One of the most vicious archangels in the world has disappeared. No one knows if Lijuan is dead or has chosen to Sleep the long sleep of an immortal. But with her lands falli ...more
I think Aodhan could be with Suyin. They share a similar pain; also they are both Artists. Regarding bluebell, I think he may love another mortal we have been introduced to, or an Archangel. (less) (hide spoiler)]
Before I get started, I want to say that I love Nalini Singh. She is one of my all-time favorite authors and the Guild Hunter series is one of my all-time favorite series.
Raphael is my ultimate Hero.
Seriously, there is no one more magnetic, no one more fascinating, and no one more alpha than Archangel Raphael.
I could read about him and Elena in perpetuity.
That said, I will say that this installment - despite being centered around Raphael and Elena - was surprisingly a lot more slow ...more
Things have been quiet for two years both on the Cascade and the Lijuan front amd waiting for something to change has everyone on edge. When it does though, it isn't in the form Elena expects.
The Cadre has been summoned by the Luminata to visit their compound in Morocco and apparently the invitation isn't optional. Accompanying Raphael to the land of her ancestors seems luke a good way to take her mind off things, even if it means interracting with the snakes of the ...more
Contains spoilers from the previous books.
I know some of you were looking forward to a new couple but I didn't mind that this was a Raphael and Elena book. I was actually excited to go back to their story and catching up a bit more with them. There's something about their story and how they are together that will always fascinate me. That said I was a bit disappointed with this one.
To be honest I could be quite brutal with this review but I find myself unwilling because ev ...more
This was unlike any other book in this series. Much happened, a lot of action and Elena & Raphael growing strong together. There wasn't much development in everything in particular, but there were important things from past that were reveled, and they were really Shocking.
I liked Aodhan in this and I just can't wait for his own book. (view spoiler)[ not only just his but his & Bluebell's. After some hints in this book, there is still hope for us that want to ...more
My knee jerk reaction to ARCHANGEL'S HEART is to say it was a roller coaster.
But that's not right. I wasn't up and down and sideways on repeat from start to finish.
It was more that I was way, way down, struggling up that first incline until somewhere between 25 - 30%, then I hit cruise straight through the next 50 - 60%, then that last 15% was so spectacular . . . It almost made me forget how long it took to settle in.
That extra 10% that kicked the MEH into a ful ...more
This book reminds me very much of book #2, Archangel's Kiss. You know, Rapahel on official Cadre business and Elena, his Consort with weapons.
Let me give you bare bones: Luminata, an angelic order with authority to summon Cadre of Ten, deemed it was a time for a meeting since Lijuan is missing which leaves her territory ungoverned. Meeting takes Raphael and Elena to Marroco, a home country of Elena's late mother, so Elena decides to use this opportunity to look for more information on her an ...more
Raphael and Elena are BACK!!! Yes!!! So happy to have finally another story about them as main characters. I really missed them and all the secrets and action that always accomplanies them. Before I started reading this story I thought it was maybe going to be about the crazy archangel from China but nope, not as much as it would be to be honest. It was really more about the Luminata and, man, those folks just suck! Just another reminder why I don't like the super religious people that much, the ...more
(view spoiler)[ILLIUM (hide spoiler)]"He'd survived losing her.
He didn't know if he could survive losing (view spoiler)[Aodhan. (hide spoiler)] Never before had he seen that truth so clearly and it shook him.
I love you Nalini Singh, but I'll be devastated if you don't give me this mm book after all this teasing!!!
*** UPDATE ***
So, it's another E & R book? Well, you won't hear any objections from me, as long as I get my mm book in the future. :))
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a) I wish we'd gotten to see Illium and Aodhan reunite.
b) I really want more of the Legion, who were completely absent in this book.
c) This book was a bit more 'mystery solving' than the usual ...more
We've had two non-Elena/Raphael books since the game-changing battle that happened in Archangel's Legion. And they've been some awesome, sweet, romantic, and heart-wrenching novels. Now we're back to Elena and Raphael, and digging into her history more than I ever thought we would really get the chance to.
When we start Archangel's Heart things have been relatively quiet, both on the Cascade front, and the Lijuan front, for nearly 2 years. Elena's been ...more
Raphael and Elena are one of my all time favorite paranormal couples so I was thrilled to find out they were getting another book! They are the heart of this series and I'm always left wanting to know more about them and seeing how their relationship has grown.
And they are fine and dandy...unfortunately, I didn't feel like we got enough of just the two of them. Yes, they're together but there were too many other things going on.
I also hate to say that I almost DNF'd this as well. I ...more
In this book, we are introduced to a group of angels that are kind of like monks. They live in a secret location, we ...more
Please only read on if you have read the last book ;)
Soooo, after reading Archangels Enigma there are a loooot more questions that need to be answered:
First of all Who's book will it be???
