My rating: 4 of 5 stars
“Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux knows she is the best- but she does not know if even she is good enough for this job. Hired by the dangerously beautiful archangel Raphael, a being so lethal that no mortal wants his attention, Elena knows failure is not an option—even if the task is impossible.Because this time, it’s not a wayward vamp she has to track. It’s an archangel gone bad.
The job will put Elena in the midst of a killing spree like no other—and pull her to the razor’s edge of passion. Even if the hunt does not destroy her, succumbing to Raphael’s seductive touch just might. For when archangels play, mortals break”
I decided to try this series after having read so many good reviews. I must admit, if I hadn’t read the reviews, I probably wouldn’t have bothered. Vampires? Definitely. Angels? Not so much. Having said that, I’m glad I did.
I was worried that Angels might be too nice for me, but Singh gives the whole premise a different twist. The angels and archangels in this story aren’t the guardians of heaven we all imagine them to be. No no, they’re super hot, super powerful beings at the top of the food chain. Yes, that does mean they’re ahead of vampires in the pecking order, so you see what I mean, they aren’t the fluffy cutesy things of children’s stories.
The Guildhunter world is based on the fact that everyone knows about angels and vampires. They are part of every day life and for the most part they are reasonably well behaved. Elena is a Guild Hunter, or in other words a vampire hunter who tracks and returns rogue vamps to their angel masters (I know! Right?) She’s very good at her job, so much so, the local Archangel Raphael (our amazingly sexy hero) employs her to go on a hunt for him. The problems is he doesn’t want her to track a vampire, no, he wants her to track an archangel. Simple? NO, not considering that Archangels are the most powerful beings there are. So you can bet your bottom dollar that this isn’t going to be an easy ride.
Its a good story with a completely different twist on the supernatural world and the order of things. The author takes time to explain history and reasons behind certain aspects of the story, but doesn’t bore you with it and makes the detail part of the story. It’s a real page turner and I enjoyed a different view of the paranormal. My only critisism, without giving away too much of the story is that the sexual tension could have been made more of and some of the scenes should have been longer (nudge nudge, wink wink). All in all a great story. I will be signing up for the next in the series.