Skip to main content

Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling #1) by Nalini Singh

I started this series somewhat backwards. Silver Silence is the first book in a spin-off series for Psy-
Changeling
 and was the first book I've read. But, being a spin-off, it is also book 16 in the series! It was also my first book by Nalini Singh, who has since than become one of my all time favorite paranormal romance writers.

I've been meaning to go and read her older books it is been a while, but you readers know how it goes: the TBR is never ending. It took 2 years but here we are. I own almost the whole series and I will eventually get through them.

To start, this book very much reminded me of Silver Silence. A psy and a shifter. But as the story progressed it took a life of its own. My favorite thing about it is that Nalini somehow managed to create a whole new world without making the book unnecessarily long. Rather often the first book in a new paranormal/fantasy series is long in order to explain the new world created. I felt she did that nicely and timely throughout the book in between the many heartfelt moments.

Before we get to the main event: the lead characters, I gotta say I loved all the side characters. A lot of love and care was put in writing them. I have a huge soft spot for shifters- their alphaness, their sense of  loyalty, family, of love... and all of it was beautifully written. My only complaint is that I now want a group of loyal friends like that around me. I mean, I have them, but they are all so far (having moved countries 4 times does that). 

Sascha is our main girl. She is a psy, psy are meant to have no emotions, no anger, no love, no pain, nothing. But Sascha, she feels things, things she doesn't understand and knows she will be punished if the other psys ever find out.

Lucas is a shapeshifter, both human and animal. He does not like the psy but understand that just like there are good and bad shifters, there are good and bad psy. As he gets to know Sascha he is more and more convinced both that she is not like the other psy, that she feels things, and that she is one of the good ones.

Girls are dying, being found murdered. And Lucas knows it is a psy doing it. Makes no sense, they are not meant to feel anything, but the scent is undistinguishable. It is a psy. 

Sascha believes she is broken and soon going to either be put to death or have her mind turn into mush by the psy when they figure out her faults. But if she can save one life before she dies, she will most certainly try. And if she can feel thigs while doing it, more specifically Lucas, why not? 

5 glorious Stars!

Find the book at: Inklings Bookshop - Nalini Singh - GoodReads

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Quickies, April 2021

I read a good amount of older releases this past two months. I will not write long individual reviews for every single one of them but here are is a little bit about each one of them:  - Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh It's unlikely I will ever dislike something Nalini writes. She is a master of her craft. This is the second book in the Psy-Changeling series and it is just as good as the first. Shy and isolated Faith is plagued by visions of blood and murder. She has questions and needs help but can't ask those around her. She turns to the changelings and the only Psy she knows that has defied her race (first book in the series). Vaughn is more cat than human but has to control his instincts not to scare Faith away. This was a fabulous paranormal romance read but you really must read the first book first! 4 stars from me :)  - Desperate Measures by Katee Robert Desperate Measures is the story of Jafar and Jasmine. But if you read Katee before you know it is not that simple at

A Touch of Darkness (Hades & Persephone #1) by Scarlett St. Clair

I knew very little going into this book except that it had my current favorite bad boy in it: Hades! Seriously though, I have a "hades tbr" at the moment, it's a thing. And if you know any good Hades based romances do tell me. Always and forever looking for more. Hades, the God of the Dead was phenomenal. I have ZERO complaints about his character. There was more to the underworld than known by other gods and humans, and the same is true about the man that runs the place. He is to the point and although not always up front and straight forward he is always honest and true. He has built a gambling empire but his bets are not always monetary and they are known for being impossible.  Persephone was very much still learning who she really was. Up until meeting Hades and for some time after she has no power of her own. Plants die at her touch and that is that. She is also known as the goddess of spring, but that is not because of who she is but rather because of who her mother

The Last Tiara by M.J. Rose

The Last Tiara  by M.J. Rose is inspired by a real missing Russian Crown Jewel. She explains in an article to The Adventurine  how she stumbled upon an NPR article about the disappearance of missing Russian Crown Jewels that to date, have not been found. Captivated by it and how such amazing items could simply disappear she decides her new novel will tell the story of the lost tiara.  It is apparent throughout the book that M.J. Rose researched well the Romanov Jewels, the Russian Evolution, and especially the impact it had on the Russian people. Although she never goes into details, the poverty and difficulties the people experienced at the time are carefully and respectfully mentioned.  The book is told from two different perspectives, that of mother and daughter. The alternating chapters reveal Sofiya's life in Russia from 1915 through 1922, and Isobelle's in 1948 Manhattan, US. First we have Isabelle, an young architect in post World War II Manhattan . While renovating her