Tuesday 8 October 2013


Archangel's Kiss by Nalini Singh
Book 2 of the Guild Hunter series
Read by Justine Eyre
Genre: urban fantasy
Format: paperback & audiobook

About Archangel's Kiss:
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh returns to her world of angelic rulers, vampiric servants, and the woman thrust into their darkly seductive world...

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, the stunningly dangerous archangel, Raphael, is used to being in control—especially when it comes to the woman he considers his own. But Elena has never done well with authority.

They've barely begun to understand each other when Raphael receives an invitation to a ball from the archangel, Lijuan. To refuse would be a sign of fatal weakness, so Raphael must ready Elena for the flight to Beijing—and to the nightmare that awaits them there. Ancient and without conscience, Lijuan holds a power that lies with the dead. And she has organized the most perfect and most vicious of welcomes for Elena.
Source: Info in the About Archangel's Kiss was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6582637-archangel-s-kiss on 21/02/2013.

This being Book 2 in the series I have gotten more used to Justine Eyre's reading. And I already liked her style with Book 1 to begin with, but, I still thought that her voice quality was not as pleasing as Alyssa Bresnahan's, however, now I think it is not as bad as I thought it was. Plus, her reading style sounds really professional!

Nalini Singh brought into this book the same compelling story telling quality that she has shown in Book 1. The same masterful weaving of plot and wonderful world that I am compelled to read on with this series! So be warned, this is an addictive series!!

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 5
Character development = 4.5
Story itself = 5
Ending = 4
World building = 4.5
Cover art = [paperback = 4] / [audiobook = 2.5]
Plot = 4.5
Pace = (paperback) 4.5 / (audiobook: 9 hrs and 46 mins listening time)
Narrator = 4

Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5 cherries

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