blaze Of Memory was taken from the author's website at on 05/06/2011.

My Thoughts:
Blaze Of Memory has the same masterful author's voice that I know of from Nalini Singh. However this book did not read as good as the previous books. For some reason this book felt like Ms. Singh was not in her usual top form when she wrote it. It was still a wonderful read, don't get me wrong, it just didn't read as good as the other books in the series to me. It was also a slow start but I persevered because I thought that I had to read it anyway to have a better appreciation and understanding of subsequent books in the series which I fully intend to read, me being a long-time PsyChangeling series fan. So I trudged on. And I was glad I perservered because it did pick up about three quarters into the book until the end. It was a heart-wrenching read! But I am not going to say anymore about the end because otherwise I'd be giving out major spoilers which could potentially ruin the book for you, so that's that. I also have a couple of minor issues with this book regarding the male protagonist which did not quite make sense, but I choose to ignore it for now. Overall, I enjoyed this book though it wasn't the best book in the series.

Empirical Evaluation:
Story Telling Quality = 4
World Building = 5
Character Development = 3.5
Writing Style = 3.5
Plot = 4
Pace = 3
Story Itself = 4
Ending = 3

Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5 cherries

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  1. I have read all except this one and the next. I guess this one just did not speak to me

  2. Great Review!! I just have loved this series, but I agree with on that she probably wasn't in her top form!!!

  3. The book seems good but I appreciate your frank and honest review.


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