Okay. So this is going to be on MASSIVE post about the ENTIRE Guild Hunter Series by Nalini Singh because there were 7 books (not including the novellas which I still have to read) and I feel that one LARGE post would be good. Otherwise you will see 7 posts of me ABSOLUTELY FANGIRLING!!!!!!!!
I. AM. SO. IN. LOVE. WITH. THIS. SERIES.
I will say this now. This is a mature reader series as there is graphic violence and….quite graphic sex scenes so this is a 17/18 year old or older book…NOT YA AT ALL!
MATURE READERS ONLY!
So lets start with the books in the series. They are…..
- Angels’ Blood
- Archangel’s Kiss
- Archangel’s Consort
- Archangel’s Blade (side story with one of the main characters)
- Archangel’s Storm (side story with another one of the main characters)
- Archangel’s Legion
- Archangel’s Shadows (comes out in November 2014!!!! Another side story)
Click here to see the covers and read the descriptions of the stories on Nalini Singhs website.
Okay ~ So now it is time for my serious fangirling review.
This is currently my favorite series out there by a LONGGGG way. I found this story on one of the romance shelves in B&N and I was interested so I bought it. I thought it would be stupid romance or something like that. Boy was I SOOOO wrong. This is one of the most detailed love stories I have read by a modern writer. The romance was a small part on the side. Well…it was a massive part of the story, but there was so much going on that it played only a small role in the overall story.
The character development in this story was absolutely massive. The characters developed drastically from book to book, or in the side books, over the course of the entire book. Some characters personalities flip-flop, or do 180’s…or even a 360. Most romance novels has the main female character fall for a man and it was just all head over heels after that.
This honestly catered to all the different types of tastes out there. There was romance, hatred, betrayal, violence and just so much going on.
I will say that the violence was very graphic though. It was like written, “The blood coated the walls.” It would have been something like, “The blood pattern on the walls indicated that there had been a massive fight, the crimson droplets adding a chilling quality to the already dull room. The corpse on the floor, which was mutilated beyond recognition, was the other indication that the fight had been brutal and someone had clearly lost.” (No duh, I was just making some junk up for this.)Now…it would have gone into detail about the corpse in great detail…so if you aren’t into violence and such like that..then this may not be for you because it was a very large part of the story.
Since this series is so long and complex, you really get attached to the characters really fast. Each character is connected to another one and they pop up here and there throughout each of the stories, with some of the minor characters in the main series of books, getting books to themselves (like Dimitri and Jason). I really liked that because you got to know the character as one type of person in one book, but in their individual novel, you saw who they truly were and it changed your perception on them as you understood where certain actions came from and why their personality was as it was.
Honestly I loved the series and I recommend that you read it but please over the age of 17/18 as otherwise it is quite inappropriate.
Otherwise happy reading!