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Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Review: Archangel's Blade by Nalini Singh
Annie: Sensual. Lethal
Suzanne: Dangerous. Carnal
Suzanne: I agree with Annie, they were perfect. They had sexual chemistry in abundence, seriously read this with your partner or B.O.B close at hand, not only that they complimented each other, Honor brought out a Dmitri's mortal heart and Dmitri in his oft times cruel ways made Honor a survivor rather then a victim.
Holly Chang. What did you think of her journey in this book?
Annie: Poor girl, she has endured so much! I liked seeing the playful part of her even though she's broken beyond repair. While I much enjoyed reading about Dmitri and Honor more, Holly's story was great. I'm sensing something going on between her and Venom. Anyone else feel that too?
Suzanne: I always thought Dmitri and Holly were going to pair up, but it seems she brings out a different kind of affection from him. I really feel for Holly, who has had a bit of a name change in this book, she is in a dark place at the moment and I can't wait to read more about her. I am feeling the Venom and Holly vibe as well!
What was your favourite thing about Archangel's Blade?
Suzanne: My favourite aspect of this book was the slow building of the trust and sexual tension between Dmitri and Honor.It was brilliantly done, Nalini Singh seems to be an expert at building up the emotions between two characters until you are on the edge of your seat reading about them.
Anything bug you about Archangel's Blade?
Annie: Hmm, that there wasn't enough pages in the book? Despite reading slowly and rereading pages, I wish it lasted forever!
Suzanne: There wasn't anything that really got on my wick too much, but I did find the continued repetition of certain words a little irritating. I was contemplating doing a count of the words "sensual" "cruel" and "lethal" and see how many times it is possible to repeat those three words in just one book!
Why should people read Archangel's Blade?
Annie: Singh is a master at crafting stories. Both her Guild Hunter and Psy-Changeling series prove that. People should read Archangel's Blade because it's the darkest book yet and kind of reminds me of Zsadist's book, Lover Avenged from BDB. The least liked character walks in and manages to break your heart and make you fall in love with them with their story.
Suzanne: I am with Annie on this one, it was an excellent book, it was emotionally charged, sexy as hell and a little heartbreaking. I wasn't really a fan of Dmitri before this book, but after I was just a quivering puddle of goo.
UK or US cover?
Annie: I want both for my shelves!!
Suzanne: Wellllllllll if you have read my whinging updates on Goodreads you will probably already know the answer to this question! But the UK cover, I love it, it is so beautiful, even if the woman has no hips to speak of and a series case of hypothermia!
Which of the Seven would you like to climb like a monkey and ride to the ground?
Annie: Just one? I want Venom, Illium and Jason. All at the same time. I'll get the handcuffs.
Suzanne: That is a good point Annie, why pick just one? In which case AODHAN, and then I am going to have to nick Venom from you. Oh look Annie, Paul Marron's behind you! *Grabs Venom and runs away*
I hope you have liked our review! And comment and tell us what you thought of Archangel's Blade we are especially interesting in your answer to the last question, 'cos we are nosy ho bags like that!