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Engelszorn (Guild Hunter #2)

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Nachdem die Vampirjägerin Elena Deveraux ein Jahr lang im Koma lag, muss sie bei ihrem Erwachen feststellen, dass sie in einen Engel verwandelt wurde. Noch sind ihre Wunden nicht ganz verheilt und ihr Körper muss sich von der Umwandlung erholen. Da wird ihr Geliebter, der atemberaubend gut aussehende Erzengel Raphael, von der Unsterblichen Lijuan zu einem Ball geladen. Die ...more
Paperback, 391 pages
Published August 1st 2010 by LYX Egmont (first published February 1st 2010)
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I guess I'm a sucker for amusing banter. Especially when I love both characters and the world that these books are set in.

"The only way to learn to fly, is to fly." He pushed her off the edge of the cliff.
"That's your idea of teaching? I could've been splattered from here to Manhattan!"

"You were never in any danger." His eyes gleamed with laughter. "That's how young angels learn to fly..."

"You push babies out into thin air?"

"How do you think birds learn to fly?"

"Okay, push me again."

Blacky *Romance Addict*

Loved this one, especially Raphael <3 he gets better with each book :)

Some of my favorite quotes:

"“Do you think you have the right to give me orders now?”

The Archangel of New York, a creature so lethal that part of her feared him even now, lifted the hair off her nape, brushed his lips across her skin. “Of course. You are mine.” No hint of humor, nothing but stark possession."


"“I won’t watch you die again, Elena.” The Cadre had chosen her because she was
Sep 22, 2016 Choko rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*** 4 ***

A buddy read with the Wednesday UF Support Group at BB&B!!!

What ever happened to the fluffy, cuddly, benevolent Angels we all grew up believing in? You know, the ones whose pictures your spiritual aunt has all over her house, the ones that come out when a loved one goes away and we need the comfort their image gives us??? The ones that are supposed to be the messengers and enforcers of G-D's will??? I most certainly did not find them in this series of The Guild Hunter, written by
Robin (Bridge Four)
“The longer you live, the more mistakes you make. And the more sorrows you carry.

Nalini Singh (NS) has given us an unusual world with Angels, Vampires and maybe some new big bad coming our way. It is interesting and unusual. Most of this story I like Elena has her new life as an Angel and the Consort to an Archangle but there is so much to learn. One does not simple get wings and learn to fly in a day.

What I Enjoyed:

Elena is a little more timid that she was in the last book but I appreciate
Ever since I read the previous novel, Angels' Blood, I have been waiting impatiently for this book to come out. I was nervous about reading it though. Sometimes I'll love the first book in a series and then feel disappointed in the following books. That is definitely not the case here. It was definitely worth the wait.

In this book we get to see the vulnerability of Elena in relation to all the other angels in her new world. She's used to being the strongest person and now has to deal with being
Okay. Before everyone freaks out, lemme expl-

Hey! Be nice!

Just LISTEN for a second! Look, I’m not happy about this rating either okay?


I wanted to love this book. I really did. Hell, after reading the first one in the series I even expected to love this book. Obviously I didn’t get my way. What the hell happened? Where the hell did Elena go?

WHODAFUQ is this TSTL Mary Sue body snatcher that’s taken over her?

And WHEREDAFUQ did the intriguing plotline go?

And WHYDAFUQ is Raphael so disgustin
Third re-read: Jan 6th 2017
First read: Dec 29th 2013


I still love this book and the whole series. I don't know how Nalini Singh does it but she always sucks me into this amazing world, where angels fight for a life of (mostly) peace and amazing adventures. I love Raphael and Elena, they are one of my all time fav characters and couples. They simply know how to capture my attention with how the balance out their relationship and how they work together as a team. Also the second
Eon ♒Windrunner♒
Hark! If 't be true thee has't not yet readeth the first 'r second booketh in this s'ries then begone from h're f'r spoileth'rs abound.

Elena wakes up from a coma and is thrust into a role she is unprepared for, that of being an angel. As if being involved with the archangel of NY does not come with enough problems, she has to now cope with being part of an entirely different race. Being an angel also comes with a sharp learning curve. Learning to fly. Fighting with wings. Angel history. Socia
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
Ms. Singh has created an incredible, yet dark world here with the Guild Hunters. There is a mix of the sublimely beautiful and awe-inspiring and the deeply chilling and sometimes revolting. Although I prefer the traditional biblical angelic storylines, she has taken most of what I find alluring about angels and paired it with a storyline that features a race of angels who are sensual, primal, dark, and dangerous.

