Review: Ocean Light by Nalini Singh

Ocean Light by Nalini Singh

Title: Ocean Light (A Psy-Changeling Trinity Novel, 2)
Author: Nalini Singh
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Gollancz (14th June 2018)
Blurb:

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh dives beneath the surface of her Psy-Changeling world into a story of passionate devotion and selfless love . . .

Security specialist Bowen Knight has come back from the dead. But there’s a ticking time bomb in his head: a chip implanted to block telepathic interference that could fail at any moment – taking his brain along with it. With no time to waste, he should be back on land helping the Human Alliance. Instead, he’s at the bottom of the ocean, consumed with an enigmatic changeling . . .

Kaia Luna may have traded in science for being a chef, but she won’t hide the facts of Bo’s condition from him or herself. She’s suffered too much loss in her life to fall prey to the dangerous charm of a human who is a dead man walking. And she carries a devastating secret that Bo could never imagine . . .

But when Kaia is taken by those who mean her deadly harm, all bets are off. Bo will do anything to get her back – even if it means striking a devil’s bargain and giving up his mind to the enemy.

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️ (5 stars)
Review:

OCEAN LIGHT is the second book in Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling Trinity series; a continuation of her brilliant Psy-Changeling series. At just over four hundred pages, it is slightly smaller than the first book in the series. OCEAN LIGHT tells the story of Kaia Luna, a woman who chose to leave a scientific career and become a chef, and Bowen Knight, a security specialist in the Human Alliance who fans of the series may be familiar with. Their paths cross whilst Bowden is recovering from his brush with death hidden at the bottom of the ocean, and even with all that is against them sparks soon fly.

OCEAN LIGHT might be just the second book, but I can honestly say that I love Singh’s Psy-Changeling Trinity series as much as I love her Psy-Changeling series. Honestly the world building, the characters, and the plot just drag me in every single time. Yes the books all pretty much follow the same theme, but you know what, I enjoy it – I enjoy watching events unfold and learning more about the world and its politics. OCEAN LIGHT is a little more insular in its outlook than previous books, by which I mean there’s less of the politics in this book and more of a focus on the characters, which I don’t think, is a bad thing.

As I’ve already mentioned the plot of OCEAN LIGHT is not as overreaching as some of the books in the Psy-Changeling series, but I think there are plenty of hints being dropped for future series plot arcs – well, I’m hoping anyway. That being said I enjoyed the narrow focus of this book. It was nice to take a bit of a break from all the plotting and counter plotting going on, though the overall theme of the series is there – will the Trinity Accords hold – it’s much more in the background.

I really liked both Kaia and Bowen, obviously from previous books I knew a bit more about Bowen going in but I really enjoyed getting to know both of them. One of my favourite things about Kaia was that whilst she had trained to be a scientist, in the end she decided to follow her passion and become a chef – I think that says a lot about her, and how brave she is. I also really enjoyed the fact that both Kaia and Bowen are a little reserved and cautious. Kaia’s family are awesome. If you’ve read and enjoyed the Psy-Changeling series or SILVER SILENCE then you will definitely love this book and characters too.

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