Review: Blaze of Memory by Nalini Singh
A woman without a past becomes the pawn of the 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 prove to be the enemy’s most insidious weapon yet.
Stripped of her memories by a shadowy oppressor and programmed to carry out cold-blooded murder, Katya Haas is fighting desperately for her sanity. 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…
Oh thank God this book is over. I would like to title this review, that time I read a book where I literally cared about every single character more then the main characters. I am really mystified as to why the heck Nalini Singh went from picking prominent, frequently occurring secondary characters as her next books couples to this? Honestly, I coudn’t even remember who the f*ck Dev Santos was and don’t even get me started on “Katya”. Ugh, I am so annoyed by this book and the next one doesn’t look much better.
If it wasn’t for the fact that books 9 and 10 had characters I cared about I would have DNF-ed this book and the rest of the series. It wasn’t horrible, there was simply no emotional connection to these characters. I was only here for the plot so I wouldn’t be lost when the series actually returns to characters I like. I enjoyed seeing Judd in this book and learning more about the Arrows.
The bits and glimpses of Lucas and Sasha were fantastic and had me begging for more but I just cannot move past a whole book based on secondary characters that made an appearance maybe a handful of times each. Honestly, I am irrationally angry about this. I feel cheated because I am dying for Hawke’s book but yet I have to go through another story with another secondary character who was mentioned a handful of times as the main character. Quite frankly I don’t give a f*ck about them and if I could get a SparkNotes version of the story I would skip this one and the next all together.
For another savage review…stay tuned.