Monday, October 16, 2006

Review: Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh

Hello everyone :D

So how was your week-end? Mine was pretty peaceful... in fact, I think I spent it reading, sleeping and eating :D However, I'm starting to get nervous, because I've been procastinating so much ^^; Really need to get my stuff together, argh!

So, this week-end, guess what I read? Yep, Slave to Sensation by Ms. Nalini Singh!! :D

Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh: 5/5

In this new world, three races co-habit together: the humans, the changelings (basically shapeshifters) and the Psy. Psy are, well I guess, humans with psychics abilities. In order to be on top of the world, the Psy have initiated a program called Silence in order to strip them of all their feelings. If they can't feel fear, jealousy, anger, etc. then they can control their lives based on logic only and there shouldn't be violence and that's why Psy occupied the most powerful positions. Psy that have feelings are sent to an instution where they are brain-washed and stripped of their mental functions.

Sascha Duncan is a cardinal Psy, i.e. a Psy from the most powerful category/rank. Unfortunately, her potential was never unlocked and thus, she doesn't really have any high status in the Council/Psy community. Worst, she feels... and she knows that soon, she won't be able to hide the fact that she feels... which means she will be institutionalized.

Lucas Hunter is a panther/leopard and is the alpha of the DarkRiver pack. Not long ago, a female leopard of his pack has been kidnapped, tortured and killed. After investigating, he's found many more victim and has come to the conclusion that the serial killer can only be a Psy. In order to gain access to Psy information, Lucas strucks a business deal with the Duncan family... and as soon as Lucas sees Sascha, he knows that she is different.

One word: WOW :D This book was very good... The world building is nicely done and you learn stuff about the Psy and changelings throughout the book. The characters were cool too, very tough and smart. Sascha is in no way a TSTL heroine and Lucas, well he's the typical alpha shapeshifter, i.e. that he's strong, possessive, protective and yummy. As for the story, well it's really well constructed and I can't find anything that bothers me :D I can't think of anything else to write, I guess that the grade that I gave this book tells it all (it's the first book that gets a perfect note :D). I just want to share a little excerpt with you guys cos I found it so funneh.

Just to put you in context, Sascha is planning to leave the Psy; however, her mind is connected to a Psy-net (kind of like the internet) and she cannot live without that connections because it feeds her mind. So they are looking for a way she could survive...
"Impossible." Sascha was leaning forward, palms braced on the table. "I agree the connection between mates is almost psychic, but that bond doesn't exist for me with anyone else. How do I mate with more than one leopard?"

"You don't," Lucas snapped before he could stop himself. "You belong to me. End of story."

She narrowed her eyes at him. "I know that, your highness, but I was pointing out the impossibility of what Walker is suggesting. There's no way for me to link with anyone outside of you."
So now, my only worry is that the next book might not be as good :P


  1. WOW! I have got to read this. Just off that excerpt you posted.

    "You don't," Lucas snapped before he could stop himself. "You belong to me. End of story."

    I love possessive heroes who aren't crazy psychos. Woohoo!!

  2. I know! I completely agree with you, Ames :D I really love possessive and protective heroes (you know, as long as they aren't crazy psychos as you said)...

    I thought it was funny and how she answered, "I know your highness" :D just so sarcastic.

  3. now I REALLY want to read this one :-)
    You girls are a bad influence!

  4. Welcome to our world Laura :D You wouldn't believe how big my TBR pile got ever since I start blogging :D

  5. I had enough trouble just keeping it under control since I discovered AAR. I didn't realize all you book freaks were blogging too! :-) Now I'm really in trouble (and my husband will never see the bottom of our closet ever again)!

  6. I really liked this one too although I did mark it down a bit because I got a bit lost when she entered the Net, trying to figure out who the villian was. Nevertheless, I'm really looking forward to the next one!!

  7. Laura - welcome to our world... it's the same for me :D (except for the hubby part :P)

    Kristie - yeah, I'm looking forward to the next one. the only thing I'm not sure about is that the Psy aren't supposed to feel any emotions right? and that includes fear... well it seems from the excerpt that Faith can feel... but then again, it seem that Foresight-Psy are mentally more fragile. It's just that I don't want every Psy that are going to be main character to be "special" cos that would be a too big of a coincidence.

  8. WHOA! 5 out of 5? I'm on this one too!

    "I love possessive heroes who aren't crazy psychos. Woohoo!! "

    ME TOO!

  9. OK, just like with Poison Study I bet you I will be the last person on earth to read this.

    Damn it, another book for the TBR.

    Must. Stop. Listening!


  10. I loved this book, it was awesome!!!

  11. Zeek - Yeah, a great book :D

    Mailyn - no, don't stop listening to us ;D but take your time, no hurry :D I'll just sit in your TBR pile anyway :D

    Kris - great book right? I had doubts at first, but...

  12. Ditto everything that Ames said! I have this but now I really want to read it after reading what you posted!

  13. Nice pimp!! LOL.

    I can't wait for the next book either. In fact, I might go read the teaser at the end of StS again, because I can't remember anything about it. :)

  14. Excerpt? There's an excerpt? My copy was an e-ARC, so I didn't get the excerpt. I want! Off to Nalini Singh's website to see if she's posted it there, too.

  15. DC - it is good :D so yeah, this one goes on top of your pile + Kelley Armstrong :D

    Jennie - thankx :D yeah, the teaser was quite good :D can't wait for it to come out!!!

    Rosario - yes, there is an excerpt on her website :D go now :D