Monday, June 20, 2011

June Book Club Review

Slave to Sensation (2006)
Author: Nalini Singh
Series: #1 in Psy-Changelings
Published: 2006
Publisher: Berkley
# Pages: 352

Description
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... -- From Amazon.com Product Description

Likes:
Can I get away with saying, “I liked practically everything about this book,” and call it a day? I guess I can but to be more specific I liked the world that Nalini Singh created; it is filled with Psy, psychic beings who pretty much rule everything, the Changelings and Humans. The big thing that always gets me through a book is the likability of characters and I liked the characters both Psy and Changeling. The best was that the story itself was good and kept me interested.

Dislikes:
I really didn’t dislike much in the book. The main thing was that lack of human characters in the book, though we do finally meet some a few books into the series.

Overall Impression:
I really liked the book and quickly started reading the others in the series. The book was well received by the members of the book club and while we did discuss the book we spent quite a bit of time just talking this month.

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