Sunday, 12 July 2015

Review : Shards of Hope, by Nalini Singh








Book 14: the Psy/Changeling series

Awakening wounded in a darkened cell, their psychic abilities blocked, Aden and Zaira know they must escape. But when the lethal soldiers break free from their mysterious prison, they find themselves in a harsh, inhospitable landscape far from civilization. Their only hope for survival is to make it to the hidden home of a predatory changeling pack that doesn’t welcome outsiders.
And they must survive. A shadowy enemy has put a target on the back of the Arrow squad, an enemy that cannot be permitted to succeed in its deadly campaign. Aden will cross any line to keep his people safe for this new future, where even an assassin might have hope of a life beyond blood and death and pain. Zaira has no such hope. She knows she’s too damaged to return from the abyss. Her driving goal is to protect Aden, protect the only person who has ever come back for her no matter what.
This time, even Aden’s passionate determination may not be enough—because the emotionless chill of Silence existed for a reason. For the violent, and the insane, and the irreparably broken…like Zaira.

My Review :
This is not my favorite Nalini Singh book (sorry, but Hawke always comes first), but it is the most touching,so far.
After specific parts while reading the book, I had to close it and just think. 
It is my personal opinion that this book has the biggest emotional impact, from the others in the series, so far. 
It is a book to be read over and over again and to be used as a guide in life for multiple situations.
Yes, the story is amazing, yes, the characters were complete and yes, once more the writing was amazing and it made me read it in less than a day.
But the emotions stirred by this book will stay with me for years to come.
 


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Meet the Author



NEW YORK TIMES AND USA Today bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series Nalini Singh usually writes about hot shapeshifters and dangerous angels. This time around, she decided to write about hot and wickedly tempting rock stars. If you’re seeing a theme here, you’re not wrong.

Nalini lives and works in beautiful New Zealand, and is passionate about writing. If you’d like to explore her other books, you can find lots of excerpts on her websiteSlave to Sensation is the first book in the Psy-Changeling series, while Angels’ Blood is the first book in the Guild Hunter series. Also, don't forget to swing by the site to check out the special behind-the-scenes page for the Rock Kiss series, complete with photos of many of the locations used in the books.


 Bestseller Lists
The fourth book in Nalini’s Psy/Changeling series, Mine to Possess, hit the Extended New York Times Bestseller list. Her next book, Hostage to Pleasure, hit the printed list.
Since then, six more of her books have hit the New York Times Bestseller list, with Blaze of Memory hitting at #8, while both Play of Passion and Archangel’s Kiss hit at #9.
Nalini’s books have also consistently hit the USA Today Bestseller list, and the Publishers Weekly Bestseller list. The German translations of her books have hit the Spiegel Bestseller list.
Awards
2010: Play of PassionBonds of Justice, and the character Elena from Archangel's Kiss have all been nominated for Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Awards.
Blaze of MemoryAngels' BloodBranded By Fire, and the Must Love Hellhounds anthology win PEARL Awards in several different categories
2009: Mine to Possess is nominated for the prestigious RITA Award run by the Romance Writers of America.
Angels’ Blood wins the award for Favorite Sci-Fi, Fantasy or Futuristic Romance at the Australian Romance Readers Association Awards, while the Psy/Changeling Series wins the award for Favorite Continuing Romance Series
“Stroke of Enticement” in The Magical Christmas Cat wins the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novella
2008: Caressed By Ice wins a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award.
2007: “Beat of Temptation” in An Enchanted Season wins the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novella

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