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Bonds of Justice (Psy-Changeling #8)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  15,792 Ratings  ·  839 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 is that of a murderer targeting a Psy Councilor's closest advisors. And the last woman he expects to comp ...more
Kindle Edition, 372 pages
Published May 26th 2011 by Gollancz (first published July 2010)
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So...this book was not so good as the previous others. Yeah, it happened and I blame my (too) high hopes for this book to be really great or as great as the others in this series. I love PNR and with this story I just didn't feel that much of PNR going on. You have a human detective and a psy. They have two murder cases and one of course leads to a deadly situation that resolves in some action and good loving afterwards. I love that type of plots but with this book, it simply felt too real, too
Alex is The Romance Fox
Bonds of Justice, Nalini Singh’s 8th book in her Psy-Changeling Series focuses on Max Shannon, a human cop working for the New York Enforcement, who we previously met in Mine to Possess, Clay & Talin's story. He’s asked by Nikita Duncan, one of the Psy Council members to assist in an investigation into discovering who is causing a series of murders. He’s teamed up with

Sophia Russo a J-Psy whom Max previously met while working his last case.
Sophia knows that she doesn’t have much time to liv
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
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
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*

Jan 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bonds Of Justice is the eighth installment in Psy-Changeling series. Even so, the author never ceases to amaze me with the world she has created. In this book, we will meet Detective Max Shannon, a human cop who was born with a natural mental shield that protects him from Psy mental interference, and Sophia Russo, J-Psy who has almost reached her 'retirement' age and her telepathic shield are beginning to fail.

Max and Sophia were chosen to work together to solve the special case. Both of them we
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
Blacky *Romance Addict*

Edit after reread: This is very strange, but this book didn't work for me even after the reread, but for completely different reasons. The romance was actually sweet and lovely for me this time, but the story and the case they were working on were extremely boring, plus that horrible psycho dude was, well, horrible! But at least I like them more as a couple than I did at first read :)

Although I love the Psy world and characters, this book I just couldn't get into.

First of all - I miss the usual
“Will you remember me?”
His heart broke into a thousand pieces. “Always.”

No one knows much about the Justice-Psy. Except that they’ve always been part of the world’s justice system, able to retrieve and share memories from minds. They are quite rare, and have a short work span. Everyone among the justice world knows that they are only around a certain number of years, until they just disappear, never to be seen again. And Sophia Russo has been a J-Psy for twelve years. Her mind i

Oct 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*** 4.5 ***

A buddy read at BB&B with my friends Joanita and Angela! We love our Psy and Changelings:):):)

Wow! I can not believe this is the 8th book in the series already! I think in the case of PNR this is a better fit, since every book deals with different couples within the same world, imaginatively created by Nalini Singh and richly populated with humans, changelings and Psy, all with their racial and cultural differences and all basically yearning for the same things, even if some of t
The great thing about this series is the world it is set in. And, the chapters go back and forth between what is going on in the big picture and what is going on in a romance between different characters each book. So, even when I'm not a fan of the romance, I am still hooked on reading the books to find out how the bigger story will play out.

And, that's a good thing because as creative and interesting as the world is; the romances can get a bit stale. The males are almost all the same - alpha's
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.
Fani *loves angst*
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
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, romance, shifters

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

Enjoyable reread. I thought Max and Sophie happened a little quickly and without foundation but once that train started I felt no need to get off. Nikita and Kaleb's characters are fleshed out and the PsyNet itself becomes a character. I had completely forgotten about River but I hope to see him again soon. It was also ni
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 th

"Will you remember me?"
His heart broke into a thousand pieces. "Always.”


2nd read - 11 March to 13 March 2013
3rd read - 3 May to 5 May 2014
4th read - 15 to 21 April 2015

I'm going to start this review by saying that I absolutely adore Sophia and as a result there may be some gushing about her in this review.

As with 'Blaze of Memory' this book has a different feel to it compared to the rest in the series. Here
2016 Re-read: Max and Sophia are as fantastic as ever. This book just makes me happy. There's also so much fun world stuff going on here!

