Hailed as a major talent in paranormal romance, Nalini Singh takes us deeper into the world of the Psy and the changelings in her latest extraordinary novel, where a gifted woman sees passion in her future---a passion that is absolutely forbidden by her kind. In danger from the Psy, Faith NightStar's fragile sanity will be tested by an all-consuming passion for a changeling who can take the form of man or jaguar.
Mind over matter: listen to more in the Psy-Changeling series.
©2007 Nalini Singh (P)2011 Tantor
"Breathtaking." (Gena Showalter)
I love listening to audio books because I have little time to read. Faves are paranormal/sci-fi, with romance & inspirational thrown in.
After being an Audible subscriber for more than 2 yrs, I have lots of audio books in my library. 586 to be specific. I've listened to more than 500 and I've gotten really picky about buying a series. Well, this series is definitely a keeper. The characters are strong and the erotic scenes are not as graphic as some authors. I purchased this book on sale but it hooked me enough that I bought book number one (and several others). I have not been disappointed.
The plot of the book was very similar to the first book with regards to the two main characters. There were enough differences to keep it interesting and there was a lot more information given about the psy world. I really liked the way this book fleshed out the world of the psy and the changelings. The two main characters were likable and the differences in them from the couple in the first book were intersting. The knowledge gained in what is going on in this world in general and how it works was really fascinating and the world itself is very layered. The narrator did a good job, though I wouldn't say she's one of my favorites.
Reading is a must-have ESCAPE...
Overall good story though very similar to the first installment. Faith is a foreseer Psy as opposed to Sascha's empath nature. Foreseers are rare & very valuable to the Psy community as one might expect. She seems to specialize in predicting investments which makes her especially sought after. Vaughn, a jaguar changeling, is enamored with her from the start and she eventually relents. Vaughn & Faith's experience is very much like that of Lucas & Sascha.
Angela Dawe's narration was good.
Yes, I do believe if you read the book, you'll love it. Listening does not give it justice. The narrator portrays all the woman and men the same. It takes a lot of talent for a story teller to get the male and female voices straight, and this one absolutely does not. I have to backtrack to understand which woman is speaking. And all the males sound the same. I understand that the population of Psi is supposed to have absolutely no feeling but the monotone interpretation seems to run through the story. The narrator is just ok.
I wonder if the other reviews came from the Amazon website because I noticed it kept saying "good read". And this book is probably a good read but it's absolutely a boring listen.
I always enjoy Nalini Singh. This story was pretty easy flowing. Also, narration on this book was matched really well with the characters.
I just started listening to Ms. Singh and WOW! I am impressed. I always get leery when I try a new author, but she is awesome. Just downloaded the Guild Hunter Series, can't wait to read!
Yes, Amazing story and Angela is an awesome narrator
Vaughn, well because he is Vaughn
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4 3/4
Loved this book!! Love Vaughn!! Loved Faith!! Just plain loved! I have yet to pick up a Nalini Singh story and not totally be in love. Nalini is such an amazing storyteller and Angela Dawe brings the characters to life. This girl has a knack for voices!! It is amazing. And as always I love when I feel like I am in the story not just being read to. Angela does that. I never feel that she is just reading the works. I feel like I am right there with the characters.
If you are thinking about a book to read or listen too I would HIGHLY suggest picking up a copy of Vision of Heat, but if you have not read book 1 Slave to Sensation I would start there
I purchased this book from Audible and this review is my own opinion and not a paid review.
Yes, and I did. Book 3 in the series makes a come-back.
Her first book was refreshingly for the romance genre. But her 2nd book fell into the old romance formula cliche of the independent-yet-helpless female meets dominant male. Her over-use and occasionally mis-use of the word "fury" was laughable. But I liked book 1 enough to read book 3 anyway and it did make a come-back.
She does the range of male and female voices very well.
Like the romance, but love the action involved to get there!
This is book 2....while I would have preferred more hot scenes the chemistry was scorching! This series is worth getting into, imagine a world populated by humans, changelings (think shifters), and the Psy....an emotionless species that is gifted mentally with things from predictions to telekinesis, to being capable of crippling an opponent with their minds....in order to eliminate violence from their lives they have purposely removed emotions from themselves through training from birth....but the system is flawed!
I look at it this way...there are 11 books and all have a rating above 4. If its your kind of thing go ahead and start the series!
Great Paranormal Romance
Faith - foresight is always interesting, and I liked how it humanized her.
Eh. She does an okay job, just all the characters of similar types sound alike. Vaughn kinda sounds like Lucas, Faith kinda sounds like Sasha, etc. There are no accents to speak of, which may be what Ms. Singh envisioned, but it makes for less than noteworthy narration.
This was a great follow-up to Book 1. Although the 2 main characters are similar to Book 1, I think it was a good strategy to allow further development of the psy-changeling world without getting too complicated for a second installment. I was totally sucked in and power-listened, and even downloaded Book 3 before I finished listening to this one I enjoyed it so much!
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