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Blaze of Memory (Psy-Changeling #7)

3.99  ·  Rating Details ·  14,813 Ratings  ·  882 Reviews
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.

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Paperback, 373 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Gollancz (first published November 3rd 2009)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
Blaze of Memory was one of those books that exceeded my expectations significantly, although I know by now what a great author Nalini Singh is. I thought that Dev wouldn't be a very interesting hero (don't ask me why)--but I ended up loving him! He is my kind of hero: ruthless, dangerous, intensely masculine, possessive, powerful...I'll stop now. And, even better, he was capable of tenderness with wounded and fragile Katya. I liked how Nalini Singh showed the dilemma that Dev faced. He has taken ...more
Apr 11, 2013 MelissaB rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Psy/Changling series fans
******** 4 1/2 stars ***********

Blaze of Memory tells the story of Devraj Santos, the director of Shine, and Katya, a damaged Psy with amnesia. Ekaterina, aka Katya, is dropped off at the headquarters of Shine unconscious, starved and abused. She doesn't remember who she is or what happened to her except in nightmares she can't remember upon waking. Dev knows she is probably a Trojan horse sent by the Psy to infiltrate Shine, which is the front of the Forgotten who are the descendents of the Psy
There are not enough words to express how much I enjoyed this book. I loved everything about this one. I must say that Nalini Singh is a master in paranormal romance. Every book she writes is outstanding. Her writing skills are over the top. And this world she has created keeps surprising me more with each book.

In this book we get another point of view over the psy's world, the develop of the forgotten's story. I must admit that I though I would not be thrilled with this book because I heard tha
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Jess the Romanceaholic
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Beanbag Love
Mar 20, 2010 Beanbag Love rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm giving it four stars, but I'm rounding it up from about 3.6, I think.

I was very intrigued that this story was going to be about Dev Santos, the director of Shine (the organization that protects the Forgotten) and the presumed dead scientist who used to work with Ashaya, Ekaterina.

It started out fine, she's been tortured nearly to death, both psychically and physically and left on Dev's doorstep. He obviously suspects a trap or Trojan horse, but he's a softy for injured women, so he brings h
First of all, let me say how much I love this series, 'cause seriously, I adore it.

Blaze of memory tells the story of Dev, the enigmatic director of Shine Foundation, the group that protects the forgotten Psy, and Katya, the former assistant of Ashaya (Hostage to Pleasure) who was captured by a member of the council and tortured nearly to death, and might or not, be the ultimate weapon of the Silent Psy against the Forgotten, even she can’t remember what kind of damage did they programmed her to
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
Where do i start??
To be honest i was at the start not liking this one, but as i kept with it i was falling hard for Dev, and was enjoying the book.. and Katya she was just so cute!! i really liked her a lot.
I hate Ming i really hope he dies!!
To be honest i really dont like any one on the council apart from Faith dad!!
This had me laughing at some stages, i was made a lot with Dev but what put me over was the Last 4 chapter Shit, i was crying so much,I love that emotional ride it is awesome!!!
I couldn't resist, I had to continue with my Psy-Changling journey. I love Dev from when I had met him before and I continued to love him in this story. This one was a bit more emotional to me then some of the others. Because we really got to feel his and Kataya's romance and saw them fall in love. What happened in the end was that much more emotional. I just get so wrapped up in Nalini's world, I just want to keep reading until I have read them all. What is even more intriguing who is up for a ...more
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
I was so prepared to like this book, I have loved all the other books in the series and they have all gotten 5 stars, so when I was told that this wasn't as good as the others and I might not like it, I shrugged it off and dived in anyways. Sadly, they were right. Although it wasn't really bad it also wasn't as good as the other books.

This book is about Devraj Santos, the Director of Shine, the charity/corporation that hides all the Forgotten, the Psy that defected when Silence was first introdu
“Will the PsyNet one day turn dark, our minds cold, isolated stars?
I don’t know. And it terrifies me.”

In this book we have the first couple without Changelings. The heroes are Devraj Santos, leader of the Forgotten, introduced in Mine to Possess and Katya (Ekaterina), Ashaya’s ex assistant.

The Forgotten are the descendants of the Psys who defected from the PsyNet when Silence Protocol was implemented. Over the last century they continued to mingle with Humans and Changelings and their powers e
Lisa Kay
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For those of you who know me, you realize I’m a big sucker for amnesia storylines. As I am a nurse, I realize how implausible they are; nevertheless, I still love to roll my eyes and laugh over them. However, this one is a bit different because Ms. Singh has set it in the fantastic futuristic world of her Psy-changeling series.

The amnesia is no laughing matter; Ekaterina – or Katya – was presumed dead in the Nebraska lab explosion ordered by
Blacky *Romance Addict*
This was a good story, although not that much connected to the rest of the series.

Katya was abducted and tortured by the most vicious member of the Council, than left on the doorstep of Dev Santos, the director of Shine. What they both don't know is that she is psycologically programmed to kill Dev, and then commit suicide.

Other than that, there was not a lot of story in this book, mostly them talking, or Katya trying to escape, or them having sex XD It would have 3 stars from me, if not for th

26/09/2016 Buddy read my favorite series with the lovely Choko and Angela over at BB&B.

All too soon, reality would claim them both. And when it did, Dev would either have to destroy her fledgling smile, savage her heart... or betray every vow he’d ever taken.

