Big fan of paranormal/contemp romance &urban fantasy. I'm a bookworm, vision impaired, audiobook addicted :) sorry for mispelling in reviews
This book was a long time coming from the very first novel in the Psy-Changeling series (Slave to Sensation) you knew there was more to come from Hawke and Sienna and 9 books later we get Kiss of Snow which did not disappoint fans one bit! Well worth the five years Miss Singh made us wait. Hawke and Sienna's relationship changed and progressed over the series in a way that always had us wanting more, and what I loved best about this book was seeing new sides to these characters and how the story fitted them so well. It wasn't a just falling in love, they have to overcome a lot of obstacles and it wasn't a walk in the park. They both fight for their pack, for their families, and most of all their love. Hawke is the Alpha in every way but Sienna doesn't back down either, they're both warriors and Kiss of Snow had the story to fit them.
“Pack is built on the bonds of family, of mating, of love. You come first. You always will.” - Hawke.This story was not just about a couple's romantic relationship, it was also about family, friends, alliances...Kiss of Snow's story at it's core can be seen in that one quote above, - and on a side note oh that Hawke has a way with words! :) - love has many forms all of them just as important as the other and Kiss of Snow encompasses it all.
Angela Dawe is in my top 5 favourite narrators that's how good her performances are! As a vision impaired reader I rely on audiobooks A LOT! :D Angela Dawe brings out the emotion Nalini writes in the Psy-Changeling series so well. Each character is distinguishable in her narration great accents, tones of voice. This series couldn't have a better narrator.
An Allpha wolf, a Warrior psy, can their love conquer all...
Kiss of Snow is my favourite book of the Psy-Chengeling series, you can always rely on Nalini Singh to bring you an emotion packed story that will bring you tears yet also have the action and a plot that twists and turns and leaves you needing the next book RIGHT away! :)
My obsession continues. I finally got to Hawk's book!
Hawk. Alpha to the SnowDancer wolf pack and full of secrets. Sienna. Psy and full of unbridled power. They are a dangerous combination.
Since the Lauren family defected, Hawk and Sienna have been at each others throats. He doesn't know why she gets on his last nerve. She follows everyones orders but his. These two are so much fun to watch. And their dance? Long and full of emotions with some sexy hot times to be found...repeatedly. After all, they have been resisting each other for a very long time.
This story was a two for one because we also get Walker and Lara's story. Yes, they have a novella after this book but this is where it starts and where a lot of the walls come down. I wasn't expecting that and it was a fun and happy surprise.
I cannot believe I am still so obsessed with this series so far into it. You'd think I'd get bored with it after ten books and want something different but no. Each individual story is powerful and complex but it also moves along the overarching world story. And this one added punch to the conflict. I can't wait to start the next one.
All of the characters make me happy. As they turn up in each new story, it feels like I'm catching up with old friends. A birth happens in this book and I was so excited about it. So happy for the couple and for what it means to the pack. I just love them all and am hungry for details of their lives.
Of course, the main event for this book was Hawk and Sienna. And I wasn't sure they would make it. Talk about "no way out" situations and no hope for a solution, this was it. The one thing I was expecting to save them certainly didn't. And if I had been reading instead of listening, I would have peeked to see if they did. But that doesn't work very well with audiobooks so I just kept listening.
The title? I was so excited when I finally understand why this one is named as it is. Such a fun title. Hehe. Yep, gonna have to read it to find out why it's Kiss of Snow.
The world is complex and dynamic; that's why it can have so many stories and still entertain. There is more to be told and one in particular that I can't wait to hear. And I must know who the ghost is. I have two guesses and with every clue, I doubt it can be either. I must know.
The desire I have to keep reading and re-reading (I have actually listened to all of the books at least twice) is telling. I read books all the time. For one series to grab me as much as this one has speaks volumes as to how good it is.
While the books can stand alone, don't miss a single story. Paranormal is my current favorite and this is some of the best paranormal romance there is to read.
Finally...Hawke and Sienna's story. I have read the book and listened to their story. It was awesome and well worth the wait. Hawke and Sienna's mating dance and chemistry literally blazed off the pages. Angela Dawe did an excellent job telling the story and drawing the listener in. I truly hopes that Angela Dawe performs all of the Psy/Changeling stories.
Say something about yourself!
Oh these two have been driving me nuts from book one, and here we finally are at book 10 and we finally get to hear how their story goes.
When Sienna Loren Joined the Snowdancer pack she was 16, she was Silent, and she was Psy...not a great combination when her entire body felt pulled to the Alpha of the pack, Hawk. Hawk is a loner, hates the Psy with a fiery passion and was totally sickened to be drawn to this little girl...so he avoided her....for YEARS!!!
This is finally their story, and boy was it a GOOD ONE! Love the beginning, middle and end!
I read the book. After listening to the Audio, I think I heard more in it that I realized when I was reading it. It was quite enjoyable.
The developing relationship between the main characters.
The manifestation of Sienna's power.
Well, if I had the time, but it is pretty long.
Give yourself a treat and try this one.
Kiss of snow is my fav book, have read it a handful of time or more. So to listen to it was even more breathtaking. Loves it even so much more then I already did. I can't wait to listen to them all in audio!!
One of the best stories in the series. Couldn't stop listening. More than worth a credit. Performance exceptional as usual.
Hawke & Sienna.
And see lots of Judd
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4 1/2
This book had me busting up laughing, crying, and screaming NOOOOOO, so many times I loved it!!! Will after my anxiety levels came down a few notches. I was so excited to finally get to this book. Have been waiting for Hawke’s book since the moment that we met him in Slave to Sensation. My only gripe about this book was that there was not more Hawke & Sienna. While I loved the parts of Walker and Lara I wanted more of Sienna challenging Hawke. But even with that I loved this book.
Hawke & Sienna are so perfect for each other that it really did make the painful wait till book 10 for their story. I really hope that we get to see more of Hawke & Sienna in future books and what lays ahead for them.
Again Angela does an amazing job of bringing Nalini’s characters to life. I am truly in awe of the voices that this girl can do! They are all very different and distinct. Until the next book ladies (which I am starting today)!!!!
If you have not read any of the Psy-Changeling books. I really think that you need to start from the beginning. So much happens over the years to the Packs, the Council, the world that if you just picked up book 10 you may not get the full impact of the story line. So go get yourself a copy of Slave to Sensation, or do what I did and get it on audio. :) But read this series!!!
I purchased the book from Audible.com and this review is my own opinion and not a paid review.