I have to admit that I wasn't really looking forward to Hawke and Sienna's book. I knew they were going to be a couple, but they didn't seem like the right fit to me. I am so glad that I was proven wrong! They were great for each other. Sienna was the perfect foil to Hawke's stubbornness. He had some hangups due to his parents' death and the death of his mate at a young age. Sienna had to work constantly to control the power of her specific ability. They've both been through a lot of pain in their past and I liked how both took the effort to make it work.
I really enjoyed the storyline involving the X designation and how far some members of the Council will go to get what they want. The love story involving Walker and Lara was a sweet touch as well.
I have been waiting for Hawk and Sienna's story so I completely devoured this book. There was an added bonus of Lara and Walker's story as well.
Hawk (ah, sigh...) was incredibly sexy throughout the book and surprisingly Walker wasn't bad either. Walker didn't do much for me in the other books. Oddly enough I think Singh has really tone down her love scenes. They were less descriptive than before and less rowdy, at least when it came to Hawk and Sienna (they actually don't do the deed until almost to the end). But she did throw in some extra passionate time with Brenna/(another, sigh...) Jude and Lara/Walker.
I think Singh's strength are definitely in making hunky males and creating great character interactions. The action scenes were a little weak and I'm not sure I liked the X-men Phoenix moment towards the end, but overall it was enjoyable. If you have read her other books you know that the overall plot doesn't move much in her books, it's really about two people getting together. This plot moved a little bit more than usual and there was a small sense of completion. Some of her other books kind of left you hanging.
Good read, typical Singh novel in the series. If you have never read her, this is not the book to start with. You should read one of the earlier books first.
Yes! I was waiting so long for Hawke's and Sienna's story and it was soooooo worth the wait! I love Nalini Singh's alternative universes, especially when I really want to excape my own realities! 'sigh' Thanks again for a great story!
Often when there is a lot of buildup to a couple over several books (in this case 9 books) the book winds up being a letdown. Not so in this case. Nalini Singh has a total winner in Kiss of Snow.
The book is a bit slow, I think it wouldn't have seemed as slow if we hadn't been waiting for this story for so long. She took her time revealing them as a couple, letting them get to know each other as a man and a woman, dating, and taking the relationship in slower steps. She also gives us a side story of Walker and Lara that we can also enjoy and a lot of progress in the Psy Counsel/Changeling conflict.
This book was so complete, so satisfying, I almost feel like it could be the end of the series. Doors are open, you can see new characters, new story in the making (and there is another book after this). But if you want a period at the end of a sentence, this book could be it. I've felt frustrated with a few of the books, like Singh had lost her way a bit, but this really left me with a satisfied smile on my face.
My only complaint in the book is that Nalini Singh has too many "S" names. Sascha, Sienna, both living in Sierra Nevadas. I kept getting confused!