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Ocean Light

(Psy-Changeling Trinity #2)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  8,147 ratings  ·  1,020 reviews
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh dives beneath the surface of her Psy-Changeling world into a story of passionate devotion and selfless love...

Security specialist Bowen Knight has come back from the dead. But there's a ticking time bomb in his head: a chip implanted to block telepathic interference that could fail at any moment--taking his brain along with it
Kindle Edition, 416 pages
Published June 12th 2018 by Berkley
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AlwaysV Before having met & loved Valentin, she was a 9.3 gradient pure telepath with an extremely violent Audio-tp sub-designation. In the end she had to hav…moreBefore having met & loved Valentin, she was a 9.3 gradient pure telepath with an extremely violent Audio-tp sub-designation. In the end she had to have an operation to disconnect the TP-Audio or died. (Yes! you need to reread! 😀) After the operation, her Tp had increased its strength by 2 points = 9.5 gradient. She was just a pure Tp now, no sub-designatiovn. (less)
Maria Bowen Knight is human, but he has been part of the series for a while now. There are mentions/meets/updates about some leopards, wolves and psy from t…moreBowen Knight is human, but he has been part of the series for a while now. There are mentions/meets/updates about some leopards, wolves and psy from the series towards the end of the story. And of course since the book revolves around BlackSea we get to meet Miane Léveque and Malachai Rhys again.(less)

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Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
4+ Solid Stars

Before we get started, I have a confession to make...

I wasn't all that excited about reading this book.


I know, I know, how dare I, and all that jazz.

As I've said before in other Psy-Changeling/Trinity reviews, such as THIS one and THIS one, I prefer my P-C/T books to be about, well, changelings.


Or really powerful Psy à la Kaleb Krycheck.


Because I'm just snobby and alpha-driven like that, homies.


Thus, when I found out that this book was about Bowen...

You know, we-thought-he-
When you hit book #17 in a series, you really don't get to complain too much because you keep reading. So... you know, don't keep ordering the same meal and then complain that you don't like it, stupid! But, I do like a LOT of this series, it's just that there are so many Paranormal Romance Tropes that she includes in all of them that it drives me crazy.

Don't worry, they are deeply in love within 90 minutes of spending time together. And, no, for once I'm not exaggerating. Here, proof through qu
May 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

I have to admit that I love Nalini Singh's changelings more than her PSY. And every time she writes a story centered on changelings I'm going into DO NOT DISTURB MODE.

Ocean Light was fabulous. Not action packed, just character driven, slow burn, swoony, sweet, heart-achingly beautiful at times and all around awesome.

What I LOVED most about this book was the story between Bowen and Kaia.

Bowen has been a part of this series for a long time now. As a human, he was never big on my radar. I
Terrie's Just Another Book B*tch


3.5 Stars

Assuming you've read Silver Silence you know what condition Bowan Knight was in last time we "saw" him. (if you haven't read it OH EM GEE! Do it, do it now!! I adored it!) life hanging by a thread ... his heart obliterated by the enemy. Sacrificing himself to save the life of a loved one (keeping it on the down-low in case you haven't read it yet but want to) In Ocean Light we pick up where we left off where Bo's life is conce
4.25 stars!

Bo is the man!! ❤️❤️❤️
But.... Kaleb still is the god though! 😘
Next, Malachai’s story please Nalini? 😁

I really like this story, the suspense and mystery was good, and the villain? I really didn’t see that coming, but I couldn’t give this 5 stars! Because I’m getting tired with this Consortium Bastards getting free pass for those awful crimes they’ve been doing without being punished. The ones who paid their crimes mostly just their minions! 😡

It has been too many books Nalini, is about
Robin (Bridge Four)
This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart

A tale of underwater changelings and the human who volunteered to be their science experiment.

Bowan has been a character  I’ve had mixed feelings about in prior books of this Psy-Changeling Trinity series.  I didn’t get all of Bo’s motivations to put a dangerous experimental chip in his head that protects him from psy manipulation but is also killing him slowly as well.  Ocean Light digs into Bo’s head literally and we learn not only why
I was really expecting more from this book. Maybe that was the problem. I loved Silver Silence so much and by comparison, this book was such a letdown. Was it terrible? Absolutely not. But it wasn't great either.

And dammit, I wanted great.

Plot: Bowen wakes up and finds himself under the care of water changelings as they attempt to prevent the chip which is supposed to protect his mind from Psy invasion from eventually killing him. Unfortunately, he only has a 5% chance of success. He meets Kai
Blacky *Romance Addict*
Well, this could've been so much better. If only there was something actually happening in the book. But nothing. Nada. Boring until the last 30% where something so stupid happened, that when you actually get some "action", and that is extremely overstating it, it's not really interesting or that relevant.

Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
The world has forgotten that humans are the bridge.

Ocean Light takes use into the BlackSea Changeling world and the Human Alliance where we see doubt, over coming the odds, betrayal, fears, and making new friendships. Those that have kept up with the Psy-Changeling world know that things are changing and all the races are trying to get along, but their is one group that doesn’t want to see things succeed.

Bowen Knight is a true Knight in all the right ways. He’s had a difficult past that has sh
Bowen is a human man who has forgone an experimental operation to keep the psys out of his head. This operation implanted a chip, a chip that will eventually kill him and unless someone figures out a way to save him, he is a dead man walking.

Kaia is an aquatic shifter, living in the science base at the bottom of the ocean. She has been hiding herself underwater after the tragic circumstance that surround her life. The last thing she needs to be is drawn to Bo, a man with an expiration date…but s
Scholar inArmor

This book was an enjoyable read for me. Before this book, I did not consider Bowen a great lead character material because I thought that he was boring. Nalini changed my mind.

Kaia Luna was an interesting heroine. At first, I was disappointed that we are not getting Malachai or Miane and instead we got a new character from BlackSea. When I was reading this book I did not mind at all that she is the heroine. Kaia was a brave and gentle character and she had
NAT.orious reads ☾
2 outraged STARS ★★✩✩✩
This book is for you … maybeeee? [in extremely high pitch] If you’re really determined to continue this series maybe just … skip this one? Credible reviews lead me to suspect #3 in the spin off might be an improvement to this complete fake news romance.

You guys, this book was so ridiculous you won't believe me if I told you. Guess I'll try anyway. The upside of this absolute waste of time is that we fudging finally get actual insights into BlackSea, the m
Nalini Singh is one of the few authors who has never let me down, I preorder her books the second they pop up on amazon, devour them the minute I can get hold of them and I always know that I'm in for heartwarming romance, fantastic characters and wonderful world building. Her Psy-Changeling series is one of the best paranormal romance series out there and this new second phase of the series is proving that she's still at the top of her game. As much as I love the SnowDancer and DarkRiver packs ...more
Even though I'm a huge fan of this series, Silver Silence bored me beyond mesure so I was pretty afraid of picking this one. If it wasn't as bad as Silver Silence, it wasn't up to par with the rest of the series either.

Quite frankly, even though I love Bo and everything related to the sea-changelings and liked kaia enough, I found the first half boring. Nothing much happened. No tension, no nothing.

I don't know how to say this but it's a romance book, so of course Bo is going to survive th
Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I need more Kaia and Bowen! Dare I hope we'll see more of them in the next books?
Witnessing them overcome so many obstacles, threats, controversies and trauma I'm now left wanting to see more of their HEA.

Sure there's a good deal of playfulness, want and heat exchanged but the romance between Kaia and Bo didn't quite overbalance the amount of perils they had to conquer in my eyes. Especially considering their over the top insta-love. It's my only regret about this book.
Hayley ☾ (TheVillainousReader)
1.5 S T A R S

I wish this book didn't happen.

This book shouldn't have happened.

I'm not just saying that because I was 100% not interested in Bowan and/or sea changelings going into to this, but seriously, cut this whole entire book out and nothing would have been effected.

I do not understand why this book was written, I'm going to keep saying it because I can't wrap my head around it, but I'm mad about it because now I have to rate my first Nalini book 1.5 stars. Travesty.

An awesome thing abo
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Favorite Quote: They might only have a fragment of an instant in time, but he’d make that fragment extraordinary.

Ocean Light is Bowen Knight’s story; the leader of the Human Alliance and one of the leaders in the Trinity Accord. Fans have been expecting his story, straddling the fence and withholding our forgiveness over his past deeds. Bowen had an experimental chip put in that blocks the Psy’s ability to manipulate human
** 3.5 Stars **

Honestly, I haven’t loved the last few books but this series is still one of my absolute favorites. This one was just okay, I felt like the entire middle of the book was kind of slow but the end got more exciting so I liked it more overall. I hope the next book is more exciting.
Reading Ocean Light the second time around I stand by my first rating of 4.5 Stars

Bowen Knight leader of the Alliance and a descendant of Adrian Kenner has a chip implanted in his head to stop the Psy from raping him as do many other humans as well however the chip is failing. To save his sister Lily he also steps in front of a bullet for her.

