Review: Angels’ Blood by Nalini Singh

Angels’ Blood by Nalini Singh
Publisher: Berkley
Paranormal Romance
Guild Hunter series

Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux is hired by the dangerously beautiful Archangel Raphael. But 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.

Elena Deveraux is a born vampire hunter, the best there is, and is enjoying the spoils of her latest job when she’s summoned by a powerful archangel named Raphael. He has a job for her, but it’s not what she expects. She’s asked to hunt down a rogue archangel who’s embarked on a killing spree, one unlike any she’s ever seen or heard of.  This task will test everything Elena is made of, not to mention trying to resist the seduction of the most powerful being she’s ever encountered.

In Angels’ Blood, Nalini Singh created a very different, interesting world, but I had quite a lot of trouble sympathizing with the characters. I think it put me off a little that almost from one page to the next, Elena went from “I’m am so not laying down for you, Raphael”, to “give it to me”, but then again, I’m a “paranormal romance” virgin, so maybe this is the norm. Not to mention that Raphael is kind of an pompous jerk, but maybe that will change as the series progresses.  I’ll probably grab the next book in the series when I’m in between books. I really wanted to like this more, because it is quite well written and it’s obvious Ms. Singh is a talented writer. It’s also just very possible that I wasn’t in the mood for this type of book when I was reading it. That happens from time to time, then I pick it up at a later date, and totally love it! I certainly didn’t hate it, and like I said, the world building was intriguing enough that I might just pick up the next one!
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