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Blaze of Memory

(Psy-Changeling #7)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  23,173 ratings  ·  1,297 reviews
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 dr
Mass Market Paperback, 373 pages
Published November 3rd 2009 by Berkley
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
Blaze of Memory was an okay read for me. Truly I was kinda bored the whole read. Dev Santos was kinda flat. I didn't connect to him and I didn't get his weird Metal powers. Katya I liked. She was strong and sweet. Overall this book just didn't wow me and at times I found myself zoning out. Oh well they can't all be winners! ...more
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
Giorgia ~ Reads
2.5 stars

Rtc later maybe
Oct 03, 2015 rated it it was ok
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

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
Feb 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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
Sophia Triad
Jul 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Devraj Santos (human) and Katya Haas(Psy)

“But this . . . only with you, Dev. I trust you.”
He pushed a thigh between her own, opening her up, claiming her. “That’s a dangerous confession to make to a man like me.” Shifting slightly, he braced himself on his elbows above her, a solid wall of muscle and strength. “I’ll take everything you offer.”
“Will you give anything back?” she somehow found the strength to ask.
A gleam of sensual amusement. “Wait and see.”

Dev and Katya has been an excellent match
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Wants to Read More)
Jan 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of possessive, alpha heroes, psychic paranormal romance
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
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.
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
4.5 Stars

Gah, for a minute I was scared that this would not end in a HEA. What an emotional roller coaster! Dev and Katya were both amazing main characters . I loved their connection.

I didn't feel that this one contributed a lot to the overarching plot but it was still a wonderful read that left me glassy-eyed.
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
Sep 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
*** 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 and de

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 unconsciou

Jess the Romanceaholic
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Mindy Lou's Book Review
3.5 Stars!

This one dragged a little bit in the beginning before it picked up. We learned more, got a step closer. I may have missed a few minor details listening to the audiobook and getting distracted, but that ending was the best part. I love the kids and learning what they did was pretty cool. There are a lot of characters in this series and I'm still enjoying getting to know them all. Some more than others. Warning: you do need to start at book 1 to keep up in each book.

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
Oct 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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
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★★★★½ 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 ordere
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
Oct 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance fans, NS fans
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Robin (Bridge Four)
Rereading the series. I only remembered a few scenes from Blaze of Memory so it was almost like reading a brand new book again. I struggled more with Dev on this read as he could be really cold and compartmentalized but liked Katya still. I do think she had a small case of Stockholm syndrome though.

Original Review

3.5 Stars

“Nothing is stronger than the will of the human heart.”

I enjoy the Psy-Changeling series and if you have read up to book 7 I’m sure you do too. Some of the uniqueness of th
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
Deborah Obida
Mar 24, 2021 rated it liked it
“If good runs when evil rises,” he said, his palms braced on the walls on either side of her head, “then the world has no chance at all.”

Blaze of memory is my least favourite book in the series, reading it was a struggle, the plot and writing was great but I just couldn't connect with the main characters. I find Dev and Katya odd, despite what she has been through I just could not connect with her.

There are two reasons why I didn't dnf this or give it a lower rating
1. The introduction of Sh
Fani *loves angst*
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ᴥ Irena ᴥ
II have yet to find a paranormal romance series this good overall. That being said, when you have this many books to choose from, some of them are bound to be a bit different than others and may not fulfil all the expectations. Either this is one of them or the Forgotten haven't been properly introduced in the series. They are mentioned before this book, but you can't exactly say oh, I'd like to read a story about this character or group of people. Like the Arrows.
The Forgotten just weren't ment
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, romance
Wow, this was bland. Definitely my least favourite of this series so far.

(I keep forgetting to add these books to my shelves as soon as I read them but I have ranked the first seven books I have already read over at my blog.)
Jul 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Aly is so frigging bored
I liked it more then before but still not loving it.
Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
Boring. Disliked the main male character and the female because she liked the idiot. Only skimmed this to keep up with the overall plot of the Psy.
Tara♥ {MindforBooks}

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.


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