Thursday, July 6

Audiobook Review: Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh

Nalini Singh

Narrator: Angela Dawe
Title: Branded by Fire
Series: Psy-Changeling #6
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Published: July 7, 2009
Pages: Audible

Though DarkRiver sentinel Mercy is feeling the pressure to mate, she savagely resists when Riley Kincaid, a lieutenant from the SnowDancer pack, tries to possess her. The problem is not simply that he pushes her buttons; the problem is that he's a wolf, she's a cat, and they're both used to being on top.

But when a brilliant changeling researcher is kidnapped from DarkRiver territory, Mercy and Riley must work together to track the young man—before his shadowy captors decide he's no longer useful. Along the way, the two dominants may find that submitting to one another uncovers not just a deadly conspiracy, but a passion so raw that it'll leave them both branded by fire . . .

Whoops accidentally skipped this one somehow. Luckily it didn't ruin the other book apparently so that is good news haha. However, for this one, you need to have read the other ones since there are some references and consequences of past books. 

Riley and Mercy need to work together to track a young man who was taken. They need to save him before his captors decide he's no longer useful. Along the way, these two dominants will feel the fire of lust, but it can't be. Riley is a lieutenant of the wolf pack. Mercy is a lieutenant from the Darkriver pack and is a cat. The two are too dominant to be mated, but love and passion cannot be ignored. 

I struggled a teeny tiny bit with this one. It just felt like it was dragging in some parts and so many times things were repeated. We.GET.IT.MERCY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are a dominant woman and etc etc. Like okay. I AM WOMAN HERE ME ROAR. Don't get me wrong I like Mercy overall, but she just wouldn't let it go and she wouldn't let it go that first...wanted a more submission mate and that is why he didn't think it would work between them two. His opinion changed and he realized he needed a woman who could challenge him. And she needed a man who could challenge her. Obv they are meant to be so shut it Mercy!


Besides that, I did enjoy the story. There is a lot coming to head here. The Psy are teetering upon something big. It broke my heart at some points.

As always I love seeing some old characters that we love like Sascha, Lucas, Sienna, and etc. Love them. 

The narrator is perfect. I do prefer listening to the audio if possible. Just so good. 

In the end, Mercy annoyed me but I still liked this. I'm glad I went back to read this after realizing I missed it. I'll give this 3 stars. 

- #29 for Audiobook challenge


Jen Twimom said...

I remember when this came out it was my absolute favorite! We finally get a changeling-changeling romance and it was soooo good. I haven't read it in years now, I'd probably feel similar to you.

Northwoman said...

I love this one. Pup-cubs. This was my 2021 Read-along series.

Anne - Books of My Heart

Mary Kirkland said...

I haven't read a whole lot of this author's books but this one sounds pretty good.

Carole Rae said...

Jen, I was excited for that too!

Anne, so good!

Mary, love this author.

Blodeuedd said...

I have read these so out of order. Still missing some earlier ones..perhaps

Carole Rae said...

At least I'm not the only bad one ;)