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4 My precious Archangel StarsThings have been quiet for two years both on the Cascade and the Lijuan front amd waiting for something to change has everyone on edge When it does though, it isn t in the form Elena expects.The Cadre has been summoned by the Luminata to visit their compound in Morocco and apparently the invitation isn t optional Accompanying Raphael to the land of her ancestors seems luke a good way to take her mind off things, even if it means interracting with the snakes of th 4 My precious Archangel StarsThings have been quiet for two years both on the Cascade and the Lijuan front amd waiting for something to change has everyone on edge When it does though, it isn t in the form Elena expects.The Cadre has been summoned by the Luminata to visit their compound in Morocco and apparently the invitation isn t optional Accompanying Raphael to the land of her ancestors seems luke a good way to take her mind off things, even if it means interracting with the snakes of the cadre But when they arrive there, it isn t to the group of wise and pure monklike librarians Elena has been expecting but to an air or violence and darkness Nothing is what it seems.I will not go into a second rant about expectations this week but I will say that NS only marginally managed to deliver on mine this time, and they weren t even that high This book was a filler through and through We get no progress on both the overarching plotlines of the series Cascade and Lijuan Instead we get some character development and the foundation to build some new stories on That would have been just fine if the book was a little shorter I found it a bit too long when in reality it had little to offer to the series plot.That being said, this book had its moments Watching the politics might not be my favourite thing but watching the bonds between Elena and Raphael grow is always a plus And I loved seeing Aodhan grow stronger and forming relationships And of course learning about Elena s family history was a huge bonus I can see NS is building up to something, just don t know what yet.And Raphael I love this guy He is my ultimate book boyfriend I even named my dog after him I need the Aodhan Ilium book to happen I neeeeeeeed it view spoiler 12 02 2015So it s gonna be another Raphael and Elena bookI admit to a slight twinge of disappointment I m sure though, that once release date rolls around I ll be all over this, IT IS Elena and Raphael after all Aodhan Illium Pretty please I want me some Sparkle Sorrow Venom will suffice though Or Alexander Caliane HmJust give me the freaking book hide spoiler It was dark.BUT I LIKED IT This was unlike any other book in this series Much happened, a lot of action and Elena Raphael growing strong together There wasn t much development in everything in particular, but there were important things from past that were reveled, and they were really Shocking.I liked Aodhan in this and I just can t wait for his own book view spoiler not only just his but his Bluebell s After some hints in this book, there is still hope for us that want to see the It was dark.BUT I LIKED IT This was unlike any other book in this series Much happened, a lot of action and Elena Raphael growing strong together There wasn t much development in everything in particular, but there were important things from past that were reveled, and they were really Shocking.I liked Aodhan in this and I just can t wait for his own book view spoiler not only just his but his Bluebell s After some hints in this book, there is still hope for us that want to see them together, not only as friends hide spoiler 05 04 2016After all the hints and newsletters about Illium and Aodhan, I just REFUSE to accept a mate for Bluebell other than Sparkle 12 02 2016 We begged Nalini for Aodhan s or Illum s book, but NOOO She s like At least now we have a title and hero s and heroine s name RE Again It s not that I don t like them, on the contrary, I love them and I will read everything written from NS, but I would like to read about Sparkle or Bluebell, or even Venom Guess I have to wait and wait and wait September 2015 No title yet, no info whose book this is, nothing I feel like this rn But if this happens it would make my waiting bearable D This series needs some m m romance, pleaseeeee Nalini, pleaaaseee fingers crossed While this story added value to the overall series, I was expecting something that would move the Cascade plot forward a littlethan this did Particularly considering the length of the title I love reading about Raphael and Elena because I ve followed their progression and evolution as a couple This book offers us insight into Elena s past and her connections to Morocco It also offered us the chance to learnabout the mysterious Aodhan Sparkle , his past, and his friendship with I While this story added value to the overall series, I was expecting something that would move the Cascade plot forward a littlethan this did Particularly considering the length of the title I love reading about Raphael and Elena because I ve followed their progression and evolution as a couple This book offers us insight into Elena s past and her connections to Morocco It also offered us the chance to learnabout