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Angels' Blood USA Today bestselling author Nalini Singh introduces a world of beauty and bloodlust where angels hold sway over vampiresVampire hunter Elena Deveraux knows she’s the best—but she doesn’t know if she’s good enough for this job Hired by the dangerously beautiful Archangel Raphael a being so lethal that no mortal wants his attention only one thing is clear—failure is not an optioneven if the task is impossibleBecause this time it’s not a wayward vamp she has to track It’s an archangel gone badThe job will put Elena in the midst of a killing spree like no otherand 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 So let me tell you what I've noticed and what's really getting on my nerves You won't believe it but the idiot that I am I did not write any reviews before 2015 ish Can you believe it And everytime I now want to go check out to see how I found the book when I first read it I of course can't do that Seriously I'm so mad at myself right now UghBut anyway now that I got that of my chest lets get to the actual reviewIt's no secret that Nalini Singh is one of my all time favourite authors I love her stories and the way she writes them They are super addictive and I simply cannot stop reading them Seriously my obsession with them even progressed so far that I'm now collecting all her books in hardcover although I already have all the same books in paperback Crazy I know But I'm always saying to myself what if they rip or get wet or something else horrible happens to them I need back up So yeahIt's therefore no wonder that I love this story Simply amazing This author has such incredible imagination also a smart and compelling way to bring the story to life for the reader I always get lost in the characters and the new world I love all the details that make me believe in everything that I'm reading Not many authors have that talent but Nalini sure does and that's why I'm such a huge fan of hers Each character is super uniue and gives the story a small piece of the bigger picture The main characters Elena and Raphael are of course my favourites in this whole series They are a power couple and although I always want to see of them of their feelings for each other I know that that's exactly what makes them so compelling and addictive to read about I love that we get to know each character Like Bluebell or Sara or any other importand character They are simply a joy to read about Besides that we also get just the right amount of action violence and uestions answered The author always keeps us up on our toes To all PNR fans read this series You so won't regret it A number of child angels gather around their mother up in heaven somewhere each taking a seat on a fluffy cloud of perfection to eagerly await the forbidden story How Mum and Dad MetMother the eldest almost a teenager chirps Tell us pleaseA chorus of cherub voice cry out in agreement like the tinkering of old church bells Yes motherTell usPlease tell usThe mother laughs her face a beacon of light and joy as she gestures for the children to sit uietlyVery well then children she replies serenely gazing at each of her children in adoration Your father was an angel and I was a Guild Hunter which means that I hunted vampires for Angels He had a very special job for me Now back in these days your father was a very scary man He almost killed me several times Elena chuckled at the joyous memories He was a cold blooded ruthless monster yet there was a strange inexplicable attraction to him that I fought against At firstThe teenage daughter sueals involuntarily and interrupts her mother How romantic I'm going to find a man who wants to kill me Then I'm going to marry himElena looks concerned Erm Well says her next eldest daughter I'm going to find a man that ACTUALLY tries to kill me and then he's going to fall in love with me and then we'll get marriedElena shakes her head in confusion Wait Hmph scoffs the youngest daughter not to be outdone Well I'm going to find a man that wants to kill me and then tries to kill me and then changes his mind BUT while I'm with him I'm going to get so badly injured that he has to sacrifice who I am in order to save me so that we can still be together in some form or another she bursts out almost turning red from the exertionHow romantic the other two croon before all three turn and begin to compete over who can come up with the most romantic scenarioFinally the youngest and Elena’s only boy chirps in “Well when I meet a girl I’m going to keep reminding her how much better than her I am and then hit on her relentlessly even if she shows not sign of wanting me at all”His older sisters stop “You are such a sweetheart” They swoon“Every girl’s going to want you” another says with dreamy eyes “Stop” Elena says finally managing to settle the children down “Son You can’t act like that When you find someone you love you need to treat them with respect and be in partnership with them Sure you can be attracted to them and make advances ““I'm going to find a man that can't keep his hands off me no matter how many times I tell him to leave me alone the first daughter says interrupting her mother again as her face glowed in eagerly awaited anticipationWell I'm going to find a man that can't keep his hands off me even if I SHOOT HIMWell I'm going to find a man that can’t keep his hands off me even if it could mean his own death“Yeah” the little boy says his voice rising above the rest with his enthusiasm “Well when I meet the girl of my dreams and her association with me eventually gets her grievously injured I’ll choose to die with her rather than continue my lonely and forever altered existence” Elena sits and stares at her suabbling daughters in shock and confusion until she eventually breaks in Girls Girls You need to find someone safe Someone you can love who loves you without threatening or manipulating you Can't you see These fantasies aren't healthy girlsWhy not the eldest daughter asks in shockYeah mother Why can't we the middle child addsIt worked for you didn't it her youngest asks“Don’t you see” Elena begs “It simply isn’t realistic or healthy to fantasize about these things And son your life doesn’t stop with the death of a woman She wouldn’t want you to give up and dramatically sacrifice everything just because she died”Her son scratches his head “Why not”Then Arnold