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  1. says:

    3 Meh stars Okay no one jump me, but I m not feeling this book, or this series like I thought I would Here it is the 4th of December, and I started this book on Nov 22 That is how long it has taking me to finish this book I just kept walking away It makes me feel sad because I really wanted to love this series I love Nalini Singh, but this series isn t grabbing me When I read book one I didn t love it but I did like it alright It had some potential, but there was something about it that was off for me I figured I would read the second book and it would get better Nope I have been trying for a few days to figure out why this series isn t doing it for me Why everyone loves it but me Trying to put into words what wasn t working for me, but why I m not wanting to fully give up on the series The only things I can think of is 1 This series doesn t really have a clear point No clear case of good vs evil I can t tell who is a good guy or bad guy They exist but they have no real purpose They all remind me a little of Greek mythology A bunch of god and goddess with a ton of power no real purpose Boredom causing them all to be big backstabbing assholes Add all that to no well defined plot for the series not each book , and tons of purple prose and repetitiveness I was bored to tears Still there is something about Raphael and Elena that I kinda like So maybe I will stop with this book and come back to it later when I m in of a mood for it.

  2. says:

    I guess I m a sucker for amusing banter Especially when I love both characters and the world that these books are set in The only way to learn to fly, is to fly He pushed her off the edge of the cliff That s your idea of teaching I could ve been splattered from here to Manhattan You were never in any danger His eyes gleamed with laughter That s how young angels learn to fly You push babies out into thin air How do you think birds learn to fly Okay, push me again Raphael, is that you If this book doesn t make you want wings and to fly, you must have some serious phobia going on because the descriptions of flying, and how Elena feels about it, are just captivating Every angel s wings are described beautifully and in detail There are so many scenes involving their flight and they are just gorgeously written I have total wing envy at this point This would be my luck Basically, I found myself smiling as I read most of this book The relationship between Raphael and Elena was really endearing He is not human, and doesn t human very well, but he fell for one and is learning how to make her happy But, I like that even though he is adjusting to her, he is not changing so much that he becomes weak I hate when you have a great alpha male character who suddenly becomes a big ol wuss when he meets the right girl He d fed ambrosia into her mouth, changed her from mortal to immortal, given her wings wings all because of love For her, a hunter, a mortalno longer mortal What do I call you Husband Mate Boyfriend he shot her an inscrutable look You can call me Master Yeah, good luck with that one, Raphael It will be a pretty cold day in hell when she calls you that.But, the real problem is that Elena is the first angel that has been made by another angel through this connection This makes her the new and interesting thing in town All of the other angels want to check her out and see what she s like And, since they have little humanity in them, they are curious as to how easy it would be to kill this new angel Just like a bunch of cats who found a new mouse to play with, the angels are eyeing her like a feather on a stick these angels play pretty seriously with their mice The biggest cat is one of the oldest archangels who is so old and powerful, she is raising a zombie army just for the hell of it She finds Elena so interesting that she decides to throw her a welcome party and to test how strong she is while she s at it So, Elena needs to get up to speed quickly so that she doesn t get killed, and she isn t a huge liability to Raphael Plus, picking a gown What does one wear to a zombie angel ball where there will be multiple attempts on your life You don t want your ass to look big while you re running in terror Am I right, girls The last thing I need to mention is how awesome all of the other male angels in Raphael s group are There needs to be stories involving these guys They all have seemingly cool backstories that I need to hear.

  3. says:

