December 10, 2014

Review of Archangel's Shadow (Book 7 of Guild Hunter Series) by Nalini Singh

Hey, How are you.Had a happy day ? Since for me happy days consist of those where I can read a book uninterrupted. Mine was a particularly good one. I finished Jennifer.L.Armentrout's stand alone novel "Cursed". But that's not what I am going to review today.

As you guessed from the title I'm going to review the Book No.7 in the fantastic Guild Hunter Series by the even more fantastic author Nalini Singh.

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Return to New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s sensual and painfully beautiful Guild Hunter world in her new novel of sacrifice, loyalty, and the choices of love that can shatter the heart.

In the wake of a brutal war, the archangel Raphael and his hunter consort, Elena, are dealing with the treacherously shifting tides of archangelic politics and the people of a battered but not broken city. The last thing their city needs is more death, especially a death that bears the eerie signature of an insane enemy archangel who cannot—should not—be walking the streets.

This hunt must be undertaken with stealth and without alerting their people. It must be handled by those who can become shadows themselves…

Ash is a gifted tracker and a woman cursed with the ability to sense the secrets of anyone she touches. But there’s one man she knows all too well without a single instant of skin contact: Janvier, the dangerously sexy Cajun vampire who has fascinated and infuriated her for years. Now, as they track down a merciless killer, their cat-and-mouse game of flirtation and provocation has turned into a profound one of the heart. And this time, it is Ash’s secret, dark and terrible, that threatens to destroy them both. 

This time the story was the much awaited one of Ashwini and Janvier.Those two have been dancing round the edge of the blade for a few years now. I was eagerly waiting for them to get their own book especially after it was mentioned in the previous Elena-Raphael book Archangel's Legion it was I think , that the charming Cajun vampire Janvier was playing the sexy nurse to the injured Ashwini.

Now you know how much expectations I had from this book. But it was a let-down for me. I mean the story was great , the writing beautifull, only problem was that it sounded as if Janvier and Ashwini were the secondary characters whose lives were again in the sidelines . I was more interseted in Naasir, Elena and Raphael than the main leads. Also it was a big let down in terms of romance. I was expecting more emotions, more witty banter between them.Sigh.

This work would have been great if it was just a novel which gave us glimpses into the life of the main characters while we waited for the real seventh book from this series. Then I would have given this five stars. The book wasn't bad, it was good but it felt off. Since, I was more curious about Naasir than our main leads(are you really a tiger naasir?).

I am not a fan of this book but I am not giving up on this series because I know Nalini can deliver better than this.

So,I guess I will give my rating now

RATING : 3.5/5

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Her is my list of Top ten Novels by Nalini Singh.

About the Author 

Nalini Singh was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. She spent three years living and working in Japan, and travelling around Asia before returning to New Zealand now - although she's always plotting new trips. She has worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher, not necessarily in that order. Some people might call that inconsistency, but she calls it grist for the writer's mill.

Her Website : www.nalinisingh.com

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