ARC Review: Silver Silence by Nalini Singh

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh returns to herextraordinary Psy-Changeling world with a story of wild passion and darkest betrayal... 

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...

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My Review
"To be a Merchant is to be a shadow that moves with will, with intelligence, with pitiless precision.
—Ena Mercant (circa 2057)"

Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series only rivals her Guild Hunter series as my favorite PNR series. Maybe my all-time favorite series. Her world building is second to none and considering this is the 16th book in her series, the fact that I'm still completely hooked says it all. I will read everything she writes—anything she writes. 

Silver Silence starts a new story arc and we're introduced to new changelings. Bears! Valentine is alpha of the StoneWater clan, Russian and seriously sweet. He ticks all of my boxes. We've met Silver in previous books—Kaleb's assistant, director of the EmNet and part of the Mercant family—and I know I'm not the only one who has been dying to read her story. 

Silver is resistant of Valentin's courting and we find out for good reason. My favorite part may have been learning about the ins and outs of the clan and getting to meet a whole new cast of characters. I look forward to whoever Nalini decides to write about next because I know I'm going to love it. I will definitely be re-reading this one again in the near future.

"Do you know what he said? A chuisle mo chroí?"
"A pulse of my heart, I think." Cuddling her in a possessive hold, Valentin added, "Leo drove us crazy repeating the Gaelic over and over when he was trying to learn it so he could shout it up to Moira's balcony on the second floor of a college hostel." A pause, "I climbed up a building for you," he said pointedly. "That's better than shouting love words from the street."
"Bears." The words came out shaky.

* I was provided an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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