    This Book Is So Meh Third re read 30.03.2019 Okay, okay, I think I ve figured out my problem with this series Elena Yes, Elena is actually my problem with it O Why, you ask Well, I like how badass she is, of course, however, I find it so impossible to believe that a human though a hunter can hurt creatures that are hundreds of years older than her and ten times stronger than her It seems to unbelievable Then there s the big fact that I can t ever relate to her She s so closed of from even her readers It s impossible for me to put myself in her shoes I understand that she feels the need to keep Raphael at arms length when it comes to emotions, but how else is Raphael supposed to know when she refuses to let him in So he does the only way he knows, he enters her mind without permission which ends up in a fight because Elena feels like it s mind rape Sure, I agree with that, but it s how he s been for over a thousand years, and if she refuses to let him in, how are they actually supposed to get to know each other I mean, she doesn t even let us readers in, and we re in her mind In a way, I wish we could ve switched Elena with Kate Daniels I can relate to her, I can feel for her and with her So yeah, that s my problem Elena I love Raphael though And I love that he s in a way an anti hero, but I dislike how Elena wants to change him Raphael is perfect One of the best male characters ever made Overall, I just can t help but not liking Elena as much as I probably should This made the read much less enjoyable than I remember Though I do remember that I found it the book quite meh , which I did this time around as well Hell, I have taken me 5 days just to finish this book Why Because I couldn t find the interest to pick the book up again and continue it Ugh, now I have to struggle to continue my re read of this series to read the new ones How many books are there planned in this series Last I checked it was only supposed to be 12, will there be now Raphael s Seven The Seven consist of 7 immortals that guard the Archangel, Raphael Dmitri Raphael s Second in Command and Head of Security at the Tower An old friend of Raphael He is roughly a thousand year old vampire He has the ability to use a Scent Lure Venom A vampire made by the Archangel Neha He has a pair of unique eyes that resembles a snake Naasir A mysterious creature who is both vampire like and cat like Galen An angel who resides at the Refuge He is the Weapons Master Illium The heart of the seven Aodhan A secretive angel whose wings are like crushed diamonds reflecting in the light Jason The spymaster who gathers information for Raphael He is an angel with black wings Cadre of Ten Archangels in the world who rule territories Raphael Medrano, Archangel of North America Consort Elena Deveraux Lijuan aka Zhou Lijuan, Archangel of China and surrounding areas and Cadre aka Angel of Death or Goddess of Death creates the Reborn Neha, the Archangel of India and Cadre Queen of Poisons Consort Eris Charisemnon, Archangel of North Africa one of the Cadre Lijuan s ally a pedophile Elijah, Archangel of Persia and Cadre is an ally to Raphael Consort Hannah Favashi, Archangel of Persia can control the winds Michaela, Archangel of Central Europe and Cadre is beyond arrogant think snotty top model Astaad, Archangel of the Pacific Isle and Cadre dominates the sea Reservedly friendly with Raphael believes in honor Titus, Archangel of Southern Africa and Cadre has gained power over the earth Uram was the Archangel of Russia and an Ancient He was the antogonist in Angels Blood As an Archangel he was a member of the Cadre of Ten He and Michaela had been in a long term relationship about fifty years Uram was the first Archangel to become Bloodborn in many centuries Status dead killed by Raphael with the help of Elena in book one.Other Characters Xi 900 , an angel of Lijuan As long as Lijuan lives, Xi will continue to gain power Without her, his body wouldn t be able to hold what it does Which is why he isn t an archangel, but the only angel able to share power is Lijuan Anoushka, Neha s daughter wants to be Cadre but can never become an Archangel causing death and destruction Sameon Sam , a very young angel child, a student at the Refuge Jessamy over 3000 , the teacher at the Refuge and mate of Galen One of her wings was deformed at birth leaving her earthbound cannot fly Jessamy is beloved by all of the angel children that she teaches Besides being a teacher, Jessamy is a Scholar and a Historian the Historian recording the histories of all angel kind Dahariel, Astaad s second, from the Pacific Isles He trained Andromeda with the sword and to be a warrior Maya, angel spy for Jason infiltrated Dahariel domain under Raphael s orders Nazarach, a powerful and sadistic angel with territory of his own within Raphael s territory He is one of the strongest angels under Raphael Nazarach is considered by many to monstrous Keir, an Ancient and powerful angel but appears unutterably young He is the greatest healer and commands a great deal of respect from angelkind even from archangels He works mainly from the Medica in the Refuge, but occasionally flies to the Tower in New York City, or other regions, when there is a serious need Keir is a kind and compassionate angel, akin to his best friend Jessamy whom he tried relentlessly to fix Adrian, one of Lijuan s reborn Caliane, an Ancient, she is thousands of years old and Raphael s mother with power of the earth Raphael believes she Sleeps Slater Patalis, vampire serial killer went on a killing spree 20 years ago among his final victims were Ariel and Mirabelle Deveraux tormented a young Elena Deveraux They didn t understand that she held his heart, held it so utterly that there was nothing he wouldn t do, no line he wouldn t cross to keep her safe. Quick basic facts Genre Adult Paranormal Romance M F.Series Series, Book Two Love triangle view spoiler No hide spoiler

