Insight

Insight Growing up the outcast in an infamous family of psychics Nate Black never learned how to control his empath abilities Then after five years without contact his estranged twin turns up dead in New Yo

  • Title: Insight
  • Author: Santino Hassell
  • ISBN: 9781626495067
  • Page: 433
  • Format: Paperback
  • Growing up the outcast in an infamous family of psychics, Nate Black never learned how to control his empath abilities Then after five years without contact, his estranged twin turns up dead in New York City The claim of suicide doesn t ring true, especially when a mysterious vision tells Nate it was murder Now his long hated gift is his only tool to investigate HitchiGrowing up the outcast in an infamous family of psychics, Nate Black never learned how to control his empath abilities Then after five years without contact, his estranged twin turns up dead in New York City The claim of suicide doesn t ring true, especially when a mysterious vision tells Nate it was murder Now his long hated gift is his only tool to investigate Hitching from his tiny Texas town, Nate is picked up by Trent, a gorgeous engineer who thrives on sarcasm and skepticism The heat that sparks between them is instant and intense, and Nate ends up trusting Trent with his secrets something he s never done before But once they arrive in the city, the secrets multiply when Nate discovers an underground supernatural community, missing psychics, and frightening information about his own talent.Nate is left questioning his connection with Trent Are their feelings real, or are they being propelled by abilities Nate didn t realize he had His fear of his power grows, but Nate must overcome it to find his brother s killer and trust himself with Trent s heart.

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    1. At first I was all:Because PSYCHICS and possible MURDER, and all kinds of other things that make you go:This book is grade A CREEPY: weird, intense, and fast-paced.If you go in expecting a traditional romance, you might be disappointed. Because this story is anything but traditional. First, Insight is a paranormal thriller.Second, it's a mystery. Third, it's a romance. Nate is the narrator of the story. Depressed and bitterly lonely, Nate works at a liquor store, which he figures is a step above [...]

    2. 2.5/3 StarsI read the sample of this a while back and wasn't that impressed but it's Santino Hassell,I mean the man could write a Telephone Directory and I would pay good money for itSo the combination of this Author and pnr and I couldn't not read itbut this was very underwhelming for me.I was just bored.I didn't feel the connection between Nate and Trent,which is surprising because this Author has created some of the best MM couples I've read about.I kind of liked Trent but found his character [...]

    3. ***4.5 Stars***Wowjust freaking WOW! Insight is part thriller, part paranormal romanced ENTIRELY ENTHRALLING! First, I have to say that I don't read many books outside of contemporary. Not because I don't like to, but because I just don't naturally gravitate to other genres. But when I saw Santino Hassell was writing a book about gay psychics thought went through my head.It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of his writing, and every one of his writing strengths is on full display here. Endearingly [...]

    4. Insight is the first book in a new paranormal series by Santino Hassell and it gets off to an amazing start. I could not put this book down once I started reading and I'd happily reread it again. In fact, it went straight to my favorites shelf!Where to even begin! This story took me places I didn't expect to go. Santino Hassell is just so good at that. There were twists and turns and things that made me question everything. Insight is exactly my kind of paranormal story. Nate Black comes from a [...]

    5. ~4.5 stars!~Anyone who's read ICoS knows that Hassell + that touch of "another world as we know it" = book magic. Not that I'd compare the stories, because they're so different, but Hassell gets me, dammit. He gets what I'm looking for. I'm not a lover of fluff. It has its place, and sometimes I'm in the mood. But I'm so much more swayed to the grittier side of romance. Flawed characters. Not caricatures. Insight brought me that edge of grit, a mystery of sorts, and those sweet, romantic moments [...]

    6. After reading the incredible and unforgettable ICoS Santino Hassell has quickly become one of my favourite authors and my expectations going into this book were huge. I did worry that this book would struggle to deliver everything I expected from it but by the end of the first chapter any worries I'd had were long forgotten, I was hooked.Nate Black is a fascinating character who's yet to find his place in life, he's a empath who's never learnt to control his gift/curse and it's hard to imagine h [...]

    7. 5 Stars - All the way! Pure Perfection!! This story grabbed my attention and didn't let go!! Santino has shown he is a superb writer of multiple sub-genres/tropes!! My all time favorite author is Dean Koontz, and I used to think nobody could write a mystery/thriller/paranormal story like him. Well, Santino has done it and he did it well!! Full Review:Insight is book one in Santino Hassell's new series, The Community. This is a paranormal romance/psychic thriller that is full of suspense, twists, [...]

    8. DNF @ 48%It pains me to do this but I just don't think this book is for me. I kind of had a feeling. Paranormal isn't one of my favorite genres. Butbut it's Santino Hassell. I can't not read a Santino book. Or at least try anyways.I was kind of bored. What? I know. It was too much focus on the paranormal aspects. And then there were too many characters introduced. The whole Community. Yeah, you lost me. I couldn't keep track of who knew who, who did what, who was sleeping together, who hated eac [...]

