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More focus on the storyline pls!,
This review is from: Angels' Blood: Book 1 (The Guild Hunter Series) (Paperback)
I picked this book because the storyline had a good twist on the usual supernatural books out there.
The basic plot: vampires are created by angels, who are contracted to work for them. When the vamps go astray, vampire hunters are responsible for returning them to their masters/ hunting them down. The world is divided into regions and the 10 archangels rule each part, but when one archangel goes bad, Raphael (archangel of NY) hires Elena (vampire hunter) to hunt him down.
There is a lot of potential to develop the world Nalini has created over the series. However, the book is more focused on the romantic plot between the two lead characters and in general, sex. In fact, half of the conversations in this booked are related to sex. This results in the essential story line being neglected and being more of a side plot. The main characters are under developed and sex focused. I understand the author is trying to build sexual tension between Elena and Raphael, who have a romantic interest in each other, but this book borders on soft porn.
Overall, the book is an ok read, but a bit disappointing. Not sure if I'm actually going to purchase the next book in the series: Angel's Kiss. I hope you've find this review helpful.
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Initial post: 20 Mar 2010, 05:51:46 GMT
A. Koutoula says:
I totally agree. It had the potential to turn into something really gripping if she`d skipped on the porn. ;-). I think Charlaine Harris handles the sexual element to that extent with more success
Posted on 8 Apr 2010, 10:03:38 BST
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Posted on 14 Jun 2010, 16:26:30 BST
A. Christie says:
I agree that there is a lot of tension building, but there is actually only one sex scene and it isn't described in that much detail. Fans of the Psy/Changling series will probably find the sex a bit thin on the ground.
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