Monday, June 3, 2019

Wolf Rain by Nalini Singh ~ Review

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh takes us on a new adventure in this next novel of the Psy-Changeling Trinity series…

The end of Silence was supposed to create a better world for future generations. But trust is broken, and the alliance between Psy, Changeling, and human is thin. The problems that led to Silence are back in full force. Because Silence fixed nothing, just hid the problems.

This time, the Psy have to find a real answer to their problems–if one exists. Or their race will soon go extinct in a cascade of violence. The answer begins with an empath who is attuned to monsters–and who is going to charm a wolf into loving her despite his own demons.

I adore this series.  I reread it often and I love the wolves.  When the Psy-Changeling spun off into Trinity, I wasn't sure how much more of the wolves we would get.  So when the title of Wolf Rain was announce, I was so happy.  Still I thought it might be a different pack.  There was genuine joy when I learned this was book was in Snowdancer and that it was sexy Lexi Lieutenant Alexei's book.

What I knew of Alexei is how strong he is.  A steady stream of challenges in his sector has him beating down wolf after wolf in dominance fights. All of which he wins.  He's also a man of few words.  What I learned about Alexei is that he is a broken wolf, troubled by loses he can't begin to get over.  And a determination to walk alone, part of his protective mile wide streak.  Yep, I love him.

As for Memory, she's a totally new character to the series.  Her past a devastating battle she brings to her present.  She is strong yet she doesn't give herself enough credit.  She believes she's a monster that no wolf would want.  Her Psy power nothing like those that take her in.  Yet again, she doesn't give herself enough credit.  I love that Alexei won't let her sell herself short.

The world of the Psy-Changelings is so dynamic and alive.  It grows with each story, yet it touches each character, each couple tenderly.  I absolutely adore this world.  It's a world I would love to be part of and maybe that explains why I reread it so often.  I just love being in this world.

The characters are always drawing on my emotions.  I hurt for Alexei.  His fear is real and he believes he must walk alone.  I get why he feels that way.  I want more for him.  As for Memory, I'm so proud of her and how she makes herself strong.  How she's determined to fight her enemy.  No one could be a better match for Alexei.

As for seeing characters I already love, it's amazing.  This book takes me back inside the Snowdancer den.  It's like a great family reunion seeing all the characters and catching up with them.  I will admit that there is a baby I wished we had a tad more information about but I can hope that will come in another book.

As always, the writing is excellent.  I find that I love the way this author blends the current story with back fill information.  It is a weaving that never makes you feel like you've left the story to catch up on things.  No information dump here.  No, it's seamlessly woven in with the story often leaving me curious and happy.  This author is a master at giving you just enough information to move things along and leaving out the one piece that will have you gasping with surprise.  Yes, she did that again in this story.  I admit to being stunned by the name that finally appeared near the end.  Maybe I should have known but I was so involved in the story that I didn't question...just read on.

A part of my favorite all time series, this book will not disappoint fans.  It certainly could stand alone as this author does a great job of giving enough information to fill in any gaps.  BUT why would you not want to read them all?  I have no idea.  If you love shifters, paranormal, fantasy, hot romance or any combination of, then this book should be DEVOURED and soon.


This book just makes my heart happy.  Can I reread it yet?

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