View our feature on Nalini Singh’s Archangel's Kiss.

New York Times bestselling author of Angels' Blood

Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux wakes from a year-long coma to find that she has become an angel-and that her lover, the stunningly dangerous archangel Raphael, likes having her under his control. But almost immediately, Raphael must ready Elena for a flight to Beijing, to attend a ball thrown by the archangel Lijuan. Ancient and without conscience, Lijuan's power lies with the dead. And she has organized the most perfect and most vicious of welcomes for Elena...

February 1, 2010  |  334 pages
(Read from Feb 10, 2018 to Feb 14, 2018)
Grade: B+    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 70% Entertainment, 30% Literature
Writing Quality:
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Movie Potential:
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Sequel Potential:
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Although I enjoyed this book, I didn't enjoy it quite as much as the first one. Something was missing that I can't quite place. We did find out a lot more about Elena's past as she remembers more about what happened to her sisters and her mother. We also get a few more glimpses into Raphael's past. Basically, there's more archangelly and vampirey goodness, more fights, more sex - all sorts of fun. Just lacking a bit of something that the first book had. Still a recommended read, though.