mardi 7 avril 2015

Archangel’s Consort ( Guild Hunter 3) by Nalini Singh

Hello to all!

                         After a good Easter weekend under the sun, i 'm feeling quite invigorated  and since it seems we will get a few more days sunny with better temperature too spring is finally here and it was time.
What do i plan for my April reading goals? Mostly i will focus on reading as many paperback as i can since i've entered the reading Challenge hosted by Lavender i will try to read some and left them to be reviewed later ( if i can) also i would like to read some of those i received for my birthday..which titles first i don't know i will see what i will feel like reading at the time . For now i started with a gift from last year and a series i've become really addicted to^^.

so Happy Reading!
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Publication: 2011
ISBN:  0425240134
Genre: urban fantasy, paranormal, romance
Violence: strong
Language: mild
sex: strong
Public: 18+
Source: gifted

Short description from goodreads :

 Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux and her lover, the lethally beautiful archangel Raphael, have returned home to New York only to face an uncompromising new evil…

A vampire has attacked a girls’ school—the assault one of sheer, vicious madness—and it is only the first act. Rampant bloodlust takes vampire after vampire, threatening to make the streets run with blood. Then Raphael himself begins to show signs of an uncontrolled rage, as inexplicable storms darken the city skyline and the earth itself shudders. The omens are suddenly terrifyingly clear.

An ancient and malevolent immortal is rising. The violent winds whisper her name: Caliane. She has returned to reclaim her son, Raphael. Only one thing stands in her way: Elena, the consort who must be destroyed…

My opinion:
        Elena’s story keeps surprising me as Nalini Singh really has created a captivating universe and has a way with words that entice you.
After reading some of the novellas I was happy to get back on Elena and Raphael and see how they were doing,  I love how the novellas helped me to have a deeper  insight on the book without being an obligatory reads either, however Archangel’s consort is the third book in the guild hunter series and to enjoy it I do recommend you to read the series in order. In this one we get a lot of memories of what happened before and some background info I do think I would have been a little lost if I had jumped in the series just now.

Elena is adjusting to her wings and even more to her place at Raphael’s sides and she is ready to fight for that. It’s something i love about her: her tenacity and the fact she doesn’t back down (even if it would mean she would be less bruised). She is keeping up with Raphael really well considering the circumstances all while trying to stay herself and true to her friends. Raphael is also learning but slower… he does recognise Elena’s need for freedom and he do try to indulge her but as a arrogant archangel it’s not so easily done^^ Still I love how he is and it’s part of what make me smile when they banter together.

This time I really appreciated how the author kept giving us news about characters from precedents stories, it helped me to fall back right in track while I had to wait a little bit before reading this book.  The whole series is built around a red line we still don’t really grasp and all events are linked together in way we don’t see immediately which leaves us for more surprises and;  it’s something I love because while we don’t have all the answers for the main story each book offer you some closure.

This time events are happening around the world, vampires loosing it to bloodlust, angels behaviour becoming erratic and lot of natural disasters… all put together  can mean only one thing: an Ancient is awakening and it could be Raphael’s mother Calliane. However it’s not necessarily happy news as before she went to sleep she was so mad she nearly killed him….but part of Raphael wants to hope even if he does not recognise it.
Elena’s presence is really an asset for him because her sheer determination is something that can change the situation.

However while the story focus on the events and Raphael history with Calliane, we also discover more about Elena’s past and family… I don’t want to reveal anything to those who are not that far in the series but let me tell you it sounds really REALLY promising!

I’m really considering jumping immediately on book 4 without any delays but I will perhaps check first if I don’t have novellas that should be read before which it’s not easy as Nalini Singh does have a way to get you addicted to her characters^^
Wonderful new instalment to the series!

Score:  4,5/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review


1 commentaire:

  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this too! I love this series, especially Elena. She's an amazing character! Have fun with the rest of the series, they're all great! :)