New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh returns to her world of angelic rulers, vampiric servants, and the woman thrust into their darkly seductive world...
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—especially 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.
I got into Archangel's Kiss right after finishing Angel's Blood because I just couldn't not. I wanted to find out how things progress with Elena and Raphael after the events of Angels' Blood. If I can say so myself, Archangel's Kiss was even more amazing than Angel's Blood. We get answers to a lot of questions but we get even more questions.
Elena wakes up from her year long coma to find herself with angel wings. But Elena is considered very weak among the immortals because she is just a baby angel. I still loved Elena just as much in this book. There were so many changes happening in her life but she was taking it all in her stride with Raphael by her side. I love being in her head and seeing things from her point of view.
I also genuinely loved Raphael in this one. He was fiercely protective of Elena. Almost everybody saw Elena as a weakness but he still stuck by her side. Their connection just grew deeper in this book with both of them going beyond just the physical aspect of their relationship. Things are definitely getting serious between them.
I also loved the fact that we get to meet all of Raphael's Seven in this book. I do seem to have a soft spot for Illium, the blue winged angel. Most of the others like Venom, Aodhan, Jason and Naasir have made me curious. Dmitri is the head of Raphael's Seven and I know he gets a book after the next but I'm not warming up to him as of yet.
Nalini Singh has created a beautiful world in the Guild Hunter series. The politics which play out keep me hooked to the book. With loads of romance and action Archangel's Kiss is a stunning sequel to Angel's Blood. I am totally into this series and I can't wait to see what happens next.