the mysterious Aodhan Sparkle , his past, and his friendship with Illium Bluebell I know a lot of folks want those two to get together and it would be quite interesting for it to come to fruition However, there s nothing in this story that indicated that was the direction it s headed For now, I classify it as a strong bromance The plot was interesting, though predictable to some degree, after the initial elements were introduced It added some new players into the mix I am definitely curious to see the role these additions will play in the ongoing Cascade I felt a distinct lack of progression when concerning Lijuan and am eager to know what happened to her I am SO ready for the next installment Safety No others for either of our MCs despite the fact that others are openly interested in them Yes to rape and abuse not of our heroine hero ARC received in exchange for an honest review.This was me pre release Is it November yet I may or may not be this excited to readElena and Rafe 13 10 18 Re read4 stars Contains spoilers from the previous books.I know some of you were looking forward to a new couple but I didn t mind that this was a Raphael and Elena book I was actually excited to go back to their story and catching up a bitwith them There s something about their story and how they are together that will always fascinate me That said I was a bit disappointed with this one.To be honest I could be quite brutal with this review but I find myself unwilling because ev 13 10 18 Re read4 stars Contains spoilers from the previous books.I know some of you were looking forward to a new couple but I didn t mind that this was a Raphael and Elena book I was actually excited to go back to their story and catching up a bitwith them There s something about their story and how they are together that will always fascinate me That said I was a bit disappointed with this one.To be honest I could be quite brutal with this review but I find myself unwilling because even if I found about 80% of the book to be filler in terms of plot from the previous books I still read it and quite avidly too So now I m in a conundrum about how to review it If I take this book as a standalone, in a way, within the series it s a fascinating read with new additions in a spectacular setting But if I see this book in terms of plot continuation and a conclusion regarding Lijuan then I m disappointed and frustrated The plot is central to Elena and the Luminata The Luminata is a mysterious sect within the angel society which we had no idea about until this book They have the duty of calling the Cadre to meet in extreme circumstances Such as the vampires in Lijuan s territory going crazy and succumbing to bloodlust in her absence This book picks up two years after the last book Lijuan is still missing either dead or mostly likely gone to Sleep The Cadre must decide what is to be done to her territory as the threat of bloodlust will spill over their borders quick if they don t do anything about it The Luminata call all of the Archangels to meet in their city Lumia, in Morocco to resolve the issue Think of the Luminata as monks in a mountain monastery And like human monasteries they have a wealth of books and art with the self imposed task of preserving it The writing and descriptions of Morocco, Lumia and the art were superb and entrancing But at times it felt that all of the setting was filler Just filling up the book with information Some interesting information but information nevertheless There wasn t really any action throughout most of the book And that means sexual too We only got to read about Raphael and Elena doing the rumpy pumpy once in the book Once So my perverted side wanted , my action craving side wantedand my pragmatic side saw the twist at the end coming Don t get me wrong, it was a joy to read it simply because of the writing but it was also somewhat disappointing I guess I was expectingAnd I wont even get into how little we saw of my beloved BluebellARC kindly provided by Orion Publishing Group via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review ( EPUB ) ⚔ Archangel's Heart ☪ New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh takes us into a dangerous and exhilarating world where a deadly, beautiful archangel and his once mortal consort are caught in a fury of twisted darkness One of the most vicious archangels in the world has disappeared No one knows if Lijuan is dead or has chosen to Sleep the long sleep of an immortal But with her lands falling into chaos under a rising tide of vampiric bloodlust, a mysterious and ancient order of angels known as the Luminata calls the entire Cadre together to discuss the fate of her territoryAccompanying her archangelic lover Raphael to the Luminata compound, guild hunter turned angel Elena senses that all is not as it seems Secrets echo from within the stone walls of the compound, and the deeper Elena goes, the uglier the darkness But neither Raphael nor Elena is ready for the brutal truths hidden within truths that will change everything Elena thinks she knows about who she is Nothing will ever be the same again Reviewed by Rabid ReadsMy knee jerk reaction to ARCHANGEL S HEART is to say it was a roller coaster But that s not right I wasn t up and down and