    9. A perfectly clear image has been in my mind since I started reading this story. Probably the first image you will find if you google "NY piers". Beautiful (of course, it's New York) but nothing special unless you are being transported to that place while reading the first chapter of Insight. In that moment Santino got me. I loved the idea. I really liked that first vision and how it dragged me into this new world. All my reading has been conditioned by Theo's "first appareance". And even if Theo [...]

    10. I can not believe that I am saying this but this was my least favorite by Santino Hassell. I never thought that I would ever say these words but it's true. I am such a huge fan of his work but I was so bored here. It had everything that I love in a book all combined together but it still left me unsatisfied. Anyway, no worries. I am still a huge fan and will always read his books!

    11. 2.5 to 3 stars. While I enjoyed my read for the most part, I feel like Insight had so much potential, but unfortunately failed to meet the expectations its promising start created. I mean, a strange - and creepy - psychic family, a murder to solve, a hidden community, and a hot romance? Sign me up! I wanted to eat that cake ASAP, and my love for Santino Hassell's writing seemed like the perfect icing for it.But. ✘ I'm pretty sure that Nate's empath powers somehow got to me, because I liked Tre [...]

    12. Wow. Just wow. Insight is one of those books where, after you finish it, there's a certain sense of sorrow because you'll never recapture that amazing sensation of reading it for the first time. I don't want to give away too many plot points in this review, but suffice it to say TRUST NO ONE and NOTHING is as it seems. We all think our own families are crazy, but in Nate's case, yeah, they're seriously fucked up. He's from a tiny town in Texas and all his family are psychics - his overbearing p [...]

    13. Hey, hola de nuevo, Santi :). Estoy entre las cuatro y las cinco estrellas, le pongo cinco por Nate, por meterme en otro mundo, por algunas frases llenas de sentimiento y emotividad, por tenerme ansiosa durante varios momentos del libro, y porque soy fan y me apetece.Insight es la novela que abre una nueva serie de Santino Hassell, en este caso Paranormal con un toque de misterio. Lo Panaromal no es lo mío, no es lo que más me atrae, y concretamente todo el mundo de los pych es probablemente l [...]

    14. I normally don't rate my DNF books, but consider it as DNF at 52%You can't even imagine HOW much I wanted to BE ABLE to finish this book and give it a proper one star review. But I am not going to spend even one more second of my life on this book and on its shallow flat characters. They all sounded like they were 12 year old! Terrible dialogues, not even a tiny flash of inspiration. Banal plot, boring characters, a romance without chemistry, amateurish writing.I asked myself, what DID I MISS? W [...]

    15. “I can feel you.” “And is that a good or bad thing?” “It’s good,” Nate whispered. “Like this fucking flood of . . . of light and warmth. It’s almost powerful enough to wash everything else away.”Imagine an underground, mega powerfull organization of psychics, based in New York City. Imagine being able to feel not only your feelings, but someone else's too. Imagine people fighting each other, by using only their minds. This is the world Santino Hassell created with The Communi [...]

    16. 2.5 stars I was super excited about this book as I love this author's Five Borough series and I thought the paranormal twist would super cool. It started off pretty good as we meet Nate and his nutty family and then he meets Trent. Once they got to New York it went all down hill for me. This story felt excessively long and I was bored by the 50% mark. I read a lot of UF so I get that world building can take some time in first books of new series but it still felt painfully slow. I think the bigg [...]

    17. DNF @52% and no ratingIt really pains me to say this but I give up.Santino Hassell is and will always be one of my favorite authors and for me as a fan of paranormal romance this book should have had all the makings of me loving it, but (with a capital B) I did not.The beginning was promising, but after a while I was bored to death with the story. A whole bunch of characters was introduced, but nothing really happened. And even if the "connection" between Trent and Nate was mentioned quite often [...]

    18. When I saw there was going to be a new SH series, I was like : yeah !!! But then…I’m way better than Nate at putting up a shield to protect myself from magic, but why does it have to be from SH’s magic ???Nate is 21, lives a sedate life in a quiet town in Texas and is cast out by the towners who think his family is a bunch of freaks. Which he believes to be quite the truth as he and his family do have some psychic powers, except his own powers feel weak and useless for him. And then, he le [...]

    19. *4,5 stars*The paranormal isn't something I would necessarily go for. In general I'm a bit lost when it comes to vampires and werewolves (T.J: Klune's 'Wolfsong' and Keira Andrew's 'Kick at the Darkness' series being rare exceptions), but I do fancy a bit of magic and things alike.I loved the whole concept of psychics who are differently talented and whose powers vary in quality and strength. Santino Hassell has done a fabulous job creating a world where the minds of some are exceptional.Nate co [...]

