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Bonds of Justice (Psy-Changeling #8)

4.05 of 5 stars 4.05  ·  rating details  ·  10,366 ratings  ·  592 reviews
Max Shannon is a good cop, one of the best in New York Enforcement. Born with a natural shield that protects him against Psy mental invasions, he knows he has little chance of advancement within the Psy- dominated power structure. The last case he expects to be assigned to is that of a murderer targeting a Psy Councilor's closest advisors. And the last woman he expects to ...more
Kindle Edition, 359 pages
Published July 6th 2010 by Berkley (first published July 2010)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
Wow! Max, you sure know how to seduce a reader, I mean woman. I just fell in love with you. They should put a 'Dangerous' label on you. You are not at all intimidated being a plain old human (snorting when I write that), even though you are surrounded by folks who could rip you to shreds or melt your brain. You are confident enough to claim a formidable 'J' Psy as your very own woman. How could you not become one of my favorite heroes in this series? Not to mention the fact that you are gorgeous ...more
Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
4 Solid Stars

Bonds of Justice is a FANTASTIC addition to this AMAZING series. It's not my favorite as the plot and romance seemed to drag a little, but I went gaga over Max and loved the active role some of the DarkRiver members played in this book. As for the Psy Council…HOLY COW! The plot thickens! NOTHING IS WHAT IT SEEMS!!! *rubs hands excitedly*

5 stars – Paranormal Romance

WOW! This is another amazing installment in Singh’s phenomenal, original, and brilliantly crafted Psy-Changeling series. I just loved the relationship between sexy, possessive, protective alpha human cop Max Shannon and Justice-Psy Sophia Russo.

I’m continually impressed by the unique, spellbinding world-building, intriguing, complex characters that are impossible not to fall in love with, and the deeply emotional, passionate romance, and this is one of my favorites of
Going straight to the point: I loved the continuing development of the overall story arc and can't wait to see what will happen next, but Max and Sophia's romance was kind of bland. I also thought that the ending was "strange": it wasn't as unsatisfying as a HFN would be, but it wasn't a fulfilling HEA either - at least, not to me.
Blacky *Romance Addict*
Although I love the Psy world and characters, this book I just couldn't get into.

First of all - I miss the usuall characters, the pack members Photobucket even though some made a short appearance, that just wasn't it. Only Sascha had a bigger part, and I loved that, the whole story with her and Nikita! I hope Nikita really does have some feelings for her daughter or something <3

Second - The love affair here seemed forced. From the first scene there was talk of their attraction and almost immediately S
What I didn't like is that the romance was an exact replica of that in the previous book, Blaze of Memory: Psy heroine with a time-bomb in her head and severe fractures in her mind, meets extremely handsome and thus far very cold man, who upon first setting eyes on her becomes possessive and obsessive. I know many people will say that the storyline was completely different between the two books and I agree, but I read books mainly for the romance and as far as romance goes, these two were pretty ...more
I should've just asked a friend to summarize this.

I enjoy Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling novels, if not for the romance, then for the overarching plot and action. The elements of Bonds of Justice that affect the overall plotline of the series can be summarized in a paragraph, and the action in a line.

So, the romance. Max and Sophia gush without much grounds from page one, literally between every line of dialogue so that I could imagine Paul Rudd and Cheryl Hines reading with relish. Imagine those
◊♦ Naomi
“Will you remember me?”
His heart broke into a thousand pieces. “Always.”
Like the previous one, this book involves a Psy and a human, no changelings. Obviously, I was a bit reluctant to read it but it was a great surprise because I ended up really liking the main characters. Max and Sophia were amazing together and individually. Nalini is a rock star.

Why 3 stars? Because I found the story quite boring, it was slow and I had to force myself to keep reading. Lucky me, I loved the
Lisa Kay
Blind Justice
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★★★★½ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Angela Dawe continues to narrate the wonderful Psy-Changeling series, and with the eighth book she delivers her usual excellent job of distinguishing the male and female characters. I’ve grown used to her reading of this romantic paranormal, action-packed, psychological thriller-come-political mystery.