Schwarzeneggar rushes in and starts break dancing while telling everyone to Run Run to the chopperBefore dashing out after her sisters brother and Arnold Schwarzeneggar the youngest daughter stops and reassures her mother It's okay Mum Really We're bound to have a dues ex machina ending where everything works out perfectly Just like youTHE END You know how if you eat too many sweets you eventually throw up Well I think that's where I'm at with the paranormal romance genre It just isn't for me any Angels' Blood is listed as an urban fantasy with romance well I'm here to tell you that if this is urban fantasy I'm Donald Trump needlessly living out my writing fantasies by having a GR account as a girl named Lora It is ridiculous to call Angels' Blood an urban fantasy It has all of the classic PR traits an oversexed dangerously attractive hero whose past issues account for his boorish attitude and make him oh so mysteriously erotic; a cookie cutter heroine with nothing interesting about her except that every male within a ten mile radius wants to bonk her; a romance between said hero and heroine that wouldn't even exist if they both weren't so horny; a paranormal story that is seriously overshadowed by myriad scenes of near sex encounters sexual innuendos and double entendres and the aforesaid are all just the prelude to The Real ThingAny chance that Singh might have had at writing a good entertaining well thought out UF series went right out the window when she chose to go the paranormal romance route; at least IMHO I was naïvely hoping that this series would be reminiscent of the Fever series a flawed heroine with a lot to learn but eual amounts of potential; a hero that is mysterious and yes rude but that has good reason for the way he is albeit unknown to the reader as of yet; and most of all a world that is intriguing and maybe dare I hope semioriginal IMO you get none of that with Singh's Angels' BloodIn Singh's Guild Hunter series the entire world's population is not only aware of angels they are also ruled by them Angels are Top Dog All government officials be they mayors or presidents ambassadors or prime minesters are just for show apparantlyThis idea actually sounded appealing to me except it is all abandoned for countless scenes of sexual tension and talk of how panties melting Raphael is It also bothered me that it is set in our current world; for some reason I've never been able to like something where the author has created a completely different existence for people in the present I don't know what you would call this besides an alternate universe but it seriously irritates meAlso there is no explanation for where the angels come from their origins who made them only that they are all powerful and have been in existence for eons And if you extracted all of the passages dedicated to fawning over Raphael's menacing gaze and the sentences about how lethally attractive Yes He's so attractive you'll DIE if you look at him too long Help me I'm dying and swooning at the same time It's a horrible juxtaposition he is you'd literally end up with half of Angels' Blood There is that much page time spent on how he looks and the affect he has on ElenaThe thing is I sincerely tried; I tried to ignore the endless sexual interludes and references to Raphael's scorching masculinity in order to attempt to find an actual plot somewhere in the mess; I tried to give Angels' Blood the benefit of the doubt because I figure that the urban fantasy genre will only become sex oriented as people women continue to purchase this type of literatureBut in the end I have to be honest and say that I'm looking for an actual story with some depth and world building and character development as apposed to just a shtload of halfway sex scenes that lead up to The Real ThingAnd whenever the story does finally start to gain some focus it's basically just a lot of macabre scenes with people strung up with their entrails taken out It was like I kept getting slapped in the face with sex sex sex and then gore gore gore And there's even a reference to necrophiliaBottom line Angels' Blood just wasn't for me Reread 2122020 Just want to make a side note I listened to this book on audio the first time and I didn't really connect to the book It was good but not great I read it with my own eyes this time round and it was much better I am changing my rating from 4 to 5 stars4 Making you Human Stars I knew after reading Nalini Singh's Psy Changeling series that I would want to read from that author so when I seen she had a angel series I started buying books Here I am book one and I am really glad I started this series I will say it took a bit for me to warm up to Raphael but by the end of the book he owned my heart Elena was awesome and kicked some serious ass I loved her from the start She was smart sweet and bad ass all in one Elena was very relatable and lovable She was brave and she did well even when she didn't get a choice in her own life Raphael was much harder to connect to for most of the book He was so closed off and cold I understand he was powerful old Archangel and so he lost almost all his humanity but it was hard at times to see what Elena liked in Raphael other than his looks This was a really slow burn as far as the relationship between Elena and Raphael go They didn't get together until almost the end but the sexual tension was thick from the start I love that even though they didn't care for each other in the beginning they both were fascinated with the other You could feel the pull between them even when Raphael was at his coldest By the end of the book Raphael was really starting to change and I loved the new side to him The second half of the book was a lot better for me I thought that at some point Elena would become vampire but I was really surprised at were Nalini Singh took Elena I really can't wait to see what happens next

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 339 pages
  • Angels' Blood
  • Nalini Singh
  • English
  • 05 October 2016
  • 9780425226926

About the Author: Nalini Singh

I've been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes I love creating uniue characters love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head There's no other job I would rather be doing In September 2002 when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted t

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