Saturday, June 17, 2017

Mine to Possess (Psy-Changeling #4) by Nalini Singh ~ Review

Mine to Possess (Psy-Changeling #4)Source: Purchased.

Mine to Possess (Psy-Changeling #4) by Nalini Singh

Clay Bennett is a powerful DarkRiver sentinel, but he grew up in the slums with his human mother, never knowing his changeling father. As a young boy without the bonds of Pack, he tried to stifle his animal nature. He failed...and committed the most extreme act of violence, killing a man and losing his best friend, Talin, in the bloody aftermath. Everything good in him died the day he was told that she, too, was dead.

Talin McKade barely survived a childhood drenched in bloodshed and terror. Now a new nightmare is stalking her life--the street children she works to protect are disappearing and turning up dead. Determined to keep them safe, she unlocks the darkest secret in her heart and returns to ask the help of the strongest man she knows...

Clay lost Talin once. He will not let her go again, his hunger to possess her, a clawing need born of the leopard within. As they race to save the innocent, Clay and Talin must face the violent truths of their past...or lose everything that ever mattered.

After finally picking up the first Psy-Changeling book, Slave to Sensation, earlier this year I've been slowly but surely -- and very happily -- making my way through the series. Books 2 and 3 were fantastic and fed my Psy-Changeling addiction. And now I've finished book 4, Mine to Possess, and I'm not only pleased but also in awe of how amazing these books are shaping up to be.

Nalini Singh's worldbuilding is outstanding, and her storytelling is so intricate. The way things tie together and evolve and build with each book is so skillful. Mine to Possess is a strong example of this.

And in Mine to Possess, the characters were so developed. Clay and Talin are solid people with pasts that they're still working through, and personalities that both clash and blend beautifully -- thus leading to an awesome chemistry in their romance. Honestly, the things these two did to my heart...perfection.

One thing I loved to much about this book in particular was how Clay and Talin had serious actual hurdles to work through as a couple. They had a past together they had to work through to get to their happiness together, and they did this reasonably. This made their relationship feel so earned and stable in the best, most satisfying way.

Overall, Mine to Possess is an outstanding installment to a marvelously crafted series. I absolutely adored Clay and Talin's story. And I am so excited to continue on to the next Psy-Changeling book, Hostage to Pleasure!

5 stars - An outstanding and satisfying addition to a skillfully crafted series!


  1. I LOVE this series. I've been reread some of the books thought out the year. This one is one of my favorites. I like that Clay and Talin have a past and that hey have some hurled to work through as a couple. It is well done and as you said Ms. Singh is amazing at her world-building.