I loved this one! Maybe not as much as some of the others in this fascinating futuristic series; nevertheless, I've learned I
I loved this book, absolutely loved it. From page 1 to page 348. I was very intrigued to read this book because it's about a Psy and a human, so I was trying to figure out how they were going to be able to get Sophia out of the Net and what they would connect her to. And of course, Max is just awesome. I just wanted to hug and kiss and cuddle him the whole time I was reading the book!

So yeah, like I said, I absolutely adored Max. He is an Enforcement cop who is first briefly introduced in Mine t
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Sophia Russo is Psy- part of a race who have excised human emotions so that their innate psychic abilities rule everything- but her time is almost up. Those gifted with the abilities to extract memories like her are immediately conditioned for the court systems making her part of the Psy-Judge class. Unfortunately the nature of the beast tears at their shields at an exponential rate. On the case of a serial killer, Sophie knows she’s about to be taken out and destroyed to hide her “defects” but ...more
“Take care of my heart won’t you, Sophie? It’s a little odd having it outside my body—but I’m planning to steal yours to make up for it.
—Handwritten note from Max to Sophia“

This book is focused on the intra Psy-Council war. More specifically on Nikita Duncan who has her top management people mysteriously murdered. There is also a sub plot and I loved how it intermingled with the main one.

Sophia is a Justice-Psy. She has the ability of retracting memory from people and projecting them into other
*I was lucky enough to win an ARC of this from Dear Author.*

Sophia Russo is a Justice Psy, or J-Psy. She's the one the cops and the prosecutors call in when they need memories retrieved. She first encounters Max Shannon when she's called in to retrieve memories from a serial killer.

Max has the best solve-rate in the city and has a natural shield that keeps the Psy from influencing him. They both sense something interesting about each other, but after Sophia is done with her task they expect to
Shannon C.

We met Max Shannon, the human cop, in one of the earlier books in the series. He is friends with Tally and Clay, members of the Dark River shapeshifter pack. While being handsome and strong, Max is regular in most ways except for the natural mental shield that he has against Psy manipulation. It's been both a blessing and a curse for him. He is not at the mercy of Psy influence, however in the Psy-dominiated world it has hindered his ability to gain promotions into the upper ranks. So when a Psy
Shera (Book Whispers)
If I'm up front Bonds of Justice took me a while before I got a feel for its rhythm. Max and Sophia immediately captured my attention, so that was all well. But there were a few brief moments in places where I had no idea who was talking. Which is a first for me with Singh. Also, some major grammar errors and one name error. But it was brief and thankfully didn't detract from the story.

I was a little nervous about reading a Psy and human hookup. The previous book Blaze of Memory hadn't quite wo
Well, this was yet another great installment in the Psy-Changeling (shouldn't we add human as well?) series, just not as "good" as the previous books.

The main series arc is progressing nicely, whenever we think we know what's going on Ms. Singh surprises us, creating yet more questions, more intrigue, more suspense...But it isn't the main arc that's a problem here. It was this particular story that didn't "do it" for me. I simply couldn't relate to the characters, the romance fell rather flat, a
This book was amazing! I never thought I would like it this much. I couldn't put it down for a second.

You must know, first of all, that these book is not as the rest in the series. While all the rest are pretty much paranormal romance, this one was a bit more romantic-suspense. There was a lot of development in the plot. I think this book was crucial to set up the many changes that are coming in the future. So many things happened. What I love the most about this series is the amazing world that
Susan (susayq ~)
Another amazing installment in the Psy-Changeling series!This one gave us human, Max Shannon and Psy, Sophia Russo.

I think Max is my favorite hero of this series (of course I haven't read Hawke's book yet and Kaleb doesn't have a book LOL). His humanness spoke volumes to me. He was still strong, protective and possessive, but not like the other men in this series; it was more low key.

Sophie. Ah. What to say about her? I loved her! She is (view spoiler)
Bonds of Justice, the eighth book in Nalini Singh's fabulous Pay-Changeling series, is a great read. When it comes to reading this series, I'm at the point where I really can no long find the words to describe what it feels like reading this vast array of characters and their journey to reach their hard won HEA's. Every time I read a Psy-Changeling novel, it feels like I'm coming home. Nalini's characters are like family to me.

