Book Review: Archangel’s Kiss by Nalini Singh

archangel's kissTitle: Archangel’s Kiss
Author: Nalini Singh
Genre: Paranormal Romance 
2010 (2011)
Publisher: Gollancz
Pages: 336
Started: 8th January 2017
Completed: 23rd February 2017
Rating: 2.5/5
Summary: Elena Deveraux is a Guild Hunter. She was hired to do the impossible – to hunt down a rogue Archangel – and she suceeded where none had believed she could. But in the process, she fell in love. And not just with anyone: with the Archangel Raphael. It a love that’s as powerful as it is terrifying and dangerous.

But the world won’t stand still while Elena and Raphael enjoy their new-found love. Vampires and angels still go rogue and it’s still Elena’s job to hunt them down and return them to their angelic masters. While she is exceptional, Elena isn’t invulnerable – and the more obvious her talents become, the bigger a target she becomes…

Archangel’s Kiss is the second book in Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series. There are currently 9 books in the series with a 10th, Archangel’s Viper, due to be released in September 2017.

Nalini Singh also writes another series known as the Psy/Changeling series which I have not read.

This is going to be a fairly short review because I just didn’t enjoy the book at all. I found it incredibly difficult to read because I hate both main characters.

Elena is annoying and whiny. All she seems to care about is having sex with Raphael even though she’s meant to be a badass, independent hunter. I don’t care for her character at all. Raphael, her lover, is even worse. I genuinely hate his character. He’s domineering, arrogant, selfish, abusive, and just plain awful. However, all of this is forgiven by Elena because of how handsome and otherworldly he is. I just want to punch him in the face.

This book, much like the first book, lacked a decent plot. I can’t even remember the plot in great detail because I found it so boring. I just wish that there was more plot and less awful sex scenes.

I think that the only thing I liked was the actual writing style. Nalini Singh is very good at writing description and world-building. I enjoyed her style but the plot left a lot to be desired.

I’m currently in possession of the 3rd and 4th books in the series, Archangel’s Consort and Archangel’s Blade, and I will be reading them because they belong to my best friend and I promised that I’d read them. I really hope that the next books have some semblance of a plot because I can’t deal with another book like this.



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