Nalini Singh introduces readers to a world of beauty and bloodlust, where angels hold sway over vampires.
Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux is hired by the dangerously beautiful Archangel Raphael. But 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 doesn’t destroy her, succumbing to Raphael’s seductive touch just may. For when archangels play, mortals break.
I liked Elena. She was sassy, feisty and wasn’t afraid to share her opinions. Even though Elena puts up this strong façade she feels lonely and sad. She’s had a hard childhood and doesn’t have the best relationship with her family. I really like reading about Elena. I loved her humor and she was just overall a great character. So, Raphael is archangel but if anything, he seemed like a devil in disguise. He was cocky and arrogant but the thing that I found most interesting with him is that as he and Elena slowly become closer you see him become more ‘human’. For one he’s nicer but he also opens up and tries to be a better person.
I liked Elena and Raphael’s relationship. It was very much a love hate relationship. In the beginning Raphael and Elena don’t exactly see eye to eye and they have lots of arguments, which did have did lead to their steamy chemistry sessions. Overall, I liked their relationship develops over time to something more than just lust.
The plot was one thing I wasn’t so crazy for. One thing for sure is that this a romance heavy book and that took up a lot of the plot. I really liked the idea of Elena the girl with the power to since vampire help Raphael the dark archangel, find a killer but the book definitely did not need to bee 478 pages with all that. I liked the end of the book, it had me on the edge of my seat wondering what happened.
Overall, I rate this book a 4 out of 5. I loved the writing it was so vivid and descriptive and I just loved reading it. I liked the characters and how they each had their own story and flaws. The only thing I didn’t really agree with was the length of the book. It so did not need to be 478 pages. This book is good and I would recommend reading it but sadly this is the third book to be kicked off for Books With Angels Week! Make sure to subscribe to read about the winner of Books With Angels Week! I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, you’ve just been reviewed.