Now two new characters have been welcomed into the fold. Max Shannon
Lynsey A
This was another good addition to the Psy/Changeling series. I was pleasantly surprised in this one because this book contained characters I didn't really know and wasn't excited to read about.

However, I found myself really enjoying the relationship that developed between Max and Sophia (although, at first I thought it happened rather quickly, but got past that). There really were some very sweet moments in this book that just got me all teary eyed.

This book had a different twist to how the Psy
Again an awesome, awesome read. Again this was a beautiful emotion filled book. Sometimes the back of book blurb doesn't prepare you for just how good the story was. I love the fact, like in the last book, that Max and Sophie was allowed to get comfortable with each other and really let their romance dominated. The fact that Sophie had her little touching issues just added to the wonder of the book. I am looking forward to the next book and I hope Santa listened to my request for Play of Passion ...more
I think I remember seeing/hearing about the place shortly after its release that this one wasn't as popular with readers as other books. However, I really enjoyed it. It's the story of human cop Max Shannon (the Irish name with the Asian eyes, so I had to keep mentally re-jigging my image of him) and Sophia Russo, a Justice Psy. J-Psy's haven't really featured a lot in the series, so learning about them was interesting to me and there was some interesting stuff in the wider story arc too. That's ...more
I finished this one a couple of days ago, but held off a bit on writing the review since I wanted to put some thought into it.

First of all, I have loved everything I have read from Nalini. Both the Psy-changelings and the Guild Hunters are amazing books, and Nalini is top three among my favorite authors. All that said, even though I always am overjoyed to get a new book from her, I didn't have as high expectations for this one. Since I am a complete sucker for the changeling males, the thought
Mandi Schreiner
Why I read: Love, love, love this series!

Favorite Quote: Reaching out with a deliberate slowness, Max brushed his knuckles over her cheek. The sensation was a hot whip over her skin. “The things I plan to do to you, Sophie,” he whispered in a deep voice that made her toes curl.

Sophia Russo is a Justice Psy. She is able to delve into criminal minds and retrieve their memories – critical memories needed to prosecute the suspects at trial. She can also then project those memories to up to five peop
Suzanne the Mighty (Under the Covers Book blog)
We haven't seen that much of Max Shannon, he appears only in Clay and Tally's book, so I didn't really expect him to get his own book, or atleast not until he popped up a few more times. So although I wasn't expecting him I did really enjoy his book, especially after being so disappointed in the last book.

Max Shannon is surprised when he is asked by Nikita Duncan one of the Psy Councilers to investigate a group of so-called suicides of some of her high level people, but he decides to investigat
AnHeC the Paperback Obliterator
Word count: about 100 000
Rating: Finished it like a cheesecake.

• 4,5 stars, and just because I want to hold back a little.

FUCKING AWESOME There. I admit it.

I am pretty impressed with both characters and the development of the elements outside of the main plot.

It’ll be short, because I’m not feeling very inspired. Positive reviews are always like this…


Female lead: Sophia
A very likable heroine. She has a heart in the right place, amazing strength of will, knows who she is and what
In one word my review of this book would be “meh”. While I love this series and this book definitely added to my love of the Psy-Changeling world, I would have loved more punch in this book. What kept me glued to this story was Max, OH MAX, OH MAX!! The other thing that kept glued was the Psy-Changeling world itself, I simply didn’t want to miss another snippet of what would be revealed next.

My issue was the romance was luke warm at best for me. Sophia is a Justice-Psy and by far the coldest an
Robin (Bridge Four)
3.5 Stars

“You can drive.”
When he raised an eyebrow, she said, "I've had enough contact with human males to realize you seem to have a congenital inability to function while a female is at the wheel, and I'd rather your full attention be on the case.”

And with that I fall in love with Sophia. This is our first look at the J-Psy inner workings. Max and Sophia are working on a case involving a serial killer and trying to also figure out who is targeting the people in Nakita’s organization. The thin
I really liked this one!!! And it wasn't even about changelings much, so I CAN like Psy/human stories apparently and it's just the last book that didn't work for me.

I loved Max. I loved Sophie. I loved their story. But most of all, I really love all the things that (I assume) this book set up.

Also: NIKITA DUNCAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This was just a really great story overall.
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