My rating: 5 of 5 flames
With Archangel’s Blade having just released this month, I figured it was time to finally read the first one. I can’t tell you how wonderful this book was.
Nalini Singh has such a seductive way of writing, that she pulls you in and draws you close, until you can only eat, sleep, and breathe her world. I take that back-there was no sleeping. I stayed up late to read.
I am amazed by the talent Ms. Singh has-she made me love her characters, which normally wouldn’t be a big deal, but typically, I don’t like characters like Elena. She straddles the line of assertive heroine and bitchy, but it worked. She was a kick-ass heroine who I liked. She is great at what she does-she’s a vampire hunter. But, she’s Hunter-born. This means she has a special talent for knowing vampires on sight, by scent, basically things we mere mortals can’t do. She’s stronger, and she’s the best of the best.
Raphael is an archangel. He wants Elena to help him hunt down one of their own, but he doesn’t tell her what she’s up against. The chemistry is intense, the action is intense, the world-building is intense…and the relationship between Elena and Raphael is complex.
I loved watching Raphael become a bit more human every day. He went from cruel archangel to hero material and I loved every minute.
And this was just book 1! I have the next 3 loaded up on my Nook ready to go. I can’t wait!