Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Archangel's Prophecy by Nalini Singh - Review

Return to New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s darkly passionate Guild Hunter world, where human-turned-angel Elena Deveraux, consort to Archangel Raphael, is thrust center stage into an eons-old prophecy....

Midnight and dawn, Elena’s wings are unique among angelkind…and now they’re failing. The first mortal to be turned into an immortal in angelic memory, she’s regressing. Becoming more and more human. Easier to hurt. Easier to kill.

Elena and Raphael must unearth the reason for the regression before it’s too late and Elena falls out of the sky. Yet even as they fight a furious battle for Elena’s very survival, violent forces are gathering in New York and across the world.

In China, the Archangel Favashi is showing the first signs of madness. In New York, a mysterious sinkhole filled with lava swallows a man whole. In Africa, torrential monsoon rains flood rolling deserts. And in Elena’s mind whispers a haunting voice that isn’t her own.

This time, survival may not be possible…not even for the consort of an archangel.

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In case any of you didn't know, the Guild Hunter series is one of my favorite series of all time. I love Elena and Raphael and their motley crew of sassy, dangerous, attractive cohorts. The world is one of the best urban fantasy worlds I've read (and I can relate now that I live in New York!). I can't rave about this series enough and Archangel's Prophecy didn't disappoint. 

One of the best parts of this series is Nalini's ability to make each book its own supernatural murder mystery while also tying in threads to much larger storylines. In this book, Elena and Raphael must prepare for a war with an unknown, powerful enemy, while also dealing with whatever might be happening to Elena. I was left with more questions than answers as even more angelic and supernatural powers are revealed in this book, but it only made me more ravenous for the next installment. I really like how after the first couple books Elena and Raphael's relationship is established and steady - and it makes this book heart-wrenching and filled with tension. 

I do think that in some ways it felt like this book was a lead-up to the next one. It ends on a cliffhanger (warning!) and while there is a solid thread that comes to a head at the end, the questions concerning the Ancients, the Legion, and Elena's place as a mortal made Angel are all poised to be addressed in the next installment. 

Overall I was not disappointed by Archangel's Prophecy, though it left me trying not to scream at 2 AM once I finished it. It's filled with everything reader's have come to love about the series, with more and more secrets and developments to the world that will keep them coming back for more. If you haven't read these books, I highly recommend you start! The first book is Archangel's Blood. 
Find out more about the author here: https://nalinisingh.com

Nalini Singh is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling, Guild Hunter, and Rock Kiss series. She lives and works in beautiful New Zealand, and is passionate about writing.

If you’d like to explore her other books, you can find lots of excerpts and free short stories on her website. Slave to Sensation is the first book in the Psy-Changeling series, while Angels’ Blood is the first book in the Guild Hunter series. The Rock Kiss books are all stand alone and can be read in any order.

Happy Reading! 


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Books I'm Excited For in 2019 - March

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

I'm Alive! And a question??

Have I said that before? Probably. Sorry?

Anyway, I'm back! I want to get back into writing updates, reviews, and maybe a few other things thrown in. Inconsistently, probably, because let's be real, that's kind of part of my brand by now *shrug emoji*.

I was also thinking of maybe starting a series or posting here and there about my getting into the publishing industry? What classes I took, how to interview, what it's like, etc? Let me know if anyone would be interested! I know that when I was trying to look into it, I might have benefited from a blog that has some real-talk about how it all works (spoiler: it's kind of wild). Let me know!

Posts will start going back up starting next Tuesday!

Happy Reading!