Mine to Possess by Nalini Singh

20 Jan

Favorite Lines: “Why the wrongness in your scent, Talin?” (p. 55)

Nalini Singh has once again proven to me why she is a best selling author. Each novel in her series has gotten better starting with Slave to Sensation leading up to her latest installment, Mine to Possess.

Talin McKade is the first human that we’ve been introduced to in Singh’s Changeling series and I’m not disappointed.

After a tragic childhood incident Talin has tried to forget all ties to her past. This has led her to become distant from all others, at least until she becomes a guardian to gifted and troubled children.

Her children begin to disappear and she is forced to search out a nightmare from the past. A nightmare that once held her in protective arms, but that turned into an animal and ravaged a man in front of her.

Clay Bennett, a Dark River sentinel, has never forgotten what losing control of his leopard cost him. When he hears a slight gasp from a pack member from his past he decides to get some answers. What he finds is painful and dark, but has the possiblitly to heal in a way he never thought possible.

The Psy are still trying to find a way to protect Silence. You never really know all that is going on with them either. We catch glimpses of their schemes, but nothing that completely gives away the story until Ms. Singh is ready.

I think one of the best parts of reading this series is watching it evolve. We started out with two different worlds, Psy and Changling, but those worlds have grown together. We’ve added male and female perspective to both worlds, before moving on to add a human into the mix.

Ms. Singh does a great job of incorporating the different worlds into one complete world. She connects all of the different people into one space, from the beginning to the present. What I mean is that she doesn’t just dump all of the characters together and expect them to work. She explains how they lived together and what happened when they began to separate. It makes the story feel complete.

Of all the changelings, I knew that Clay’s story would be one of the best. Dark, troubled shifter, loaner really, meets the love of his life after years of thinking she was dead. What more can a romance enthusiast want? I’m sure that Ms. Singh knows and will give it to us, but at the same time I can’t help but wonder if Dorian is next. I’d love to read about him coming into the power to shift.

This book goes on sale Feb. 5. You can click on the image to be taken to B&N’s description of Mine to Possess. If you visit Ms. Singh’s blog you can enter to win a contest celebrating Mine to Possess’ release.

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3 Responses to “Mine to Possess by Nalini Singh”

  1. Kimberly Swan January 20, 2008 at 2:19 pm #

    Great review…has me thinking I need to catch up with this series. I read the first book, sounds like I better go look it up and see what all I’ve missed. 🙂

  2. scooper January 20, 2008 at 9:58 pm #

    Kimberly- I love this series. Can you tell by the review? I really think each book has gotten better and I’ll keep reading the series as long as she cranks them out.

  3. LesleyW January 21, 2008 at 1:50 pm #

    Very much looking forward to reading this one.:)

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