Hmmm.. I think it might be one of Elena and Raphaels again.
What happend to the Bitch Queen Michaela?
I have the feeling that it she is "pregnant" like that chick in the movie Prometheus. Yeah, that was a yummy scene. Back to the topic: Uriel placed something into her b ...more
Another UF Wednesday on the hunt with my Guild Hunters @ BB&B!!!
Book seven was really good, book eight was adorable, but book nine, this book, was freaking awesome!!!
I know, I know, I am of the contingency who prefer the books with Raphael and Elena as the main players, and every time I end up thinking that there couldn't possibly be much more we can learn about them, since they are happily hooked up and satisfied, but every time Nalini proves me wrong. And I am very happy to be ...more
I confess this is my favourite series from this author and I'm always desperate to read the next instalment. However I've noticed that there's a lot of chatter about Bluebell and Sparkle and I have to point out this book is an Elena/Raphael story but fear not there's an awful lot of Aodhan aka Sparkle here with growth that made my heart sing but alas I'm getting ahead of myself .
Having survived the momentous battle with the Archangel of China, Elena and Raphael are on tent ...more
Having been called to the Luminate compound, Elan will uncover an ...more
Though at times this novel had some filler-ish moments, it did NOT disappoint Amazing plot twists, creative characterization, and exquisite research. I cannot wait until the next book featuring Elena and Raphael. This kicked butt.
I'm sorry it ended.
Another astonishing and superb novel by one of my all-time favorite authors.
16/11/2016 Buddy read with fantastic Wednesday UF group over at BB&B. I can’t believe how quick this series’ buddy read has gone, and what a wonderful ride it has been.
“Secrets have a way of rotting foundations when those foundations are meant to be built on truth and honor.”
I was very surprised when I started reading to see that two years had passed in the time between this book and the previous one. It seems things have been very quiet with Lijuan having disappeared, no one knowing w...more
I was a little disappointed when I learned that this book would again center on Raphael and Elena. Those have actually been my least favorite books in the series. But half way through this one I didn’t care it was centered on Raphael and Elena. There are a few reasons for this.
1 – There was a secret society of morally ambiguous monks. Are the good…are they bad…I wasn’t sure. Well until I was.
2 – Elena and Raphael finally seemed more like a ...more
We start ...more
This book is a whole lot of talking and conversations and more talking about stuff that aren't even important in the grand scheme of the series. It was interesting, don't get me wrong but absolutely unimportant. The end of the last chapter made me want to give it one star. I just KNEW it would finish like that and it pissed me off.
Raphael and Elena have had a lot of books already, so really, if there is going to be another one, it better have something IMPORTANT in it. If not, then please, ...more
I LOVE the Guild Hunter Series, and have re-read it many times.
I liked this book so much more my second reading.
What I did like about the story was the little snippets of information we were given about Aodhan, and his relationship with Illium.
I loved getting to know more about Elena's family's history.
The plot and the characters were interesting.
This was a good addition to the Guild Hunter series.
Nalini Singh has returned to Raphael and Elena in the ninth book of the Guild Hunter series. In this Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance hybrid, readers are once again submerged into a world where war is brewing. It seems like the archangels are gearing up for something big and doom seems like it’s only a few days away.
A lot of this book is about Elena and her past. We get a whole lot of backstory, especially concerning her mother. I liked this insight into Elena’s character as I think it fur ...more
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Two years after the events in Archangel’s Enigma (book eight), Nalini Singh takes us back to Manhattan and the main protagonists of this tempestuous world-the archangel Raphael and his now angelic consort Elena. Singh has always hinted that we have only scratched the surface of Elena’s complicated family. In here, Singh exhumes Elena’s past, giving readers an intimate look into her mother’s history and ...more
She did it again! Oh yes, she did. Nalini Singh is a freak of nature with how good she is. Seriously. I can't even...
This time around it's about a secret society of angels, who call themselves
The world is waiting, holding its breath, for the next shoe to fall. Lijuan was defeated by Elena and Raphael but they are not presuming her dead. The world is pounded by magically powered storms (Cascades) and each time one hits the angels caught in its wake come away with transformed powers. The archangel’s have stuck to their territories and haven’t met since Lijuan’s fall. There are also reports of blood lus ...more
SPOILERS AHEAD, BE WARNED!
This book was very boring. All Luminata mystery was very non-interesting. Elena's grandparents, Majda and Jean-Baptise, were introduced just to be introduced.
Plotwise, the only thing that happened was; Favashi becoming Archangel of China, Alexander regaining the territory of Persia, Zhou Lijuan Sleeping.
It is a shame that this book was a filler and that all of its content could be explained in a few sentences.
Aodhan & Illium are ENDGAME ...more