“Angel’s Blood” by Nalini Singh (Guild Hunter #1) – Review

Paperback: 339 pages

Publisher: Gollancz

Release Date: March 3, 2009

Series: Guild Hunter

“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 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 does not destroy her, succumbing to Raphael’s seductive touch just might. For when archangels play, mortals break.”

My thoughts

I’ve been a big fan of Nalini Singh ever since reading the Psy-Changeling series, so naturally, I was expecting a good book when I first bought “Angel’s Blood”, but never did I expect it to be this good.

The new spin on a world controlled by archangels, angels and vampires is completely fascinating. In this series, vampires are created by archangels, imagine that! I just loved every page, it was that good. I was constantly thinking about the world and its characters, living among them. It’s impossible to avoid falling in love with Raphael and his team of deadly warriors.

What about mere old mortal Elena Devereaux? She’s human so she’s no match for vampires or angel, much less for an archangel, right? Hell no! You see, Elena is not just a human, she is a mercenary, a hunterborn who can track vampires, new and old. So what happens when she gets a job that’s way above anything she’s ever done? She jumps right in, of course.

She is so stubborn and a smart-ass extraordinaire, that you’ll find yourself laughing at her quippy lines. You’ll simply love the way she goes about life. She doesn’t need someone protecting her, she’s very much capable of guarding her back and of handling herself in dire situation. Smart, tough and snarky, our warrior has to survive being around the sexy archangel Raphael.

He can be dazzling, annoying, charming or cruel. You simply don’t know which side of him you’ll see and the fact that Elena falls in love with him despite his flaws makes this story so much more beautiful.

The sex in this series is also really good. Nalini Singh knows her stuff! I love the fact that angels are sexual in this novel. It seemed kind of awkward to begin with because of the whole religious thing surrounding the angel myth, but the characters make so much sense. I just love every one of them.

There are currently four books in this series, with the fifth coming out this September, “Archangel’s Storm”, featuring the sexy and mysterious spy master, Jason. Swoooooonnn! So go grab the first book and read the series before September! Did I tell you how yummy the cover is? No? Well have a look-see below:

Rating: 🌙  – another golden moon!

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One thought on ““Angel’s Blood” by Nalini Singh (Guild Hunter #1) – Review

  1. I’ve been meaning to pick up a Nalini Singh book for a while, sounds like the Guild Hunters would be a good place to start. Thanks for the review!

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