Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Shield of Winter (Psy-Changeling, #13) by Nalini Singh ~ Review

Source:  Purchased audiobook

Assassin. Soldier. Arrow. That is who Vasic is, who he will always be. His soul drenched in blood, his conscience heavy with the weight of all he’s done, he exists in the shadows, far from the hope his people can almost touch—if only they do not first drown in the murderous insanity of a lethal contagion. To stop the wave of death, Vasic must complete the simplest and most difficult mission of his life. 

For if the Psy race is to survive, the empaths must wake…

Having rebuilt her life after medical “treatment” that violated her mind and sought to stifle her abilities, Ivy should have run from the black-clad Arrow with eyes of winter frost. But Ivy Jane has never done what she should. Now, she'll fight for her people, and for this Arrow who stands as her living shield, yet believes he is beyond redemption. But as the world turns to screaming crimson, even Ivy’s fierce will may not be enough to save Vasic from the cold darkness…


OMG. How can I love this series so much after 13 books?! I so love it! It's just gotten better and better.

This one brings another contender for favorite of series.  It joins book 3, Caressed by Ice and book 12, Heart of Obsidian as my favorites.  These Psy males are ruining me for all alpha males to come!

Meet Vasic. left by his birth father at age 3 to be be trained as an arrow, Vasic has his protective heart conditioned out of him.  He's literally the walking dead when he meets Ivy.  Vasic can't accept that he deserves anything good.  He's done too much bad.  But there's something between them, he can't deny and Ivy won't let him ignore.

I love Ivy.  Believing she's a broken, untalented psy, she finds a place to be herself.  It's pretty dangerous to be yourself in this world.  She's brave.  And when she FEELS the connection to her arrow, she uses her bravery to coax him out of his silence.  I was so proud of her.  I was so cheering for them.

These two have some serious sexy.  Both of them have never even kissed another person, so they figure things out as they go.  Psy with Vasic's talent tend to struggle to keep control when they engage in intimate skin privileges.  So, um, Vasic is a gifted teleporter.  Yeah, um, you so don't want that skill out of control during sexy times.  Hehe.

I have to include my favorite line from Vasic to Ivy.  "I was not done kissing you."  *Sigh*  LOVE him.

Such a great story.  As the backdrop to Vasic and Ivy's story, the psy-net is facing the brink of disaster.  The psy race is facing dramatic change and many are not happy about that change.  As a result, new enemies pop up everywhere.  Add to that the damage to the net that years of silence have caused.  How does this race pull their world back together and live up to their potential.  It's a really good question and one that is yet to be answered.  I'll be reading to know the answer as my obsession with this series continues and has known no equal.


Damaged sexy male combined with great story and incredible world makes this one a contender for favorite of this obsessive series! 

1 comment:

  1. This one sounds great and the chemistry between these two sounds amazing. Great review!