He is taken to BlackSea to try experimental treatment for the chip after waking up with a mechanical heart he meets Kaia Luna, the chef of the underground
Jen Davis
I have mixed feelings about this book, which I hate to say because I am such a huge fan of Nalini Singh. But the degree of Insta love here was just insurmountable. It colored my ability to enjoy the first half of this story to such a degree that it made it difficult to connect to the characters or the romance for a very long time. Don’t get me wrong, I understand that with shifters, a mating instinct requires acceptance of a quick connection. But the hero here is human and he was the biggest off ...more
Alisi ☆ wants to read too many books ☆
What happened to this series? The book before was bad and this was worse in some ways. It didn't even attempt to make some thing plausible. It just glossed over them.

We get Bowen and Kaia. They have insta-love connection, which is really fucked up because Kaia thinks Bowen kidnapped and murdered her friends and family. Her literal reason for trusting him was because she was in love with him. And everyone in that place is all cool with it, basically. Even her cousin.

What's worse is that he's got
RachelW (BamaGal)
DNF at 24%. I'm bored; and had already started skimming through all the nothing happening. It's just not holding my interest. I will have to hear that this gets vastly more entertaining before I pick it up again.

Singh's "Guild Hunter" series is so much better, imo...
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
And... she's back! Ms. Singh brings to us a fantastic second book in the spin-off series, Psy-Changeling Trinity. This is a book I devoured from the first to the last page. From the start to end, I'm riveted and read this book until the wee hours in the night. I loved this one so much because we are focusing on the water shifters and I love everything to do with water. Plus we get to learn more about Bowen Knight, the powerhouse from the human alliance.

To prevent psy from reading their minds, Bo
Reviewed for Wit and Sin

Ocean Light is pure delight! Life under the sea has not been this much fun since The Little Mermaid. Every time Nalini Singh invites readers into a new part of the Psy-Changeling world, I fall in love all over again.

Bowen Knight – the champion and effective leader of the Human Alliance – is living on borrowed time. The chip implanted in his brain to stop Psy attacks on his mind is failing and will more than likely take his brain down with it. His only shot at surv
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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As I said in my progress, I might have been influenced by my love for the sea, but I found very intriguing the "new" changelings of Black Sea! :)

I was ineterested in them since they appeared and here we are given a little glimpse at them and their life and interactions.

Almost like Bowen was! LOL
As he himself says, how could a small woman change into a whale? Where does all that mass comes from? It's a kind of magic! ;-)

I was also curious how NS would fit a human, Bowen, into a much bigger and m
The last thing Bowen Knight, the head of the Human Alliance, remembers is being shot and falling into the water. Now awake he realizes he’s not dead but has been saved by the Black Sea clan and is deep below in their habitat in the sea. His life has been saved, but the chip that shields his mind from Psy attacks is degrading quickly. He only has a few weeks/months left to live if nothing is done. However, the Black Sea clan doctor has been working on an experimental compound to neutralize the th ...more
I read this book when I was in a bit of an emotional funk, and Singh pulled me right out of it. I love this series so much, and how it continues to be engaging and exciting and new and fresh blows my mind.

We get more details on the water shifters, and I loved everything about them. They are strong and resilient and a proud group of people. The world building that goes into creating this world is astounding, and the depth of details that Singh provides pulls you in and keeps you flipping pages u
Jun 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
“He’s awake?”
“Yes, and thinks he’s a brain in a jar.”

Wouldn't it be a twist if a romance hero would be a brain in a jar...

Anyway, this is going to be short and sweet. I thought this one had a bit of a pacing problem. And, if I'm honest, Bo and Kaia weren't among my favorite couples. I loved the ever expanding world, though.

So, overall, it's an enjoyable addition to the new arc of the series, but I didn't like it nearly as much as the first Trinity book.
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
It's been a while since we got a human MC in the Psy-Changeling world, and while they're usually not my favorite, Nalini Singh didn't disappoint with Ocean Light. Bowen and Kaia were wonderful together. I LOVED getting to know the water changelings more (and am hoping we get more books about them! *cough* Malachai and/or Miane).

Full review to come!

Thanks to the publisher for generously providing me an ARC to review.
Nalini Singh is one of my go-to authors. I trust her to consistently take me on a journey that I adore. Ocean Light is no exception. This book has a more introspective and character-driven approach. Despite the ticking time-bomb in Bowen's head, and the incredibly present mystery to be solved.

I quite enjoyed this pace and having the time to get to know them both. Bo, despite being a somewhat regular character in the story, has never really been someone that I was too intrigued with. I should pro
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