Nalini Singh’s new Angel’s Blood series is for lack of a better phrase deliciously fantastic. (I’m channeling Bravo’s New Jersey housewives series when I say delicious, my super-secret fav series, a dieter’s chocolate cake). Back to Ms. Singh, for those who have not read her she is most known for her Psy-changling series a hybrid of paranormal and futuristic, urban-fantasy.
I must say I was so pleasantly surprised with this new series. It’s not often that an author can switch tactics and not be predictable. This new series is gritty, dark and is reminiscent of Gotham city, only run by mob-esque angels who manage to market immortality through a contract of indentured servitude. The angles are given a ‘territory’ of earth to run and are bloodthirsty, emotionless socio-paths. –a nice twist from the ethereal do-gooders of Christian dogma. Four stars for a new creative storyline for vampire making!!!
Our main character Elena is your typical acidic cop archetype that hunts vampires who have tried to escape their 100 year contract of service to the angels. She meets Raphael when he needs help tracking down a rogue vampire who has turned into a raging serial killer. (*scenes filled with gore and mutilation, yes!) The interactions between Raphael and Elena are interesting and lively, I won’t go into too much detail, but I loved the juxtaposition of her humanity vs. his cold socio-path tendencies. Apparently, we don’t want to live forever. The descriptions of the Angels are what really hit a home run for me. They are so interesting and who doesn’t want to read about people who can fly!
Overall, great plot, good characters, gritty violence and action, steamy sex scenes and a feeling of wanting to read more of the series.
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