Friday, 22 May 2015

Review: Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh

Title: Slave to Sensation
Series: Psy-Changeling #1
Author: Nalini Singh
Published: 5 Sepetmber 2006


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…


Buddy Review with the bestes Maru ;)

Our Sasha(It’s not perfectly like in the series[besides the eyes], but when we saw the picture, it just clicked!)


Our Lucas(he’s so intense! *rowr*)




Aly
1. The whole world
Nalini does world building like nobody’s business! It’s so complex and well done and it never bores me. Besides, since I am re-reading it the thousand time I know how amazing it gets later on :D
2. The MCs
Sasha is such a loving person and, maybe in spite her upbringing, she can connect so well with everybody… I love her character :)
Lucas is a firce protector and makes my panties melt :D the moment he decides she’s his he stops at nothing *sigh* I want a Lucas in my real life :D
3. The Pack
The interactions between them, the closeness and, at the same time, individuality is… I have no idea how Nalini does it, but it’s so believable. At every moment I expect them to step out of the book and live.

4. The Psy-Net
The concept is so interesting and I can’t wrap my mind around it. And the visual is great, every time I look out the window at night it reminds me of it.


5. Tamsyn’s Cooking
OMG every time it was mentioned I started salivating!
Bonus: The cubs!
They were the sweetest things!
The NAMES
OMG Nalini has the greatest names! I never feel the need to change it with something else in my mind.

My message to anyone who hasn’t read it


Maru
1- Lucas
He has clear what he wants and will do anything to get it. He is protective of those he loves and his character has a depth I was not expecting when I first read the book.
2- The world building
Hats off to Nalini Sighn, I think she is one of the world builders ever!! It leaves you wanting more and she reveals everything on a need to know basis, so it´s guaranteed the book will pick your curiosity and make you start the next one
3- The pack dynamics
I liked how they take care of every member and how they work together, I can´t wait to read more about the ins and outs of the different packs
4- How the love story develops (loved the dreams)
I thought it was going to be lust at first sight, bam bam thank you ma´am... but no!! It was frustrating, it was heart-racing and it was so worth it.
One thing I LOVED were the dreams *fans self*
5- How finally Sasha allows herself to feel
I liked it when she finally let´s go and embraces her feelings, it was a huge turn over in the story
Extra likes: the t-shirt scene and Hawke




Maru
1 - Psy-council
Like every power group they don´t give a shit about anything but themselves and I hated that they didn´t do a thing regarding the killings
2 - Sascha´s Mum
She underestimates Sascha a lot and doesn´t support her, I get that the psy don´t feel but anyhow...no me gusta

Aly
Ok, I know this is lame, but I loved everything :D even the Nikkta
After trying very hard I found 2 and 1/2 :D
1. The Psy Council
They suck ass! I hate how they try to manipulate everything
2. The killer
He’s a true psychopath and creeped me out. I wish he hadn’t killed Dorian’s sister, it makes me cry when I thinking about poor him *dashes tear*
3. The US Cover
I know it has nothing to do with the story, but that cover is an eyesore! Most of the US covers are... [the cover whore in me couldn't shut up :D]

Bonus

A very, very lazy Lucas

Our Rating:


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4 comments:

  1. Wickedly Delicious14 January 2014 at 20:37

    Great review. Love her world building. The packs for me are the best. Especially since she has two breeds going on.

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  2. Thank you, we had fun writing it ;) I agree, her world building is one of the best I've read ;)

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  3. Great review ! I also loved her universe and I'm so glad this is the first book I read by this author :D !

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  4. Both her PNR series are amazing, though the Guild Hunter[it's a bit darker then this one and has the bestest angels :D] series is my favorite :D

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