Saturday, November 14, 2015

Review: Archangel’s Enigma by Nalini Singh

Publication Date: 9/1/2015

Series: Guild Hunter 38
Rating: 4 Stars



Official Blurb:

Naasir is the most feral of the powerful group of vampires and angels known as the Seven, his loyalty pledged to the Archangel Raphael. When rumors surface of a plot to murder the former Archangel of Persia, now lost in the Sleep of the Ancients, Naasir is dispatched to find him. For only he possesses the tracking skills required—those more common to predatory animals than to man.

Enlisted to accompany Naasir, Andromeda, a young angelic scholar with dangerous secrets, is fascinated by his nature—at once playful and brilliant, sensual and brutal. As they race to find the Sleeping archangel before it’s too late, Naasir will force her to question all she knows...and tempt her to walk into the magnificent, feral darkness of his world. But first they must survive an enemy vicious enough to shatter the greatest taboo of the angelic race and plunge the world into a screaming nightmare… 

Oooooohhhhhhh holy crap! A new Guild Hunters Book! EEEP!!!

Now that is out of the way, Naasir was honestly an enigma until the last book. Readers were left wondering what in the hell kind of creature he was? A vampire? A shifter? A new kind of angel? The mystery surrounding him made me want the next book even more.  Nassir is almost childlike and basic in his line of thought. He’s more animalistic than he is human.  But, then again, he’s not human at all! I divulge into just exactly what he is, but ooooooh buddy, you won’t see it coming!! He cracks me up with his stories of his troublesome youthful fun.

Andromeda is a strong yet vulnerable female character. Coming from sex crazed parents, Andromeda takes a vow of celibacy to allow herself to focus on her work instead of her loins.  Everything she holds dear will be tested by Naasir.  He’s everything she could want in a mate, but her damned vow isn’t something she’s willing to break.

The romance between these two characters isn’t anything fancy.  The backstory takes more of precedence than their romantic entanglement, which is quite different from other Guild Hunter books. Some fans of this series may not like the sudden change to Nalini’s writing style, but I loved it. I like it when author’s give us something just a little bit different in a seasoned series.

The Cascade wreaks havoc all throughout this book.  There are certain parts with Illium that will leave you shocked and nearly in tears. Illium has to be next.. PLEASE Nalini!!! PLEEEEEASEEE! I NEEED IT!!

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