Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Nalini Singh and the Psy-Changelings ... Why did I wait?!

For years my friend Errick has yelled at me for not reading this series. A year ago, I read the first, I liked it, but it didn't hook me. What was I thinking!

A week ago I sat down with book two, and here I am now almost done with book four. And now I must tell EVERYONE to read this awesome series.

The first book is Slave to Sensation. Here's the book description, because y'all know I really suck at descriptions:
In a world that denies emotions, where the ruling Psy punish any sign of desire, Sascha Duncan must conceal the feelings that brand her as flawed. To reveal them would be to sentence herself to the horror of “rehabilitation”—the complete psychic erasure of everything she ever was…Both human and animal, Lucas Hunter is a Changeling hungry for the very sensations the Psy disdain. After centuries of uneasy coexistence, these two races are now on the verge of war over the brutal murders of several Changeling women. Lucas is determined to find the Psy killer who butchered his packmate, and Sascha is his ticket into their closely guarded society. But he soon discovers that this ice-cold Psy is very capable of passion—and that the animal in him is fascinated by her. Caught between their conflicting worlds, Lucas and Sascha must remain bound to their identities—or sacrifice everything for a taste of darkest temptation…

So in less than two weeks, I have zipped through from number 2, to number 11. I can't put these books down.  So first we have the Psy, an enhanced human race. They have psychic abilities that range from teleportation, telekinesis,  medical professionals, tech geniuses, etc. A hundred years ago, the Psy instituted Silence. Violence among the Psy is a thousand times worse because of their abilities, and they believed the root of violence was emotion. Silence is a process that removes emotion from the Psy, so they are pretty cold hearted and technical about everything. Two people will have a child, but there's no intimacy, its all laboratory done. And the child is given up pretty early to whatever training he or she will be doing the rest of their lives. 

Second, we have changelings. Shapeshifters if you will. They are tight knit family groups who will do anything for each other. I want to be a changeling!
Third, there are humans, who just keep on living and doing what they are doing, among the world of the Psy and the Changelings. 

This has truly been a fascinating series. The Psy are all linked by what is called the PsyNet. Every piece of information is on the PsyNet and the Net itself is a sentient being, acting sometimes like an adolescent. Its part sci-fi, and mostly romance. I only have about 3 1/2 books before I am caught up, a new one was just released a few weeks ago. Not sure what I will do after that!

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