  4. says:

    Loved this one, especially Raphael 3 he gets better with each book Some of my favorite quotes Do you think you have the right to give me orders now The Archangel of New York, a creature so lethal that part of her feared him even now, lifted the hair off her nape, brushed his lips across her skin Of course You are mine No hint of humor, nothing but stark possession I won t watch you die again, Elena The Cadre had chosen her because she was the best, relentless in her pursuit of her prey But then, she d been disposable Now, she was integral to his existence The old ones saw Elena as exactly that Raphael s creation, his possession They didn t understand that she held his heart, held it so utterly that there was nothing he wouldn t do, no line he wouldn t cross to keep her safe Because in all his centuries of existence, he d never before taken a lover he considered his on every level He d kill for her, destroy for her, savage anyone who dared attempt to take her from him Teasing, Archangel Teeth grazed over her lips Know this Elena you ll never wear another man s knife She blinked He wanted to give me a blade What s wrong with that Blades, he whispered, and sheaths go together And your sheath will only ever hold my blade Raphael 3 3 3 3

  5. says:

    4 A buddy read with the Wednesday UF Support Group at BBB What ever happened to the fluffy, cuddly, benevolent Angels we all grew up believing in You know, the ones whose pictures your spiritual aunt has all over her house, the ones that come out when a loved one goes away and we need the comfort their image gives us The ones that are supposed to be the messengers and enforcers of G D s will I most certainly did not find them in this series of The Guild Hunter, written by the very imaginative and creative Nalini Singh The angels we get here are ancient, immortal, if not indestructible, have the required wings, can fly, and are eons older and stronger than any other creature on Earth, thus giving them the top spot of the food chain So they rule all with an iron fist, sword, angel fire, or just pure power, which emanates from the strongest of them the Archangels of the Cadre of 10 Those 10 have split the Earth into arias of influence, and Raphael is the one ruling over the Americas We got acquainted with Raphael in last book, when he hired our hunter Elena to catch a maddened Archangel, who had devolved into insanity and blood lust Raphael is a perfect specimen of manhood and Archangelic power He is as far from human as it could get, although he has not yet crossed into the Ascension territory his Cadre companion, Lijuan, the queen and demigoddess of China This woman IS the furthest away from a human or a living creature you can possibly get She is becoming a pure representation of power and energy a very scary creature, merciless and incapable of anything close to a human emotion She is old beyond remembrance and only rumors of her childhood are spoken as myths among angel kind Do you ever worry Yes Cruelty seems to be a symptom of age and power He thought of Lijuan, raising the dead, playing with them as a child would with toys I look into my heart and see the abyss looking back at me I won t let you fall A fierce promise.He held her close, his immortal with a mortal heart This is the playground Elena awakes in after a year of recovery from near death, and finds herself a made angel and the talk of the world See, there has not been an angel made, created by another angel, in the memory of those living So she is the new curiosity, and in keeping with the angelic inhumanity, most of the powerful ones want to break her and enjoy the fall out from her destruction did I mention, those ancient creatures have very little that amuses them any live couple of thousand years and I guess you would have problems staying entertained as well After all, there are only so many times an angel can watch I love Lucy reruns before getting vexed from boredom For some reason, Raphael finds himself in love with Elena and decides he wants her and he will keep her Only she has something to say about that he can not keep just making decisions for her, or fancy himself her Master and Owner It has to be a willing give and take, and this is a very difficult task for the Angel, who is used to not work for anything, but just claim Interesting situations ensue I ll give you my hunger, my heart, she said, fighting to retain her independence, and to build a foundation for their relationship that would last an eternity But my mind is my own Accept that Or The cool question of a being used to getting exactly what he wanted I guess you ll have to wait and see So, on top of learning how to be an Angel, how to deal with her wings, how to fly apparently this is hard work , and how to be in a relationship with a powerful Archangel, there is a string of terror and murders going around, as well as attempts on her life, and disturbing nightmares plaguing her daily and nightly hours And her Archangel can only keep her safe so far This is a very intense book and I would definitely recommend it to all UF and PNR fans Some violence and sex, so maybe not for the very young PG at least I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book with my fellows at BBB and I am forever grateful for finding them and calling this group a home I wish all of you Happy Reading and may you never lose your humanity

