Sunday, 3 February 2013
Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh
Published February 11th 2010 by Gollancz (first published March 3rd 2009)
ISBN 0575095725 (ISBN13: 9780575095724)
Blurb: "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."
First of all, I would like to thank Rachel at The One With Rachel's Book blog for lending this to me! Does anyone else swap books they love with their friends? If I love a book, I immediately want everyone I know to read it and enjoy it too. Anyway, this will just be a quick review as Rachel explains it brilliantly in her review!
I really enjoyed this book. Elena is pretty kick-ass and seems to have an interesting history that I think will be gradually revealed throughout the series. She is definitely a better character than the Elena in the Vampire Diaries book series. I love her relationship with Raphael as well, although his lack of communication is at times annoying.
The tension is built up really well in the book, both in the hunt for the crazy archangel and between Elena and Raphael. The world that they live in is really well created with its own history and rules. While Elena battles her way through dealing with the challenge she has been given, it is really funny watching her step on so many peoples' toes in order to get the job done!
A really enjoyable read, I'm looking forward to the next book in the series! 8 out of 10