Review: Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh

A Psy-Changeling Novel 10

Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh, UK edition cover

Title: Kiss of Snow (A Psy-Changeling Novel)
Author:  Nalini Singh
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Publisher:Gollancz Fiction (11th August 2011)
Blurb:

SINCE THE MOMENT OF HER DEFECTION FROM THE PSYNET AND INTO THE SNOWDANCER WOLF PACK, SIENNA LAUREN HAS HAD ONE WEAKNESS. HAWKE. A DANGEROUS ALPHA, THE RESPONSE HE DRAWS FROM HER COULD ALMOST COMPEL HER TO MADNESS.

Hawke is used to walking alone, having lost the woman who would’ve been his mate. But Sienna fascinates the primal heart of him, even as he tells himself she is far too young to handle the wild fury of the wolf.

Then Sienna changes the rules and, suddenly, there is no more distance, only the most intimate of battles between two people who were never meant to meet. Yet as they strip away each other’s secrets in a storm of raw emotion, they must also ready themselves for a far more vicious fight.

A deadly enemy is out to destroy the SnowDancer pack, striking at everything they hold dear, but it is Sienna’s darkest secret that may yet savage the pack that is her home . . . and the alpha who is its heartbeat . . .

Rating: **** (4 stars)
Review:

Kiss of Snow is the tenth book in Nalini Singh’s brilliant A Psy-Changeling Novel series, so by this point I know pretty much what to expect. However, although the book follows the same formula as previous books in the series, it was still a brilliant and entertaining read.

In Kiss of Snow we finally see the conclusion to Hawke and Sienna’s dance which has played out in the background from the start of the A Psy-Changeling Novel series. It’s taken nine books to get this far, and the tenth book where everything plays out does not disappoint. Singh handles the story with brilliance. The outcome is as surprising as it is inevitable, as Singh has managed to keep hold of a few delicious plot twists, which will keep you reading until the final page. I went into reading this with high expectations and the book did not disappoint me at all. With four hundred and fifteen pages Kiss of Snow is the meatiest of the Psy-Changeling Novels, and I think the story deserves it.

Kiss of Snow is not just about the romance between Hawke and Sienna, Singh has another more subtle romance play out on the pages of the novel. A romance that has been hinted at tentatively in previous books. The Psy Council also do not have as much stage time as they do in other books in the Psy-Changeling Novels, however they are still very much a main part of the overall plot. Tensions between the Psy and the rest of the world, as Silence falls, are growing and factions within the Psy make it very dangerous. I am really looking forward to reading future books in the Psy-Changeling Novel  series, as I can’t wait to see how the cards are going to fall – will Silence survive the turmoil? I guess I’m going to have to wait for future books to find out.

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