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
Hawk get his Woman!
I loved them all
The battle where she shows what she can really do
By now (book 10) there is so much going on and I appreciate Ms Singh kept it all going. I also liked that this was mostly about Hawk and Sienna, but found myself getting completely caught up in Lara & Walker's story.
Even though I'd been waiting since like, book 3 or whatever for the Sienna/Hawk drama to go down, I was blindsided by the quiet Lara and Walker story, and almost wished it had been more about them (thank goodness the Wild Invitation short stories are out on Audio, one of which focusing on these two). Not that all of the dominant ladies aren't fun to read about, but I am SUCH a sucker for subtle love stories. Still waters run deep and all that.
Ms Singh really kicks it into high gear with this book. There is some serious action and some serious romance. She really laid it all out and I think it paid off. I am SO glad I decided to download the first book in this series. Assuming the end of the series doesn't fall flat on its face, I bet this will be a perennial favorite for me. (For reference, my other fav Paranormal Romance series is Immortals After Dark. They are not really similar outside of being in the same genre, but both have that certain something that sets them above the rest, IMHO.)
Fire meets ice.
Honestly I don't know what I can compare this book too.
She just does the character voices sooooo well.
This is my favorite book in the series. I have listened to it at least 7 times. I love the way things just kept building up and how they didn't just fall right into each other. The hero was having a hard time of letting go in his mind but his heart knew what was really right for him and the heroine who is really strong knew how to push buttons and keep it moving without seeming like she was desperate for him.
I think this is my favorite of all the books in this series. Of course I haven't read the next one but I find it hard to believe it will out do this one. Hawk and Sienna are a wonderful couple as are Walker and Lauren. Everything came together in this book. Really good romance and a huge battle. Really great characters and well thought out plot. I can't wait to see where the next one goes.
This is one of my favorite books in the Psy-Changeling series. I waited for Hawke's story for so long. He deserved somebody like Sienna. They deserved each other. I also enjoyed the way the relationships have grown, especially the relationship between the SnowDancers and DarkRiver. War is looming over the horizon and things can't get any easier for the characters.
I loved the bar scenes. I could just picture Hawke's face on he found Sienna. I couldn't stop laughing. I also enjoyed his playfulness in this book.
Yes, if you like this series you'll love this one.
It chronicles wolf and answers many questions about the backstory
Couldn't choose just one.
I enjoyed the whole book had a hard time putting it down
Yes, the audio version is wonderful because the narrator is truly gifted.
The best and most memorable moments in Kiss of Snow are between Walker and Lara.
Walker, Lara, and Hawk
No...no extreme reaction. I just enjoyed it.
Tay and Zi's Mom
This book has been a long time coming. Earlier books in the series have built up to this moment. I found the book to be very good. I enjoyed the incredible storyline. I love how nalini includes the characters from previous books. I can invision the psy-changeling world in my mind. The book is a little slow to build, but worth the wait. Even though I realize this is fiction, some of the powers seemed a little too over the top for me. Even in fiction, one likes to imagine that certain things could *possibly* happen. This book is important to the series as a whole. It is worth the credit.