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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Angels' Blood - Nalini Singh

"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 tasl 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 may. For when archangels play, mortals break..." - Book Cover

Before Resuming this book, I'd like to introduce you to the world it takes place in.

The world is lead by a group of Archangels, each ruling their own areas. They are known by everyone, and they are creating vampires, also known figures. Vampires are Angels minions, and after being turned they have to serve for centuries before being free. But sometimes some vampires are rebellious, and that's when Elena Deveraux step into the action.

Elena is a born-hunter. She was born with the ability to smell and track vampires, so Angels and Archangels hires her to recover their wayward vampires and drag em back home. Only this time, Raphael, Archangel of New York, hired her to track another archangel who embraced the dark side. I hope you are ready for action and one epic chase because this is what you'll find in that book.

Think angels are fluffy innocent beings preaching peace and forgiveness? Guess again. Angels are powerful, single-minded and remorseless. They will get rid of anything stepping in there way, and the life of a single human spawn means absolutely nothing.

Elena is a stubborn, big-mouth and reckless woman while Raphael is seductive, powerful, vindicating and control freak archangel. As you can guess, that's one explosive combination - figuratively and literally.
They spend most of the book fighting each other while trying to achieve a common goal, and it's a very interesting relationship. Elena is hunted by nightmares of her past, on the other hand, Raphael's past is so long he isn't sure there's any humanity left within himself.

While most of the book is filled with sexual reference and sexual tension, there's only one real sex scene, and honestly that's the way I like it. I enjoy sex in a book, but with moderation and that's what Nalini gave us in that book. The book was in no way weighted down by the sexual aspect of the story, so kudos to the author.

The end is was very powerful and very surprising, plan to read the last 100 or so pages all at once 'cause you won't be able to put the book down. It's intense, heart-stopping and heart-breaking.

I definitely recommend this book, I can't wait to put my hands on the next installment.

Read an excerpt

Foreign covers:

UK // Germany

Guild Hunter Series:
1. Angels' Pawn (e-release, early 2009; this novella is written to stand alone, so it can be read at any stage in the series. Angels' Blood is the first book in the series.)

2. Angels' Blood (March 2009)
3. "Angels' Judgment" in Must Love Hell Hounds anthology (September 2009)
4. Archangel's Kiss (February 2010)
Book Stats:
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Berkley (MM); Original edition (Mar 3 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0425226921
ISBN-13: 978-0425226926

Book Source: Personnal Shelf

Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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3 People left their mark' :

  1. Ooooh this sounds good! I've not read anything by Nalini Singh but I've heard so many great things about her books. I'm really going to have to go & buy this one though so thanks for the recommendation :o)

  2. thumbs up!!!!

  3. Sarah- : O Haven't read anything by Nalini yet? Oh my!

    Lol. Both her Guild Hunter series and her Psy/Changeling series are amazing.

    Great review Tynga! I am with you on the whole "ending" part. Can't get my greedy hands on Archangel's Kiss fast enough!