Review: Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh

Review: Heart of Obsidian by Nalini SinghHeart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh

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Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Berkley, Sensation on June 4, 2013
Pages: 360
Format: eBook
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five-stars  

I am not so sure this review will do justice to such an outstanding book. I am not sure I can review this without giving some spoilers away even it they are only the names of the hero and heroine. This book rocked my world beyond anything I was expecting and puts this author totally on my auto-buy list. The book is pricey for even my buying habits, but what you get for your money far surpasses anything you will have ever read. This book is the twelfth book in the Psy-Changling series. I highly recommend you read the series before you get to this one. There are a lot of references to past events that are not retold that build why these characters are the way they are.

The story is as old as time. As young minors, these two lovers have know each other from their souls, not what the world sees in their abilities. Singh, weaves their lives together until a tragic event tears them apart. Now only one thing consumes the hero, finding the young girl he should have no emotions for and protecting her for the rest of her life.

The story opens up and you are left to wonder at the hero’s intentions. Does he want to hurt the heroine? Does he want to save her? Without emotions, can he do either of these things? Or do emotions, no matter how suppressed play a factor into what happens to the woman he supposedly has saved. The beautifully written words weave you back and forth for such a long time, you don’t have a clue as to the hero’s intentions and it has you reading faster to find out. The mystery will drive you insane, but at the same time have you applauding Singh’s masterful use of intrigue to keep you coming back for more.

You are on a journey through emotions that the Psy should not have, revenge, redemption, love, hate, desire, anger, passion…this book has it all and it builds upon each other from page to page, drawing you into this high-stakes world where you really don’t know if there can be a HEA. While the Psy are described as cold, I felt anything but cold reading this story.

So I said a lot but told you nothing. I did that on purpose as I can’t give away anything about this book to someone just starting this series. I highly recommend you read the entire series, even the books I didn’t care for because each one builds up to the coming events in each book. I didn’t think Nalini Singh could top Kiss of Snow, but she did it. And now I have a new hero and heroine to sigh over and dream about.

Reviewed by Shari

 

About Nalini Singh

I’ve been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There’s no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.

I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated every month).

So far, I’ve worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer’s mill.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!
  • Sophia Rose

    LOL! “I said a lot, but told you nothing” Tease! Just kidding! I have the first few books of this series in the TBR pile for whenever I get around to them. I’m glad the series is a must read recommend from you.

    • This series gets better and better. Be warned there are a few books in the middle that just aren’t great. No bad, just not the wow that has been hitting the last few books. There was so many secrets revealed in this book, that I couldn’t say much of anything without giving away parts.