Good gracious I could not get into this or another blog of mine yesterday at all. My system would not make nice with wordpress for some odd reason.
Nalini Singh’s Mine To Possess came into my inbox and I tell you it’s made me all squeeful since that moment:
Right up front, I love Nalini Singh’s writing. I love her voice. I think she’s an amazing worldbuilder and she has created one fabulous universe with her Psy/Changeling books. I’ve said multiple times she’s one of the people I absolutely believe is worth the hype she gets and that’s so rare! So I opened up MTP with the expectation that I’d love it.
And of course – I did. Clay is such a rich, dark character and the story drew me in right away. I love so much that Tally is a human and lacking the powers of the changelings or the psy and I love that despite it, and despite her weaknesses she’s still strong. I think the match was particularly well done and MTP ranks up there with Visons of Heat, which is my favorite of the series for many of the same reasons I just loved Mine To Possess.
For me, broken people really resonate. It’s a theme done often but not always done well. In Clay and Tally, Singh has given readers some really broken characters but not ones who wallow or whine. Clay and Tally are strong, despite their flaws and I think that’s why the way Singh brings them together works so particularly well.
The emotion on the pages is palpable without seeming manipulative. This one keeps you turning pages as you twist in knots – you have to know what is next for these characters Singh has made you care about so much! The meta story of the building political tension in the Psy universe is also handled well and not short shrifted in the story as a whole.
I don’t want to spoil anything – obviously you know Clay and Tally will end up together but the road isn’t easy and it’s filled with some breathless moments. Mine To Possess is the perfect mix of all the things I love most – great writing, wonderful characters you care about, a fabulously created world, heat, emotion and lots of dark, jagged edges. It’s truly a fabulous book and I can’t wait to see what we’re going to see next from Nalini Singh!