Archangel's Kiss is definitely urban fantasy romance on the dark edge. Singh doesn't
Jun 07, 2014 Doğa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finallerime ayırmam gereken zamanı bu kitaba ayırdım.Pişman mıyım? Asla :)
Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
More violence, more archangels, more intrigue, more sex, and new creatures to kill. Yay.

I think I liked this book better because Elena is more confident in herself and her relationship with Raphael. Sure, she's not sure what kind of relationship they have exactly, but just being in a relationship with Raphael seems to bolster her. She finally has someone not a friend who wants her and is there for her. Ever since the tragedy happened with her family, it seems like she's been adrift and has only
Apr 03, 2016 MelaDWolf rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm in love with this book :)) Review to come
I'm kind of totally over the alpha-animal-male-hero and tough-chicks-who-wear-thigh-high-leather-boots kind of literature, so it's a testament to this author that I really loved this book. I mean, there's a bunch of hot angels and vampires running around, this should be silly, right? But I loved the first book in this series and the second one was equally enjoyable. Even though this is definitely a romance book, and has a lot of genre tropes, I just always enjoy reading Nalini Singh. She's at th ...more
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
Second re-read: 09.09.16
I still like it. It's not as good as the first book, not even close, but still... It's good. Good enough that I know that I'll do another re-read in the future... :P
Re-read: 22.04.15
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First time round I gave it 4 Stars now it is worth 5 Stars.
5 “We die...... We die together. That's the deal.” Stars.

This book picks up shortly after the battle between Raphael and Uram. Where nearly both died but where Raphael used a loophole making Elena the first made angel in history. An angel with a mortal heart.

Elena spent the last year in a coma and has to adjust to her new life. A life where her friends and family will die as she is no longer mortal. Elena is at the Refuge to get used
September 2016 Re-read - Buddy read with Maru, Aly, and Sarah: I'm always caught up in the story that's unfolding in Nalini Singh's books - and that hasn't changed here. Though I am getting a little less ... accepting of all the sexy times going on. I don't know, it's just not my thing. I skim and skim and skim those sections. And I can't blame Elena for being attracted to Raphael, but I want more story and less obsessing over him. I'm not complaining, really I'm not. I love these books, a lot. ...more
The story begins with Elena awakening from her coma after a year, learning she's now an angel, mated to Raphael. As she works to regain her strength, Elena must also adjust to her new circumstances, including her new body form, relationship with Raphael and a host of new enemies. And, Elena's memories of her family's devastation resurface throughout the story, sometimes at the most inopportune moments.

I loved the story's honesty. Yes, Elena and Raphael bring the heat but when things cool down,
Jul 30, 2009 Katie(babs) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the mood for a dark, intense and smoldering sexy read that may have you gasping for breath? Nalini Singh delivers this in ways you can’t imagine with Archangel’s Kiss, the second book in her Guild Hunter Novel series. The first book, Angels Blood introduced vampire hunter Elena Deveraux, who lives in an alternate New York City universe where angels rule and are things of wonder to bow down to and be very afraid of. Elena was ordered to hunt down a supernatural serial killer than ended up bein ...more
1st Read - May 2011
2nd Read - March 2013
3rd Read - September 2016

Original Review

When Elena wakes up after a year long coma she is like a different person, her new abilities will only make her stronger in the long run but for now she is even more vulnerable than she was before. Raphael has taken her to the Refuge so she can continue her recovery but his enemies see her as his weak point and seek to destroy her. When mysterious murders start to occur it is Elena who has the ability to track down t
Aly is so frigging bored
Re-read: September 2016
Buddy read with Ange, Maru and Sarah
I'm the last one reading it *gasp*

Re-read: October 2014
Buddy read with Jo
I was trying to make it last. No luck.

February 2013 reread:
Buddy read with Maru and Sarah
Favorite quote(among favorite quotes):
"I'll never leave you, Elena." A glimpse of the archangel he was, used to power, to control. "And I'll never let you go."
Other women might've rebelled against such a claim, but Elena had never belonged to anyone. Now she did, and the knowl

21/09/2016 Buddy read with the wonderful UF addicts over at BB&B

I invite you to the Forbidden City, Raphael. Come, let us welcome this human you have embraced. Let us see the beauty of this connection between immortal and what was once mortal. I find myself fascinated for the first time in millennia.
~ Zhou Lijuan

Hunter-born Elena Deveraux has just woken from a year-long coma, finding herself instead of broken, an angel. But her body is frail and wings are a lot more difficult to control

An interesting sophomore installment in the Guild Hunter series. There were some things I liked (great secondary cast, interesting villains), and some things I really didn't like (too much detail on lady juices, some repetitive things)... but overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this one. I really want some wings of my own. :) And I want to hug some of these broken secondary characters.
Jul 19, 2016 ☾Hayley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*There are spoilers in here! I tried to hide them but it doesn't seem to work for the phone app.*
First off, can I please exchange my boyfriend for the men in this series? Venom or Dmitri preferably but anyone will do really...


