Sunday, September 18, 2016

Allegiance of Honor (Psy-Changeling #15) by Nalini Singh

Title: Allegiance of Honor (Psy-Changeling Novel, A)
Classification: Adult Fiction
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Psy/Changelings (Book 15)
Format: Hardcover: 496 pages
Publisher: Berkley (June 14, 2016)
ISBN-10: 1101987766
ISBN-13: 978-1101987766
Author's Website:
Notes: I bought this one.

Once upon a time a united group of individuals did the impossible--they changed the world. They put an end to Silence and defeated Pure Psy. Now they are dealing with the aftermath and despite their victory, the mistrust, discrimination, and prejudice that Pure Psy evoked still remains. This is the world after the fall. One filled with hope, hate, possibilities, and change.
I liked the book, but I must say, it read like a large transitional epilogue. If I was new to the series, I would have been seriously lost. I think almost everyone from the previous books was revisited--and that took up the majority of the book. There is a  threat to Lucas and Sascha's daughter Naya and a kidnapping of a Changeling from Black Sea--a group I've been hoping Ms. Singh would give us a bigger look at. Unfortunately, so far all we've gotten is a glimpse or two.

What I liked most about this one is we got to see how things are changing and evolving in this wonderful Psy-Changeling world that Nalini created. Plus, we get a hint of what is to come, which sounds promising. I will confess, however, this is my least favorite book of the series thus far. Now having said that, I have to admit I have rated most of her books (if not all) 4 out of 5 stars or above, so don't be too discouraged by that statement. I, however, don't recommend this to anyone who hasn't read at least a good portion of the previous books in the series as there are some major spoilers, you'll miss out on inside jokes, you'll feel a totally lost, and you'll miss out on a wonderful series that I highly recommend.

Overall, I gave this one 3 1/2 out of 5 roses. Not really on level with her previous books, but in NO WAY was it disappointing either. The signature romance of the series was significantly missing, although there were plenty of old, ongoing romances as well as one which was renewed captured within its pages. It sets the stage for the next phase of the series, and I can't wait to see where Ms. Singh will take the series next. On the Lisarenee Romance Rating Scale, this one earned a STEAM rating--too hot for a fan, but you still have a handle on things. You should use extreme caution when reading a book with this rating in public. People may inquire as to why you looked flustered and flushed.

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