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!!
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.
I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
This was a really good story. I've been waiting for Hawke and Sienna's book for ages and I was so happy to finally get to see them get together. I also liked that there was a secondary romance between Walker (Sienna's Uncle) and Lara (the pack healer) that gave us a extra bit of sweet to experience.
Sienna is part of a small family of Psy that escaped from the Psy-net. They expected to die but found shelter with the Snow Dancer wolf pack. Sienna is an extremely strong X-Psy. This is a type of Psy that usually die before they reach their 20s and is considered extremely dangerous. Sienna was trained for most of her life by the Psy Council member, Ming, and learned much from him, including battle strategy and how to use her powers. He also told her just how deadly her powers are and she's terrified that eventually her powers will escape her and cause death and destruction to those she loves.
Hawke is the Alpha of the Snow Dancer wolf pack. He hates most Psy but does make exceptions for those that don't follow the Psy Council any more. Hawke had a number of tragedies in his youth and one of the losses was the girl that was supposed to have been his mate. She died when she was only 5 years old (Hawke was 10 years old) and since then Hawke has determined that he will live his life alone.
Sienna has been attracted to Hawke since her family first came to the Snow dancer's pack. She was only 16 then and Hawke didn't seem to like her so she tried to suppress it and go on with her life. Sienna grows up a bit more and gets trained as a Snow Dancer fighter, becoming a responsible member of the pack. Sienna tried to move on from her attraction to Hawke but hasn't found anyone that brings about the feelings that Hawke does. Hawke treats Sienna with a very brusque manner, treating her more like a child than anything else. This is Hawke's way of trying to push Sienna away and it works for a couple years but once she hits 18 he has a harder and harder time trying to fight his wolf to stay away from her. Now you may wonder why Hawke's wolf is so interested...me too. Hawke insists that he has no ability to take a mate because the girl that was supposed to be his mate died as a child. The thing is that they were never mated so Hawke could still mate but he's in major denial about this and refuses to accept it as a possibility even when it's brought up. It makes perfect sense but Hawke is living in the valley of denial and wont see reason. Because of this he spends the first part of the story pushing Sienna away (which I found highly annoying). He eventually decides he has to have Sienna but still insists that he can't mate and she'll just have to accept what he can give her. Sienna is unwilling to accept Hawke's half-lame offer at first but eventually realizes that some of Hawke is better than none of Hawke and accepts the start of something between them.
While Hawke and Sienna are starting their "dance", there's major happenings with some of the Psy Councilors that seem to have decided to take out the Leopard and Wolf packs in the area (as well as 2 Psy Councilors that have ties to the packs) in an all out attack. There are some initial, smaller attacks that take place first and the packs have to scramble to try to isolate where the attacks are coming from and how to protect themselves from future attacks. Through this all, Sienna and Hawke have their relationship issues to deal with but they also have the problem of Sienna's growing power. It's gotten to the point where she's building power so fast that she can't siphon it off fast enough to keep from overloading. The more time that goes by, the more Sienna's power build and the more likely it is that she'll blow (and if she does, the blast may take out a huge area..like most of the state...or more). There's much scrambling trying to find a solution for Sienna's power issues as well. There's actually a lot going on in the story but it all fits in together well. Hawke and Sienna do come together and in an unexpected way that ends up bypassing Hawke's "issues". Walker and Lara get together as a side romance. There's happy news for Sascha and Lucas. The attack comes and it's bad but the good guys do come out on top. There's lots of drama but all the storylines get tied up nicely and we get 2 HEAs at the end.
I really enjoyed this story. I loved seeing Hawke and Sienna (and Walker and Lara) get together and find happiness. This story was a great combination of romance and action as there's plenty of both to keep things interesting. I had issues putting the book down because there was always something happening that made me not want to stop reading. The series storyline progressed nicely in this book and I can't wait to see what happens next. I'd recommend this book. 2 thumbs up. :D