Review: Ocean Light by Nalini Singh

Posted December 1, 2019 by Shari in Reviews / 8 Comments

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I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Ocean Light by Nalini Singh
Ocean Light

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Series: Psy-Changling #17, Psy-Changling Trinity #2
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Berkley
Released on June 12, 2018
Pages: 403
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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I love Nalini Singh, but I am not sure this new series of books is making a good hit within me. Nothing overtly wrong, but nothing grabbing me and won’t let go. This story was one that was needed.


Bowen Knight has a ticking time bomb in his head. A chip was implant many years ago to prevent Psy from telepathically harming his mind and many other human’s as well. Now those chips have degraded and it is not a matter of if they will kill him, but when. A key player in the Human Alliance, his survival is key to keep the peace. His sister works to kidnap him and now he is below the sea on a changling ocean base,Black Sea facility, trying to stay ahead of what may ultimately kill him. While it is a long shot, it is their one chance for survival.

A tragedy in Kaia Luna’s past has kept her mentally trapped at Black Sea, hating humans and now hating the one that has invaded her santuary. Trading science for cooking, this angry woman has enough reasons to hate the huma race that killed her family, but also her friend Hugo is now pointing the finger his way for the recent deaths to their kind. As she gets to know Bowen, things just don’t seem to be coordinating or aligning that Bowen is the perpetrator.

While there is the tingling of passion between them, Kaia has had enough pain from death in her life and Bowen only has a 5% chance of surviving. Both have their pasts getting in the way of a future.

My biggest problem with this offshoot series is I am not quite sure where we are going. It feels like we are still in the old series with characters that are just getting their own story. It doesn’t feel like we moved on so much as we are dealing with the fall out from Psy falling and the story just continued.

There isn’t as much action in this story than what other books may have had, it is mostly the growth of these characters and overcoming their past tragedies and learning to open their minds and hearts to each other.

Overall, I am not a fan of this spin off new series. It just hasn’t resonated with me as much as the first string of stories did. Now I need to move on to the next one in hopes that it will impress me more.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Mary Kirkland
2 years ago

I should get back into the Psy Changeling series since I never finished it or started the spin off.

Angela - Angel's Guilty Pleasures

Nice review. I can see your point on it feeling “like we are still in the old series with characters that are just getting their own story. It doesn’t feel like we moved on so much as we are dealing with the fall out from Psy falling and the story just continued.” I agree that I’m unsure where this series is going. It’s not like the previous series. Though I’m enjoying and I like that we get to see some of the other shifter clans like the Bears and finally BlackSea.

Carole Rae
2 years ago

Awww bummer it wasn’t as good. Spinoffs are hard.

2 years ago

I liked the earlier books that I read in the series, but I didn’t get very far-maybe 5 of them. So it will take me a long time to even think about this spin off. I did buy her new suspense on audio today.