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

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The Guild Hunter #10
Nalini Singh
Fiction, Paranormal Romance
September 26th 2017

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.

Val’s Review

3 Stars

I’m going to keep this brief and vague so as to avoid any spoilers…

In short, I had really high hopes for Venom and Holly.


We met both of these characters very early on in the series and I just knew both of their individual books would be epic.

Needless to say, you can imagine my excitement when I saw that they were actually going to be a couple in this one…



I don’t know if it’s a result of too high expectations or – ahem – the fact that a lot of the story felt like an Alien/Body Snatchers horror hybrid mystery…


…but something was just lacking a bit here for me.

And I think that missing piece was the ROMANCE.

There was a lot of fun banter and interaction between Venom and Holly, but there was very little romance – and I don’t just mean sex here, I mean just a general sense of romantic connection, sexual tension, just plain INTEREST in each other – for a vast majority of the book.

And when it did finally happen, it felt too late and sudden in the story for me, sadly.

Regardless, I enjoyed this book well enough as far as the overarching plot in relation to Uram, and Holly and I think fans of the series will enjoy it also…so long as they don’t expect too much in the love connection department.

About Nalini Singh

I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I spent three years living and working in Japan, where I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page.

I’ve worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher, but not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency, but I call it grist for the writer’s mill.

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