REVIEW: NALINI SINGH ✭ SILVER SILENCE

REVIEW: NALINI SINGH ✭ SILVER SILENCESilver Silence by Nalini Singh
Also by this author: Ocean Light, Archangel's Prophecy
Also in this series: Ocean Light, Wolf Rain
Series: Psy-Changeling Trinity #1,
Published by Berkley on June 13th 2017
Genres: PNR, Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Shifters
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audible
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five-stars

Control. Precision. Family. These are the principles that drive Silver Mercant. At a time when the fledgling Trinity Accord seeks to unite a divided world, with Silver playing a crucial role as director of a worldwide emergency response network, wildness and chaos are the last things she needs in her life. But that's exactly what Valentin Nikolaev, alpha of the StoneWater bears, brings with him.

Valentin has never met a more fascinating woman. Though Silver is ruled by Silence--her mind clear of all emotion--Valentin senses a whisper of fire around her. That's what keeps him climbing apartment buildings to be near her. But when a shadow assassin almost succeeds in poisoning Silver, the stakes become deadly serious...and Silver finds herself in the heart of a powerful bear clan.

Her would-be assassin has no idea what their poison has unleashed...

SILVER SILENCE

by Nalini Singh

While I’ve read Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series I never read the original Psy-Changeling series (loads Amazon to buy all the precioussss). I listened to the audiobook of Silver Silence to prepare for Ocean Light and boy, am I impressed. I loved this story beary, beary much!

Bears have big bodies and big hearts. No one can ever argue otherwise. But there is a school of thought that says these big, blunt, gorgeous, and often aggravating creatures are the most sensitive changelings of us all. It’s hard to hurt a bear … but if and when you succeed, their pain is enormous.

Nalini Singh created a world so incredibly complex, creative, original and rich it’s mind-blowing. I am full of awe and admiration. It seems real, tangible, as if this future could be ours, paranormal aspects aside.

Silver was a conundrum in the beginning. She was supposed to be emotionless but how can you like somebody who is supposed to be unmoved by pretty much everything? I really liked Silver right from the start. No idea how the author did it but kudos to Nalini Singh. As the story progressed I fell in love with Silver’s heart, the way she loved Valentin was just so beautiful because she did it with no holds barred which was remarkable considering her conditioning of being Silent and holding on to it for such a long time.

“She cleared her mind of all other thoughts, her attention only on the wild, beautiful man who called her his sunshine and who saw starlight in her eyes.”

 

Dibs on Valentin. What a soul. He is one of the sweetest, most endearing, humorous, mischievous, loyal male character I’ve had the pleasure to read. He hoped against hope and loved with an open heart despite it getting bruised over and over again. He was putty in Silver’s hands, but growly, sexy and dominant as a counterpoint and loved unconditionally. Valentin and Silver’s banter was one of the cutest I’ve read so far.
“I’ll be beary good,” he promised, his face lit from within.
She had the sense of playing with a wild thing. “Now you’re just beyond bearing.”

I read that some people had troubles with the information flood. I agree that there is a lot of information and if you haven’t read the original series it might get overwhelming. I think the audiobook helped a great deal with that. On the opposite side those who are Psy-Changeling World pros might get bored by the repetition of well-known facts. I wouldn’t know. All I can say is that I found all the details immensely fascinating.

The narrator of Silver Silence is amazeballs. She does male and female character and does them so well that I really enjoyed listening to her. I usually have troubles listening to a female narrator doing both but this one did a fabulous job.

To say I adored Silver Silence isn’t praise enough. I can’t wait to read Ocean Light. Plus I have lots of books to catch up to. Guess, what I’ll listen to next?

“I love you, Valyusha.”
“I’ll be your teddy bear anytime, Starlight.” Taking her hand, he pressed it to the bass beat of his heart. “It’s yours. Forever and always.”

five-stars

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