Monday, December 12, 2016

Review- Archangel's Storm by Nalini Singh


Enter New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s darkly beautiful world of archangels and immortal power, as a pact is sealed between two souls bound by blood, stirred by desire, and driven by vengeance…

With wings of midnight and an affinity for shadows, Jason courts darkness. But now, with the Archangel Neha’s consort lying murdered in the jewel-studded palace that was his prison and her rage threatening cataclysmic devastation, Jason steps into the light, knowing he must unearth the murderer before it is too late.

Earning Neha’s trust comes at a price—Jason must tie himself to her bloodline through the Princess Mahiya, a woman with secrets so dangerous, she trusts no one. Least of all an enemy spymaster.

With only their relentless hunt for a violent, intelligent killer to unite them, Jason and Mahiya embark on a quest that leads to a centuries-old nightmare… and to the dark storm of an unexpected passion that threatens to drench them both in blood.

Release date: September 4th, 2012
Published by: Berkley
Page numbers: 337


After absolutely loving Archangel's Blade I went right to Archangel's Storm. Jason with his facial tattoos has always been a mystery so I was really curious about him. Also seeing that the book was set in India I was even more intrigued and I admit I may be a little biased here. But none the less Archangel's Storm turned out to be a stunningly unique book for me.

Jason is Raphael's spy master. He always stays in the shadows with his wings of black. When Archangel Neha's consort is found dead Jason steps in to unearth the murderer but before that he must tie himself to Princess Mahiya with a blood bond. I loved Jason! Unlike any other heroes he was quiet one, not wanting any attention on himself. He had a lot of issues which no one knew about but his strength was undoubted.

Then we have Mahiya. At first I just could not get a read on Mahiya if she was good or bad. She came off as meek but we soon find out she has a core of steel. Not everyone is an out and out warrior like Elena and I so appreciated seeing a completely different yet just as strong of a heroine in Mahiya. Mahiya has intentions of her own and when you see how hard she's been fighting just to survive you can't help but like her.

Jason and Mahiya's romance was slow burn at the best. You need to have patience while reading this book for their chemistry to grow and build. But I loved every second of it. Both Jason and Mahiya were not people who trusted easily and it was a pleasure seeing them learn about each other. The bond they form is with a quiet strength and intensity.

We also get to see a lot of Venom in this book and I am highly curious about him after reading his bits in Archangel's Storm. I also loved how seamlessly Nalini Singh incorporated the Indian culture in the book. Archangel's Storm was an amazing and unique installment to the series and I loved it.

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