Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Slave to Sensation

Book: Slave to Sensation
Author: Nalini Singh
Grade: A

Finally, after months of this book being in my TBR pile, I decided to read it. Now I'm kicking myself for not reading it sooner.

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 co-existence, 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…

Slave to Sensation received great reviews and I see why. Nalini Singh has formed a very fascinating world. What I love the most about about her world is that the humans, Changelings and Psy all know about each other and live in the world amongst each other. Be it a little separated, but still together.

Most Paranormals revolve around a world inside of a world, with a species that is intent on hiding from the human world, keeping their existence...non existent. Singh breaks down all of the barriers between separate species' and puts them all together. They interact, mate with each other, form business deals together etc. Very cool.

I also love her multicultural characters, it is very rare for an author to bring multiple races together and make them one big melting pot. But Singh does it masterfully. For that uniqueness alone, I applaud her.

I'm not going to give my synopsis of the book because I'm late to the party and I know that Slave to Sensation has been reviewed adnauseum. But I will say that any paranormal fan who hasn't read this book yet, should.

*Slave to Sensation is the first book in the Changeling Series with Visions of Heat and Caressed by Ice following it. Book 4, Mine to Possess, will be out Feb 5, 2008. Which means I have a lot of catching up to do.

Grade A.

Click here for excerpt.


  1. That's the wonderful thing about coming to a great series when there are already three books out - no waiting in between stories.

  2. It is. I love being late to a good series. That way I don't have to wait around for the next installments.

  3. I loved this book, too, and every other entry in the series so far. See, you did it the right now. Now, by the time you finish the next two, the fourth will be out. Unlike me, who's had to wait all this time...*sigh* :)

  4. Great review. There were lots of things I loved about this book, and I'm happy to see comments like yours, Holly, showing the series holds up, because I, too, only just read the first one. So now I have a smorgasbord of good reading stretched in front of me!

    I'm sort of a title nerd, and I really love the title of this one.

  5. CJ,
    I think the first and third books are better than the second, but the second was fabulous, too, so take it as you will. :)

  6. Carolyn, I agree about the Title of the book. It went hand and hand with the story.

    Holly, I have read that the second isn't as good as book one and three but I'm still excited to read it. Sing's writing has me hooked.

  7. Brie,
    It's still a good book, just not AS good. I'd definitely read it if I were you. :)