Love to read!
I really like Nalini Singh's Archangel series and assumed this one would be just as good. This book was a little to sci-fi for my taste. It is hard to relate to the characters and the story line really drags in several places. I doubt I will be buying any more books from this series unless I desperate for something to listen to. If you like sci-fi though, this may be worth a listen.
I run a childcare center for Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. I have a lovable mutt named Daisy and I love to read and listen to books!
This book sucked me in with the first chapter - very important to me! It kept my attention right away and I listened to the whole book in less than 48 hours - even with work interfering in my listening time!! Good story line and I love that there are 10 other books that follow this first one!
Both of the main characters - Sasha and Lucas - because it is the story of them!
I think Lucas Hunter - even though it was performed by a female voice was my favorite because you could hear the genuine caring in the voice for Sasha.
Favorite Genres: Urban/Preternatural Fantasy, Science Fiction, Knitting Favorite Story Components: character development, under-dog success stories
First off, Ms. Dawe did a splendid reading, neither too fast nor too slow, with a strength to her voice that made it very pleasant to listen to.
Story wise, the premise is a little out there. The shifters, "Changelings" as they're called in the book, are satisfyingly themselves, but the Psys are rather freakishly outre. The changelings at least are a unique and distinct group, with diverse motives and individual natures in line with those one would find closer to the primitive aspects of nature.
The Psys, on the other hand, have been envisioned as a nearly robotic race, and that just doesn't mesh well with the concept of a psychic being, as entwined as "psychic" and "psyche" are.
Putting the premise aside, the plot developed well, the writing hit just that right tone between dramatic and melodrama, and, as I mentioned, Ms. Dawe made a very pleasant reader.
I've only listened to the audio version so I can't compare.
There were to many to choose..
She brings the characters to life!!
It really is a good start to a good series..each book keeps getting better
I wasn't sure about this book. I avoided like the plague for more than a year since. I finally gave in and thought it to be a really good story. I would have liked the characters to develop more and what the author lacked there she made up for it brilliantly by other aspects of the book. I liked learning about the psy world and how the psy network functioned. It was a pretty clever storyline. Keeping up with series just to meet new characters will be worth it in my opinion.
All in all a good story. Hopefully the rest of the books in the series will be as enjoyable.
Lastly, Angela Dawe-as I expected-gave a fine narration.
Well, I already have. It is the perfect mix of romance and adventure. I love that the heroine was always fantastic, even if she did not know it.
I can't really compare it to anything - and that is a great thing.
I love the scene between a couple of the sentinels and the heroine towards the end. As someone who has wrestled with the question of identity and where one belongs, I had a great deal of empathy and love for that.
Yes, the scene with the kiddos and the heroine.
It was well paced, interesting characters, and good plot. Although it's not one my top ten . . . it's definitely on my top twenty.
The story is a refreshing twist to paranormal romantic fiction (to which I am an absoulte newby). From what I've noticed, the "popular" para-romances tend to sway toward vampires and werewolves (which is why I don't read and/or listen to a lot of them). . .Ms Singh's Psy-Changling series offers an interesting alternative. In "Slave to Sensation", you have two sets of people with differing perspectives . . . The Psy who were mandated to have the emotions suppressed (and almost stripped from them) until they are near cold unfeeling robots (although they are also ambitious and conniving--go figure). And then there's the Changlings who are all about feelings, connections, and raw emotions but have to overcome clan prejudices (e.g., Cats vs. Wolves). And in the middle of all this, you have Lucas (the panther Alpha with issues) and Sascha (the Psy with issues) who meet under very straining circumstances. Very interesting yarn . . . worth a listen.
Yes, because the storyline and narration were both pretty good.
The "steamy" parts :)
She was good overall.
Author used the word "lethal" too many times. Otherwise, it was well done.
Didn't care for the characters, seemed lacking. The plot seemed weak. Saw the ending from a mile away...
I prefer the Archangel series she has and was let down by this one. Not continuing the series. Can't put my finger on it, just didn't care for the plot. I really wanted to like it because I enjoyed her other series.
Full of stupid cheesy lines like "she made his inner panther purr like the alpha he is" this book was an interesting backstory ruined by sleezy horribly done sex scenes. I laughed out loud and some of the ridiculous dialogue. I finished the book to hear what happened with the backstory but I fast forwarded A LOT to get there.