Thanks to my lovely husband, I was excited to be able to pick up Slave to Sensation, the first book in Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series. After reading and loving Angel’s Blood and being told that this series was even better, I had been really wanting to get it.
Now having just finished it, I am astounded at Singh’s ability to write characters that affect me on such an emotional level. She creates a world that is modern but moulded according to her rules, where the supernatural elements are the norm. It’s believable and fascinating the way she weaves the two together, especially as complex as the Psy-Changeling world is.
The main characters were wonderfully portrayed and felt very real; I loved the interplay between Sascha Duncan and Lucas Hunter straight from the start even though they come from such different backgrounds.
I have to touch on the Psy network. It’s intricately created, and very impressive that I understood the basis of it easily through the story without the author having to take time out to explain it. I felt sad that they had drastically changed themselves so much through the removal of emotion, even with their minds being connected. Sascha had an immediate impact on me because she did feel, even though she hid it and thought it was wrong.
The Changelings again were really well created, their history and their love of nature struck a deep chord in me and while it did take me a little while to warm up to Lucas, I ended up loving him completely.
Slave to Sensation is a wonderfully emotional story about not fitting into the world you were born into, or following the path you were expected to. It’s a tale of being allowed to dream. The mixture of intrigue, corruption, love and passion delivered with a fast paced plot, made this book an amazing and enjoyable read.
It was so good, I want to read it again immediately. I can’t think of any higher accolade than that!