Saturday, January 30, 2016

BOOK REVIEW - ANGELS' BLOOD by NALINI SINGH - GUILD HUNTER # 1 - BERKELY - URBAN FANTASY

By: Nalini Singh
Published By : Berkley
Released : Available Now
Details: Paperback, 339 Pages

RATING : 5 RAPHAEL & DMITRI STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux knows she is the best- but she does not know if even she is good enough for this job. Hired by the dangerously beautiful archangel Raphael, a being so lethal that no mortal wants his attention, Elena knows failure is not an option—even if the task is impossible.

Because this time, it's not a wayward vamp she has to track. It's an archangel gone bad.

The job will put Elena in the midst of a killing spree like no other—and pull her to the razor's edge of passion. Even if the hunt does not destroy her, succumbing to Raphael’s seductive touch just might. For when archangels play, mortals break.



BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

I finally got around to starting this series and I must say I am already onto Archangel's Kiss.

I really loved Nalini’s addition to the urban fantasy genre.

Raphael is an archangel and he wants Elena, a guild hunter on his payroll.

Let the shenanigans begin.

Raphael and Elena have a bit of a shoot em’ up beginning. I love how Nalini plays them off each other.

Elena is well liked by her friends and they are there for her. She is tough, not a push over when it comes to temptation and believe me with this line up of sexy angels and vampires...there is a lot to be tempted by.

There is an excellent line up of sub characters to enrich the story line.

Dmitri is a stand out sub character for me. He is one of the Seven.



Dmitri was staring straight at her, his lips brushing the milk-and-cream skin of the blonde’s arched neck, his hand lying perilously close to the soft rise of her breasts. As the door closed, she saw his fangs flash bright. Her stomach twisted in a vicious shock of hunger.

“Would you go to his bed sweetly?” Raphael asked against my ear, his voice an unsheathed blade. “Would you whimper and beg?”

Elena swallowed. “Hell, no. He’s like double-frosted chocolate mud cake. It looks good, you want to eat the whole thing, but in reality it’s too sickly sweet.” Dmitri’s sensual nature was suffocating, heavy, a blanket that repelled even as it attracted.

“If he is cake, what am I?” Cruel, sensual lips against her cheek, her jaw.

“Poison,” she whispered. “Beautiful, seductive poison.”




I loved the world building. 

The villain is a rather disgusting character named Uram. He’s gone off the rails and is doing all kinds of evil and gory things. Very bad archangel who’s got a dual... ummm...personality. If that is the correct wording? 

My eyes leaked a little at the end. I wasn't expecting to get that emotion and I LOVED the twist.

So did not see that coming. ( Just don't look at book #2 cover art

Word of the book : exigent.

I had to look it up. Means: urgent, pressing.

Never heard of it and I so want to have some exigent matters to attend to.

A really cool introduction to this series and I am all in. I don't hand out 5 stars easily but I thought Nalini pulled me into her world and I could see it all so clearly. I do love her writing style.

I highly recommend if you haven’t already met Raphael and The Seven, and you like urban fantasy, then pull up a quiet cosy squat and dig in. 

I found this cast vid on youtube and thought it was quite good. A couple characters there I haven't met yet.


Michelle


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