Book 8 of the PsyChangeling series
Genre: adult urban fantasy
About Bonds Of Justice:
Return to the powerful, turbulent Psy/Changeling world created by the “amazingly talented”* Nalini Singh, as a human detective finds himself working the most unlikely of cases—in the dark heart of a Councilor’s domain…Source: Info in the About Bonds Of Justice was taken from the author's website at http://www.nalinisingh.com/bonds.php on 02/06/2011.
Max Shannon is a good cop, one of the best in New York Enforcement. Born with a natural shield that protects him against Psy mental invasions, he knows he has little chance of advancement within the Psy-dominated power structure. The last case he expects to be assigned is that of a murderer targeting a Psy Councilor’s closest advisors. And the last woman he expects to compel him in the most sensual of ways is a Psy on the verge of a catastrophic mental fracture…
Sophia Russo is a Justice-Psy, cursed with the ability to retrieve memories from men and women so twisted even veteran cops keep their distance. Appointed as Max’s liaison with the Psy, she finds herself fascinated by this human, her frozen heart threatening to thaw with forbidden emotion. But, her mind filled with other people’s nightmares, other people’s evil, she’s standing on the border between sanity and a silken darkness that urges her to take justice into her own hands, to become judge, jury…and executioner…
This book started really slow that I thought Ms. Singh has lost her magic with this one. Consequently, it took me forever just to get through the first half of the book. But once I got halfway through, it got quicker and quicker, specially near the end. I wouldn't say that this is the best book in the series, but it is not too bad either. This being book 8 in the series, the world building has been done a long time ago. And I love this urban fantasy world that Singh has created! So I would say, the best recommendation this book has to offer is that it is part of a very good series! Characters and events in this book is mentioned in subsequent books so if you are a long time fan of PsyChangeling series, you would read this book just to have a better appreciation of the books that follow. Keeping in mind that book 10, Kiss Of Snow, is Hawke's story and I've heard is the best book in the series yet!
Story Telling Quality = 4
World Building = 5
Character Development = 4
Writing Style = 4
Plot = 4.5
Pace = 2.5
Story Itself = 3
Ending = 4
Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5 cherries
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