Dev Santos is the director of Shine, the foundation of the Forgotten. He’s ruthless and determined to keep the foundation and the forgotten kids safe from anyone who could or would harm them. So when he finds a battered and unconsci

Tina ♥ Bookaholic

Meine Gedanken zum Buch:
Eigentlich habe ich mir von dem Buch nicht so viel erwartet, weil ich wusste, dass es dieses Mal nicht über einen Gestaltwandler handelt, sondern über quasi fast zwei Mediale. Dennoch hat Singh es geschafft, mich doch positiv zu überraschen mit einem sehr sturen, kalten, direkten, kontrollsüchtigen männlichen Charakter, der aber genauso zerbrochen ist und noch immer das Herz am rechten Fleck hat. Seine Gegenspielerin ist eine noch z

Since the very first time I read this Tyler Hoechlin was my Dev. He is not a perfect match by any means but it's who he is in my head. The biggest problem I had this read was that it's the first time I've read this since my Sterek addiction started. It's terrible but I really missed Stiles. I may have a problem.


2nd reads - 9 March to 11 March 2013
3rd read - 30 April to 2 May 2014
4th read - 8 April to 11 April 2015

Meh. That's my overall feeling of this book. And a little bit of resentment as I started my re-read of it. I just don't love this book. And afterMine to Possess and I reached a new understanding on this re-read, this book -Blaze of Memory - has taken up residence as my least favorite Psy-Changeling a lot.

Which isn't to say it's abad book. I'm sure that it works for a lot of people, and I couldn't really give a blanket 'don't read it' statement, but there are definitely friends of mine
Oct 06, 2013 Gina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was not the most exciting book in this series for me so far. In fact there were sections of it I was just “wading” through until I got to a more enjoyable part. I am not saying i didn’t enjoy this one, just not nearly as others in this series.

Dev is the head of Shine. Shine is the foundation setup to take care of the Forgotten, the descendants of the original Psy who left the PsyNet. Katya is a Psy, who is left on Dev’s doorstep, unconscious, obviously beaten and tortured she awakens with n
AnHeC the Paperback Obliterator
Word count: about 99 500
Rating: Too much, too soon, and for no good reason.

I really didn’t feel like writing this review because I wasn’t sure what felt wrong with the story. Why am I unhappy? But now I know so here it comes. Dev is a human. Ekaterina is a Psy Do you see any changeling here? No. So ‘mating’ magnetism doesn’t apply. Therefore their whole relationship seems kind of fishy.

Dev, the ruthless cavemen, suddenly falls for potential enemy, hurt little brave bird (please, hit me with
4 to 4 1/2 Emotional Stars

No time to write a review, but I will say that the last 75% of this book is the reason I gave it such a high rating. It was AMAZING and left me an EMOTIONAL mess. Boy, do I love this series.
Alex is The Romance Fox
Blaze of Memory, the 7th book in Nalini Singh’s wonderful Psy-Changeling Series and is the story of Devraj Santos and Psy Katya.

As the director of the Shine Foundation, a secret organization that helps the Forgotten, who are the descendants of the Psy who broke from the PsyNet when Silence was implemented.

When he finds an unconscious and unknown woman on his doorstep, he’s suspicious that she may be a ploy to infiltrate the organization. But he’s not a person to abandon someone in need and the w
◊♦ Naomi

Once again, Nalini Singh blew me away. I was very reluctant to read this book, it seemed so different than the others and I didn't think I would love the hero, Dev. There are no changelings in Blaze of Memory, the H/h are both Psy (on some level) and that also scared me. I'm used to the Psy/Changeling relationship and with this book, I had none of that. But, I was pleasantly surprised because I loved it. Yes, it was different than the others but it was still awesome.

Dev was such a great hero, I
Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
ok, so I bawled like a baby at the end of this book...
Oct 04, 2015 Jilly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I went from my favorite book of the series, the last one, to my least favorite one. This one just did not do it for me.

The lead male character was a total dick! Here's the situation:

The girl, Katya, is found by the guy, Dev, and she is a broken mess. She has been held prisoner for months, starved, tortured, and abused in every way. She's in a hospital bed and Dev is holding her head up to help her drink a little water. She has no idea who she is because she was tortured mentally until her mi
Aug 29, 2016 Alp rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This always happens to me every time I'm through reading Nalini Singh books-- I don't know where to start with my reviews. I don't know what else I can say that the other readers haven't already said! And this one is no exception, so I think I’ll keep this review short and sweet.

This is the seventh book in Psy-Changeling series, an unforgettable Paranormal Romance story of Dev Santos, the director of the Shine Foundation and one of the Forgotten leaders, and Ekaterina or Katya, a Psy scientist w
Kate Phoenix
I've adjusted my rating after letting the book settle.

My initial rating for this was only going to be 3.5 Stars. Update 05/04/2016 - 3 Stars

What changed my mind?

The ending. So instead.

4.5 “Those who dare to love” Stars. Update 05/04/2016 - 4 Stars

We see glimpses of Devraj “Dev” Santos in Mine to Possess. He is the director of the Shine Foundation. They protect the Forgotten those who dropped out of the PsyNet and didn't choose Silence. That was over one hundred years ago. But it was difficult

Ahh...I just knew it! Once I start reading this series I just can't stop!!! It's that freaking good and amazing and awesome and just thank you Nalini for writing such fantastic books! I know I should be reading other books, like ARCs since the deadline is just a few days away, but yesterday I started reading the previous book in this series and guess what? Yeah...I can't stop. It's crazy. And now that I've read this book also, I'm already starting to read the next one. It's like a vicious circle
Sep 29, 2016 Choko rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*** 4 ***

A buddy read with Joanita and Angela at BB&B - we need some PNR in our lives!!!

Book 7 in the series and I am reading still, which means that the series is still going strong and Nalini Singh continues finding ways to keep my interest up. This book was a bit sadder and a bit different than the previous ones, not as much"fun", but there was a journal in the form of letters from a Psy mother to her child as Silence was about to be implemented, that gave a lot of history, background an
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