ARC Review: Archangel’s Enigma

August 21, 2015     Danielle Romero     5 Stars, ARC, Epic, R2R, reviews

ARC Review: Archangel’s EnigmaArchangel's Enigma by Nalini Singh
Also by this author: Shield of Winter, Shards of Hope, Slave to Sensation, Allegiance of Honor, Wild Embrace, Silver Silence, Archangel's Prophecy, Rebel Hard
Published by Penguin LCC US on September 1st 2015
Genres: Fiction, Paranormal, romance
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Naasir is the most feral of the powerful group of vampires and angels known as the Seven, his loyalty pledged to the Archangel Raphael. When rumors surface of a plot to murder the former Archangel of Persia, now lost in the Sleep of the Ancients, Naasir is dispatched to find him. For only he possesses the tracking skills required - those more common to predatory animals than to man.

Enlisted to accompany Naasir, Andromeda, a young angelic scholar with dangerous secrets is fascinated by his nature - at once playful and brilliant, sensual and brutal. As they race to find the Sleeping archangel before it's too late, Naasir will force her to question all she knows...and tempt her to walk into the magnificent, feral darkness of his world. But first they must survive an enemy vicious enough to shatter the greatest taboo of the angelic race and plunge the world into a screaming nightmare...

my thoughts

I have been eagerly waiting for Naasir’s story ever since he was first introduced to us and have been counting down the days for Archanegl’s Enigma since we were given more insight about Naasir in Archangel’s Shadow. Naasir is fierce with such a wild heart. You can’t help but fall madly in love with him. He is primal and unapologetic. Everything you crave without knowing it. He is also innocent in a way that is almost childlike with his reasoning. He takes things so literal and when Andi tells him to be civilized, your heart reaches out for him because Naasir was never meant to be civilized.

In Archangel’s Enigma, Naasir is tasked with assisting scholar Andromeda find the location of Alexander’s resting place before Lijuin finds him. He’s also on the hunt for his mate, recognizing that he is ready for her now, he feels grown enough to have a mate. Nalini has a way of creating characters that are so utterly unique and captivating. Finally discovering what Nassir really is was worth the wait. Archangel’s Enigma exceeded my expectations. There was action, romance, humor, and so much more. If I could give it six stars, I would. Nalini also has a way of setting up the end to tie the story in a neat little bow but then she gives you an epilogue that has you dying to find out what will happen next. All I know is that regardless of who’s story we receive next, I can always count on it being an epic adventure that I’ll cherish and re-read many times over.

5 coffee cups

about the author


I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time 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 (updated frequently).

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

I’ve been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There’s no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.