Early Review: Archangel’s Consort by Nalini Singh (Guild Hunter #3)


2011 Winter Book Preview: Vampire Book Club(Ed. note: Our giveaway for Archangel’s Consort is now closed. The winner will be announced on Dec. 30.)

Archangel’s Consort (Guild Hunter #3)
Nalini Singh

Published: Jan. 25, 2011 (Berkley Sensation)
Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon

Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars

You want more Raphael? Nalini Singh delivers plenty of our unapologetic alpha hero in Archangel’s Consort. Readers will love seeing him adjust to being a bonded pair with Guild Hunter-turned-newly-made angel Elena.

Archangel's Consort by Nalini SinghThe Archangel of New York isn’t used to having his orders questioned, but Elena isn’t one of his Seven. As his consort, she fights to remind him that she’s still a Hunter and won’t live in a cage. He seeks to protect her, what’s his, sending Dmitri, Venom and Illium to watch over her whenever she’s away. A huge component of Archangel’s Consort is defining their new relationship, learning more about one another and both working to be fully open and trusting of one another.

Singh digs deeper into the pasts of our hero and heroine, which leads us to Elena meeting the ultimate in scary mothers-in-law. (Really, it’ll make you feel much better.) Raphael’s mother is the “big bad” for this third Guild Hunter novel. There is talk of Caliane awakening from a century of sleep. Unfortunately, the archangel went mad prior, she’s ancient and before she began to slumber she nearly killed Raphael. To say he is conflicted is a massive understatement. Add in Elena’s guilt about her mother’s death, and you have a strong emotional core in Archangel’s Consort.

The drawback here is the opening of the novel drags. While Singh peppers in sexy scenes early on, the plot is slow-moving until more than 100 pages in. She’s setting the stage for more character development, but if you didn’t already love Elena and Raphael, you might not push through. The latter portion is worth it, but this novel definitely took longer to read than it should have in my hands.

Overall, though, we get just what we want: a heavy focus on Raphael and Elena with greater insight into both characters and in-air sexytime. (We know you wanted to know that one.)

P.S. Isn’t that cover just gorgeous?

The giveaway for ARCHANGEL’S CONSORT is now closed. The winner will be announced on Dec. 30.

Archangel's Consort: Enter to WinCONTEST DETAILS AND RULES
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7. Though unlikely, Vampire Book Club has the right to change or cancel any giveaway at any time without prior notice.
8. A big thank you to Berkley/Penguin for providing the book for this giveaway.

18 Responses to “Early Review: Archangel’s Consort by Nalini Singh (Guild Hunter #3)”

  1. What an awesome giveaway! I’ve entered and tweeted 😀 Thank you for the opportunity!

  2. Teri C says:

    ohh this is on my TBR wish list, it looks like a great read. I love skimming the reviews that I see coming out on it and I cannot wait to read it since I wont be disappointed. The other books in the series have been great also.
    Thank you for putting this out here for us.

  3. Thanks for the great giveaway , entered and tweeted

  4. “the ultimate in scary mothers-in-law. (Really, it’ll make you feel much better.)”… It’s not a cliche if it’s always true, right?!

    I can’t wait to read this one.

  5. I am in the middle of Archangel’s Kiss so this is good timing, tweeted and entered form and now have to cross fingers and toes till December 28th!

    jackie >_<

  6. Vi says:

    Love the cover! Can’t wait for the book!

  7. Sarah S says:

    Love this series so much! Entered and tweeted. Even if I don’t win it, I am so buying it as soon as it’s out.

  8. Ann N says:

    I can’t wait. Trying to tweet now and will buy even if I don’t win. 🙂

  9. Awesome contest 😀 I entered, followed and shared on facebook 🙂

  10. catherine says:

    this is awsome contest, i def want to enter to win this book, followed and shared on tweet and facebook.

  11. kathyn says:

    kool contest, enter me in. followed and tweet.

  12. Kelly M says:

    Thank you for a chance to win. I just got book one as a gift. Looking forward to reading. Heard nothing but good things

    Kelly M

  13. Minas says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Heather says:

    This is awesome! I just finished the series. I was so sad that I would have to wait a month for the release. This makes me happy that I may have a chance to get the copy early. Yey! 🙂

  15. Bella F. says:

    I MUST haz dis!! I’m in love w/Bluebell,lol
    Nalini Singh rawks 😀

  16. Aik says:

    Thanks for this giveaway!

  17. laura says:

    i looooove this book any boodyu that have this book i will say let my have for my birth day


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