Book Review

by Nalini Singh

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Sensuality: HOT

2010 Paranormal Romance Nominee

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Singh brilliantly edges her Psy/Changeling world closer to global upheaval. Not only are fans treated to a fast-paced and intriguing whodunit, but key secondary characters are explored in depth. Consistent excellence makes Singh one of today’s premier storytellers!

New York enforcer Detective Max Shannon is sent to San Francisco by Councilor Nikita Duncan. Though human, Max has mental shields that prevent the Psy from influencing him. Nikita suspects that the deaths of several of her high-level employees are in fact murder. Assisting Max is Sophia Russo, a Psy Justice designate who extracts memories from individuals. Regrettably the life span of a J designate can be short, for over time their telepathic shields fail. Sophia knows she is near the end, but that won’t stop her from assisting Max. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Jul., 368 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith


Published: July 2010

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Bonds of Justice

Submitted by Jancat on October 25, 2010 - 2:43pm.

Nalini Singh pulls readers in with each and every book. This is a definite "Action" book. There is so much going on with J Psy Sophia Russo and Detective Max Shannon. They are engaging characters and somehow find themselves in the middle of two cases that need attention. They met during the first one while questioning a killer. Councilor Nikita Duncan initiated the second case as she enlists Sophia and Max to investigate the suspicious deaths of her staff.

Nalini Singh’s Psy-changeling

Submitted by francesdinagen (not verified) on August 25, 2010 - 10:08am.

Nalini Singh’s Psy-changeling world is her creative perception of what happen to two very different society’s that live in the world. The Psy society eradicates all emotion and enhances their psychic ability to the ultimate form. They believed logic and emotions would bring peace to the world.

The changeling or shifters society have evolved uniquely themselves and the psy that defect from their society are strongly attracted to them and literally risk their sanity to be with them. The shifters are grounded and in tune with their inner animalistic selves and help heal the psy partners that come into their lives, completing their need for a bond and a mate.

Both societies begin to understand they share a collective consciousness and are innately connected at a deep level and the force behind it will shatter their societies in a way that only Nalini Singh can imagine.

The whole series is well worth reading.

Bonds of Justice by Nalini Singh

Submitted by hcabm on June 23, 2010 - 1:31pm.

Max Shannon is a good cop, one of the best in New York Enforcement. Born with a natural shield that protects him against Psy mental invasions, he knows he has little chance of advancement within the Psy- dominated power structure. The last case he expects to be assigned to is that of a murderer targeting a Psy Councilor's closest advisors. And the last woman he expects to compel him in the most sensual of ways is a Psy on the verge of catastrophic mental fracture.

Max Shannon , human cop has been teamed up with Sophia Russo a Justice Psy who has been mentally exhausted doing her job. These two are paired to try to bring a sociopath killers victims bodies home and on a different front, find out if a Psy Councilors’ closet advisors truly committed suicide.

The chemistry is definitely hot between the two main characters , but they have to overcome tremendous odds to be together. This story is action packed and has an outlook on this world that will make you look on all the complexities of life. There is very few black and white answers in this book but various shades of gray.

It is a wonderful story and definitely can be read alone but I feel if you read the other books in the series you will have a better appreciation for this novel.