Dev Santos finds a woman with amnesia - and all she can remember is that she's dangerous. Stripped of her memories by a shadowy oppressor and programmed to kill, Katya's only hope is Dev. But he could very well be her next target.
Mind over matter: listen to more in the Psy-Changeling series.
©2009 Nalini Singh (P)2011 Tantor
"When it comes to delivering stories that grab you by the throat and don't let go, Singh is in a class by herself!" (Romantic Times)
I have read previous books in the Psy Changling series however they were in print format and I must say that I enjoyed them. The one audio book that I did hear from my digital library was Kiss of Snow and I really loved it. I bought this book because of how much I enjoyed KOS however this audiobook fell well short of that one. I don't know if after so many books in the series the narrator improved or what but I really had to make myself finish this one. Sorry to say I purchsed the next three in the series since they were having a sale so I am deeply hoping the next installment fares much better than this one. These charachers were not at all they type you could warm up to, or root for, or really connect with. It could easily be a stand alone read and wouldn't detract from the series at all if it was skipped. The characters were just not real enough.
Yeah! I'm finally at the end.
The performance was not at all outstanding. I disliked the disconnection to the characters and their issues. I want to feel involved in the story and I just did not with this book.
A Connection to the characters wants and needs, In this book I really didn't care one way or the other.
I hope the next installment in the series is much better than this one.
I don't want to give any spoilers, but there are some very emotional points before we come to the end of this tale.
I love anything Nalini Singh writes and this was no exception. The narrator did a very good job and I hated to stop listening.
Angela Dawe does a wonderful job of bringing Ms. Singh's story to life and this a great addition to the Psy-Changeling universe. We take a step away from the changelings but former characters still make apperances. This advances the overall story and is a satisfying read on its own.
She is an incredible narrator. She has so many distinct voices I never have to doubt who is talking. She brings the characters to life.
I never fell in love with Dev the same way as the other males of the series. He isn't much of a hero. I did not get the attraction between him and Katya, it felt forced. Their relationship was based off nothing. She's an expected enemy and yet he suddenly loves her. He acts as another captor and she falls madly in love with him. Something is wrong with this. There isn't even the mating bond to use as an excuse in this case as its a relationship between psy and human.
I did love learning more about the forgotten and the glimpses to what is going on in the pack life. Other than that I could've skipped this one.
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4
Dev knew when he took his job that he would have to have a heart of stone to make some of the decisions he needs to make and sadly that is coming very true. No one can be as cold as Dev except maybe a Psy. But when a young battered woman barely alive is dumped on his doorstep something in Dev melts just a little bit. But she is the enemy and like any threat to the Shine foundation enemies need to be dealt with.
She may not remember everything but she does know she is not the person she use to be. No Katya, has forever been changed by a man looking to take out the Forgotten. The question is what is Katya’s true mission? And what will happen when the final trigger is set?
Another great story by Nalini! I really love this series and love how much detail and heart that each of these characters have. I have to say that one of my favorite parts was when Judd made an appearance. I just love Judd and if you don’t know who I am talking about start with book 1!
Angela does an amazing job again narrating this book. There really is not much better than an amazing book and an amazing narrator. Can’t wait for the next installment.
I purchased the book from Audible.com and this review is my own opinion and not a paid review.
I need more ears!
I have been highly entertained by this series from the beginning, but this particular book just fell flat. The hook in the series is the emotional interactions between the changlings and the psy , but here we have two psy -- a "forgotten" and a damaged "silence" psy -- and the combination just wasn't that interesting. Yes, he's beautiful and she is gorgeous and damaged and needs his protection. The sex, of course, is incredible. Yawn.
The female character should have had to battle a lifetime of repressed emotions, so maybe I missed the part where she emerged from the conditioning (I did tend to drift from boredom) but it all seemed reversed somehow. He was raised with his emotions in tact, yet he was the one who was repressed. She, on the other hand, was overtly emotive which was, for me, totally out of character. It was very confusing and ultimately not that interesting.
There was a lot of foreshadowing throughout, but it never amounted to anything. I had expected more from his affinity to metal -- but very little actually happened. I also hoped the grandmother character would be given something interesting to do, but it also didn't happen. The plot was resolved in an unexpected manner, but what should have been an emotional payoff just didn't build. He knows several M-psy, but when she becomes ill, he doesn't call them. They finally show up to "say goodbye" to her, but are never used to help her. Very odd.
Ultimately, after all the repetitive earth shattering sex scenes, and constant crossed wires and super secret double crosses followed by more mind blowing sex, I felt I'd been on one roller coaster ride too many, and ultimately, I just didn't care.
I'm a huge Nalini Singh fan, but this book just wasn't up to her usual standards. If felt to me as if she was using a now familar, but unfortunately a very tired formula, and I just wanted it to be over. I'm going to have to think hard about buying the rest of the series.
Angela Dawe was great as usual, though it did become difficult to tell her characters apart toward the end of the book. I also thought I heard her stifle a yawn or two, which only confirmed my own opinion of the story.
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