A SAHM that reads and reviews romance (all sub genres of romance), Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi, sometimes Horror, and YA (some sub genres of it).
I've been reading since I was my oldest daughter's age….thanks to R.L. Stine & Christopher Pike…and later on thanks to Anne Rice. Those 3 authors changed my life and I have been obsessed with reading ever since.
I have been underneath a rock since 2009 I guess because I wish I had read this book/series sooner. Now I’m making time to because darn it…I have been in a reading rut and needed something to get me out of it. Thank goodness for Angel’s Blood because I’m out of that rut and I’m now obsessed over Nalini’s Guild Hunter series. In fact, I read this book so fast that I’m already having withdrawals. Thank goodness for having the next couple of books in the series on hand, otherwise I would be driving my family crazy. (especially the husband)
The minute I started reading Angel’s Blood I knew I was not going to get anything done. The very first page had me hooked into this world that Nalini Singh created. There is nothing new about me loving kick butt female characters because I prefer heroines that can handle their own, other the damsel in distress. Elena is that character in this book and Nalini got me liking her the minute she stood up to Raphael (the archangel). Oh…how I LOVED Raphael in this book. He was one lethal, sexy archangel that I loved following in the story. Elena is a Guild Hunter who hunts vampires that the archangels want back who try to run from their duties. Elena has been tasked though to hunt down a archangel that has gone rogue. She’s going to be tested and put through a lot during this mission because she has the sexy, dark archangel making sure she doesn’t screw up. In the mean time, she’s trying to resists his charms, and Raphael is trying to resist losing his angel powers to a human that intrigues him.
Nalini creates a different world where nothing is what it seems. There are archangels in the world that try to keep everything in order, but it’s kind of hard when one of them goes rogue. In comes the importance of the Guild Hunters who help in the matter of the rogue vampires and now rogue archangels. Elena is the strong female lead in the story that will steal the show with her personality, and Raphael is the dangerous archangel that you will either love or hate. In my case…I LOVED him! I loved how Nalini made the story in different points of views, so the reader can follow Elena and Raphael in the story. It made the story very well with the back and forth between the characters.
I also enjoyed the ending. I kind of expected the ending, but was still blown away with how Nalini ended it. Okay…I admit it was an explosive ending. Now I need to just find time to read the next books in the series back to back with no interruption. Must convince the husband to let me have 3 to 4 days by myself to read them. Ha…we’ll see how it goes. He did allow me to have my birthday weekend last year to read a series. It was my birthday wish and he knew I rather read books then have an actual birthday present (but he still got me an amazing birthday present) =)
I give this book 5 full moons (ten if I could) and highly recommend it to UF/PNR readers out there.