sideways on repeat from start to finish It wasthat I was way, way down, struggling up that first incline until somewhere between 25 30%, then I hit cruise straight through the next 50 60%, then that last 15% was so spectacularIt almost made me forget how long it took to settle in.Almost.That extra 10% that kicked the MEH into a ful Reviewed by Rabid ReadsMy knee jerk reaction to ARCHANGEL S HEART is to say it was a roller coaster But that s not right I wasn t up and down and sideways on repeat from start to finish It wasthat I was way, way down, struggling up that first incline until somewhere between 25 30%, then I hit cruise straight through the next 50 60%, then that last 15% was so spectacularIt almost made me forget how long it took to settle in.Almost.That extra 10% that kicked the MEH into a full quarter of book, thoughUnfortunately, forgetting wasn t in the cards.But first things first I m sure a lot of you are concerned about the POV switch back to Elena and Raphael It s hard to muster up the same excitement we had for Janvier and Naasir in the last two installments for our returning alpha couple, am I right Especially, when what we really want is Illium and Aohdan s book.The good news is, it s a comin At least it has every appearance of coming, based on my decidedly biased opinion Regardless of whether it s the next book or three after that, the majority of the groundwork laid for future HEAs, was in reference to Aodhan We still don t know what happened to him, but it s clear he s healing, if not healed, and the mysterious mystery was brought up half a dozen times at least.The neutral news is, there s no getting to it withoutElena and Raphael So suck it up, and let let Singh do what she needs to do orbit gum smile Trust me, by the time you finish GH 9, you ll be glad you did.But I repeat, first things first, and in order to get to the super fantastic revelations at the end of this book, you have to wade through the swamp 1 There s no mystery surrounding who the Bad Guy is.Like noneBy dint of their spiritual quest, the Luminata have no earthly ties and no loyalties beyond that to their quest for luminescence They take no lovers, participate in no wars, and when they become Luminata, they sever all blood ties A perfect neutral bodyPerfect, Elena says scoffs BEWARE anything described as being perfect That s just common sense.BUT 2 Our common sense isn t enough to clue us in.The slight redundancy that can be characteristic of Singh isthan slight in ARCHANGEL S HEART We are reminded constantly that something s not quite rightThere s something off about this place, she muttered Gian s spookiness aside, the sense of peace I expected is missingAnd on the very next page The shallow bow from an escort who had not earned that right, the fact Gian had taken the names of the Cadre without adding Archangel to the front, the Luminata who d watched them from the shadows, their faces hidden under the hoods of their robes, none of it was as it should be This pattern continued, but once the plot picked up the pace, it was easier to ignore per usual.3 On a similar, yet different note, basic rituals are given point by point explanations There was no shower, but someone had already partially filled the large stone bath with cold water, minerals swirled into the clear liquid It was a normal angelic courtesy to ensure guests didn t have to wait too long for their bath to fill Finding the handle old but functional that made the hot water start to gush out from a spout in the wall, Raphael turned it on By the time it filled to the top, it would be the correct temperature OOThese kinds of things made getting started an uphill climb BUT.I want to be clear that I very much enjoyed this book I can t tell you what made it so wonderful and lovely and ALL the good things, b c huge, enormous spoilers, so instead I m being painfully honest about the less than stellar start That way, if you have a similar experience, hopefully, you ll be encouraged to push through It s so very worth it I promise Highly recommended 3,5 This book reminds me very much of book 2, Raphael and Elena are BACK Yes So happy to have finally another story about them as main characters I really missed them and all the secrets and action that always accomplanies them Before I started reading this story I thought it was maybe going to be about the crazy archangel from China but nope, not as much as it would be to be honest It was reallyabout the Luminata and, man, those folks just suck Just another reminder why I don t like the super religious people that much, the Raphael and Elena are BACK Yes So happy to have finally another story about them as main characters I really missed them and all the secrets and action that always accomplanies them Before I started reading this story I thought it was maybe going to be about the crazy archangel from China but nope, not as much as it would be to be honest It was reallyabout the Luminata and, man, those folks just suck Just another reminder why I don t like the super religious people that much, there always seems something fishy about them And I m always right with my instincts Yes, before you butcher me, there might be some good folks but I haven t seen them yet, so that s why I don t really like them