Author: Nalini Singh
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…
Sascha is a Psy, a human with no emotions, no feelings, just a shell. In this world, the Psy are above all others, they are the leaders and they believe they are perfect. With no feelings, no anger or hate, no lust or emotion, they believe they have the perfect world. When Sascha is asked to take charge of a deal between the Psy and the Changlings, (shapeshifters), she believes that this will help her status as a Psy. Sascha is a Cardinal, a Psy with the potential for great gifts, but her gifts have not developed yet. When she meets Lucas, the alpha for the Dark River Pack, she begins to feel different. Sascha is not supposed to feel at all, but now she is. This book is awesome and different. I love the world that Nalini has created. It has a sci-fi/paranormal feel to it. So different than anything I’ve read. The characters have so much depth that you could write stand alone stories on each of them. Both the main characters, Sascha and Lucas are such head strong characters that you feel empowered by them. This is the first book in the series which I will continue to read.
Rating: 4 out of 5