Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh

Rating: ★★★ | 356 pages | Paranormal Romance | Berkley | Release Date: 9/1/2006

I’ve been hearing about this series for years and when my book club picked it I finally got the change to learn all about the Psy-Changelings....which I totally thought was the name of one race of people but turns out it is two different things.

Sascha Duncan is a  Psy--a race of psychic people programmed not to feel emotion. But for some reason, Sacha can experience emotions and it takes everything in her to hide her glitch or else be “rehabilitated.” When Sascha is made a liaison on a work project with Lucas Hunter, a panther changeling, he notices something is different about her immediately. Sascha may be the key to help him solve  a series of murders of changeling women before all hell breaks loose

I've said it once I'll say it again; I have always shied away from paranormal romance and I really don't know why. I’m going to lean into it more this year and this classic fan favorite was a great start. Singh's writing style works for me, the stuff about Psy can be very cerebral so even though I didn't understand what she was talking about I could still "see" what she was describing. I thought the dynamic between Sascha and Lucas worked and I love a good found family arc.

There are a few things I find a little cringe, like the phrase "skin privilege", but overall I get the appeal and I'll be curious to read more. I heard her Guild Hunter series is really good so I may hop over to that one.

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