Monday, April 4, 2011

Review - Archangel's Kiss by Nalini Singh

Archangel's Kiss is the second book in Nalini Singh's Guild Hunter Series.

From back cover:
"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…"

This book is alot about the development of Rapheal and Elena's relationship. Both have extremely rough histories that come back through out the book, which ties in some of the earlier plot lines. With that being said, I was not as impressed with the second book as the first. Part of it is because the action speeds up and then slows back down. However, the secondary characters of Dimitri and Illium helps to give comedy and light heartedness to a book that could easily become mired in Elena and Rapheal's constant fight for dominion of Elena's future.

Rating: 3/5

~Arianna Sunrunner


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