  6. says:

    The longer you live, the mistakes you make And the sorrows you carry Nalini Singh NS has given us an unusual world with Angels, Vampires and maybe some new big bad coming our way It is interesting and unusual Most of this story I like Elena has her new life as an Angel and the Consort to an Archangle but there is so much to learn One does not simple get wings and learn to fly in a day What I Enjoyed Elena is a little timid that she was in the last book but I appreciate that she has to grow into this new role Just because she is changed into an Angel it doesn t mean that she knows how to be an angel and just walking around with Wings is harder than one would think Plus just because you have those wings doesn t mean that you automatically get the muscles that make them work A lot of this book is Elena learning how to deal with a very aggressive Raphael and how to be an Angel If that means going to school with the other young angels so be it.Illium was also a character I really enjoyed He is freaking adorable and might even have a little crush on Elena But do not worry it isn t in a love triangle kind of way It is simply that he will take care of her if Raphael is unable to accomplish the dead However Elena is learning that there are some certain etiquettes that shouldn t be overstepped if you are an angel He wanted to give me a blade What s wrong with that Blades, he whispered, and sheaths go together And your sheath will only ever hold my blade I also liked the plot line for this book and how someone is trying to mess with Elena They are working really hard in the background to create dissention be different Archangels and trying to break apart long standing peace If Elena doesn t find the culprit fast it looks like and people will be hurt or killed.I like the building relationship between Raphael and Elena It is a growing thing and doesn t happen all at once But even though they are so far apart in age each has had an experience in their childhoods that shaped them and maybe is one reason that they found something within the other Fathers and mothers, she found herself saying, leave their mark, no matter if we ve known them a lifetime or only a day What Annoyed Me It isn t much but there are some issues There is a lot of repetition of the Come here little hunterTaste Which is finally revealed but it takes multiple flashbacks to get there and that line runs through the story A LOT.Also a ton of characters are introduced Yes I get that they will be important later and some even get their own stories but man did I really need to meet them all in this book I can t even count the number of characters that were introduced with just a sentence or two to let you know that they have some deep seated past haunting them and I m sure eventually will get a story of their own It would have worked better if just one or two were focused on a little so I could care about them As is it is all a blur.And the last nitpicky thing I have is how many times Elena mentioned any of her girl parts tingling or something like that Even when they weren t getting hot and heavy her parts were wet, tingling, heating up etc.etc I could have done with less of that too.Still overall the world, characters and story are interesting enough that even though I liked the first one a little I see good things for this series.

  7. says:

    Ever since I read the previous novel, Angels Blood, I have been waiting impatiently for this book to come out I was nervous about reading it though Sometimes I ll love the first book in a series and then feel disappointed in the following books That is definitely not the case here It was definitely worth the wait.In this book we get to see the vulnerability of Elena in relation to all the other angels in her new world She s used to being the strongest person and now has to deal with being the weakest I liked that though she tried to stand on her own she didn t fall into stupidity and refuse to listen to Raphael about her limitations as a new angel.I loved watching Elena s interactions with the Seven and all the new angels she encounters in the refuge I m very interested in seeing developments with the members of the Seven I also liked how the author avoided making Michaela into a cardboard cutout villain She s not wholly bad although she s not wholly good She has vulnerabilities and weaknesses that throw her into an area of gray that Elena wishes she didn t have to see It s much easier to hate someone when you don t feel bad for them.The author did a good job of showing Elena emotionally vulnerable but still strong It was her choice to allow herself to lean on Raphael and he recognizes and treasures it I loved how he s learning that though he is powerful he can t force Elena to open to him Trust is a fragile thing and he realizes that he has to toe the line or he ll break her I liked watching him try to reconcile his own personality with the care the new relationship needs.Speaking of breaking Elena, this book did a really good job with sexual tension Because Elena is still so weak from the transition Raphael won t make love to her because he s afraid he ll break her The tension was great and the payoff worth it I also really loved the vulnerability we saw when Raphael couldn t leave Elena in silence After her year in a coma and his inability to reach her mind he has some definite anxiety there It was sweet to see.I can t wait to see what will come with the next book I m so glad I found this series

