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Last Guard by Nalini Singh

thisisabooktracker's review against another edition

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4.0

A lot of set-up for the next plot arc, but well-written as always!

mingreen's review against another edition

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5.0

Psy x Psy really is my favorite pairing in this series.

There is also good representation in the form of main characters Payal and Canto being neurodivergent and a wheelchair user respectively.

lindaunconventionalbookworms's review

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5.0

*I received a free copy of Last Guard. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review which is honest and unbiased.*

I'm not sure I'll be able to be coherent right now! I absolutely adored Last Guard! The two main characters were the cutest ever! Even while still having a spine of steel. And I'm just so happy with this installment! At the same time, I'm extremely anxious about what will happen next. As always, Singh nailed it!

angie_stl's review

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4.0

Psy

This installment into the Psy-Changeling Trinity world seemed a little more rushed than usual. For some reason I’ve had a hard time convincing myself that I wanted to read this one, but it was a 4/5 star read, with lots of cameo appearances!! If you have read the other Psy-Changeling books, and plan to continue, this is a very important book to read. Many Psy-Net things explained and happened.

diaryofthebookdragon's review

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3.0

Not a fan of this couple. Their story felt like something I have already read before in this series. :/

wellactjoally's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

4.75

Bear shifters!! Traumatized kids bond and then are ripped apart. Find each other in adulthood. Love to feed each other. Working together. Secret oasis. Telekinetic. Character in a wheelchair. Adjacent gay couple. Delhi. 

Abusive adults. Mental health. Family you can’t trust. 

pinkmedea's review

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2.5

My least favorite of the Trinity series so far. At a glance, this book did have some really interesting elements in terms of representation  - we have an Indian FMC based in Delhi, and a PWD hero in a wheelchair, both of whom are much older than anyone in the series so far (36 and 39 respectively) - which I was really determined to like, but idk, the characters just didn’t click with me. I found Payal too similar to Zaira from Book 14, because they were both characterized as having that “angry little girl” inside, and I just didn’t appreciate it that much because their anger/cool control dichotomy is the only thing they have going for their personality. I also didn’t like the way Canto’s dialogue was written. He was always grumbling and growling and cursing in a way that sounded stilted and unnatural. I actually just skimmed a lot of their scenes together. 

That aside, I did like the major plot of including designation A in the Ruling Coalition to round out the picture about the ongoing destruction of the PsyNet. I appreciated the little glimpses of the culture, where designation A was cosseted for such a long time, but now had to find a way to adapt to the changing times. I also enjoyed seeing more of Arwen and Pavel, and the interactions of Canto with the bears. 

Not my favorite but worth a read if you’re invested in the plot. 

awishman's review against another edition

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5.0

The real world parallels were

robiok's review

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emotional funny hopeful lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75

3.75 ⭐️ 
Once again not quite 4 stars but an excellent follow up to the arc that was started with Wolf Rain
A great main couple and NIKITA WAS HERE that’s enough to sell me on this
I didn’t quite fall hopelessly in love this time and -strangely!- no tears? It’s very easy to make me emotional and both Wolf Rain and Alpha Night made me cry a bit, not Last Guard tho
Oh, loved the non-binary character of Aran, I hope they come back and Patel and Arwen truly stole my heart, I love these boys and I love their love
I’ll take a break now and come back to this series in a few months to finally catch up to the last release! 
That ending was freaking exciting so I can’t wait :)

maggiekms's review

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adventurous emotional medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0