That s all Anyway, back to the story I have one huge minus for Nalini, what the heck happened to Sparkle and Bluebell We didn t get the final answer So therefore the next book HAS to be about them Just saying Cause otherwise, what s the point in all that drama and not get closure, huh OoAside from that, there is one huuuuge plot twist about Elena s past or should I say her heritage I definitely didn t see that one coming I mean, after all this time to finally get a piece of her history back is amazing and I was so happy for her And Raphael, where to start, he s just amazing and I want my own real Raphael I only wished we d got to seeof him and Elena alone and how their relationship is growing But I guess Nalini can always writebooks about these two wink wink My only regret is that I ve read it so fast and now I have to wait for the next one But I can always read the Psy Changeling stories view spoiler ILLIUM hide spoiler He d survived losing her.He didn t know if he could survive losing view spoiler Aodhan hide spoiler Never before had he seen that truth so clearly and it shook him I love you Nalini Singh, but I ll be devastated if you don t give me this mm book after all this teasing UPDATE So, it s another E R book Well, you won t hear any objections from me, as long as I get my mm book in the future AFTER READING Review is posted on Way view spoiler ILLIUM hide spoiler He d survived losing her.He didn t know if he could survive losing view spoiler Aodhan hide spoiler Never before had he seen that truth so clearly and it shook him I love you Nalini Singh, but I ll be devastated if you don t give me this mm book after all this teasing UPDATE So, it s another E R book Well, you won t hear any objections from me, as long as I get my mm book in the future AFTER READING Review is posted on Way Too Hot Books.I don t know what s up with me this year since I ve rated quite a few of the newest and most expected installments of most of my favorite series with 3 stars Blasphemy, I know Never thought that the day will come I ll rate Singh s Guild Hunter series lower than 4 stars, but that day has come people and I can not lie Unfortunately, I ll have to agree with other readers who said that this book wasof a filler and while I did like it, it didn t blow my mind like the rest of the books in the series I did crave this installment to be Bluebell s Sparkle s story and was a bit disappointed we ve got Elena Raphael again instead, but the main reason for my rating is the slow pacing dragging of the story at the beginning and towards the end which made me want to skip pages IMO, the author resolved the main mystery in an antclimatic way and I ve found the behaviour of some important characters considering their past unrealistic And there was too little Bluebell Illium, damn itI won t say anything else about that, because there would be spoilers The things I loved on the other hand are our lovely and fierce consort Elena her archangel Raphael who are still in the honeymoon phase, of course not to forget our beautiful Sparkle Aodhan who had an important role in this installment yessss and the new creepy characters known as the Luminata w.t.f O.O No matter my rating, this series still remains one of my top urban fantasy series out there and I highly recommend it to every uf reader out there The next book is again included in my most expected reads of 2017 list Will I finally get my Bluebell s Sparkle s story It remains to be seen fingers crossed Nov 2016 I just finished reading and I m already desperate for the next book This was such a good installment ramping up the suspense for another encounter with Lijuan, delving a bit deeper into Elena s ancestry, showing a bitof Aodhan s personality I have only the most minor of complaints a I wish we d gotten to see Illium and Aodhan reunite b I really wantof the Legion, who were completely absent in this book c This book was a bitmystery solving than the usual Nov 2016 I just finished reading and I m already desperate for the next book This was such a good installment ramping up the suspense for another encounter with Lijuan, delving a bit deeper into Elena s ancestry, showing a bitof Aodhan s personality I have only the most minor of complaints a I wish we d gotten to see Illium and Aodhan reunite b I really wantof the Legion, who were completely absent in this book c This book was a bitmystery solving than the usual monster fighting and I d have liked a littleaction.d MOAR SEX PLZ.I hate waiting so long for the next book, but as always it was WORTH IT.Y all try not to be assholes between now and the publication of the next book, ya hear Mar 2016 Everyone bitching that this is another Raphael and Elena book you re awful garbage people You want different characters so badly, write your own pervy fanfiction Keep saying Oh no, I m so upset I m so disappointed How could Nalini do this to us and see how long she keeps writing for obviously unappreciative fans Assholes.Oct 2015 It seems everyone is hoping for an Illium and Aodhan book, which I totally get That would be spectacularly hot However, if Illium and Aodhan hook up with other people, that means two stories instead of one And I m all for that Sorry, guys I m too greedy to be Team Illidhan or Aolium, whatever