  8. says:

    I haven t read very many PNR books, but I have been sucked into the Guild Hunter Series With its world building of Archangels, vampires and angels existing with us mere mortals, I just can t get enough Of course, it doesn t hurt we have a kick ass heroine, Elena who is also battling her own demons She is in love with Raphael, one of the strongest Archangels who also controls New York I also enjoyed the distinct personalities of the side characters, most of them are allies or are part of a special group of 7 that protect Raphael at all costs Of course, there are a few that are up to no good If you are looking for a PNR series, I highly recommend this one I should also mention that I listened to the audiobook for both books 1 2, and although I did struggle with the narrator, I was so invested in the plot and what was going on, the narrator s voice didn t seem to bother me as much.

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    I still love this book and the whole series I don t know how Nalini Singh does it but she always sucks me into this amazing world, where angels fight for a life of mostly peace and amazing adventures I love Raphael and Elena, they are one of my all time fav characters and couples They simply know how to capture my attention with how the balance out their relationship and how they work together as a team Also the secondary characters are to die for Especially Bluebell, Sarah and even Dimitri I m such a huge fan of this author and the worlds she creates This sequel picks up right where the first book ended The plot and twists are perfect, the action, romance, depth and so much , just awesome I didn t want to read this second story because I simply don t have enough time for other books that I need to read, but dang, it s just really such a good story that I cannot stop reading it And you know how it is, you say that you will then finish this second book but the reality is that I m already reading the third book and it s driving me insane, I m so weak when it comes to this series sigh But that only means it s awesome And every PNR fan should read it

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    Hark If t be true thee has t not yet readeth the first r second booketh in this s ries then begone from h re f r spoileth rs abound Elena wakes up from a coma and is thrust into a role she is unprepared for, that of being an angel As if being involved with the archangel of NY does not come with enough problems, she has to now cope with being part of an entirely different race Being an angel also comes with a sharp learning curve Learning to fly Fighting with wings Angel history Social Norms Being born an angel means that they are taught these things from a very young age, however as Elena is a Made angel as opposed to a born one, she has much less time to master these basic skills Unfortunately for her, she is on a bit of a countdown timer Firstly, someone is murdering vampires and angels and leaving death threats aimed at Elena with the bodies Or at least, what is left of the bodies Elena with have to help catch this killer before he catches up with her She still has her hunter born skills, but for all other purposes she is a new born babe in the angel world and needs to navigate the shark infested waters with care to avoid becoming a victim.Secondly, Lijuan, the eldest living archangel has taken an interest in her and that is a very bad thing Lijuan has decided to go over to the dark side, for lack of better expression coming to mind After thousands of years of living Lijuan has become so far removed from everyone and everything else that she is not of this world any and I would venture to say, almost alien in her existence The mild case of Thanatophilia she is suffering from does not help and could be devastating combined with her new power Some background on archangels they seem to develop intrinsic powers as they age with the older angels being the most powerful Lijuan is so far beyond anyone else in the power stakes that there is no one powerful enough to stop her from doing what she wants, even if it breaks all the rules that the angels govern themselves by To her Elena is but a toy, easily replaced on a whim Lijuan is not to be ignored though, as she is part of the cadre of ten and one of the most respected angels in existence If not the most respected.So, survival is the name of the game.There is also of course quite a bit of romance It is not secondary to the plot though, as a large part of the story concerns the still developing relationship between Raphael Elena and how she fits into this new world and the hierarchy Whilst it was one of my slight complaints in the first book that I wanted story and less romance No, I am a romantic at heart so I DO enjoy romance , that was only due to the worldbuilding that was fascinating yet very jealously guarded by the author and doled out in minuscule quantities This book however reveals quite a bit , so even though the romance is prevalent, the balance was good and my fantasy monster was fed in due time and sufficiently.Overall a worthy second installment in this series I had a good time with the first book, but I enjoyed this one due to the expanded worldbuilding and fantasy elements.

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