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Alpha Night

(Psy-Changeling Trinity #4)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  6,686 ratings  ·  952 reviews
Alpha wolf Selenka Durev’s devotion to her pack is equaled only by her anger at anyone who would harm those under her care. That currently includes the empaths who’ve flowed into her city for a symposium that is a security nightmare, a powder keg just waiting for a match.

Ethan Night is an Arrow who isn’t an Arrow. Numb and disengaged from the world, he’s loyal only to him
Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published June 9th 2020 by Berkley
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Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
4 Stars

I am just going to be up front here and remind everyone that I am completely unable to be objective when it comes to this author and this series.


I have been reading this series since the beginning - and no, I don't mean "the beginning" in the sense that I've read everything since book one. I mean, "THE beginning," as in, I read these books as they were released, before goodreads was even a thing. You know, in that simpler, less-stressful, pre-social media crazed time.


But as I was saying
March 5, 2020:

Some non-spoilery and incoherent post-reading thoughts:

1) I'm a major fangirl and incapable of being objective. I've 5-starred every single book in this series, so just know that this is the fangirl/nostalgia status that I'm operating from. I love critiquing it and arguing about what works/doesn't work, but that doesn't take away my unmitigated love/squeeing.

2) Fascinating relationship dynamic that is new to the series. Of course we've seen Dominant Changeling + Arrow/Dangerous Ps
Did I read this wrong? Why didn't anyone else get annoyed with the time-frame this book is set in? The entire book takes place in just a few days with the first half of it being 24 hours. Because of that, I had a hard time taking these intense feelings of love and devotion seriously. I mean, it was within just hours of meeting that these things were thought by our couple:

Her: "She couldn't bring herself to trust anyone enough to allow them a glimpse of her heart. Until a damaged Arrow said, "I
Sammy Loves Books
OMG, So excited!! I love this series! What can I say? Why am I surprised anymore by the genius of Nalini Singh?

Disclaimer: This is one of the absolute best paranormal/ fantasy series out there. And the fact the storylines are still fresh, exciting, action packed and not a rinse & repeat of other books is a total joy.

Ethan Night
ethan night

These are my LOVES with this book...

*We finally get a female alpha! I love a strong heroine and Selenka is a badass with a big heart!

*I can't get enough of the Arrows! An
Mar 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Alpha Night is a book that is action packed, and barely lets you breath. From beginning to end there wasn’t a boring minuted in this novel.

I loved that we finally got a female alpha, with her own wolf pack. Selenka was tough, strong, smart, and that she mated on first sight was the most unconventional and unique part of the book. Different. Intriguing. Fascinating. Her relationship with Ethan was something refreshingly new, which long standing series sometimes are lacking. The combination of Alp
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
OMGOMGOMG. A female alpha wolf and an Arrow!!!
4 Stars
This one took a bit for me to become fully invested in the story and it’s characters. Once that happened, though, I ended up loving it. Plus, the Bears were mentioned a lot in this book, and, oh how I love the Bears! Anyway, Alpha Night is a great addition to the Psy-Changeling series.
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog

This was really good, I loved the romance a lot from the beginning!It has a great plot and the characters were unique!The romance was one of the best I have read so far from Nalini Singh!


The characters have a great chemistry, they were intense and I loved every minute they have together!I adored them and I wanted to hug them!They make me swoon!

This is a great book, it's fast paced and captivating!


Talia Hibbert
Question: when will Nalini Singh stop scalping me?

Every single Psy-Changeling/Trinity book I pick up is consistently, awesomely amazing. How? How??!?!? Where does one acquire this kind of talent? Because I would like to have it.

