Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Review: Archangel's Kiss by Nalini Singh

Archangel's Kiss is the the follow up book to Angel's Blood. You MUST read Angel's Blood before reading Archangel's Kiss or you'll be totally lost in the first sentence. In Angel's Blood you meet Elena a Guild Hunter who gets hired by the Archangel of New York Raphael to hunt another Archangel. Elena usually hunts vampires not angels. This is how their relationship starts. Raphael can kill her with a thought pretty much but Elena is no pushover and their interactions keep you quite riveted to the page. This was one of those books where i really wanted to not be bothered and just read til i finished it. I believe i may have just done that too. lol I read it months ago. Getting on the follow up book Archangel's Kiss. You might want to stop reading right now if you've not read Angel's Blood cause i'm going to give some details away that'll spoil it if you haven't read it yet. Ok you were warned.

In Archangel's Kiss Elena awakens from year long coma to find she is a angel herself. She retains all her hunting abilities and discovers she has some new ones too. The threat to her in this book comes from several places and you kind of have to try and figure out who is really after her. I'll admit there was some places in the book i was confused but this is where i think you have to read Angel's Blood first. If you read it before read it again before starting Archangel's Kiss. I found myself trying to remember stuff from the first book. I did it backward but i reread Angel's Blood after Archangel's Kiss. Below is a excerpt from Archangel's Kiss.

Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux wakes from a year-long coma to find herself changed—an angel with wings the colors of midnight and dawn—but her fragile body needs time to heal before she can take flight. Her lover, the stunningly dangerous archangel Raphael, is used to being in control—even when it comes to the woman he considers his own. But Elena has never done well with authority…

They’ve barely begun to understand each other when Raphael receives an invitation to a ball from the archangel Lijuan. To refuse would be a sign of fatal weakness, so Raphael must ready Elena for the flight to Beijing—and to the nightmare that awaits them there. Ancient and without conscience, Lijuan holds a power that lies with the dead. And she has organized the most perfect and most vicious of welcomes for Elena…
There are you intrigued? I don't know how Nalini Singh can put this all together. Very creative thinking. to me there is so much to consider in how one would put a story like this together. If you would like to read the first chapter of Archangel's Kiss you can do so here The book has been out for a few weeks. I couldn't find it at my local Walmart or Kmart which are the only local places to buy here but interestingly enough because i mention Angel's Blood to my librarian she had them both available to check out shortly after it was released. Needless to say i was happy. lol There is supposed to be 4 books in this series the next is not due out til the first part of 2011.
In parting if you want to find out about Angel's Blood and read a excerpt you can go here for that.
I give Archangel's Kiss 4  Modokker book pick stars. Read Angel's Blood first!

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