2013 re-read Note: Review is from first reading. This book holds up. I love Max, and Sophia. The "no games" rule is one of my favorite things ever, and how they come to love each other and deal with the very real issues in their world (no changeling bond to save Sophia from the PsyNet) gets me every time.

Original review:
Max Shannon is a human cop for the New Y
ᴥ Irena ᴥ
I loved Bonds of Justice the first time I read it. This time it was even better.
In short, there is the main story reserved only for this book. A number of Councillor Nikita Duncan's people either committed suicide, had some kind of accident or just died. Too many not to be suspicious. And who better to find out what is going on than the cop with strong natural shields, fact a lot of Psy told Max Shannon revealing that every now and then someone tries it. Nikita partners him with Sophia Russo, a
Nov 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
กอนอืนตองขอบอกวา ... คาเลบตอนทายสุดยอดมากกกกก แบบโผลมาไมกีฉากแตแยงซีนพระเอกอยางแมกซไปเลยนะเราวา แถมปมทีทิงไวเรืองของคาเลบกทำใหเราแทบจะไปหยิบเลม Heart of Obsidian ขึนมาอานทันทีเลย เนือเรืองหลักกยังเขมขนนาติดตามเหมือนเดิม แถมเลมนียังมีตัวละครจากเลมเกาๆอยางคูของลูคัส-ซาชา วอหน-เฟธ เคลย-แทมมี มาปรากฏตัวใหหายคิดถึงอีกดวย

การแกไขปัญหาเลมนีเราวาดูอึนๆไปหนอย แมวาทางออกจะไมไดทำใหเราพอใจนักถาเทียบกับไซเลมกอนๆ แตกถือวาแปลกใหมและไมซำซากซึงเราวากดีแลวทีนลินีเลือกทางออกใหกับโซเฟียแบบนี เพราะถาทำใหวิธีการตัดขาด
Mar 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: need-to-own
A really great story but something in the emotional connection to the characters and their journey seemed to be missing for me. Please don't get me wrong, I did enjoy it and am glad I read it, it just didn't have the same impact as some of the other books in this series.
Lisa Kay
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★★★★ (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)
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*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
Tina ♥ Bookaholic
wie immer gut!! 4,5 tolle Punkte.

Meine Gedanken zum Buch:
Wieder einmal konnte mich ein Teil dieser Reihe fast vollkommen überzeugen. Ich weiß nicht, genau, wie Singh es macht, aber immer schon nach 2-3 Seiten, bin ich total in der Geschichte drinnen und habe auch schon mit den Charakteren die ersten Bande geknüpft. Irgendwie schafft die Autorin es immer wieder mühelos, mich vom Anfang bis zum Ende mitzunehmen, egal ob es jetzt viel Action gibt, oder diese
Feb 18, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 othe
Aly is so frigging bored
Buddy read with Maru and Sarah
I like Max and Sophia more then I remembered... and OMG I love Kaleb!!!
Mandi Schreiner
Apr 14, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Buddy read with Aly and Maru

Once again I think I have a new favourite couple in the Psy-Changeling series. Well, Max & Sophia will be my favourites until I read the next book anyway LOL. I say it every time I review one of these books but it's true, the series really does get better and better with each instalment!

Sophia is a Justice Psy which means she has the ability to look through the memories of violent criminals and testify in court to confirm their guilt. Justice Psy see so much horro
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“We fit, you and I,” he whispered looking into that haunting gaze. “Two broken pieces making a whole.” 105 likes
“Dorian gave a smug grin. “My mate thinks I'm the most gorgeous leopard she ever saw.”

“Show us the footage before your head explodes,” Lucas muttered, but his own cat was grinning to see Dorian so happy. The sentinel had been latent most of his life, unable to shift into leopard form. Now that he could, he did so at every opportunity. “Have you managed to catch a rabbit yet?”

A single eloquent finger. “Fuck you.”

Lucas snickered. “What about trying for a turtle?”

Dorian lunged out of the chair and went for Lucas’s throat.”
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