I don't even know what to say about this book because every part of it is so precious that talking about it all feels like spoilers. But I think you'll enjoy this if you like:
- romance
- of any sort
- literally any kind

And I think you'll ESPECIALLY
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
Jun 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

AUTHOR: Nalini Singh
SERIES: Psy Changeling Trinity #4, Psy Changeling #19
RELEASE DATE: June 9, 2020


I'm deeply in love with Nalini Singh's massive Psy-Changeling world. It's creative and futuristic and her love for detail just shines through in every book and on every page which makes for a cohesive reading experience. In Alpha Night BlackEdge alpha Selenka Durev and Arrow Ethan Night are being paired
Jun 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Since the old constructs of Silence have crumbled and the divisions between the Psy, Changelings and humans have become less solid, everything is in flux. There is a secret faction that would like to ruin all the progress made toward unity and a desire to rule all three species. This is the overreaching story arc at play in the series, but at the heart of each installment is a romance and is sort of a standalone story. I do think a reader would benefit from reading in order to understand the con ...more
Robin (Bridge Four)
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4.5 hearts

Alpha Night was everything I’ve come to expect from Nalini Singh in her series set in a world with Humans, Changelings and Pys (Humans tapped into a mental web plain). The Psy-Changeling Trinity series is side step from the main Psy-Changeling series, meaning it is a good entry point for new re
Jun 11, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

This book takes us back to Russia with the BlackEdge wolf pack, a pack which neighbours the boisterous StoneWater bear pack. Here the focus is on Selenka Durev, the Alpha of the BlackEdge pack and Arrow Ethan Night.

Enjoyed the scenes with the pack kids in this. Selenka's dad made my teeth grind.

The memories/thoughts Ethan had of what he had endured as a child made my heart ache.

I enjoyed this, staying up super late reading it but I don't know it didn't have me bouncing insanely in my se
Geri Reads
Jun 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another solid installment in the series. I'm not usually a fan of insta love between the two main protagonists but Nalini Singh always makes it work. And it's nice once again to see the role reversed with the female being the alpha and the male, albeit not less powerful male, take the beta role.
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ah, I'm so torn between a 4 and 4.5 star, only because I think the pacing at the beginning and end are a bit off, but aside from that, Nalini Singh kills it again. This was a great entry for my money, probably because I am an absolute sucker for these sweet Psy men learning to love through their changeling mates. I loved seeing an example where there's "mating at first sight" -- we've not seen that in the universe before, but I'd always kind of wondered why there's always this mating dance neede ...more
It took me years reading lots of PNR romance before I get a storyline like this, a strong wolf pack leads by a female alpha! ❤️
How about that?
The hero is fantastic too! 😍

I want to read it again!
Yes, that good 😘.

Jen Davis
Apr 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Instalove is a huge turn off for me. I slam it in just about every book I encounter. But I can accept it a bit more with a mating scenario in PNR than I can anywhere else. This book features a mating at first sight, which even in the confines of the world building is rare, and while the love isn't instant--let's be real--it only takes a few days to build.

The super-fast love aside, the instant mating thing actually worked for me. Something in Selenka's wolf recognizes Ethan as its mate a
Beth ~ Panda & Boodle
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“Skin privileges with you might be delicious, but this attraction won’t protect you if you’re a danger to those I’ve sworn to protect.” She dug her claws in deeper. “Will you come as sweetly if I’m about to rip out your throat?”

I love a badass heroine, and I love that I can rely on Nalini Singh to give me one. And Selenka Durev isn’t just a badass—she’s an Alpha boss, in control and in charge, and not afraid to throw her power around when the moment calls for it. It might be an unpopular op
Anna lost in stories *A*
I am gonna be honest with you guys… I did not expect to love Selenka and Ethan as much as I did… obviously, I had high hopes… I always do with new books in this series, cause it’s one of my all time favourite ones :) but this gem… damn, it was amazing :) I was unable to do anything else until I finished the book and saw how the story ended… and now I am thinking this couple is one of the top three of my favourites in this series :) also, it was soooo good, that it made me want to reread the whol ...more
Mikky (Nocturnal Predators Reviews)
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I've enjoyed books in this series in the past and as much as I wanted to also love this one that was not the case. This book was interesting enough with the author's incredible powers of world-building. My problem was that I couldn't connect with the two main characters. There was something missing to create that link.

Selenka was everything I love in a female character! She was powerful in her own right, strong, and knew how to put people in their place. Though at the sa
Woman Reading
2.5 ☆ Disappointing

Why did I do this to myself? Aargh, I had been reading grim nonfictions and needed a reprieve by switching genres.

