Friday, January 11, 2013

Archangel's Blade by Nalini Singh

Archangel's Blade (Guild Hunter, #4)

Archangel's Blade by Nalini Singh

Fourth in the Guild Hunter series

4.5 stars

I’m not going to blurb this book. If you want to know what it’s about feel free to read the actual summary because I just can’t talk about it. Here's a link to it. This book messed me up. I love it, but it messed me up. It put in a place where I didn’t want anyone near at one point and it sucked. I felt emotionally disconnected from the world. I felt like I had experienced everything Honor went through and it left me scarred. I couldn’t deal with it sometimes but I needed to finish this book. The last 100 pages were incredibly hard for me. I want to do a proper organized review, but I can’t. This book left me scattered brained and it’s been almost a week or more since I finished it. I just I can’t explain this book in a simple way. Nothing about this book is simple. In fact this book is unbelievably heartbreaking and just scary.

The archangels in the previous books are like saints compared to the vampires. It’s scary the shit they do to each other (Excuse the language, but I can’t think of a better word at this moment). I’ve never experienced something like this when reading a book. I’m not sure how I feel about it either.

The characters… I just I don’t know what to say. I really liked Honor and I liked Dmitri too. They grew on me especially Dmitri. I was never a big fan of Dmitri in previous books, but I really liked him in this one. But there were times when he pissed me off and did things that weren’t OK. Like the time (view spoiler). It isn’t OK, but Honor fought back and kicked his ass. The supporting characters were just as fleshed out and had a presence as Honor and Dmitri. They were all very different and we got to see more glimpses of people that we hadn’t seen before in the previous books. The villain is something I would rather not talk about because it was absolutely sick and disgusting. (view spoiler). It’s sick and disgusting and all at the same time brilliant.

Kick-Butt Heroine Scale: 9

Swoon Worthy Scale: 8.5

Villain Scale: 9

Character Scale: 8

This isn’t at all like my usual review format but I’ve been putting off doing this review and I’ve finally decided to do it so I can review the two books that I’m excited to review. I did love this book, but it also did something to me. I don’t recommend this book when you’re depressed because it’s very intense and nothing is held back. This book is very graphic and it deals with a lot of hard topics even for an adult novel.

Cover Thoughts: Is it just me or does this guy look like Ian Somerholder?
I see an uncanny resemblance. And a very sexy one. That obviously means I love this cover. 

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