Author: Nalini Singh
What I’m Talking About:
Although firmly routed in the SnowDancer pack, Alexei is a lone wolf. He keeps his grief deeply locked up – the grief over losing his brother a year ago, and his parents before that, to the disease of “going rogue.” On one of his solo treks in the remote parts of the territory, Alexei senses the grief of an E-Psy, and finds her trapped in a prison deep within the ground.
As a young child, Memory was imprisoned by a psychotic killer who kept her alive and used her because of her unique psychic talents. Where the 15 years of captivity and torture would have broken most, Memory survived, and with the help of her new friends, is working to create a new life for herself and is growing strong enough to take on her captor.
Wolf Rain, the third book in the Psy-Changeling Trinity series, and the 18th overall book in the Psy-Changeling universe, brings readers back to the SnowDancer pack. Although I have enjoyed the past few books, I loved being back with the wolves and leopards (of DarkRiver). Additionally, the storytelling is grounded in the format of some of the earliest books in the series. The primary focus of the book is on the budding romance and the obstacles the main characters must face in order to reach their HEA. While there are side stories, they don’t overshadow the romance and are used to support the main characters’ journey. Regardless if it was the well-loved characters and familiar setting or the writing style, Wolf Rain just felt like a traditional Psy-Changeling story, something from earlier in the series, and I really enjoyed that.
Alexei and Memory are a great fit right from the get go. Not only does each experience a strong attraction and pull to the other, they both experience a calmness just by being together. They both have massive anger issues. He’s mad at his brother for going rogue and breaking a promise. She’s mad at Renault for killing her mother and caging her. But rather than letting that anger pull them apart, the face their issues together and help heal the pain for the other. Additionally, I appreciate that Ms. Singh gives validity to Memory being whole despite seeing her mom murdered and dealing with 15 years of captivity and emotional torture. Memory’s discussions with Sasha and Ashaya Aleine are both informative and necessary to understand Memory’s growth and development.
Wolf Rain also has plenty of action, along with following the continuing struggles of the Psy due to the deterioration of the PsyNet. With Memory comes better understanding and new hope for the entire Psy race. My one question (to fans of the series): Do we know what happened to the Consortium? I feel like it just disappeared, but I don’t remember what happened with the group/its leaders in the past couple books – can someone refresh my memory?
The Psy-Changeling series continues to be one of my favorites and an auto-read for me. Wolf Rain is an excellent addition to the series and an enjoyable standalone romance.
My Rating: B, Liked It
About the Book:
The end of Silence was supposed to create a better world for future generations. But trust is broken, and the alliance between Psy, Changeling, and human is thin. The problems that led to Silence are back in full force. Because Silence fixed nothing, just hid the problems.
This time, the Psy have to find a real answer to their problems–if one exists. Or their race will soon go extinct in a cascade of violence. The answer begins with an empath who is attuned to monsters–and who is going to charm a wolf into loving her despite his own demons.
Release Date: June 4, 2019
Series: Psy-Changeling Trinity #3; Psy-Changeling #18
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format(s): hardcover (400 pages), e-book, audiobook
Book Source: Publisher/NetGalley
Reviews in the Series:
Bonds of Justice by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #8)
“Whisper of Sin” by Nalini Singh (Burning Up) (Psy-Changeling #0.6)
Play of Passion by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #9)
Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #10)
Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #11)
Wild Invitation by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #0.5, 3.5, 9.5, 10.5)
Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #12)
Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #13)
Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #14)
“Secrets at Midnight” by Nalini Singh (Night Shift) (Psy-Changeling #13.5)
Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #15)
Wild Embrace by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #15.5 – Anthology)
Silver Silence by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling Trinity #1, Psy-Changeling #16)
Ocean Light by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling Trinity #2, Psy-Changeling #17)