Angels’ Blood by Nalini Singh
Book 1, Guild Hunter Series
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Format: Paperback, 368 pages
Published: March 3, 2009 by Berkley
My copy: Purchased
Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux knows she's the best—but she doesn't know if she's good enough for this job. Hired by the dangerously beautiful Archangel Raphael, a being so lethal that no mortal wants his attention, only one thing is clear—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 doesn't destroy her, succumbing to Raphael's seductive touch just may. For when archangels play, mortals break...
I have seen a lot praise for Nalini Singh's writing, so naturally I wanted give her a try. Angels' Blood was my first exposure to her work and I was not disappointed. I'm just sorry I haven't started reading Ms. Singh's novels sooner. You can bet I'll be diving into her Psy-Changeling series this year.
Angels’ Blood captured my attention from the beginning and didn't let go of it until the very last page, it was that good. Nalini Singh is such a wonderful story teller whose characters have personalities that came to life for me. This story was a very fast paced, satisfying read on every level. There was just the right amount of romance and mystery mixed in with tense, dark moments that had me on the edge of my seat several times. How could you not be effected by a gutsy heroine who's job is to hunt down a crazed archangel while trying to not to fall for another extremely dangerous one, who she's rightfully scared of and attracted to? What about a world where humans indenture themselves as servants for a 100 years in exchange for near immortality by being made into vampires by angels? Or an existence where archangels rule nations around the world who are known as the Cadre of Ten? Intriguing, isn't?
Yes, I'm definitely reading Archangel's Kiss when it releases.
I would recommend Angels' Blood to any and all readers who enjoy their urban fantasy mixed in with some sizzling romance. As a matter of fact, I'd say it's a must read!
Guild Hunter Series:
- Angels' Pawn – stand alone ebook novella & can be read at time in the series
- Angels’ Blood
- Angels' Judgment – short story in the Must Love Hell Hounds anthology
- Archangel's Kiss - February 2, 2010