Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux wakes from a year-long coma to find herself changed—an angel with wings the colors of midnight and dawn—but her fragile body needs time to heal before she can take flight. Her lover, t ...more
Reread on 2/15/2020
I'm going to leave my old review below, because it still amazes me that a narrator can make or break an audio book. The first time I tried this series I listen to them on audio. I found Justine Eyre reading of the book a bit boring and I found myself not really getting into the series. So I gave up. Then my brother who is a huge fan of the series demanded I reread them, but this time I had to read them myself. Wow what a different it made. I loved this book this time around. ...more
"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."
⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*This Book Is So ‘Meh’*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱
Third re-read: 30.03.2019
Okay, okay, I think I've figured out my problem with this series. Elena. Yes, Elena is actually my problem with it :O Why, you ask? Well, I like how badass she is, of course, however, I find it so impossible to believe that a human - though a hunter - can hurt creatures that are hundreds of years older than her and ten times stronger than her. It seems to unbelievable.
Then there's the big fact that I can't ever relate to her. ...more
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?”...more
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 th
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 the ...more
“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 ap ...more
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 ...more
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. Soc ...more
Archangel's Kiss is definitely urban fantasy romance on the dark edge. Singh doesn't ...more
I don't really get why the Archangel's can't trust each other. As a small group, you would think that they would protect each other. They do seem to stick together, but any sign of weakness and they strike against each other. They seem to be power hungry and very self ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 Ref ...more
Raphael managed to get closer to me in this book, Elena not so much. You get more of the secondary characters, and that’s great. I loved Dmitri.
I loved the story's honesty. Yes, Elena and Raphael bring the heat but when things cool down, ...more
Another winner from the Romance Package and a great opportunity to visit with my favourite hunter, angels, vampires and archangels.
This instalment shows us that the strong can be temporarily incapacitated but can't be held down for long. The Hunter, Elena, wakes from a year-long nap with a few additional features and appendages. It takes a wee bit of adjustment, but she is determined to be strong and a hunter again...just one with wings. With a little help f ...more
2nd Read - March 2013
3rd Read - September 2016
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 ...more
I loved the continued romance between Rafael and Elena, and it was also great to see more development ...more
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 th...more
So well-written, well-developed, a shade macabre, very sensual, and completely swoon-worthy. If you haven't read this yet, I urge you to get on it! :-)
Raphael and Elena's journey continues after the 'life-altering' events of book 1. If I was smitten with the story before, I'm now thrilled with the direction the story took.
Everything about this series appeals to my romantic, adventure-loving nature, especially Elena's need to maintain her sense of self in th ...more
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 ...more
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