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Kiss of Snow and Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh Mini Reviews

April 21st, 2013 by Debbie's World of Books

Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh

Source: Borrowed from the library

Publication date: May 31, 2011

Publisher: Berkley Hardcover

Series: Psy-Changeling #10

Rating: ★★★½☆

Summary from Since the moment of her defection from the PsyNet and into the SnowDancer wolf pack, Sienna Lauren has had one weakness. Hawke. Alpha and dangerous, he compels her to madness.

Hawke is used to walking alone, having lost the woman who would’ve been his mate long ago. 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 SnowDancer, 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.

Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh

Source: Borrowed from the library

Publication date: May 29, 2012

Publisher: Berkley Hardcover

Rating: ★★★½☆

Summary from Adria, wolf changeling and resilient soldier, has made a break with the past—one as unpredictable in love as it was in war. Now comes a new territory, and a devastating new complication: Riaz, a SnowDancer lieutenant already sworn to a desperate woman who belongs to another.

For Riaz, the primal attraction he feels for Adria is a staggering betrayal. For Adria, his dangerous lone-wolf appeal is beyond sexual. It consumes her. It terrifies her. It threatens to undermine everything she has built of her new life. But fighting their wild compulsion toward one another proves a losing battle.

Their coming together is an inferno…and a melding of two wounded souls who promise each other no commitment, no ties, no bonds. Only pleasure. Too late, they realize that they have more to lose than they ever imagined. Drawn into a cataclysmic Psy war that may alter the fate of the world itself, they must make a decision that might just break them both.

I was so excited my library had these last two books and I immediately asked our librarian to pre-order the upcoming Heart of Obsidian.  I’ve been waiting for Hawke and Sienna’s story because though we already knew Hawke’s destined mate died as a child it was obvious he was going to end up with Sienna.  It was interesting to see how their relationship develops especially as Sienna is struggling to control her power.  It was enjoyable but not my favorite of the series.

Adria and Riaz’s story just didn’t grab me the way most of the other stories did.  Again we had another wolf whose mate was unavailable though Riaz’s mate was still alive but happily married to someone else.  I think it may be this whole ghost of the unattainable mate haunting the relationship in both books that didn’t do it for me.  Though the romance didn’t draw me in the continuation of the war building between humans, psy and changeling continued to enthrall me.  There are definitely some exciting developments and more revelations about established characters.

It’s driving me crazy wanting to learn who the Ghost is (could it be Kaleb?), I want to read Vasic’s story and Aden is also beginning to intrigue me.  We also begin to see that there is more to Nikita, Sascha’s mother, and I hope we find out soon what really makes her tick.  Is she really as cold as she would have us believe?

In the end, neither romance were as sizzling as the past stories but the progression of the overall Psy-Changeling storyline definitely make these two worth reading.

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