ARC Review: Archangel’s Shadows by Nalini Singh

Posted October 28, 2014 by Annie in Reviews / 5 Comments

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ARC Review: Archangel’s Shadows by Nalini Singh
Archangel's Shadows
by Nalini Singh

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: Oct 28, 2014
Series: Guild Hunter #7
Published by Berkley Sensation
Pages: 384
Format: ARC
 

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“ARCHANGEL’S SHADOWS takes the action and suspense of Urban Fantasy and the passion and intimacy of romance and blends them effortlessly together to create a story that grips you until the very end. ” ~ Under the Covers

Fans of the series will be trilled to note that ARCHANGEL’S SHADOWS is Ash and Janvier’s book. As if the novella wasn’t enough, Singh shines the spotlight on the kickass Guild Hunter and our favorite Cajun hottie while also hitting us with an intriguing mystery as well.

Bodies are showing up in various times and places, all involving some suspicious and similar traits. Tasked with finding out who is responsible for this, Ash must go hunting for this unknown killer. Yet Janvier isn’t willing to let her go alone, especially not when he considers her his.

Ash still has that tough exterior which makes her an easy one to love. However, Singh does reveal details of her past that are also quite devastating. While it adds a certain touch of sadness to the book, it also adds so much more depth to her character as well. I felt that I grew to love her more with this book.

I absolutely adored Janvier before reading this book but found myself loving him more now. His unconditional love for Ash is evident from the first page and only becomes more obvious as the story goes on. Paired with the mystery, Singh infuses this story with so much action and suspense, it actually reminds me more of a typical Urban Fantasy with a Nalini Singh twist rather than just your regular romance.

Of course, Singh’s authorial voice remains a strong presence in this book, painting vivid images with her words. The lyrical approach definitely adds another dimension to the series and can be seen as it’s own character with that it brings to this series.

The entire cast of characters are present, some getting more time than others. However, there is one character in particular that intrigued me. We haven’t heard much about Naasir until now. But Singh still leaves a lot of unanswered questions about him. It makes me very excited to see who she will focus on next in the next book. I’ve got my eye on a certain blue-winged angel I’m hoping gets his book told soon too.

ARCHANGEL’S SHADOWS takes the action and suspense of Urban Fantasy and the passion and intimacy of romance and blends them effortlessly together to create a story that grips you until the very end.

*ARC provided by publisher

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Angels’ Blood: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
Archangel’s Kiss : Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads Our Review
Archangel’s Consort: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
Archangel’s Blade: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
Archangel’s Storm: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
Archangel’s Legion: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
Archangel’s Shadows: Amazon Barnes & Noble | GoodReads

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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.

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Thanks for the review Annie

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What an amazing author!

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I loved getting Ash and Janvier’s story finally.

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They also have a novella. Have you read it?

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Thanks for the review, I’ve only read books 1-4 of this series and need to catch up.