Archangel’s Shadows by Nalini Singh


Return to New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s sensual and painfully beautiful Guild Hunter world in her new novel of sacrifice, loyalty, and the choices of love that can shatter the heart.

In the wake of a brutal war, the archangel Raphael and his hunter consort, Elena, are dealing with the treacherously shifting tides of archangelic politics and the people of a battered but not broken city. The last thing their city needs is more death, especially a death that bears the eerie signature of an insane enemy archangel who cannot—should not—be walking the streets.

This hunt must be undertaken with stealth and without alerting their people. It must be handled by those who can become shadows themselves…

Ash is a gifted tracker and a woman cursed with the ability to sense the secrets of anyone she touches. But there’s one man she knows all too well without a single instant of skin contact: Janvier, the dangerously sexy Cajun vampire who has fascinated and infuriated her for years. Now, as they track down a merciless killer, their cat-and-mouse game of flirtation and provocation has turned into a profound one of the heart. And this time, it is Ash’s secret, dark and terrible, that threatens to destroy them both.

-From Nalini Singh’s Website


So this is the 7th book in the series and oh my god I’m still so in love with it. The character development so is there and there are so many characters that you just can never get bored. With 7 books you would think that the series would get old, but since there are so many characters and some books concentrate on other characters, you just can’t stop reading. I mean, I just found this list of Guild Hunter characters and to say I’m impressed is an understatement.

This one was about Ash and Janvier, who you hadn’t really met before now. They had appeared in passing, well Ash had, but otherwise you didn’t really know who the two of them were, so you got this whole other side going on. I really liked this book too because you got to see another side of Naasir, who is the feline like vampire, who I always thought was cool (the next book coming out is, Archangel’s Enigma, is about him). Ash, Janvier and Naasir were like a team so you started to see the other side of some of the characters, especially when they went to all hang out at the small party in the book.

It was definitely a lighter book that the other ones and there was less sex and more just dancing around each other, which was definitely different, but in a good way. I figured that the reason for this was that the main characters name was Ashwini and it was dedicated to one of her real life friends who goes by that name (or so I assume as she is Nalini’s assistant) so of course that can sometimes be kinda awkward to write. But, not every romance book in a romance series has to have a lot of steamy moments. It honestly gets boring, very fast. Well, some people really like it because that’s what they read the book for, but as a reader and a blogger, I look for more in a book, and series, so I was happy that this changed it up a little bit.

I mean, I could gush for hours and hours about this book and series because I’ve read each book in the series about 3-4 times, with Archangel’s Blade being read like 6 times. It’s sad, but I just can’t get enough of it. It’s such a good series to read because since there are so many locations visited, so many characters, and so much going on, each time you read it you can find something new and exciting in the book that you might not have noticed the last…erm…4 times you read it.

Also the cover of this book was so different.The colors from the rich orange and the warmth radiated from that color, to the dark and cold area where Janvier resided to show his life style kinda: the heat of the female and the coolness of the cold and calculated vampire who is a killer. And I mean how can you not love a badass woman with a badass men behind her. Hot hot hot xD

But please, READ THIS SERIES! Like you don’t understand. I. Am. Obsessed.

Okay, well you might understand it. But like, please. Read it.

And enjoy it. And contact me and talk to me about this book, because….I need someone who understands my love.

Anyone? Please?