Shield of Winter

Berkley. (Psy-Changeling, Bk. 13). Jun. 2014. 448p. ISBN 9780425264010. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781101605202. PARANORMAL ROMANCE
OrangeReviewStarTrained from childhood to feel no emotions under the rigid Silence Protocol, the Psy race is plunged into violent, often insane chaos when the Silence falls and feeling things is no longer forbidden. Now, a deadly disease has infected the network that mentally links the race, and the long-suppressed Psy empaths (E-Psys) are the only ones who can save it—if only they can awaken and accept their abilities without being destroyed. "Reconditioned" into emotional numbness as a teen but aware that she is still different, Ivy Jane joins an experimental project to unlock her abilities and ends up attracted to Vasic, the lethal Arrow assassin sworn to protect her at all costs.
VERDICT Two emotionally damaged but ultimately redeemable protagonists find love—and themselves

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