Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
As an action adventure story it is pretty good, there is not a lot of deep character development, but the story is fairly interesting, with a couple of good fight scenes. I like the book enough that I may read some of the later books, but I did not like it enough to move anything down my reading list to make room for it. I did like the setup for the next book, although the author did telegraph the plot of the next book.
My biggest issue with the book was the setting, the inclusion of vampires was out of place and the idea that angels make vampires felt like an editor told the author "Vampires are cool and popular, so add vampires.". I understand this is supposed to be an alternate earth with different cultures and histories, but it just did not make a lot of sense to me. This setting was too much like our earth, I am pretty sure if humanity were ruled by immortal arch angels, society would look nothing like it does today.
Over all, a decent book, but up front I would like to say, I do not care for Urban Fantasy or Modern Fantasy, depending on who you ask. I like it better than Steampunk though, so there is that. However, I would suggest this book to anyone who does like the genre, you will probably not love it, but it is a good time sink and a mildly enjoyable read.
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