Review // Archangel's Kiss by Nalini Singh

December 31, 2021

Archangel's Kiss by Nalini Singh

He'd kill for her, destroy for her, savage anyone who dared attempt to take her from him.
And he would never let her go...even if she begged for her freedom.

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Archangel's Kiss by Nalini Singh

Archangel's Kiss by Nalini Singh

Guild Hunter #2
Release - February 2, 2010
Genre - Paranormal Romance / angels, vamps, hunters
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat Level - 3 out of 5 / several scenes
Format/Source - ebook from the library / I own the paperback
Length - 352 pages
Publisher - Berkley

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—even 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…

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My Two Cents

4 "I'm definitely warming up" stars

In the last book, Angels' Blood (see my review here), I found the story to be vague and a bit lackluster. I figured it was probably because this author and her books were new to me. This book gave me exactly what I thought was missing in the first one... THE ROMANCE!!

I also found this one a bit creepier than expected. There are zombies and yet they don't look like the walking dead. If it weren't for Raphael's super senses and Elena's keen nose, they could pass as vamps. It was heartbreaking and scary. And it was awesome!

The politics between the archangels was still just as entertaining and for some reason, I couldn't get enough of Lijuan. I wonder what role she'll play in the stories to come.

I'm still kind of reserving judgment because while I definitely liked this story, I'm still not in love, but if the author builds on everything I've read here, I can only see a better reaction on my part.

And I'm off to read Archangel's Consort because not only can I not get enough of this author's writing, but... Raphael!!


About the Author

Author Nalini Singh

On Me

I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I spent three years living and working in Japan, where I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page.

I’ve worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher, but not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency, but I call it grist for the writer’s mill.

On writing

I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. All of my stories held a thread of romance, even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes. Creating unique characters and giving them happy endings is my favorite thing. I even love the voices in my head, so there’s no other job I’d rather be doing. When I got the call in September 2002 that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.

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  1. Great review. I have LOVED these books so much and I am happy that the second book really brought the romance to you. The first book was a lot of world building so the romance wasn't as focused. And just wait on Lijuan, you will find out.

    1. Thank you! I can definitely see why this author has so many fans (and I'm becoming one). I think the problem was Elena for the most part. I'll probably get into it when I review Archangel's Consort.


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