Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Archangel’s Viper by Nalini Singh

Title:  Archangel’s Viper
Series:   Guild Hunter, 10
Author:  Nalini Singh
Publisher:   Berkley Publishing
Genre and Pairing:  Paranormal and M/F
Page Count:  367 pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher 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.

Holly has had a choice made for her that she never wanted.  She has fought to regain a semblance of the life she once had.  But the evil that made her isn’t done.  Will she survive this latest attack?
Archangel’s Viper by Nalini Singh is the latest in her Guild Hunter series.  I adored both Holly and Venom.  They are different but alike in so many ways.  The banter between them is funny and sarcastic.  Even though Venom was so much older than Holly, Ms. Singh somehow manages to make them equal.  I loved that Venom both understood and respected Holly.  He didn’t see her as a victim and Holly blossomed under that knowledge.  I thoroughly enjoyed the give and take within their relationship.  They were friends, of a sort, who became something more, when they weren’t even looking.  Venom didn’t even know that he was looking for something more permanent.  He just knew that he could help Holly, not only handle how she lost her mortality but also the gifts she gained.  I loved that he refused to allow her any more time for pity.  He knew she was strong and helped her find her strength.  I loved that Holly allowed herself to trust Venom.  He wasn’t what she expected but when she looked beneath the surface he was what she needed.
I thoroughly enjoyed my return to this world.  I love the loyalty and respect Ms. Singh has built within this world and its characters.  I cannot wait to see what Ms. Singh will do next.

                                   Five Shooting Stars 

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