ARC Review – Archangel’s Viper (Guild Hunter #10) by Nalini Singh


 

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Nalini Singh is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling, Guild Hunter, and Rock Kiss series. She lives in New Zealand but travels as much as possible (the travel bug bit hard from when she escaped working as a lawyer to run away and teach English in Japan). Nalini loves to write, loves to read, and thinks chocolate is a food group.

 

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BOOK REVIEW

Archangel’s Viper
(Guild Hunter #10)

 

Expected publication: September 26th 2017

Genre: Fantasy/UF/PRN

 


BLURB

Enter New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s breathtakingly passionate Guild Hunter world with the story of a woman who isn’t a vampire or an angel…or human…

Once a broken girl known as Sorrow, Holly Chang now prowls the shadowy gray underground of the city for the angels. But it’s not her winged allies who make her a wanted woman—it’s the unknown power coursing through her veins. Brutalized by an insane archangel, she was left with the bloodlust of a vampire, the ability to mesmerize her prey, and a poisonous bite.

Now, someone has put a bounty on her head…

Venom is one of the Seven, Archangel Raphael’s private guard, and he’s as infuriating as he is seductive. A centuries-old vampire, his fangs dispense a poison deadlier than Holly’s. But even if Venom can protect Holly from those hunting her, he might not be able to save himself—because the strange, violent power inside Holly is awakening…

No one is safe.

 


CORINA’S REVIEW

 

OMG!!!!

This book was EVERYTHING and so much more!!

Venom has always been a favorite of mine. From the very beginning, his relationship with Elena has been a source for hilarity and fascination. He was something DIFFERENT. Dangerous, unique, intriguing, and so very mysterious.

And finally he got his own book and OMG – he got Holly too!!!!

Holly – I had so many questions about Holly. She was fascinating and intriguing and her entire existence was as unique and mysterious as Venom’s. And even though both characters had been with this series since the very first book, they had me more curious than any other of the supporting cast. But especially Holly!! Uram had changed her – undeniably, unequivocally, irreversibly!

But just how much he changed her had been unanswered.

Until now!!!

We finally get answers. Maybe more than we’ve prepared for!!

For me, this book was addictive. From beginning to end Archangel’s Viper captivated me and didn’t let go until I reached THE END.  The authors trademark writing style and whip-smart dialogues entranced and pulled me in. Her storytelling is in a class of its own. The way she waved past and present was uniquely Nalini Singh. Storylines that happened eons ago were picked up again, questions were answered, knots unraveled – nothing was left untended.

Nalini Singh is hands down one of the most skilled authors I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. 

I went blind into Archangel’s Viper, all I knew was that Venom and Holly would be the main couple – and that’s pretty much all I cared about.

And now, after finishing this book, I don’t think there is a more perfect couple in this entire series – except of Elena and Raphael of course!!

The mysterious Venom, distanced by his unique looks, coldish and abrasive at times, absolutely devoted and loyal to Raphael and his Seven but otherwise alone – finally found his match in Holly. Holly, a former Uram victim, changed in such a way that no one really knew what she was or would still become. After years of struggles, she finally fought her way out of an abyss that tried to swallow her whole. Now, while finding out what was going on inside of her, she had a choice of trusting the man beside her or loosing the life she finally started claiming as her own.

The BIG unknown was as fascinating as thrilling in this book. Not having an inclination what was going on with Holly kept me turning pages at warp speed. The twists and turns came hurdling at me, all I could do was hold on and enjoy the ride.

And that’s what I did wholeheartedly!!

This was hands down one of my favorite books about Raphael’s SEVEN. Maybe because it was not only about Venom but Holly too. Two characters I’ve come to love and admire. I adored how the author kept their relationship progressing naturally and gradually. In the past Venom and Holly aggravated each other to no end, they were teacher and student at times, and respected each other because of their uniqueness. Neither fit the mold of vampire.

Holly and Venom’s story was not about instantaneity. Their love story started slow and grew into a crescendo that was pure and overwhelmingly special.

When Holly and Venom started working together, they realized that they could be themselves with each other, allowing the otherness that usually was hidden away, out and play. They found in each other an antidote to their venomous bite. Someone that understood their respective uniqueness and accepted them for who and what they were.

I especially adored Holly’s journey. It was heart-achingly beautiful. She changed from a snarky and closed off victim to a self-assured and affectionate woman that was looking forward to the future. I loved her character so much!!!

Holly and Venom’s love- story was as beautiful as it was restrained and pure. It was PERFECT in every possible way. I personally think that the author outdid herself with this novel. This couples was PERFECTION!!!!

 

 

ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.

 

 


 

 

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