Max is a cop, with a natural shield against Psy abilities. Sophia is a Justice Psy, charged with going into the brains of criminals and retrieving their memories. When councilor Nikita Duncan summons them both to investigate the murders of several of her employees, neither of them expects the impact the other one has.
I’m a little bit torn about this one. After the little disappointment that was the last book, Bonds of Justice was definitely a step up again. But it still didn’t give me the satisfaction the other books gave me. I didn’t care too much about Max and Sophia as a couple and the really interesting bits weren’t expanded upon enough.
Maybe it’s me and I’m just a little tired of the tropes Singh uses (and it’s always the same structure to the love story, down to certain phrases she continuously uses, the same relationship dynamic etc etc). Maybe the last three or four books just haven’t been as good as the first four books. But the fact of the matter is: I was slightly bored to annoyed by Bonds of Justice.
I was disappointed that Max isn’t a “normal” human after all, but has some kind of special shield. The love story left me cold (though I did like that [SPOILER] Sophia didn’t drop out of the PsyNet – that was new [/SPOILER]). And the murder cases always were the weakest points in the books.
But the most suprising thing was the even the world-building and the addition of several pieces of the general puzzles didn’t do it for me this time. I mean, I enjoyed hearing more about Kaleb and I loved to see Nikita get a personality but somehow, it just wasn’t enough.
I’m going to continue reading because I need to see what happens with the Council and the mystery and so on. But I have to admit that the last two books severly dampened my excitement about the series.
Here’s to hoping that the next book will be better.