Series: Psy-Changeling Trinity #7
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Setting: Moscow, Russia
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Silver Silence, Ocean Light, Wolf Rain, Alpha Night, Last Guard , Storm Echo
Also by this author: Angels' Blood, Archangel's Kiss, Silver Silence, Archangel's Viper, Slave to Sensation, Visions of Heat, Caressed By Ice, Mine to Possess, Hostage to Pleasure, Blaze of Memory, Bonds of Justice, Kiss of Snow, Tangle of Need, Shield of Winter, Shards of Hope, Allegiance of Honor, Ocean Light, Archangel's Prophecy , Wolf Rain, Archangel's War, Alpha Night, Archangel's Sun, Love Hard , Last Guard , Archangel's Light , Storm Echo, Archangel's Resurrection
Where are the broken? A propulsive question that unleashes a world of secrets in New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s Resonance Surge . . .
StoneWater bears Pavel and Yakov Stepyrev have been a unit since birth, but now Pavel’s life is veering in a new direction, his heart held in the hands of Arwen Mercant, a Psy empath—and the only man who has ever brought Pavel to his knees.
This is it. A point of irrevocable change. For Pavel . . . for Arwen . . . for Yakov . . . and for another pair of twins whose bond has a far darker history.
A low-gradient Psy, Theodora Marshall is considered worthless by everyone but her violently powerful twin, Pax. She is the sole person he trusts in their venomous family to investigate a hidden and terrible part of their family history—an unregistered rehabilitation center established by their grandfather.
Places of unimaginable pain designed to psychically wipe minds, leaving the victims shells of their former selves, the Centers are an ugly vestige of the Psy race’s Silent past. But this Center was worse. Far, far worse. And now Theo must uncover the awful truth—in the company of a scowling bear named Yakov who isn’t about to take a Marshall at face value . . . especially a Marshall who has turned his dreams into chilling nightmares.
Because Yakov is the great-grandson of a foreseer . . . and he has seen Theo die in an unstoppable surge of blood. Night after night after night . . .
The new Psy-Changeling book is always the highlight of my summer and Resonance Surge was no exception! First, BEARS! We are back in the Stonewater Den for Yakov’s story. Next, we get insight into a Psy family with a terrible history. If you read the previous books, you are aware of the monster that was Councilor Marshall Hyde. Well, now we have his granddaughter, Theo. As a gradient 2.7, she was a shame to the family and treated horribly. Now that her twin brother, Pax, has taken over the family, she is helping him clean up grandfather’s messes. Unfortunately for her, this is bringing up some unexpected memories.
I adore the bears. They are cuddly and funny and just entertaining! It’s the perfect yin to the Psy yang. Theo is interesting because she never was fully Silent. But, her emotional and physical abuse is profound, so she still has some traits of a cold, post silence Psy. Yakov’s great grandfather was a Psy foreseer and Yakov has a bit of his talent. He has been dreaming of Theo since he was a teen, but his more recent dreams are of her violent, bloody death. As they work to unravel the horrific history of the “rehabilitation clinics” run by Theo’s grandfather, they build a bond. Theo never feels deserving of affection, but that never stops a bear! I think that is why the bear/psy pairing works so well for me!
We continue the plot of “the watcher” and some of other overarching subplots (the island in the PsyNet for example) and I just cannot get enough of this world!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: fated mates, dysfunctional family
- Triggers: View Spoiler »physical/emotional abuse of a child « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler