Friday, February 20, 2009

Nalini Singh's ANGELS' BLOOD: As good as the hype?

Have you ever been highly anticipating a new release by one of your favorite authors, but when you start hearing some really awesome buzz on the internet from readers who have read it already, that buzz makes you nervous? Nervous because the buzz is so good--like raving, gushing good-- that your expectations on the book just go out of the roof, sky high.

Now you wonder how the book could possibly be as good as the hype.

Well, that's happened to me before, and just very recently with the anticipation of Nalini Singh's upcoming release Angels' Blood, the first in her new Guild Hunters series.

So far, everyone who has read Angels' Blood loves it:

Brie at Musings of a Bibliophile gives Angels' Blood an A-.

Katiebabs at Katiebabs Babbles a B+.

Kmont at Lurv a la Mode gives it a rating of, and I quote, "Five Scoops, absolutely one hundred percent pure excellence." I'm pretty sure there isn't a grade higher than that!

And while the official verdict isn't out yet from Ana and Thea at The Book Smugglers, I did catch on Twitter that Ana is loving it as well.

So you wonder.... is Angels' Blood as good as the hype?

The answer is YES!

I started reading Angels' Blood last night and it is amazing. I am completely absorbed in this book and absolutely love it so far. All the hype is true! Honestly, I'm only on page 133, but so far, it is really fantastic. The characters, the series premise, the conflict, the WORLD. Brilliant. Just brilliant. You're going to love it!

Oh, and by the way, don't mad or jealous that I'm reading an ARC of Angels' Blood. Because honestly? I'm probably going to finish the book in a day or two and it will be over. Then I'll be jealous of you that you've got the brand new, exciting, spine tingling experience ahead of you when the book hits the shelves. It's true.

Angels' Pawn is an advanced peek into the series via a special ebook novella that releases on February 24, 2009.

Angels' Blood is the first book in the Guild Hunters series by Nalini Singh and releases on March 3, 2009.

Visit Nalini Singh's blog here for more information and some great contest opportunities!

You can also learn more about the author and her published works at


  1. Brilliant is a perfect word to describe Angels' Blood.
    Wait till the bathtub scene. heh heh

  2. Hi, Christine!! I'm glad to hear you're loving this book. I still haven't read anything by this author yet. Yet. I plan to eventually. I hope everything is good in your neck of the woods. Enjoy the weekend :)

  3. The bathtub scene? KB no fair! You can't tease us with comments like that :)

    *deep breath*

    Not long to go now. Am getting very hyped by :)

  4. Christine! I'm so glad to hear that, but I really didn't doubt any of the hype I've seen for Angel's Blood. How can I not believe it when her psy/changlings are just so dang good. How could this one be any different!

    So glad you like it :)

  5. Christine:

    I'm so delighted that you are not disappointed by Ms. Singh's book! It sounds wonderful and I will have to keep an eye out when it is released.

    You ENJOY!
    I'll look forward to your thoughts.


  6. Wow! That's quite an endorsement! I totally get what you mean about the hype. Who knows what to think when it's unanimous like that. Glad to get your perspective.

    Happy Saturday!

  7. Hey Christine!

    I'm so excited for this book. Nalini Singh is one of my favorite authors and everything she's written has been a five star, A+ rating for me. I feel you on the anticipation and nerves over whether or not you'll enjoy it as much as everyone else. But, honestly, it's Nalini Singh and she has my complete trust that she'll write something excellent every time.

    I'm so glad your enjoying 'Angels' Blood'! Just a few more days and I'll have my very own copy. :)

    Happy Reading,

  8. I really liked her psy/changeling series. I hope this new series is as good.

  9. Seriously, I loved the book! It will be a treat for all Nalini Singh fans and newcomers to her as well.

  10. YAY!!
    I'm so excited! ...and a Happy Birthday to me!!! (3/5)

    Can't wait!!

  11. Okay, I'm done and... wow.

    *still almost speechless*

    (in a good way, people, in a good way)

  12. Me too, azteclady, me too! I just finished it literally 10 minutes ago. WOW! is right. Brilliant novel. I just LOVE it!!!

  13. KB:: Bathtub scene was beautiful. But really? I loved EVERY scene in this book!

    Barbara:: Angel's Blood will be a perfect place to start reading Nalini Singh!

    orannia:: You're going to love this book! I know it!

    Amy:: You think her Psy-Changelings are awesome?! Wait till you read this. Nalini is at her best with this one!

    Lea:: Definitely put Angel's Blood on your wish list!

    Carolyn Jean:: I stand by my endorsement right till the end. Not a single disappointment. I'm just wondering how I can write a review of this without sounding like a bubbling, gushing fan girl. LOL!

    VampFanGirl:: Hiya! Thanks for stopping by. All I can say is that if Nalini's Psy-Changeling series has been A+ ratings for you, Angel's Blood will be an A+++ rating. I mean, everyone's tastes are different, I guess... but this one ought to wow you!

    Dawn:: Hello! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I think you're going to love Angel's Blood!! :)

    Brie:: I agree. Angel's Blood is a treat!

    dd03:: Angel's Blood would make the perfect Happy Birthday gift to you! ;)

    azteclady:: I KNOW!!!! :)

  14. Have to say, I'm a bit worried too. I'm happy for Ms Singh for all the hype, but I'm a bit anxious...

  15. Wow I really need to get this book!

  16. Nath, I finished it and it's good.

    I'm wrestling the review into something a)coherent and b)not spoilerish, and hope to post it before (or on) release date.

  17. Awesome! I'm soooo glad you like it!
    And that bathtub KB mentions? It's like the size of a lake. Well, more a pond, but pond doesn't sound very romantic, what with it and the word scum being seen together too. So yes, the bathtub/indoor lake scene is very nice. Rooowwwrrr nice.

  18. Whew! I'm definitely going to have to get this one. What with the brilliance and the perfection and the everyone loving it so.

  19. Nath :: I was anxious for the same reasons before I started reading the ARC, but it was all for naught. Angel's Blood is really fantastic. And even if you don't give it an A+ like I do, I think you will still enjoy it enough to give it above average marks.

    Sarai:: You HAVE to get this book. It is well worth every penny! And then some!

    azteclady:: I may just have to do the gibberish fan girl review. I don't know if I can do it properly otherwise.... ;)

    KMont:: I loved the 'Rose of Destiny'. And that Raphael was a bit surprised with himself over that one. LOL.

    Tracy:: Did you read it yet? ... I should probably just visit your blog and find out... ;P

    Angiegirl:: Angie, if I know your book tastes, I'd say Angel's Blood is right up your alley. I think you're going to love it!


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