Title: Angels’ Blood
Author: Nalini Singh
First published March 3, 2009
339 pages, Mass Market Paperback
ISBN: 9780425226926 (ISBN10: 0425226921)
From the USA Today bestselling author Meghan Quinn comes the third novel in the Getting Lucky series. A tale about breaking curses and throwing caution to the wind.
What happens when your secret crush is no longer a secret? For years, I’ve been harboring feelings for my best friend’s twin sister, Eve Roberts.
However, I’ve never acted on my emotions, being content with keeping them bottled up inside. But, after a terrible falling-out with my best friend, Eric, I’m back in Port Snow without him, and without any sense of direction.
The one person who understands me best is nowhere to be found, or so I thought. Imagine my surprise when I run into Eve, and it’s like time hasn’t passed at all.
My attraction to her is stronger than ever, and I’m determined to break the curse of keeping my feelings hidden. But will I have the courage to risk everything and lay my heart on the line?
About the Author
Writing has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Even when I was crafting tales about a laser-eyed prince, there was always an element of romance woven into the story.
Crafting unique characters and giving them happy endings is a passion of mine, and the voices in my head constantly inspire new ideas. I can’t imagine doing anything else.
In 2002, I received the exciting news that Silhouette Desire wanted to purchase my first book, Desert Warrior. That moment was a dream come true, and I hope to continue living that dream until I’m an old-timer still typing away at my keyboard.
Although I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand, I spent three years living and working in Japan. During that time, I took advantage of the opportunity to travel throughout Asia.
While I’m back in New Zealand now, I’m always planning my next adventure. If you’re curious, you can check out my Travel Diary page for monthly updates.
Throughout my life, I’ve held various jobs, including lawyer, librarian, candy factory worker, bank temp, and English teacher. Some might see this as inconsistency, but I view it as fuel for the creative fire.
Angels’ Blood, penned by bestselling author Nalini Singh, is a novel that blends dark fantasy, thrilling suspense, and a touch of romance into an electrifying cocktail. This book takes readers into a world where angels and vampires coexist, and angels have created a system of governance called The Cadre, that is based on hierarchy and power.
The story unfolds in modern-day New York City, where a vampire hunter named Elena Deveraux is tasked with hunting rogue vampires that have violated The Cadre’s laws. When Archangel Raphael, one of the most powerful beings in The Cadre, hires Elena to track down a rogue archangel, she sees it as a chance to prove herself and further her career.
However, as Elena and Raphael team up to unravel the mystery of the rogue archangel, they forge an unexpected connection that sets off a string of events that puts them both in grave danger. One of the book’s greatest strengths is its world-building.
Singh has created a complex and fascinating universe that not only wows readers with its imaginative concept but also provides a unique twist on the vampire and angel genres. The characters, too, are well-drawn, with Elena being a feisty, no-nonsense heroine who’s easy to root for.
Raphael, on the other hand, is a compelling enigma, whose layers are slowly peeled away to reveal his true nature. The chemistry between the two characters is palpable and Singh’s writing handles the romantic tension between them subtly and sensually.
On the downside, some readers may find the book’s pacing to be a little slow in parts, and there’s a fair amount of exposition about The Cadres world-building that may impact the pacing. However, these minor flaws are more than compensated for by Singh’s vivid and sensuous prose, which pulls the reader into the story.
Overall, Angels’ Blood is a thrilling and compelling read that is likely to appeal to fans of dark urban fantasy and supernatural romance. Singh’s rich world-building, immersive writing style, and well-drawn characters make this book an engaging read from beginning to end.
I highly recommend this book to readers who want to delve into a unique and exciting supernatural world, and I give the book a rating of 4.5 out of 5.