Review: Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh

Posted September 4th, 2014 in book review / 19 comments

Review: Slave to Sensation by Nalini SinghSlave to Sensation by Nalini Singh
Publisher: Berkley Sensation on September 5, 2006
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Shapeshifters
Pages: 352
Source: Purchased
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: five-stars

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 coexistence, 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...

A Look Back Review

The Psy-Changeling Series is one of my favorite paranormal romance series of all time. Nalini Singh is one of my favorite authors of all time as well. Singh knows how to create characters so enriched with passion, emotion, and drive that you can’t deny their appeal. And the stories! OMG, there are no other books out their that come close to the concept in this series. If you are looking for a unique, exciting, and detailed story, then Slave to Sensation is for you. I read it about 3 years ago and I still remember (almost) every detail.

Changelings (shapeshifters) and Psy (a version of gifted psychics), what a pair. I loved how the Psy had no emotions to fog their actions. They were just driven bodies determined to reach their goals. But Sascha was different. She slowly thawed throughout the book and showed a wealth of emotion, need, and want. And Lucas was the one that brought it out in her. They each had their own agendas but they couldn’t help but fall in love as Lucas showed Sascha what it’s like to really live, and Sasha showed Lucas what it’s like to finally have a partner. I loved these two. They just worked so well together, like yin and yang. And the sex. Wow. A perfect amount of lust, love, and steam.

The story was so up my alley. A serial killer and a whole bunch of dead bodies. Yay! The plot was well thought out and executed. I liked seeing the dynamics of the big cat pack and even the cold-hearted Psy. What hugely different worlds living under the same sky. I was never bored. Actually, I think I might just reread this book soon. I got myself all excited about it again. If you are a PNR lover, then this book is a must read.

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19 Responses to “Review: Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh”

  1. Aarati

    I love this series so so much. Esp. Lucas and Sascha’s story. I’ve read this so many times and everytime I fall in love them a little bit more.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      I am so reading this book again very soon. I don’t know which book in the series is my fav, but the first is hard to deny.

  2. Charlie

    OMG I am so with you on this one! I absolutely love Nalini Singh and I devour any book she writes!

    This series is amazing and I am waiting in anticipation for her next books in the Psy-Changeling, Guild Hunter and Rock Kiss series ^_^

    Her books I re-read all the time.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      I need to start Rock Kiss soon. Her Guild Hunter Series is to die for. I don’t know which of Singh’s series I love most!

      • Charlie

        I definitely don’t know what series I love most from her and I can highly recommend Rock Kiss series ^_^ Book 2 – a novella but in Nalini style so in between a novella and a normal book – will be available on Netgalley next week I believe! yaaay

  3. Red Iza

    It is indeed a must read ! I love Nalini Singh’s writing and the world she has created, so original and that raises so many very human questions. I finished book #8 recently and *have* to read the rest ! So glad you loved it too 🙂

    • Jennifer Bielman

      I am a little behind on the series, but I kind of do it on purpose so I can read a couple of her books all at once!

    • Jennifer Bielman

      Yes, I plan to very soon. I love NA so I am super excited for Singh’s version.

  4. Lekeisha

    So glad you enjoyed it, I did as well! I’ve only read the first 2 so far, but I have the 9th(?) book and I have to catch up quickly.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      That’s the best part of holding onto books for so long, you get to read so many at once!

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