Friday, June 20, 2014

Review- Angel's Blood by Nalini Singh


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.


I am a huge fan of Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series so I was really excited to get started on her Guild Hunter series. Nalini Singh is one of my favorite authors with her complex characters and story lines and Angel's Blood did not disappoint. Nalini Singh's take on angels and vampires is very unique and I loved the world.

Elena is a vampire hunter. She isn't just a vampire hunter by choice,she is hunter born which helps her in tracking vampires through their scent. Elena is hired by the archangel Raphael which just complicates things. I loved Elena. She was a kick ass heroine who still had her vulnerabilities. I also found her whole tracking by scents thing really unique. The scent descriptions were simply beautiful.

Now it is no surprise that I love every single one of Nalini Singh's heroes from her Psy-Changeling series but Raphael was in a league of his own. Unlike the good guys he was actually portrayed as a negative character who slowly regains his humanity or at least a parts of it because of Elena. I loved how slowly we saw different facets of his personality. He definitely won me over by the end.

Raphael and Elena have chemistry. This was a completely forbidden relationship but both Elena and Raphael knew what they were getting into since the beginning. There was loads of action which brought home the point that everything is not picture perfect in their world. It was all very well done.

I also loved how we get to meet a few of Raphael's Seven who are his trusted men. I hope each and every single one of them gets a book of their own. There are also games of politics being played among the archangels which gives the book a strong plot. I am definitely very happy with the solid start to this fantastic series.


  1. Great review!! I have read her psy changeling series and loved it, but have been debating whether or not to try this series out. I think you just convinced me I need to try this out ASAP!!!

  2. I have never heard of this book but it sounds really good. I haven't read a book about vampires in a while so yeah. I must say that Raphael and Elena sound like a really interesting couple. So glad you enjoyed it. Great review, Janhvi :)

  3. YES JANHVI YES!!! I'm so happy that you're loving this series and boy, you read fast. I think you're almost done with this series, while I've only read 2 from Psy-Challenging :D I have loved Raphael so much through this series that I don't even remember the time when he was portrayed as an evil/ inhumane character. He presence always screamed danger to me which I think is still pretty accurate. Either ways, I love him! And the Seven (especially Aodhan and Venom) were my favorite! This series gets better with each book and I can't wait to find out which one's your favorite :)

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