Secondly, I FOUND OUT HOW ANGELS WEAR THEIR SHIRTS! As you know from my last review this concept is really important to me and now that I've figured it out I need not read another word. Just kidding, this world is addicting.

I was a little unsure going into this book espec
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
This book more or less takes off from where “Angels Blood” left off. Now that Elena has awoken with her wings she is taken by Raphael, her Archangel lover, to the beautiful but dangerous home called The Refuge, where the angels keep their children safe and hidden from mortals. But it seems that Raphael and Elena have made many dangerous enemies amongst the cold blooded and ruthless angel race and Elena has come to the attention of the passionless gaze of the Cadre. With an unknown angel trying t ...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Archangel’s Kiss is the second book of the Guild Hunter series that follows Raphael and the newly Made angel, Elena. I know this is supposed to be an urban fantasy romance, but I feel that Archangel’s Kiss focuses more on the romance this time around. A lot of the book is about Elena and Raphael learning to trust each other on a deeper level. Though some may find this annoying and hella boring, I think it’s essential for their relationship to work. Raphael is the goddamn archangel of New York so ...more

Nalini, I think we have a problem and we will always have it. As much as I am fascinated by your worlds and the plot lines, I just can't stand the writing, or at least big chunks of it. Sigh. And I'm pretty sure this dislike is not what's wrong with me.

How is it possible that there are so many good things in here and yet I ended the book feeling so unsatisfied? It is such a shizo feeling, being totally driven to finish a book while finding it lacking on so many levels at the same time.

Let's s
Apr 12, 2017 Juli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Amo como escribe esta mujer. Empecé este libro esperando encontrarme algo, y descubrí entre sus páginas otra cosa, QUE FUE MUCHO MEJOR.
La historia continúa donde termino El ángel caído, y sin lugar a dudas tiene mucha política, acción y romance
Elena y Rafael son amor ♥
Y tenemos la incursión completa de los Siete, a quienes estoy amando mucho.
Recomiendo estos libros, SI.
La historia es intrigante, con emociones crudas y situaciones fuertes, pero sobretodo te mantiene en vilo SIEMPRE.
Una de esas
Sep 05, 2009 valee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What can I say? Just WOW!, I wish I had read it before. So good. I loved it, read it through the night, couldn't stop.There is something in this new world that NS has created that will blow your mind, just like that.

I loved to read about Angels again, there is something that I found in them so interesting that makes me wanna read more and more. I love the concept that NS developed about them, so different from everything I have read. I swear that I never thought that reading about angels would
I was so exited for this book and so frustrated that the library didn't seem to be getting it in, that I finally caved and bought it.
And totally loved it. Nalini Singh's writing sucked me in from the first page. Raphael is sort of an uber-Alpha character which took some getting used to in the first book. There were parts of the first book where I honestly didn't want the pair getting together. But he grew on me and by the end of that first book I was hooked. There's still action in this book, b
Dec 05, 2015 Deniz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Okuma durumumu güncellemeye geldiğimde farkettim bu harika kitaba yorum yapmadığımı... Halbuki okuyalı ve bitireli uzun zaman oldu. Kitap beni hiç hayal kırılığına uğratmadı. Yeni melek olmuş Elena ve Başmeleğimiz Raphael'in hikayesi son hız devam etmekte... Bu kadar şey yaşamalarına rağmen birbirlerini tanıma çabasıyla verdikleri uğraşı okumak çok zevkliydi. Ahhh Raphael... Bu adama karşı koymak imkansııızz!!! Daha da bal, şeker olmuş bu adam bu kitapta... Aşık olmak çiftimize çok yakışıyor. Yi ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Guild Hunter (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter, #1)
  • Archangel's Consort (Guild Hunter, #3)
  • Archangel's Blade (Guild Hunter, #4)
  • Archangel's Storm (Guild Hunter, #5)
  • Archangel's Legion (Guild Hunter, #6)
  • Archangel's Shadows (Guild Hunter, #7)
  • Archangel's Enigma (Guild Hunter, #8)
  • Archangel's Heart (Guild Hunter, #9)
  • An Unexpected Guest (Guild Hunter #9.1)
  • Archangel's Viper (Guild Hunter, #10)

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“He wanted to give me a blade? What's wrong with that?”

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