Got Nalini’s Kiss of Snow out from the library. It’s a hardback, so it was a little out of my price-range to buy — plus, as I have all the rest of her Psy/Changeling books in paperback, it’d bug the hell out of me to have a hardback mucking up the flow of all the other paperbacks in the series on my bookshelf. (Yes, I am THAT an*l.)
The thing about hardbacks is, they’re soooo expensive to buy in New Zealand it’s a huge investment in a book — even if for me, Nalini’s books are always ALWAYS! a sure thing. My mom has bought be a few hardbacks over the years. And although I’ve not enjoyed many of them because they’re not my kind of read, I’m loath to give them away because I know how expensive they are. So me and hardbacks? Let’s just say, we don’t really get on.
All I can say after reading Kiss of Snow is that if I had just said “To hell with it!” and gone out and dropped $35 on the hardback, it would have been money incredibly well spent. And I would have happily made room for it on my bookshelf by rearranging my shelves to cope with a hardback in amongst the paperbacks. And I would not be lending this book out to anyone, in case it didn’t come back to me.
I can’t even tell you how much I loved this book. I got to have Hawke and Sienna’s story — and what a story it was! I got to revisit all my favorite Psy/Changeling characters. I got to have a secondary romance that was just perfection. I got everything I could ever want from this story and a whole heap more. Nalini is like a fine wine: Her writing just keeps getting better.
So is this hardback worth the money? Hell, yes.
(And now I have to go buy the book. And rearrange my bookshelf. Sigh….)
And if you want a more coherent review, then Google it *g*
Here’s my reading list for August:
- Mistress by Leda Swan
- Scars by Cheryl Rainfield
- Flirt by Laurell K. Hamilton
- Bullet by Laurell K. Hamilton
- Untouchable by Stephanie Doyle
- Demon’s Fall by Karalynn Lee
- Solace and Grief by Foz Meadows
- Breathe, a ghost story by Cliff McNish
- The Maze Runner by James Dashner
- His Case, Her Baby by Carla Cassidy
- Who Needs A Hero? By Jennifer L. Hart
- Lights, Camera…Kiss The Boss by Nikki Logan
- The Poison Throne by Celine Kiernan
- Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh