Review: SILVER SILENCE by Nalini Singh


Nalini Singh

Series Psy-Changeling Trinity #1; Psy-Changeling #16
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Gollancz
Pages: 467
Release date: June 13th 2017

Control. Precision. Family. These are the principles that drive Silver Mercant. At a time when the fledgling Trinity Accord seeks to unite a divided world, with Silver playing a crucial role as director of a worldwide emergency response network, wildness and chaos are the last things she needs in her life. But that’s exactly what Valentin Nikolaev, alpha of the StoneWater Bears, brings with him.

Valentin has never met a more fascinating woman. Though Silver is ruled by Silence—her mind clear of all emotion—Valentin senses a whisper of fire around her. That’s what keeps him climbing apartment buildings to be near her. But when a shadow assassin almost succeeds in poisoning Silver, the stakes become deadly serious…and Silver finds herself in the heart of a powerful bear clan.

Her would-be assassin has no idea what their poison has unleashed…

“I will fight all your monsters beside you, solnyshko moyo.
You just have to point them out.”

Silver Silence is a refreshing installment and a new beginning to the second phase of the Psy-Changeling series. The world-building is complex and well-developed, the humorous dialogue and witty banter holds throughout the story, and the romance is just as yummy and steamy as ever!

Nalini Singh is back with her wonderful writing and charming characters! This installment is Singh at her best, giving readers what they love most about her work. There are new enemies to fight, mates to woo, and naked skin privileges to win. The atmosphere reads like Singh’s earlier works, making me fall in love with the series all over again.

Season 2 of the Psy-Changeling series reminds me why I keep reading these books. After a few disappointing last installments, Silver Silence manages to deliver a fresh story that is engaging and brings back all that is good about shifters romance books.

What really makes this an incredibly entertaining read is Valentin. His bear shifter attitude and relationship with his clan and Silver are charming and super funny. He’s a great narrator and main character, and comes off as caring but not pushy. Silver is also amazing in her own right, with her unique voice and great character development.

The romance aspect is very well-developed throughout the novel. Despite the mating-bond, it doesn’t feel rushed or like instalove. Silver and Valentin communicate what they want and expect from each other, and respect each other’s boundaries. It’s very sweet how they come to develop their connection, and the steamy scenes scattered throughout only add to that.

There is also two really intriguing subplots going on along with the romance element. They are pushed aside in sake of romance for a little while, but their resolutions are well done for the most part. A few threads lead to things that will obviously be seen in the next books, but overall they provide an interesting mystery aspect to the novel.

In the end, Silver Silence is an amazing read for Paranormal Romance fans and old-time Singh readers. It is formulaic, yes, but still deliver a fresh and unique story. It has great characters, funny dialogue, and a sweet and believable romance. Recommend it to anyone who likes PNR Romance!



7 thoughts on “Review: SILVER SILENCE by Nalini Singh

    • owlsreads says:

      Thank you!!!! I have to admit I got super lost in the last few Psy-Changeling installments? I couldn’t remember who half the characters were 😛 But this works very well as a place to jump into the series again 😀 I was very excited about being able to follow what was happened without confusion XD

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      • Book Twins Reviews says:

        I think you nailed it!!! It was like a new beginning. New part of the world, lots of new characters. It’s just so hard to give the SnowDancer and DarkRiver packs. I’ve now read so many books about them, I got to know them, fell in love with many and now it’s all NEW and DIFFERENT again. sigh!!


      • owlsreads says:

        I knoooow, I feel the same! But the bears totally won me over 😀 And this really did feel like early-Psy so I am so pumped about the upcoming books so I get to fall in love with these new characters ❤

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