This is truly going to be a post full of rambling. Spoilers everywhere because I am just going to basically be talking about the characters in this series because Nalini Singh knows how to write some amazing characters.
So I recently wrote a post about Angels’ Blood, the first book in the Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh and after reading this book, I am officially obsessed. Okay so in the last book we ended with Elena becoming an Angel and starting her new life with Raphael. Oh and Lijuan, the oldest archangel on the Cadre, became even more powerful and she started raising the dead essentially creating an army of undead to maybe take over the world? Yeah, so many things are happening as we start book two – Archangel’s Kiss.
Elena gets invited to a ball thrown in her honor and has no choice but to go and of course, drama ensues.
This book is great but I want to talk about the characters because Singh has not only created an amazing and in-depth world but she’s created a cast of characters that I absolutely LOVE.
Galen – Okay can I just say I am sooo happy there’s a short story about him because I adore Galen. And the fact that he’s with Jessamy? Ugh, my romantic heart can’t take it.
Jessamy – so she has a broken wing and can’t fly so she’s been picked on her whole life and not being able to fly is devastating. However, has that stopped her from being the nicest person ever? Noo, Jessamy is seriously so nice and amazing and I really want her and Elena to be best friends.
Jason – ooooh I like Jason. He’s the mysterious one of them all as, you know, he’s able to actually blend in with the night. He’s basically the james bond of the angel world? I’m going to say yes.
Dimitri – Oh man. Okay, listen, I know he’s creepy because we’re living the story as Elena right now and Dimitri isn’t Elena’s biggest fan. But, I can’t wait to dive into his mind because…he has issues and I want to know what happened there.
Viper – LOVE. That’s all I have to say. I love him. Next.
Nassir – we’ve only glimpsed him but I’m already curious about this guy. Is he a vampire and tiger rolled into one? Because if so…mindblown.
Illium: AHHHH okay I loooooove Illium. This show-off just gives me life. We need more pagetime with him.
Aodhan – I really am concerned about this guy. He seems very nice and gentle, but who hurt him??? Ugh, it breaks my heart.
Lijuan – okay this may be a controversial take but…I like her? Hear me out: this girl is old. So…she’s going to get bored. I mean, I’m not saying I would do it, but sis is out here bored out of her mind so why not test out your new powers by causing a zombie apocalypse?
Michaela – I adore Michaela. I truly do. She’s been through the worst tragedy a mother could go through and here she is, still struggling but still going. Is she arrogant? Sure, but what’s wrong with a little self-confidence? Own it is what I say. And own it she does.
Elijah – I want a story about him and Hannah because I am intrigued. Very much so. How did this archangel live this long, with these mean angels, and still have a heart? I’m curious.
Raphael and Elena – these two are probably the most romantic couple I’ve ever read about. Tenderness and vulnerability wrapped in steel. Love them.
I’m so happy I started this series because I’m pretty sure it’s going to be one of my favorites. I love the characters and this world and I am really looking forward to where Singh takes this. I want a story for every single character which is a testament to how amazing Singh is with character development. Every single character brings something to the table and I want them all to live their best life.
I’m really excited for the next book – Archangels’ Consort – because apparently Caliane is waking up? OOOOh, this next book is going to be GOOD. Bring on the drama and action – I’m ready.