Friday, January 30, 2009

Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh

Visions of Heat (Psy-Changeling, #2) My Rating: 4 of 5 stars Genre: Paranormal Romance Pages: 344 Read: January 2009 Visions of Heat, the 2nd book in the Psy-Changeling series is less intense than Slave to Sensation, like the contrast between a roller coaster ride and a spin on the ferris wheel. Faith Nightstar, an F-Psy is a powerful, carefully protected & constantly monitored foreseer. She has been isolated from the age of 3, predicting with such uncanny accuracy that her forecasts are worth millions. Jaguar changeling Vaughn D'Angelo is a sentinel in the DarkRiver leopard pack & offsider to pack Alpha Lucas Duncan. Vaughn is a solitary character and his animal is very close to the surface. When Faith starts having visions of darkness, blood and murder she seeks out Sascha, mate to Lucas and an E-Psy who defected from the PsyNet. Faith's relationship with Vaughn and her progress as she breaks conditioning is the main focus in this story, the attempt to identify the murderer is more of a background sub-plot. While Faith & Vaughn's coupling does sizzle, I was a little disappointed I didn't feel the same connection to these characters, I didn't become immersed in their story as I did with Lucas & Sascha. Sascha's quick bond with Lucas seemed far more plausible, being an E-Psy who dealt with hiding her emotions for a long time, where as Faith has been completely isolated for the majority of her life and manages to proceed from seizures to an intimate response at Vaughn's touch within days. I loved the introduction & descriptions of NetMind, the NetMind 'feels' giving a sense of hope to the Psy who have defected. Faith communicates with NetMind in images and I found this a beautiful concept, sunshine, bouquets of flowers, rain. I thoroughly enjoyed Singh's continued building of the Psy-Changeling world and the direction she is taking with the series. Obviously we are going to see some changes with the protocol 'Silence' & the corrupt Psy Council & PsyNet. Overall enjoyable but not as captivating as Slave to Sensation. If you like this review vote for it on Goodreads


  1. I have the first book to read for this series. It sounds great!

  2. Here in NZ, where the author lives, you kinda get used to it being such a small country. I work in a public library in Auckland and have been familiar with her work when it became big in the States (only in the last couple of yrs or so has it taken off here in NZ). But even I was surprised when she came into the library to pick up some requests - she's lovely and very humble =)

  3. It's so nice to hear when an author is approachable and humble, Slave to Sensation is my favourite read of 2009 so far.


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