A dangerous, volatile rebel, hands stained bloodred.
A woman whose very existence has been erased.
A love story so dark, it may shatter the world itself.
A deadly price that must be paid.
The day of reckoning is here.
From “the alpha author of paranormal romance” (Booklist) comes the most highly anticipated novel of her career—one that blurs the line between madness and genius, between subjugation and liberation, between the living and the dead.
Kaleb’s book in the Psy-Changeling series was probably my most anticipated book in this entire series. He’s always had that mark of mystery and destruction to him that fascinated me. I didn’t really know what to expect from his book, but I will say that I was just a bit disappointed with the results.
Heart of Obsidian starts out really strong. There’s a lot of mystery and suspense over what is going on with Kaleb and Sahara regarding their past relationship. Kaleb is very much closed off and rough around the edges. At the same time, though, he has an obvious soft spot for Sahara and will do absolutely anything for her. I did really like that Sahara had no idea who he was but, at the same time, there was an inner part of her that kept telling her that Kaleb was safe and would never hurt her. So, the whole Kaleb/Sahara relationship was a big hit for me.
What I didn’t like about this book was that it stayed fairly mild throughout. I would say that a good 50% of this book , if not more, stayed pretty consistent in the fact that Sahara didn’t know who Kaleb was, Kaleb was trying to protect her, Kaleb was closed off…blah blah blah. I felt that the book itself lacked the romantic scenes that I wanted to read about and the deep emotional connection that I knew existed between the main characters.
As for Sahara’s backflashes to her and Kaleb’s past, I expected more. I expected to see a lot more snippets of their past and a progression of Sahara’s memories coming back. Instead, it was very rushed at the end and she just kind of remembers everything with really no mention of anything. There were several scenes that I expected to happen that just never really did happen.
Fans of this series know about the Ghost. I will say that the Ghost’s identity (no worries, I won’t tell you who it is!) is revealed in this book. I was WAY underwhelmed. First of all, I called who it was from the very beginning of this series, so I wasn’t shocked. There was a part of me that was really hoping that the author was playing a trick and something big would happened. Yeah…no. That didn’t happen. Secondly, I was way disappointed with the reveal. For something that has been a secret for 12 books, I expected a big WOAH! moment. Instead, it takes like less than a paragraph for the reveal. I expected more.
Overall, I thought this was okay. I will say that I anticipated this being my favorite book in the series. Please keep that in mind when reading this review, because my hopes were SUPER HIGH. My review definitely reflects that, because I thought the book could have been way better.
Rating: [rating: 3]