Alpha Night is #19 in a series that has been losing momentum for the past several books. The author had found a formula and Singh is not deviating from it. There's a domineering changeling (aka animal shapeshifter) whose violent streak can be instantly switched off to dispense hugs and kisses for the weaker members of her pack. There's a repressed Psy (humans wit
Apr 01, 2020 rated it liked it
Nalini Singh is a master at building Other Worlds, and I definitely needed another world to escape into. Selenka is an Alpha wolf changeling (what other authors call shifters, Singh calls changelings), and when Ethan saves her life, she decides on a mating-at-first-sight, which is as unlikely in her world as in ours. Ethan is damaged, and much of the book is spent (between erotic encounters) trying to figure out exactly what is amiss with him due to previous cruel abuse. Thanks to Netgalley and ...more
Scarlet Heavens
Jun 22, 2020 rated it it was ok
I can't give more than 2.5 stars. The last half of a star is just because she's Nalini.
You see, if you're a long-term Nalini Singh fan - like a lot of us here - you'd understand that she could do it. She could deliver a book that is fresh and original and new. Even though we already know the plot and the happy ending it has, we still enjoy how Nalini gets there.
But this whole Trinity thing has been weak.
First, I feel like Nalini should apologize - and I don't even know to whom should she apolog
Jun 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
YEs, I admit it, I'm addicted to this series and to this world!
Some books and better than others, but I love each and every one!
The Aoorws are one of my favorit people here and ethan is nothing if not an Arrow! They're so cool and so still, but inside they're all molten passion! And I cannot resist them! I'm such a slut! LOL
Also Selenka was good! A female Alpha wolf! WOW!
Was their story sudden and did their love develp in a few short days? Yes to all, but I still love every second!
I also love t
The Cats’ Mother
This is the first of this long-running series that I’ve listened to as an audiobook - which came about because I had a couple of Audible credits and it got round feeling that I couldn’t really justify buying a full-price new book when I have so many others to read already. I wasn’t sure how I’d like it - I didn’t mind the narrator although wasn’t so keen on the Russian accents. I’ve loved this series from the beginning but the older I get, the less patience I have for romance fiction, and these ...more
Apr 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really liked this one, mostly because it feels like an answer and course correction to every complaint I had about gender roles in this series. I don't think this hero is necessarily less powerful than the heroine, but the gender roles here feel reversed in ways that I never thought this series would actually commit to, not only that, but the stuff around consent in this book seems to be in direct conversation with the earlier entries in the series and the book is worth reading for that alone. ...more
Francesca ❆
Jun 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: loved-it
Thank you so much to the publisher Berkley for providing me a free copy through Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review.

A wonderful, powerful and intense addition to the series.

It has been quite a long time since we had a male Psy/female Changeling pair and this new one definitely hit all the points I love about this combo: badass girls dealing with awkward virgins. XD
Joke aside, both Ethan and Selenka completely grab the reader’s attention from the get go and make you fall in love
Aug 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There was very little chance of me not enjoying this book – therefore it feels necessary to begin this review with a disclaimer. I have read more than 20 books by Nalini Singh in about 18 months, I love what she does with her world building and I nearly always adore the couple she centers in each of these books. I am in no way impartial. But, if like me you enjoy these books (or if you like romance and interesting sci-fi-esque fantasy worlds and haven’t read any of her books, I really recommend ...more
Feb 08, 2020 rated it did not like it
Ok so I’m a huge Nalini Singh fan- love her GH, love psy changeling, love her contemporary romance and personally think she’s a GENIUS with novellas- which are always kinda an afterthought with other authors. But I won’t be buying this book OR borrowing from the library because:

The continuation of the psy changeling series (to be clear I’m talking about after allegiance of honor) has completely ruined the whole thing for me. I mean allegiance of honor was such a perfect way to end the series- I
Sapir Englard
Dec 04, 2019 rated it liked it
3 stars. Contains spoilers.

I am a Psy/Changeling trash and I'm not afraid to admit it. That being said, it's rare for me to not give any book in this series less than 4 stars, because Nalini Singh knows how to world-build and create tension like no other in this genre.

HOWEVER, while I liked the two main leads in this one fair enough, I'm so, so, so, so tired of reading about empaths. I was excited to read about Selenka and the BlackEdge wolves, and Ethan was pretty decent, yet it was sooooo obvi
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