ARC Review + Giveaway: Archangel’s Legion by Nalini Singh

Posted November 2, 2013 by Annie in Reviews / 57 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review + Giveaway: Archangel’s Legion by Nalini Singh
Archangel's Legion
by Nalini Singh

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: October 29, 2013
Series: Guild Hunter #6
Published by Jove
Pages: 374
Format: ARC
 

 

 “The sole reason why I fell in love with this series in the first place was because of this couple.” ~Under the Covers

Queen of Paranormal Romance, Nalini Singh returns to the Guild Hunter series with Elena and Raphael. The sole reason why I fell in love with this series in the first place was because of this couple. I loved Raphael as a hero because he was this god-like creature whose power is unparalleled in the world he has created. But in the first book, we saw him succumb to a more human emotion that makes him more endearing and real: love.

Raphael undergoes a few changes in this latest installment. When birds and angels begin to drop from the sky for the duration of five horrific minutes, New York is put into a state of panic as they try to find out what happened and deal with the number of deaths this has caused. Elena, with the help of her friends, Ransom, Sara and even Deacon try to find out what it is that has caused what they call The Falling.

The threat becomes more dire when Raphael bears an unidentified mark on his face that is slowly spreading. Could it be linked to the infection that is trolling the city? Furthermore, the all-powerful Raphael is hearing voices in his sleep, a symptom of madness that his father once had as well. Who are the voices he hears and does this mean that the Archangel of New York is swirling into madness?

Elena’s character has always been relatable in this series, but I feel that is amplified more in this book. We’ve learned of her tragic past and how Slater ruined her life and took those of her mother and sisters. But this time, we get more detail about the event and Elena’s reactions to that kind of loss. We also see her relationship with her father and how grief still remains as a heavy blanket over them even years later.

The politics once again come into play. With Lijuan and her army becoming a threat again and Raphael’s mother, Caliane stirring up more trouble when she declares that there will never be easiness between her and Lijuan, tension mounts until the threat of war soon becomes an issue. 

What I love about this series is the lush descriptions that paint out the whole scenery in my mind. This world in my mind is so clear and vivid because of Singh’s attention to detail. While not my favorite of Elena and Raphael’s books, ARCHANGEL’S LEGION is a solid installment to the series. It addresses the darkest elements of Elena and Raphael’s most greatest fears and tackles them, making for incredible character development and just a wonderful story.

If you haven’t already read this series, then I highly suggest you do. It still remains as one of my favorites.

*ARC provided by publisher

About the Author

I’ve been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There’s no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.

I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated every month).

So far, I’ve worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer’s mill.

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Nalini is currently locked away in the writing cave but she is giving away signed copies (US editions) of Angels’ Blood and Archangel’s Kiss (a Guild Hunter starter pack).  This giveaway is open to everyone!  International.

Did you like this review? If so, please tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

About Nalini Singh

I've been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There's no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.

I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated every month).

So far, I've worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer's mill.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

When I’m not submerged in a good book, you can find me musing about makeup and planners or dreaming about Kpop boys and beaches. Until then, check out my reviews and let’s talk books!
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Aly P
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Aly P

Annie only 4*? I’m so sorry you haven’t loved it as much as I did. On the other hand you wrote a magnificent review; every time I try writing one all I can say is “OMG I loved it so muuuuuch!”

Mirlou
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Mirlou

I love the Fallen Angels series by J. R. Ward.

Thank you for this giveaway

winnie
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winnie

I actually don’t read a lot of books about angels other than the Guild Hunter series and The Fallen series by Cynthia Eden – definitely enjoy both series. Guess I’ll be keeping an eye on this thread to look for recommendations 🙂

Bube
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Bube

The Fallen by Cynthia Eden – it’s one of my favorite 🙂
Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

Marka
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Marka

Being honest, I have only read a book with angels: Revelation by Erica Hayes (The Seven Signs)

Raonaid Luckwell
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Raonaid Luckwell

Now how could anyone forget about Reaver from Larissa Ione? He’s a hot angel isn’t he? That’s the only angel that comes to mind and I cannot wait to read this last Guild Hunter book…

Amy Ryan
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Amy Ryan

J.R Wards Fallen Angel series is the only other series on angels I’ve read 🙂 Great review, I’m listening to Archangels Legion audiobook at the moment loving it! Thanks for the giveaway

amieesnow@gmail(dot)com

Irene Jackson
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Irene Jackson

Cynthia Eden and Felicity Heaton both do an Angels series I enjoy.
Good review , definitely need to read this latest instalment. Rafael and Elena are so good together!
Nalini Singh always goes to the top of my want list when a new book releases.
Irene

miki
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miki

The gregory legacy series by Linda poitevin but i really REALLY want to discover the guild hunter series! so thank you a lot for this giveaway!

Texas Book Lover
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Texas Book Lover

I love Cynthia Eden’s Fallen Angel’s series as well as all of her other series! They are all greatness!

Kassandra
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Kassandra

The Fallen Angels series by Ward is pretty decent. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick was good. I loved Angelfell by Susan Ee and am waiting for the second in that series to come out this month!! I have wanted to get into this series but have yet to pick it up.
Thank you for the chance!!

Kassandra
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Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Seraph by faith hunter…..I just wish there were more of them!

Renee Brown
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Renee Brown

I have not read any books about angels but am anxious to try them.

Naomi
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Naomi

I love Angelfall ; the Angels of the Dark series by Gena Showalter… 🙂
Great review btw! 🙂

Rita
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Rita

i loved Hush Hush Series, by Becca Fitzpatrick and Fallen Angels Series by J.R. Ward 😀

Linda Townsend
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Linda Townsend

The Lords of the Underworld series by Gena Showalter includes some angels… That’s the only books/series I can think of that have had angels that I’ve read. Thanks for the giveaway!

Cassie Guest (@CassieGuest2)
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Cassie Guest (@CassieGuest2)

I love this series!!! Elena is sooo badass!! and a bunch of books from Gena Showalter, Larissa Ione have angels and the Hush Hush Series by Becca Fitzpatrick

Zsofia T
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Zsofia T

I sooo love this!! I also read and love Gena Showalter’s Lord of the Underworld series that has some angels in it, and also Larissa Ione’s books (Demonica and LOD).

DENISE SMITH
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DENISE SMITH

i like
Meant to Be (The Saving Angels book 1) by Tiffany King (Mar 15, 2011)

CYP @ A Bookalicious Story
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CYP @ A Bookalicious Story

Why not 5 full stars! Haha, but great review! The last two years waiting for another Elena and Raphael book had been SO TORTUROUS. (Not that I didn’t like Dmitri and Jason, it’s just…I’m Elena and Raphael all the way~) I’m so excited to see how the dynamics between them change, and omg there’s actually salvation for Jeffrey and Elena?? It’s gonna be so great to see any development on both sides and with Raphael, and I’m so excited to learn more about Aodhan and Naasir, and get my daily dose of more Ilium. 😉

Thanks for the giveaway!

Stephanie F.
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Stephanie F.

I love the series and I’m excited that its getting back to Raphael and Elena.
Felicity Heaton’s Angel series is really good as well as JR Wards Fallen Angels series. Reaver though from IAD has to be my favorite angel. I can’t wait for his book.
Great review as usual. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Sophia Rose
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Sophia Rose

I’m so glad it was pretty good and got into some plot lines that I’m interested in knowing what happens next. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

I like Gena Showalter’s Fallen Angel Series and I like Linda Poitovin’s Angels too.

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Heather W
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Heather W

I love this series and can’t wait for the new release. Another series that works with angels is Larissa Ione’s Demonica series. The work with both angels and fallen angels is really intriguing!

Lori H
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Lori H

I really like this series. It is one of my faves. Thanks for the review. You’re right Nalini does have a great talent for giving one a vivid description.
I like Felicity Heaton’s, Her Angel series as well.

elizabeth gray
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elizabeth gray

I haven’t read that many series with angels, but The Maker’s Song series by Adrian Phoenix has a mix of vampire and angel. Of course Gena Showalter’s Angel’s of the Dark is a good series as well.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Meghan Stith
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Meghan Stith

Crushed Seraphim by Debra Anastasia is really good! It’s about an angel who comes to Earth and tries to save a vampire’s soul, but he ends up falling in love with her. In the meantime, she falls in love with Satan. It’s really intense!

Chelsea B.
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Chelsea B.

Gena Showalter and Cynthia Eden write amazing angel books!
Squee! Can’t wait to start this series!

Diana Doan
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Diana Doan

I LOVE Amy A Bartol’s The Premonition series!! Thank you for the giveaway.

Malgorzata
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Malgorzata

The Fallen Angels series by J. R. Ward.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Su
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Su

Fallen Angels by JR WARD is the only angel’s series I have read.I have been thinking about starting this since the last dabwaha tho

Camille
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Camille

I enjoy JR Ward’s series.

Betul E.
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Betul E.

I love the Fallen series by Cynthia Eden !!

Timitra
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Timitra

Fallen Angels series by JR Ward.

Jen B.
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Jen B.

I haven’t found an angel book I really loved. I am hoping that this series is the exception.

JessS
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JessS

Aahh I honestly don’t think I’ve read a book specifically about angels before. There’ve been a couple of general supernatural ones that had angels in them (like Richelle Mead’s Succubus series which I really liked)…..
I’d love to read this one though!

Esmeralda S.
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Esmeralda S.

I loved: Unearthly, Angelfall & Angelfire

Amy F
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Amy F

Love the GH series! As for other angel stories I’ve enjoyed… Angel Burn and Angel Fire were great! Also, Angelfall.
Thanks for this giveaway! 🙂

Samina
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Samina

I love Susan Ee’s Angelfall.

Sonja
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Sonja

I love both of your series. I can not wait for the next books.

Caroline
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Caroline

I agree. One of the strengths of this series is the solid and precise world building. That’s probably why it is the only series about angels that I have loved yet.

susana
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susana

Fallen Angels from JR Ward… Though I liked the first three books better than the two last ones

Cindy
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Cindy

oh… i love beauty awakened of gena showalter, ectasy unveiled of larrisa ione but my fav is daemon’s angel of sherrilyn kenyon 😀

Amy R
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Amy R

The Guild Hunter series are the only books I remember reading about angels.

Filia Oktarina
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Filia Oktarina

Just The Guild Hunter series i read, i have buy another angels story, but still haven’t read them.

Jess1
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Jess1

I can’t think of a series of angels that I follow. Thanks for the giveaway!

Dreamseeker
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Dreamseeker

Love this series and am always eagerly awaiting the next book. Thanks for the contest!

Rana Adams
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Rana Adams

I honestly do not think I have read too many books with Angels, but I love reading Larissa Ione and cannot wait to read Reaver and of course I love your books Nalini!

Christine L.
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Christine L.

The first books that spring to mind are Jon Steele’s Angelus Trilogy and Danielle Trussoni’s Angelology titles. I would swear that I read a James Patterson book that predated his Maximum Ride YA series and featured some of the same characters, but cannot find it among his million-book bibliography. Maybe I’m just touched, lol!

Danielle @ Coffee and Characters
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Danielle @ Coffee and Characters

I loved The Fallen by Nalini’s are my all time fav 🙂

Ann S.
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Ann S.

I’ve just started this series, a friend gave me it after she finished . I wasn’t sure if angels were my thing, but wow! I can’t wait to catch up and read Archangels Legion.