Silver Silence

Psy-Changeling, Book #16

Psy-Changeling Trinity, Book #1

By Nalini Singh

ISBN# 9781101987797

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Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi

Psy have been conditioned from young children to feel no emotions and to stay calm, cool, collected, efficient, and in control at all times.  They have all feared what happens once their Silence is broken.  But now Silence has fallen and Psy are allowed to feel emotions once again.  However, not all Psy can live without Silence.

Silver Mercant is one of those Psy.  She is a rare designation that most think is extinct.  She knows that if she breaks Silence that her auditory telepathy will kill her.  Before Silence, none of her designation lived past the age of three as auditory telepathy is linked with emotions.  However, when a hardheaded Bear Changeling Alpha sets his sights on her, she can’t help, but give in to the temptation to try a life without Silence.  But will she ends up breaking Valentin’s heart when her biggest fear comes true?

First off, I want to say how incredibly happy I am that Singh has continued on with the Psy-Changeling world!  This is the first book in a new chapter for the characters we’ve all come to love.  If you have not read the series, you will want to start at the beginning though, there is just too much that has happened to pick up at this book to actually understand everything that has gone on, up to this point.  It may seem like a lot of books to read, but they are well worth it!

Silver is a cool and calculated Psy.   She is about what you’d expect, but like most that have been featured so far; her Silence isn’t perfect.  I guess it’s a good thing that Silence has fallen, even if she doesn’t believe she can live without it.

We also get our first real look at the Bear Changelings in this book, with the Alpha of StoneWater, Valentin.  And, I have to say he is one of the most lovable changelings you could expect to meet.  I thought it was really cute when he was trying to woo Silver to give him a chance, being a ‘gentleman bear’ and ‘sneaky like a cat’.  I also loved the interaction he had with his pack, especially the cubs, he was never too busy to drop down and wrestle with the little bears!

My heart really broke for Valentin through a majority of this novel though.  There aren’t many people that could go through what he did in this book and for the most part be civil to people.  He never gave up.

Despite my love for Mr. I’m a teddy bear, this book wasn’t as quite as good as I had hoped it would be.  Don’t get me wrong it’s still an okay read, but I’ve just grown to expect so much more from Nalini Singh and the Psy-Changeling world as a whole.  It will not keep me from reading the next book though as I can’t get enough of this series and can’t wait to see what happens next!  I’m really hoping for another changeling/changeling relationship though as they are always my favorites!

*OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review*