    20. 4.5 StarsInsight is the first in a new series about people with different psychic abilities, and it is fast-paced, intense, a bit creepy, and basically sucks you in from start to end.Nate Black is an empath who's never really been taught how to use his gift. When his twin brother, Theo, dies Nate doesn't believe it's suicide and decides to go to New York to investigate. He's picked up by Trenton Castille who turns out to also be headed to New York. Somewhere during the 40+ hour road trip the two [...]

    21. 4.5Not sure I have too much to say about this except that it's fantastic. Moody, complicated, a genuine mystery. I've not read too many paranormals focused on psychics, but this felt incredibly original, with first class worldbuilding. Wow--the depiction of Nate is soooo good, really excellent characterization. Ditto Chase and Holden. I was not as huge a fan of Trent, who felt a little too good to be true, though there was nothing egregious. I am extremely picky about depictions of New York City [...]

    22. My Insight journey: A new Santino book!Reads blurb. paranormal and mysteryI seldom read PNR and don't care for mysteries- they bore me. But it is Santino. And in the end, it was a winner. -Psychics-Fleshed out characters-Fast paced story-Heavy angst-EMPATH SEX-And a story leaving you wanting moreThat equals a winner in my eyes. Sorry for doubting you, Santino.

    23. What a journey! And that was just the beginning of it!"Insight" is the first installment of Santino Hassell's seriesThe Community. The MCs are different for each book and here the story focuses on Nate, a psychic with very limited abilities, and Trent, a non-psychic person or void as they call them. The story is told entirely through Nate's POV and it was so interesting to see the world as he did. Due to his powers he was able to feel emotions from the people around him and get impressions from [...]

    24. This was a piecemeal book for me. There were parts I really liked and felt intensely connected to and there were parts I didn't like, that left me flat. A few characters I liked, most I didn't. In terms of trying to find quality "MM" contemporary UF/para/supernatural/metaphysical books, don't know what you want to classify Insight as, this is pretty good writing. Caveat about MM- there is an OFY aspect to this book, (view spoiler)[I cannot tag this as gay or bi. Fluid, yep, okay. Trent has never [...]

    25. Insight is another home run by the talented Santino Hassell.This time we are treated to a M/M romantic suspense mystery thriller. :-) Yes, sometimes Santino's books are hard to categorise because he is so skilled at writing across several sub genres.Insight gives us plenty of angst, a whodunnit, and a few twisty twists that you will not see coming. It has a creepy vibe. Titillating you to be scared while our MCs are being brave. Me: "no, no, don't go there!" "omg, be careful!" "oh shoot oh no no [...]

    26. 5 BIG starsNate has a 'gift' and he doesn't know to scream or be happy with itSo far it disrupt his whole being screaming is a good optionAt his miserable job at the liquor shop he meets Trent who helps him with the most irritating man from his youth who has even beaten him into the hospital.Trent has good vibes, he radiates calmness and kindness and that's an experience Nate rarely meets.After a strange body experience he finds out his twin brother Theo is dead police report says suicide Nate f [...]

    27. Jan 2018 Audio review *bumping this up to 5 stars*Oh, yeah. This was awesome! I already enjoyed reading the book and I knew, just knew the audio was going to be amazing. Greg Boudreaux's narration was superb and I loved these characters even more thru him. This will be my first time listening to him narrate and I the hype is legit. He is wonderful. I highly recommend this book, series and audio. :)Feb 2017 ebook review *4 stars*I was provided an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange f [...]

    28. Hm, I'm not so sure what to say about this book.I really liked both MCs, Nate and also Trent, although I couldn't say why, because, as a matter of fact, we learned almost nothing about Trent. I liked the idea of the book, an empath as MC, a secret community of psychics, a mystery.At times I found the story really exciting and I was on edge and tried to unravel the mystery, and then again I found it almost boring and too repetitive.However, even so the main mystery is solved at the end of this bo [...]

    29. 3.75 starsAt this point, I’m convinced that Santino Hassell can write any genre well. I don’t read a lot of contemporary paranormal, but ‘Insight’ hit many high notes. It’s worth noting that this book is a paranormal mystery first, and an MM romance second.When readers are first introduced to Nate, he’s a pretty pitiful character. He’s stuck in a dead-end job, lives in a crappy apartment, and has to put up with homophobic bullies. He’s an empath - the psychic ability to sense oth [...]

    30. 4.5 StarsInsight was a thrilling paranormal romance that totally hit the spot. It was faster-paced than its lush, dreamy cousin Stygian – instead, Insight's focus, intensity and dark tone reminded me more of ICoS.As I write this, I realize that Nate in some ways also reminds me of Boyd from ICoS. Apart from being blonde and lean, he’s young, vulnerable, completely out of his depth – and fiercely determined. I found his character remarkably easy to root for and I loved his connection to Tre [...]

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